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- Acting of Supporting Cast
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- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
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One of my favorites
I love this film. A beautifully filmed movie, the scenery is breathtaking. It is filmed in North Carolina and I so want to go there. I regret I never got to see this movie on the big screen, but have watched it over and over again through the years and never get tired of it. The soundtrack is beautiful and fits the film so well. I noticed some criticism by some posters here which call it PC and not original to the book and other movie versions. I must confess I haven't read the book or seen earlier movie versions, which I will try and do. Regardless, I think this is a great movie. Everything about it, the romance, the story, the scenery and even the violence which was so prevalent in those days. Day-Lewis and Stowe have an amazing chemistry together and the look in Russel Means eyes when he loses his son brings me to tears. But, again, the chief co-host commented only on the N.A. actors and why the violence was necessary; (no kudos to all actors) because they were fighting the white man over losing their homeland; like no Europeans should ever cross the pond and explore what is on the other side. Give me a break. I give this movie 5 stars*****
Worth a Watch
- Don B
Is it possible to agree with all the previous critiques? Hmmm. Yes, it's too Politically Correct. No, it's not James Fennimore Cooper's LOTM. But, if you can overlook those major failings; It has good action sequences. It has a great soundtrack. It is beautifully filmed and has the feel of the authentic colonial period, when Natty Bumpo's hair didn't have a permanent wave, and his buckskins didn't look fresh from the dry cleaner with a discreet patch of schmutz to show that it had seen some danger. And the flintlock rifles stutter properly when they are fired and then actually need to be reloaded! If you want History, read a book (I'm sure Robert Bruce was rolling in his grave when Braveheart was released.) But as a movie ( a Hollywood fiction not to be taken seriously) It's worth watching.
Last of the Mohicans - Two
Daniel Day Lewis' performance in this movie that was shot near where I live is beyond remarkable. I think he is one of the best actors that we presently have. He needs no props, nor special effects to make it work. It was shot on location in '91 and was released in 1992. I think he does a fantastic job as Hawkeye. I have actually been where the waterfall scene was taken and the bluff - long before the movie was made. Mann did add to much love interest than the original. But, it really does not detract that much.
NOT what viewers saw in the theater.
- John Wyman
The TMC guide says The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 film. BUT I'm pretty sure that is not the film they are going to show later this week. Michael Mann supervised a "Director's Expanded Edition" for the DVD release. Movie mavens usually love an expanded director's cut, but if you check the viewers comments on the Amazon listing for this film, you will find that almost no one thinks it is an improvement over the 1992 original (unless you value political correctness over everything). Used VHS tapes of the 1992 version actually sell for more than the DVD of the "Director's Expanded Edition". This is a real mess. I hope that when they release this on Blu-Ray, they have enough sense to include both versions on the disc (it can be done).
One of the WORST ever made
After seeing this film, I was thoroughly disgusted with the overall "political correctness" of the revised story and the twisting of the details important to the story. Fenimore Cooper must be turning over in his grave over this one! Such melodramatic mush! Much better was the 1936 version starring Randolph Scott. Best of all was the made for TV version (1971) which was seen on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. It won at least two Emmys. As for this sorry film, if ONLY they had stuck to the STORY!
"THE" greatest movie of all time
- tough lugan
The location, the storyline, the cast, their performances. This movie has it all. As Suzanne points out, in the previous review , the music carrys through it and does it so well. The film is somewhat graphic in nature but it merely shows the trials and tribulations of settlers and the demise of the Native American as Russell Means explains at the end of the film. A true classic !! I own this movie and always look forward to viewing it again. It is the greatest film of all time.
One terrific film :)
"The Last of the Mohicans" with Daniel Day-Lewis is one of my favorite films :)..I think the music heard throughout this film adds so much to it too :)..The bravery and heroism the characters in this movie display along with it's settings are wonderful :).