Last of the Mohicans - Movie Review

Last of the Mohicans


The Last of the Mohicans is an epic historical saga about the French-Indian war, loosely based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Nathaniel "Hawkeye" Bumpo (Daniel Day-Lewis), his brother Uncas (Eric Schweig) and his father Chingachgook (Russell Means) are traveling through Lower Canada. They are way to Kentucky to trade some furs. They stop at their friend John Cameron (Terry Kinney) and his wife Alexandra Cameron (Tracey Ellis) house for the night and they find another one of their friends Jack Winthrop (Edward Blatchford) is their trying to recruit a militia and to raise a levy to help fight for Britain.

The trio go to the meeting, but they don't want to support Britian. On their way to Kentucky they come across a battle scene and save the lives of the daughters of the British Colonel Edmund Munro (Maurice Roëves), Cora Monro (Madeleine Stowe) and Alice Munro(Jodhi May) and another British Officer Major Duncan Hayward (Steven Waddington). Major Hayward's patrol was betrayed by a scout named Magua (Wes Studi). Hawkeye and group decide to protect the survivors and take them to Fort William Henry. When they arrive, they find the fort undersiege by the French General Montcalm (Patrice Chéreau) who had made a deal with Magua and the Huron people. There is alot of bloody fighting as the survivors try to escape with their lives.

This is an excellently shot historical drama. The best thing about this movie is the catchy celtic music that plays in the background. The music and filmography work so well together as you watch the film you can almost picture yourself being there in that time period. There is alot of violence for the guys and a romantic love story for the girls. Wes Studi plays the epitome of a villian in this movie. The fight scene at the end is really good and it always riles up my blood. Chingachgook rules! I really enjoy this movie no matter how many times I watch it. The movie is loosely based on actual historical events. It is also very loosely based on the novel of the same name. I started to read the novel, but it is totally different than the movie and I didn't like it much. So, if you are into historical battle scenes, romantic love stories or just good movies in general, I recomend you go see Last of the Mohicans right away!

Magua Guilty of sedition Leaving Fort William Henry
Running through the fray In the Huron Village Prisoners
The Last of the Mohicans Brothers Tea Party

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