Braveheart is all about freedom and bravery. It’s one of Mel Gibson’s finest achievements and a fitting Best Picture winner. Normally I don’t watch scottish movies, mostly because the accent. Still I was able to look past it and fully embrace the movie. The story is based very loosely on the real life historical figure William Wallace. The action and violence is bloody and realistic. It gets right down to what it means to lead an army and inspire a revolution. The movie especially means something to me, because it came out the year I was born and as I said earlier, was the Best Picture winner. So don’t let the 3 hour running time scare you, it’s worth watching.