A great comment from Ross Levatter from Atlantis II:
I saw the Mel Gibson movie last night. I have to say that what you’ve heard it true: it is both exceedingly violent and dramatically powerful.
Then, again, what would you expect, given the story: a man of the people, a leader with a growing following, taken by the state, brutally tortured, killed in a futile effort to stem the tide of a movement that would not be denied.
And the climactic scene, at his death, when he looks away to the heavens and says that line he’s always remembered for, that line that has changed the lives of so many:
I loved Braveheart.