• The evil English King issues a law that every Scot must give up their newly-wed wife to be used sexually by an English officer on her nuptial night. None of this is shown, but the implications and discussion.
  • There is implied rape and attempted rape, it never happens and the rapist who attempted it is killed.
  • Brief nudity during a sex scene, sexual dialogue and attempted and implied rape.
  • Murron’s breasts and nipples can be seen for about 60 seconds. The lighting is dark but it is still easy to see.
  • William Wallace and his wife embrace while naked beside a lake the night after their wedding. The outline of her bare breasts are shown from the side and from the front as she slowly turns. The scene lasts for several seconds and the lighting is dark but can be clearly seen.
  • A man and woman kiss passionately in each other’s arms, and then lie upon a bed. They are implied to be nude but are only shown from the shoulders on up. Later, the woman becomes pregnant with the man’s child.
  • Scottish soldiers lift up their kilts to taunt the English army before a battle. We see frontal nudity, which includes penis, hair and testicle from a distance and bare buttocks.
  • There is a mild reference to male erections in a scene in which William and his friends jokingly talk about making spears “as big as a man” to which one replies, “Some men are longer than others.” The man’s father then laughingly says, “Aye, your mother’s been telling you stories about me, eh?”
  • A woman says her lover talked a lot in bed, and that “Englishmen don’t know what a tongue is for.”
  • A man tries to rape a woman. He lays on top of her and kisses and licks her. She tries to escape and bites him. He calls her a “bitch” and slaps her.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I remember when I saw this film, I was still in junior high school. I liked it very much at that time. I have seen hundreds of Hollywood films in recent years. The only one that made me watch this film more than 50 times and memorize my lines~~~~~~

Over the years, I have constantly incited my family and friends to watch this film in order to share the real classics with you (although this film also has bugs). Many people moved n times with me

Now I have saved a lot of VCDs, DVDs (d5 and D9), movie soundtrack CDs, clothes printed with posters, original computer games, large posters, books and other related products, but I have a wish–

“Welcome to my group — (film information exchange meeting) to discuss films”

The following presents:

The history behind the film — a brave heart

“FREEDOM!” William Wallace’s cry before his death has shocked many audiences since the film was released in 1995. Now let’s compare the Scottish independence war in the film and in history.

historical background

Here is a historical fact that is not mentioned in the film. As early as the reign of Edward I’s father Henry III, there was a very close relationship between England and Scotland due to the marriage between the royal family. During this long period, England and Scotland basically got along well. It was not until 1286, when King Alexander III of Scotland fell off a cliff and died, that Scots found that there was only a 6-year-old girl of Norwegian descent left as their legal heir to the royal family – Princess Margaret’s mother was the daughter of Alexander III and her father was king Eric II of Norway. But in 1290, Princess Margaret, the only heir of the royal family, died of illness. So far, the Scottish Royal family was lost, and all Scottish lords and nobles immediately began to compete for the throne. William Fraser, an influential bishop in Scotland, remembered the king of England who had an in laws relationship with the Scottish Royal family, so he wrote to Edward I, the then king of England, requesting to rule on his behalf the new heir to the throne. Therefore, the ambitious King Edward I had a grand reason to interfere in Scotland’s internal affairs. Edward I is the sinister and cunning villain “long legged Edward” in the film.

At that time, there were many gangs in Scotland, and the most competitive new king candidate was of course Robert Bruce, an old hereditary aristocrat in Scotland, is the most powerful and has been designated by the former king of Scotland Alexander II to inherit the throne. Long legs obviously wouldn’t let such a natural candidate sit on the throne, so they chose far less power than Robert John of Bruce Bariol is king. Think about it. If Balliol, who had little hope of gaining the throne, was sent to the throne, shouldn’t he be grateful and obedient to his long legs? But this calculation was completely wrong: shortly after the new king took office, long legs went to war with France, but the new king of Scotland despised the “order” of long legs for reinforcements, but signed a peace treaty with the king of France! The furious long leg then hurried to truce with France and drove the army into Scotland. At the end of March 1296, Edward I led his army to capture Bellick, an important commercial town in Scotland. At the end of April, British General John virtue. The English army led by wallane wiped out 40000 troops of bariol in Dunbar. Bariol surrendered. He himself and more than 2000 Scottish dignitaries were imprisoned. Then long legs claimed to be the ruler of Scotland and made John virtue. Wallane led the army commander to Scotland for the governor, and sent a large number of English nobles to Scotland as local officials, which is equivalent to subjugation. The unbearable Scots fought back, so there was a story in the film.

Legend has it that William Wallace is 2 meters tall and weighs nearly 300 pounds. When he swings his sword on the battlefield, everyone turns upside down! I think at that time, when Scots were generally malnourished, William Wallace’s posture should be no different from God’s coming to earth. Some people say that Wallace has long white hair and a thick beard… What’s the difference with Mel in the film Gibson’s appearance is very different, but it’s closer to his playmate when he was there? William’s sword is the only relic behind him. It is still enshrined in the Stirling Memorial. It is more than 1.5 meters long and weighs nearly 40 kilograms. It is beyond the ability of ordinary people. It also confirms that the above legend may not be empty. William Wallace’s childhood experience has no basis to test, and he can’t even know the time of birth. It can only be inferred from his name that his ancestors may have come from Wales, because Wallace (Wallace) has the same meaning as walensis (Welsh speaking people). According to legend, Wallace’s father and brother died at the hands of the British Knight fenik for resisting the British rule. Later, the king was ambushed and killed by Wallace and his partners at the bend of roton mountain. After taking revenge, Wallace gathered with his uncle, uncle, cousin and other people, as well as some famous vagrants and mountain bandits, and became the original lineup of the “rebel army”, with a scale of only 100 people. Wallace became the leader of this small group of guerrillas, perhaps because of his amazing physique. In order to attract Wallace to appear, he kidnapped Wallace’s fiancee, brutally killed him, and publicly desecrated the body. Unexpectedly, the woman was the daughter of the local patriarch, which aroused public anger. Wallace led his department to join hands with her relatives and friends to attack lanak at night and kill more than 200 British troops. Wallace took the head of the sheriff to sacrifice his girlfriend’s spirit in heaven. The war of lanak made Wallace famous, and the uprising team expanded rapidly to more than 3000 people.

Battle of Stirling

The battle of Stirling depicted in the film is William Wallace’s first Legion battle. The British commander was Wallner, the “number one hero” in the Dunbar battle. He set out from Roxburgh and gathered the British troops stationed in Dundee and Stirling, with 1000 heavy cavalry and nearly 20000 heavy steps as the main force, and 1000 light infantry and hundreds of longbowmen as the auxiliary brigade; The main force of the Soviet army was 6000 infantry and 200 heavy cavalry led by Mooney, more than 10000 infantry and a small number of light cavalry led by Wallace, and an unknown number of local villagers came to help. In terms of military strength, although the Soviet army has no obvious disadvantage, in terms of military quality and equipment, in addition to the fact that the northern army brought by Mooney has some foundation of regular army, the army of William and others can really be described as a “mob”: the private military equipment of farmers, Xiangma, vagrants and landlords… Everything. Most of the weapons are simple local spears and crude rotten swords, Many people may have gone up with hoes, harrows, sticks and bricks, so some people still doubt how these temporary soldiers who have not been strictly trained should be under unified command? But what is puzzling is that the battle of Stirling just won in command and dispatching! The British and Soviet armies confronted each other across the Flowserve river. The British army was in the South and the Soviet army was in the north. The British attacked first, but there was only one small bridge on the forth River… In fact, there were several places where cavalry could cross the river. Those Knight masters refused to try the water and preferred to crowd over the small bridge. After crossing the bridge, the British army was trapped in the soft low-lying mud on the river bank. The formation was in chaos. The Scottish army took the opportunity to rush to the river bank from high. After the British Army crossed the river, the Knights adopted the most adventurous strategy after being attacked: breaking away from the cooperation of infantry and facing a counter attack (want to win the first victory?), As a result, countless well-equipped and well-trained Knights crashed into the Scottish spear sea for nothing. The on-the-spot command of the British army was completely out of control. When the troops crossing the river retreated one after another, the rest of the British troops on the south bank were ready to rush across the river to help. In addition, a small number of cavalry who fled from the spear sea desperately tried to rush back to their own positions on the south bank… The British troops trampled and collided with each other, and countless were trampled to death and fell into the river. As a result, the wooden bridge collapsed in the chaotic war, and the British troops trapped on the north bank were completely in despair. They jumped into the river and went crazy. Finally, hundreds of heavy cavalry and thousands of infantry (including 300 longbowmen) donated their bodies to the beach, and the bodies of British soldiers in the water were too many to count. What about Lord wallane, who was all powerful in the battle of Dunbar? Before the robe trapped on the North Bank of the forth river was completely dead, the gentleman turned his horse and slipped away like a rabbit! He didn’t dare to stop in Scotland for a minute. He rode fast for more than ten days and ran to Yorkshire, England before he had the courage to stop. The battle fully reflected the outstanding command ability of Wallace, Mooney and others: if the British troops crossing the river were attacked too early, the enemy would not have many troops crossing the river. They could quickly retreat to the south bank and give full play to the range advantage of the Longbowman to launch intensive shooting against the Scottish soldiers who crossed the river, with unimaginable consequences; If the attack is too late, the British troops after crossing the river will soon complete the battle with their old battlefield experience, and those Scottish troops who are not strictly trained and poorly equipped will have no advantage.

Therefore, this is really a typical “watch pinching and timing” war situation in the history of war, which depends on grasping fighters to win! Unfortunately, such a dramatic classic battle, which fully reflects the art of battlefield command and the importance of fighter aircraft, has become an orderly and dull plain battlefield battle in the film.

The battle of Stirling took place on September 11, 1297. On this day, poorly equipped and poorly trained cloth peasant soldiers defeated the invincible British Royal corps! The unique meaning of 9.11 may be that it is loved by some terrorists who call themselves “rebels”. This day was also recognized by Ben a few years ago The bin Laden once again proved to be a disaster day for the strong.

Andrew Mooney, a Scottish aristocrat, is second only to Robert in power and contacts Bruce, at that time, was the most resolute uprising force among the nobles. In fact, in the battle of Stirling, the front of the British Army originally referred to Wallace’s army. When munni heard the news, he led his troops from the north to meet the enemy. Compared with other nobles who cowered, surrendered and steered the wind, munni was quite loyal, and the first commander of the Scottish army in the battle was actually Andrew Mooney, not Wallace! Unfortunately, Mooney died in the battle and his troops belonged to William Wallace swept down and became the backbone of Wallace’s army. In the film, the director somehow portrayed Mooney as a selfish villain, and fled in the later Falkirk battle, which led to the failure of Wallace’s Army (wronged! Snow in June!).

There is no detailed record of the specific loss of the British army in the battle of Stirling, but after the battle, the British were completely in a dilemma of no soldiers to defend in Dundee, Stirling and other places. They soon abandoned the city and surrendered, and Dunbar and Bellick returned to the hands of the Scots. According to this estimation, Wallner may have mobilized all the troops stationed in Dundee, sterling and other places in order to “play a big game” in sterling, so he will run all the way back to York after “smashing”. Wallace began to nail the British strongholds in Scotland one by one. The British troops stationed in Scotland fled one after another, and the Scottish aristocrats of the pro British faction dared to crack. Wallace was praised as the “protector of the country” and wantonly recruited soldiers in the name of King bariol (all recruitment documents and mobilization orders were marked “in the name of King John bariol”), which worked well for the nobility, so there was a temporary reunification in Scotland. From the end of October to November 1297, Scots seeking revenge began to harass Britain. A large number of rural residents in northern England fled their homes, and the refugees poured into castles and walled towns. Northumberland, Newcastle, Cumbria, Durham and other places were in urgent need, and the king’s desk was filled with documents asking for military assistance, The whole city of London was in panic.

Another “plain battle” in the film, the battle of Falkirk, is a long legged imperial expedition. In the spring of 1298, John virtue. After wallane’s counterattack against Scotland became a mere formality, the unbearable long legs gathered an army composed of 2000 cavalry, 10000 infantry and hundreds of longbowmen, which was almost all that Britain could afford at that time. In order to relieve his worries, long leg signed a two-year peace treaty with his long-time enemy King Philip IV of France before he set out.

In June 1298, the British army entered Scotland. On July 22, it finally met the main force of the Scottish army in Falkirk. William Wallace joined forces with the main war aristocrats conye and Stuart to attract 10000 infantry and 1000 cavalry to meet the enemy. In order to avoid being attacked from the front and back, the Scottish army turned its back to the dense woods. In front of the position was the “deceleration belt” arranged by Wallace and others, that is, many large and small pits were dug on the original muddy land, and the “Wallace’s direct veterans” who had been on the battlefield were placed in the front, equipped with an extended spear; There are cavalry and archers on the left and right sides. Behind the cavalry and archers are rows of spearmen, and then armored infantry equipped with shields and machetes. In this way, even if someone can break through the spear array, he will definitely die under random knives. Obviously Wallace is in a defensive formation. In terms of military strength, there seems to be little difference between the two sides, and the equipment, training and morale of the Scottish army have made greater progress than that in the battle of Stirling; Moreover, the Scottish army has been out of preparation for a long time, and seems to have the advantage of “waiting for work with ease” compared with the long-distance British Army… Generally speaking, in terms of overall strength, the winning side is at least greater than that of Stirling battle. But the British command is long legs!

Learning the lesson of reckless advance and defeat in the battle of Stirling, the calm king Edward personally led the army in front of the battle, and those who disobeyed the order were killed in front of the battle! The British Army stopped about 200 meters away from the Soviet army, looked at the dense formation set by Wallace, and showed an imperceptible smile on his long leg face… The British cavalry easily repulsed the cavalry on the left and right wings of the Soviet army with only one round of impact. This outcome was also expected by Wallace. The central infantry array of the Scottish army stood still and was ready to fight. But the British cavalry suddenly retreated in full. Then hundreds of longbowmen marched in front of the army. At the command of their long legs, the Scottish army’s position suddenly fell like rain! The range of more than 200 meters just covered the front of the Scottish infantry array, and the falling arrows easily penetrated the shields and armor of Scottish soldiers with great potential energy. Because the British longbowmen did not perform well in the battle of Stirling or several previous battles, Wallace was obviously unprepared (played the role of a surprise soldier). Watching the veterans with the strongest combat effectiveness in front of the position fall one after another, Wallace, who felt bad, began to order the square to retreat steadily, but every step the Soviet army retreated, the British army went further, so that the front of the Soviet position was always within the range of the Longbowman. Some uncontrollable Scottish soldiers tried to leave their positions and rush to the British army, but the distance of 200 meters was too far for them. Few of these soldiers really died in “heroic battle”. It’s not terrible to die in war, but it’s too sad to be shot! After a standoff for some time, William Wallace finally understood that such supervision and confrontation were tantamount to chronic suicide, and the arrows of the British army were obviously not so easy to use up. Wallace gave the order of full-scale engagement. In fact, if he did his best to fight in close combat at the beginning, perhaps the situation would be better, but at this time, there were not many veterans with the strongest combat effectiveness under his command, and this chilling suffering had already pressed the morale and confidence of the soldiers to the lowest point; What is more terrible is the “deceleration belt” between the two armies. The mud and large and small pits originally intended to counteract the impact of the British army have now become a nightmare for Scottish soldiers charging. Under the command of long legs, the archers of the British army quickly retreated to the back of the formation, and the Lancers greeted them with a dense array of guns

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