He fights relentlessly for a cause bigger than him that will benefit the entire Scottish people. Take this scene for example , so much more depth than anything in Braveheart, and I would argue more villainous than anything Longshanks does in Braveheart. To me, the fact that Maximus was just about to head home after not seeing his loved for so long makes it a lot more upsetting. William Wallace was never a high positioned man. Personally Gladiator doesn't seem much better but it does hint at being deeper.
Mel's performance was way better than Russel's. I'm not a big fan of either film even though I do like many of the people involved normally. The mistreatment at Abu Ghraib took a toll on not only the prisoners, but also on how we view these war crimes today. And I still like parts of it the music, the scenery , but it hasn't aged well. Themes, scenes and protagonists of the films are also discussed. As he dies the hero has a vision of whom he lost welcoming him into the afterlife.
Braveheart was set in Scotland, a country that we have never learned about in all our years of schooling. I think Maximus suffered the most, as he was a highly respected general in the Roman Army. It was gruesome, bloody, realistic and hard to watch. The idea was to learn about his fight for freedom. . Russell is more likable and I think he just plays the role better.
I really can't take your opinion seriously And Im totally cool with that. Despite its excessive tampering with history, it manages to convey a strong, uplifting message that makes me want to stand up and cheer every time I watch it. I agree with Janet about how William Wallace is a better hero because he is helping the Scottish people, while avenging his wife at the same time. Braveheart v Gladiator is the hardest challenge you can have. Real- life similarities and differences between The Stanford Prison Experiment and Abu Ghraib.
While not an amazing flick, Braveheart wins easily. Vote: Gladiator Please or to join the conversation. Which is more of a feat than a fault for Gladiator. However, the sexual relations he had with his sibling is in fact true, but it was not with the sister Lucilla as shown in the movie, but rather with another sister. Therefore I was unable to make a connection. The second is the relationship that William Wallace had with the Princess of England. I will see you again, but not yet.
Commodus is one of the best, most despicable villains I've see on screen. Run it through your head, Maximus had everything, he was the general of the most advanced army in the world, he had a wife and child, and he was going to become Emperor of Rome. This is unlike Braveheart, which infuses the audience with Scottish culture constantly, especially through the soundtrack. He knows that exactly then his hatred to these men reaches the top. As he prepares for the killing blow however, the hero takes him off guard by unexpectedly rising and taking him out with one final desperate attack. One of my friends in college used to say Braveheart was the ultimate date film. I do enjoy both films, but Braveheart captures that romanticized 'fighting for a greater cause' feeling much better.
The gladiator who defied an emperor. Tituba, a slave from Barbados who was owned by the Parris family during the time of the witch trials was the first person in the small town of Salem to be accused of being a witch. First off, the villain, movies are only as good as their antagonists and Edward the Longshanks was a monster compared to Commodus. It has become favorite to quote and emulate like Scarface. Even in terms of the characters themselves, William Wallace's wife only serves as a plot device for Wallace to go on his revenge streak and fight the English. Commodus is a much more nuanced character, and Joaquin Phoenix's performance is much more intricate and subtle.
I even like Gladiator's cast a lot more. They are similar films sure, but Gladiator has greater depth by far, and some of the reasons you gave are complete horse shit. When I get match ups like this I simply ask myself, which movie do I watch more often. I felt like I was right there in the midst of it. I have noticed over time how this movie has been accepted by athletes and others as the Ultimate guy movie. Gladiator tried to capitalize on that and I feel it came up a little short.