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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Last of the Mohicans


Remember when this movie came out? All you '90s kids better raise your hands! *cheesy grin* You can watch this movie for free on Netflix. Anyway, I watched this film for additional "research/inspiration" for my novel. Although this story takes place in 1757 and mine in the 1690s, I took quite a bit from this movie. I wasn't aware until just recently that this movie was based on a book series from the 1820s. Pretty awesome. Too bad I can't say the same for the movie itself, LOL! 

I'm not going to lie, minions. This movie is meh. Just meh. Can we say WHITE WASHING please? I hate how whenever there's the "last" of some threatened ethnic group, it is always some white person. Or the white person becomes the main character in a story that SHOULD be about people of color. "The Last Samurai" was Tom Cruise. "The Last Mohican" was the "I WILL FIND YOU" dude. "The Last Airbender" was...well...you get my point.   
For those interested, the "I WILL FIND YOU" guy's name is Daniel Day Lewis, and he co-starred with Winona Ryder, in "The Crucible." However, the only character I really liked in "The Last of the Mohicans" was Magua. Keep in mind I'm a cannibal, so when Magua cuts out that one dude's heart and eats it, I was thinking: "Oh yeah...gnarly and sexy at once!"
Anyway, the movie was OK. Worth a watch if you're into Daniel Day Lewis, I guess. But I fell in love with the soundtrack. Gawd. I can't express how beautiful the music is! I found myself rewinding parts of the movie just so I could go back and listen to the track again. My favorite is "I Will Find You" performed by Clannad. The whole album is lush and gorgeous...so definitely check that out the next time you're trolling around on iTunes. 





3 comments:

Missy Jane said...

Actually, the last Mohican was the man who raised Nathaniel (Daniel Day-Lewis) but that's not said til the very end. I love that soundtrack too and often listen to it as I write. Plus I think DDL is really hot with his long hair. His character is actually the inspiration for a fantasy character I'm writing right now named Nathaniel. ;-)

Michelle said...

i LOVE this movie! i thought Magua was a badass, scary but a badass all the same. :)

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

DDL's hair is pretty epic. I must admit. I was thinking that thought all throughout the film. "How is his hair so damn pretty????" And although I was ragging on him in that post, I do think he is (kinda) hawt. Sorta maybe. Yeah. Hahaha! Thanks for commenting Missy!

@Michan, Magua is a master badass. I agree. I was kinda sad when he died.

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