Top 10 Historically Misleading Films

No one ever said that movies—even those about historical events—were obligated to reflect fact. Still, some have taken a few too many liberties.

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ShaneMcCausland
ShaneMcCausland

It wasnt historically accurate, thats fine. I think we can enjoy it as a fiction movie.

The real problem with this movie, is how stupid they painted pre mel gibson warfare. Before he joined the rebels, they were just lining up to knowingly die just standing there like freaking robots.

Do you really think thats what went down? A bunch of farmboys, not brainwashed soldiers, are just going to sit there and face certain death rather then fall back to the woods or something?

And then mel gibson joins the group and says "Hey guys, I got a bright idea, since we have less numbers then them we should use ambush tactics instead of direct warefare!"

Genius, just pure genius. Why didnt I think of that? Uhhhh we only been getting our ass kicked for 2 years damn your smart.

kendrat199
kendrat199

This movie really is terrible. I really wanted to like it, but how they treated the issue of slavery and the British soldiers was just BS. Having slaves (or in this case, "freed" men and women who just willingly work at the plantation) go about their work alongside Mel Gibson's character, smiling, and carefree is just such a slap to American history and to audiences, in general.  It's like the director thought the audience was too stupid to know who the good guys and the bad guys were so he put both groups (American and British) in extremes. Rather than having Mel Gibson's character be seen as a vile character (through owning slaves, killing natives, and/or raping) who's also able to fight for what he loves (in this case family and country), we see a man who's essentially perfect and tragic. This isn't history   Similarly, Jason Isaacs is an amazing actor, but painting him in 2-D light as a psychopath is just sad on the part of the writers and director. We don't know his drive or his motivation or what he gets in his sadistic ways, and he's honestly just used to twist his invisible Machiavellian  mustache.


This film is a POS

m_alza
m_alza

Maybe the Brits didn't burnt civilians alive in the American independence war, but it is historically proved that they invented concentration camps during the Boers campaign among other atrocities against both white and black South Africans.

roninryuu
roninryuu

I like how the author of the article would rather see a Robin Hood which advocates for the redistribution of wealth as opposed to a Robin Hood who advocates liberty and freedom. Okay, I am being sarcastic, as I would much rather support liberty over socialistic agendas. At the very least, thank you for having the intellectual honesty to distinguish the difference between the two concepts, for they are separate and unable to coincide.

JoeSeijo
JoeSeijo

Who cares if it's not historically accurate. It's a good movie. When I want accuracy, I watch The History Channel or The Military Channel.

ZakariaBziker
ZakariaBziker

The movie is actually based on the Orion theory and other emerging new evidence about the long forgotten history of mankind. It's a daring movie that challenges the status quo and an invitation for open minded people to dare to question the history of mankind. One of the best movies if not the best.

DavidMurray1
DavidMurray1

@m_alza Except that those 'concentration' camps were more akin to internment camps used by the British and US in WW2 to hold German Italian and Japanese immigrants. NOT the Nazi version.