"Gladiator" and "Braveheart" Comparison Essay by experts

"Gladiator" and "Braveheart"
A comparison and analysis of the two movies, "Gladiator" (directed by Ridley Scott) and "Braveheart" (directed by Mel Gibson).
# 7842 | 2,480 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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The paper draws comparisons between two movies, "Gladiator" (directed by Ridley Scott) and "Braveheart" (directed by Mel Gibson). The paper discusses how, in both Braveheart and Gladiator, the tragic and unassuming hero ultimately suffers a horrible and dramatic death, as a result of his struggle for freedom and justice. Themes, scenes and protagonists of the films are also discussed.

From the Paper:

"Interestingly, both the movies Braveheart and Gladiator have become popular with both critics and audiences alike. Braveheart won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, both awarded to Mel Gibson. Both Spartacus and Gladiators were epics about romance, patriotism, battle, war, revenge, honor, intrigue, friendship, betrayal, and vain and dishonorable villains.

"Like Gladiator, the movie Braveheart showcases the horror, and futility of war and violence. Interestingly, these movies also honor those heroes, Wallace and Maximus, who stand up and fight against oppression and dishonor.

"In both Gladiator and Braveheart the horrors of the battlefield are clearly depicted and bloody and brutal hand-to-hand combat is clearly portrayed. In both movies both trusted friends and comrades die tragically in battle, and bloodshed and death are unflinchingly shown."

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