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Sept. 8, 2020

Episode 27 - Braveheart

Episode 27 - Braveheart

Every man dies; not every man truly lives - They make take our lives but they will never take our freedom! - The almighty says he can get me out of this but he's pretty sure you're f------d!  It's been 25 years since the UK release of Mel Gibson's opus, ...


Every man dies; not every man truly lives - They make take our lives but they will never take our freedom! - The almighty says he can get me out of this but he's pretty sure you're f------d!  It's been 25 years since the UK release of Mel Gibson's opus, Braveheart, and if you're like us, you can still say all the lines.  Join your favourite transatlantic film review crew – Ian, Liam, and Ellie – as we head in search of a bridge to Stirling and ask Mel's son to make us a cup of tea.  It's a revolution of a 27th episode as we discuss:

  • Just how much creative license was used in the making of Braveheart (spoiler: a lot)
  • Why should you stay away from medieval windows.
  • What are the perks of being an accountant for a feature film
  • Who was Mel Gibson's first choice to play William Wallace?
  • What changes had to be made in order to placate the MPAA
  • Just how manic is Scottish weather?
  • Why doesn't Mel Gibson have nice things
  • Just how badly does Robert the Bruce want William Wallace to be his friend
  • Who got frightened by the speech by Gibson at Stirling
  • How did a film that worked as a tourism advert for Scotland get so much Irish content in it?
  • Whether or not Braveheart is the Best Film Ever