If it's crap ... We'll tell you
With reports that Vin Diesal is still steamrolling ahead with his dream project "Hannibal the Conqueror", which was supposed to be a three part epic from Hamilcar Barca's involvement in the First Punic War to Cannae to Hannibal's inevitable defeat at Zama. The film(s) were to be filmed in original Punic and Latin (for the Roman/Italian characters) and to use correct ethnicities for Carthage's prodigal son and the troops he led into battle (Frenchmen, Spaniards, Africans et cetera).
So, with that in mind, what historical event would you like to see on film (if done correctly). Personally, I have always wanted to see a movie based on the Spanish Conquisadors in the Aztec Empire, the Fall of Constantinople, the Siege of Malta (I can go on).
But one that has always interested me is the Battle of Lepanto, one of the largest naval battles in medieval history and one of the largest galley battles (as well as the last). I think that would make for an epic film and if it were done correctly, perhaps even a classic.
But enough of that, what do you guys think?
Can we add ones we wish we hadn't seen, if so I wish I hadn't seen braveheart, pile of unaccurate shite!
Absolutely! Hell, while we are at it, The Patriot as well (god damn it Mel Gibson).
And cap off it with The Passion!
I'm pretty sure there is not enough actual information known about the real William Wallace to make a more accurate film.
The best we have are poems that lionized him after his death.
That's not true at all...
You might have a hard time coming up with what his personality was like, but the military and political history involving Wallace were pretty rock solid.
Like the fact that he never fucked the Queen of England because she was three years old when Wallace died...
There's also a huge number of inaccuracies that have nothing to do with Wallace himself, such as other characters, clothing, battles, etc.
the bruce never fought on the fuckin' english side against him either
Yeah that's one of the many things I was referring to in my last sentence.
I really don't even understand why they didn't make The Bruce the main character to begin with.
The name "Braveheart" originally refers to him, there's all kinds of documentary evidence of his character and actions, and while he did do a little flip-flopping early in the rebellion and was politically savvy, that would just make his story all the more compelling.
I suppose that would keep Randy Wallace from turning his great-grand-daddy in to some kind of super powered Anglo killin' ultra patriot machine....
I don't think the War of the Worlds radio broad cast has been mined enough. Focusing on the panic it induced, could be taken from comedy, actual science fiction, to serious drama.
Apparently it was only a couple of people who did that. It was a lot like peoples reaction to The Onion article about Congress taking some kids hostage.