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This movie came out in 1992 along with Unforgiven and Shinning Through. Both these films were overlooked. The best movie of 1992 was this one.Truly it deserved the Oscars Unforgiven won. It has beautiful scenery,great action and adventure,beautiful romantic story,and great characters and the best most beautiful musical score I have ever heard. And it also has two Oscar worthy performances given by Daniel Day Louis and Maladine Stowe.This movie truly is one of the greatest action and adventure movies ever.Ranks right up there behind the Indiana Jones Franchise.If you love great action and adventure and also like a good love story,you can not go wrong with this movie.When I first saw it was on tape. I said this may be good.And after I saw it I loved it so much I ran and bought the DVD.It has become defiantly one of my all time favorites.If you love great action and adventure,touching romance,great storytelling,great characters,and wonderful acting or just a good movie stop searching and go rent or buy this now.Believe me you will not regret it.
The French and Indian War, circa 1757, is the setting for this entertaining slice of American history, replete with bravery, sacrifice, romance and treachery. James Fenimore Cooper's novel, a difficult and ponderous work, flows on screen here with simplicity and great beauty, and is enhanced by fine direction, acting and a beautiful, sweeping music score. Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe headline a solid cast that brings to life this early American work that Cooper himself failed to do. The British, in dire straits for military support, enlist the colonial militia to fight the French and their Indian allies at the risk of leaving their families defenseless in the face of their dangerous foe. The battle scenes are violent, drawn-out affairs, especially the Fort William Henry debacle that commander Marquis de Montcalm couldn't prevent. A major underlying theme of the picture is a Huron's blood vengeance quest against a British colonel which sets in motion the ambushes and animosity that define the movie's narrative. Russell Means and Eric Schweig along with Day-Lewis are the story's heroes and essay the bravery, loyalty and courage of the noble red man.
"The Last of the Mohicans" had the potential to be a great film. It had
a good, intense storyline and well-made action sequences. However, what
brings the film down in quality is the overall slow pace. For a
majority of the movie, it's difficult to stay interested and engaged.
Also, the film lacks some character development as a whole. We really
do not get to know most of the characters very well, even the main
characters, which leaves us with less reason to stay interested.
Nevertheless, I will say a few good things about this film. This film,
in my opinion, gives Daniel Day-Lewis his finest on-screen moment,
during the scene at the waterfall in which he tells his beloved "You
stay alive! Whatever happens, I will find you." That is one of the most
memorable movie moments I've ever seen, and had the film been more like
this overall, it would have been an all-time masterpiece. Still
recommended, but I cannot rate it too high.
*** out of ****
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The controlled, never-tiring, graceful running of Hawkeye and
Chingachook, and Uncas through stands of trees, strands of grass, and
past burnt and savaged homesteads are as fulfilling as any movement in
the opening scenes between the Jets and the Sharks in West Side Story.
The love between Hawkeye and Cora Monroe become as lyrical,if song-less, as the love between Tony and Maria in West Side Story.
The massacre choreographed by Magua is brilliantly stylized as any of the Jets/Sharks cutting dance at the school hop and the meeting of the gangs under the highway.
And the end love's loss to enemy hatreds and politics and posing is ritualized in a dance of death in "Mohicans" as in song in "West side Story."
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The last of the Mohicans review
Michael Mann's "The Last of the Mohicans" Based on a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the movie tells the tale of Hawkeye , a white man raised by a clan of Native Americans called the Mohicans. there's only 3 of them left: Hawkeye, his adopted father Chingachgook , and his adopted brother Uncas . The film is set in the untamed American frontier during the British-French Wars of early 18th century, with both sides fighting for control of the n discovered American continent. Native Indians and colonists have been forced to pick sides, but Hawkeye and others have refused to join in, believing that the war has nothing to do with them. Things change when Hawkeye crosses path with English beauty Cora Munro and her sister Alice , the women are being escorted by Major Duncan Heyward to their father at the frontlines. After saving the women and Heyward from a bloody ambush engineered by the vengeful Magua, Hawkeye agrees to escort them to an English fort.
Despite its good points "the last of the Mohicans" is still a better Romance-Adventure picture than it is an action/War movie. But there are numerous scenes of military battles, mostly at the siege of the English fort. Cannon fire and exploding muskets light up the night-time scenes, making the film an experience to watch. The cinematography by Dante Spinotti is brilliant, and the film's many scenes in the woods of Colonial America are ripped with beauty that many other films can not capture. The acting is also superb, which is a very good thing because the screenplay by Mann and Christopher Crowe is sometimes too plain for its own good, with a lot of romantic language that's better left to, well, romance novels but doesn't destroy the film. Thankfully the movie has a fine cast that manages to sell even the plain dialogue. Daniel Day-Lewis turns in a solid performance as Hawkeye. Madeleine Stowe , convinces us of the blossoming romance between her Cora and Hawkeye. The fact is, without these actor and actress the dialogue and screenplay just would work and it takes talent of this calibre to pull it off.
For the most part the film Michael Mann has got it superb, although he seems to have a little trouble with the more bloody battle scenes. More than one occasion the film has a cheap feel, as if whole chunks of screens were removed. And despite being an 18, the film is nearly bloodless. Another point of "the last of the Mohicans" that works is the natural soundtrack. There is a constant drumy tune that plays throughout much of the exciting forest scenes, including the movie's final battle on the side of mountain and really gets you going " go on kill him, run, run faster man" well it did me even though I have watched it many times I still do it.
An under rated and forgotten classic, "The Last of the Mohicans" ,is epic, great to look at, and Madeleine Stowe is almost as lovely as the scenery. What else could you want for a Friday night movie at home with a beer.
Michael Mann (director) / Michael Mann (screenplay) CAST: Daniel Day-Lewis . Hawkeye Madeleine Stowe . Cora Munro Russell Means . Chingachgook Eric Schweig . Uncas Jodhi May . Alice Munro Wes Studi . Magua
By niall abbey
and thats how u write a review and not copying one
This movie is a great movie. I have heard all the rave reviews and I
never got the chance to see the movie until recently. This film is
probably one of the best from the early 90's. This film has some
faults, but they are minor and insignificant.
This film is based of the book by James Fenimore Cooper. The film takes place during the French and Indian War. The film focuses on the Mohican tribe or I should say what's left of them. The story is about Hawkeye and how he saved the British from attack and his romantic side with the British General's daughter, Cora.
The acting is very good. Daniel-Day Lewis did an excellent job. I also liked Madeleine Stowe and Steven Waddington.
The music is exceptional. Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman certainly did a great job. There are many good, memorable themes.
The scenery is great. I imagine what the East would've looked like during this time period.
Overall, this is a great movie. This movie is also underrated. I rate this film 9/10.
I have seen thousands of movies.
I have watched this wonderful movie many times. Of its many attributes, the two that stand out for me the most is the magnificent haunting music throughout and the strength of character shown by key actors. In life and at the movies, I am most moved by unstated integrity. By this I mean integrity and courage that appears as natural rather than conditioned by what someone thinks about and then does as the right thing to do. In this, I particularly thought that the lead role of Nathaniel, played by Daniel Day-Lewis was superb.
The direction, casting and make-up were impressive and the photography near perfect. Though violence was depicted, it was never without reason.
The hundreds of people involved in creating this movie classic deserve commendation. It will be enjoyed by people and go to their hearts for as long as films are watched.
This film well deserved the Academy Award and the long list of other awards and accolades it received.
Along with some of my movie-going friends, I love it!
Thank you for the opportunity of recommending this special movie.
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Yes it doesn't win my award for the best movie I have ever seen but admittedly it would be in my top 15 favourites of all time. Apart from the dashing Day-Lewis and stirring soundtrack this is a well-executed epic, all be it slightly over-romantic. From a female perspective you have to see this movie if nothing else but to see Daniel Day-Lewis look utterly stunning and the romantic although slightly clichéd relationships within the plot which epitomise what women want everywhere. From a guy's perspective this movie has authentic fight scenes and well developed characters who are excellently acted by the likes of Wes Studi and Day-Lewis, who as ever applied his passion for method acting to the role and built a canoe, learned to track and skin animals, and how to use a 12-pound flintlock gun, which in true Mohican style never left his side (If he doesn't earn your respect for that alone then there is something wrong with you). This movie reminds me a lot of Braveheart, I think Braveheart is slightly better but if you like that movie without a doubt you'll like The Last Of The Mohicans. I loved this movie and there wasn't a moment when I wasn't entertained, some of the romance quickly evolves and if you've read the book it is definitely not faithful to the plot, which I believe enhances the film if anything. Other than those small almost irrelevant points, the movie achieves what it sets out to do, don't take it too seriously or you might find more criticisms than I did, but just enjoy it.
I must say it took me a while to warm up to the movie and to get sucked
in so-to-speak. It was mostly because I had high expectations; I really
like Daniel Day-Lewis and Michael Mann is a pretty crafty director so I
expected to be thrilled from the first shot.
However, from the get go I was impressed with the cinematography, the costume and the soundtrack. Then after the first hour, like most Mann movies, it kept getting better and better. The tension rises and you find that you are sitting at the edge of your sit.
I was thinking that it was actually quite an unusual and rather bold film coming from Hollywood. One of those unusual points was how the Indians and the fighting Europeans were portrayed. The Indians had left aside their customary arrows and had picked up guns and rifles. The Europeans were not your typical cowboys but soldiers who were fighting for land. And the intrigues went both ways.
The film is not perfect and possibly not even one of Mann's best. Yet it shows a lot of early promise and talent, and the scenes are well executed and full of suspense. That is one thing that I love about movies, not being able to predict what will happen next. The Last of the Mohicans keeps you guessing until the end.
This is one of my top ten movies of all time. If ever I catch it on TV
I have to continue to watch to the end.
It is exciting and visually stunning, perfect performances and action with the best film score of all time. How wonderful is Daniel Day Lewis and how handsome in this film. What woman wouldn't want to be loved by a man like that, his stare is mesmorising.
I have a bit of a "bee in my bonnet" about films continually show the English in a bad light, particularly if they are American. But in this case I can forgive it because the film is fair and so well made. 10 out of 10.
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