The patriot movie
Rating- 4 stars
The rating means a movie headed towards an excellent or a masterpiece that would get a 5-star rating. However, since it has not yet arrived there, I use four stars to mean very good.
This movie tries to argue and prove to the audience that pacifism is just futile and it is not the best thing a person can because the person ends up suffering more than the one who offended him in the desire to keep peace and not fight for a person’s rights. It compares the British with the Americans, whereby the Americans are seen as brave while the British are seen as sadistic monsters. The movie surrounds Mel Gibson, who acts as a widower with seven children. He is being pushed by conditions placed on him by the Americas to join them in the war. Even though he is not willing, the British threaten to take him away. Even though they are afraid of what might happen, they face the soldiers with a lot of courage and win against them, which to most people is unexpected.
Historical accuracies and inaccuracies
One of the significant issues presented in the movie is the representation of reality through the characters. Benjamin martin represented Francis Marion, a pioneer of guerrilla tactics, and used them on the British by hitting their supply and communication lines. They knew he was in the area of Carolina. Another historical accuracy is that the movies’ battles were actual battles happening in America at the time. These included the battles of cow-pens and Camden. Historical inaccuracies include that the French were seen to help the continental army in the war, which had happened before that in reality. In the movie, Benjamin is also seen as a person of many morals; however, he is not a man of many morals in a real sense.
In conclusion, we can say that history is what the present chooses to remember about the past. This is true since making history and writing it down is our responsibility. Therefore a person can decide to write history in a partially correct manner, and that sticks like it is in the patriot movie.
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