No Spoilers – Last night, I decided to watch Netflix’s newest movie, The Outlaw King. Here are a few of my thoughts on the movie and time period.
This movie was awesome. It felt more like the second installment in the Braveheart series than just a Netflix movie out of nowhere. I think they should of pitched it that way but another reason I enjoyed it was because I didn’t completely understand the story line so figuring that out in the beginning was awesome. As far as timeline goes, this movie starts before William Wallace dies in Braveheart. This man spinning his sword in the GIF above was my favorite character by a Scottish mile. Douglas was his name and it will be the last thing you forget after watching this movie. This dude is an absolute weapon and is equivalent to the crazy Irish guy from Braveheart.
Stannis Baratheon from Game of Thrones, Stephen Dillane in RL, played the English King like a real prick so hats off to him. Huge Stephen Dillane guy ever since Greatest Game Ever Played with Shia Labeouf. Dillane’s kid in this movie is the real dingbat that Chris Pine rivals against. Chris Pine, who plays Robert the Bruce and the King of Scots, dominated this movie while also having the rare ‘chins up, trousers down’ scene. Hey, if Chris Pine wants to go all in on a movie, you will see him getting out of a river, swinging his King of Scots dick and there’s nothing you can do about it. This movie is well worth the watch and I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Braveheart (everyone). I would love to hear what you guys thought about the ending too, I have a very strong opinion but no spoilers here.
However, living during this time is something I don’t recommend at all. It blows my mind how Kings used to just give away their grand daughters and shit. Imagine not wanting a wife and a King just gives you one? ‘Actually, no I’m really ok. I appreciate your grand daughter but my old wife just died and I’m really enjoying it.’ Even if that was the case, you could just do anything because woman had negative rights back then. Also, this movie is shown through the Scottish lords at the time, but not having any money back then was basically a one way ticket to being dead 25. ‘Did you hear about Shane? Yeah, he sneezed and died two days later.’ I think I would do well back then, mostly cause in my made up scenario I’m living in a Castle and never leave it. The Outlaw King had the feel of an old movie and was a wild ride from beginning to end. Very excited that Netflix movies are this legitimate and hopefully going forward the movies match this great one.