Posted by Rich on October 27, 2000 at 11:35:12:
In Reply to: Lethal Musket posted by Bill R on October 27, 2000 at 10:30:57:
Funny you should mention this! Our "The Patriot" DVD just arrived ... will re-visit it tomorrow night. See what I think then. As for Lainey, this will be her first viewing, so you know she'll have an opinion! The DVD version has an alternate ending, though I hardly think that could mend all its flaws ... Then again, we ought not be TOO harsh on these historical films ... If all a filmmaker ever hears are negatives ... they'll stop making them!
: Or so somebody called the movie, The Patriot. It is out in video stores now, and I watched it again the other night. I had seen it in the movies, but this second viewing really brought it home. The movie has no redeeming value regarding history, authenticity, reenactment etc. None. It is purely and simply a Mel Gibson action film set in the Rev War period. I expected Joe Pesci to jump out of the bushes and go off on a routine complaining about the Stamp Act ala
: Lethal Weapon IV. It was enjoyable as a Mel Gibson film, but a great disappointment taken any other way. It certainly does NOT compare to Michael Mann's filming of LOTM.
: So sayeth the Gnome
: Bill R
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