#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It is 1776 in colonial South Carolina. Benjamin Martin, a French-Indian war hero who is haunted by his past, now wants nothing more than to live peacefully on his small plantation, and wants no part of a war with the most powerful nation in the world, Great Britain. Meanwhile, his two eldest sons, Gabriel and Thomas, can’t wait to enlist in the newly formed “Continental Army.” When South Carolina decides to join the rebellion against England, Gabriel immediately signs up to fight…without his father’s permission. But when Colonel William Tavington, British dragoon, infamous for his brutal tactics, comes and burns the Martin Plantation to the ground, tragedy strikes. Benjamin quickly finds himself torn between protecting his family, and seeking revenge along with being a part of the birth of a new, young, and ambitious nation.
Plot: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.
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Not as Bad as I Remember, but still has Issues
The Patriot is a film that I’ve always had mixed feelings about. After seeing it again recently, I think I have a more coherent idea of how I feel about this film.
To sum this film up neatly, it is a retelling of the story we know in Braveheart, with some alterations and being slightly worse.
From a historical standpoint, The Patriot is about as historically accurate as Braveheart – that meaning that it really isn’t. By now, many have already meticulously picked apart its inaccuracies so I won’t really dwell on it too much. But as a piece of popular cinema, I don’t think this film’s intention is to be historically accurate anyway.
The Patriot is an impressive looking film, I believe. The action sequences are exciting to watch and the scale of the battles are appropriate enough where there aren’t noticeable CGI people also partaking in the fight.
Speaking of the CG effects, they are looking a bit dated now. Some of the computer generated blue screen backgrounds don’t look very convincing, especially when they go to Charles Town at the beginning of the film. But since the shots don’t dwell too much on them, it’s not too bi a deal, I believe.
The acting performances aren’t bad at all. Mel Gibson found his niche after Braveheart and went with it and his performance here translates incredibly well. The actors that portray the various British officers in this film do put on a bit of a James Bond villain performance and it does get a little distracting, but there is some complexity in the writing at times that makes up for that in those moments.
It’s also to be noted that the soundtrack for this film is amazing. Of course, this is the work of John Williams and it goes extraordinarily well when paired with this film. It is the shining aspect of this film and I cannot compliment it enough. It has to be one of the more underrated works John Williams has done.
Where this film ultimately loses me is when it comes to the issue of slavery. I understand this is among the myriad of other historical inaccuracies with this film, but it’s this particular aspect of American history that really hurts it the most. The most obvious example of this is when the workers on Martin’s farm say that they work his land but are not slaves. It is also framed in this film that the British army offering freedom to any slave who serves with them is a bad thing, but later when the American army announces something similar, suddenly it’s righteous. This, of course, wasn’t the case and it’s very misleading. There’s a scene in the film where Gabriel makes a promise that once the British are defeated, the old world will be pushed out and a new world can be built; one where all people are free. This is so obviously untrue but the film ignores it. As a result, it feels like the one slave character shown in the whole film is duped into serving with the continentals just to be enslaved again once the eventual government decides, through inaction, that slavery is necessary. I get images of the American Civil War in my mind every time I see that scene, and it’s that scene that really hurts this film the most- but ironically enough, maybe the most accurate part of it…
The Patriot is interesting. I feel it’s a bit long. Granted, I’m just coming from seeing the extended cut but I do think this film could have gone without some things. Not horrible if you’re looking for a fictional story that takes place in a real time in history. Just don’t use it as an educational tool unless you’re going to talk about the uniforms and clothing of that period.
Very Well Done
As a fan of historical films, I really enjoyed the movie ” The Patriot” starring Mel Gibson who skillfully portrays the role of an American colonial during the Revolutionary War. Actors like Gibson have a talent for making history come alive on screen and engaging the audience. The movie held my interest. It was never dull or slow. The sets were just great and I often felt like I was in the middle of a battlefield. I loved the flashes of color, cannons blazing, colonial flags waving, the columns of British soldiers dressed in their best and brightest uniforms and the array of women and children who were colorful parts of colonial America. All in all, this was well worth the watch and a real change from the usual long list of action packed, special effects films which are a bit overdone.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 45 min (165 min), 2 hr 55 min (175 min) (extended), 2 hr 22 min (142 min) (workprint)
Genre Action, Drama, History, War
Director Roland Emmerich
Writer Robert Rodat
Actors Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs
Country USA, Germany
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company Mutual Film Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Centropolis Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints)
Film Length (9 reels), 4,614 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 200T 5274)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)