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Cinema Combat Braveheart vs Full Metal Jacket War is an ever-present entity in the world of cinema The films Braveheart and Full Metal Jacket show strikingly similar yet different aspects of war Braveheart is an epic tale of love lost and how the circumstances surrounding that loss contributed in sparking one mans emotions eventually leading to a bloody rebellion and his countrys emancipation for a dictatorial England Set in 13th century England and Scotland the film portrays the legend of a man named William Wallace a commoner bent on unifying the Scots and leading them to their freedom Throughout the film Wallace is identified as a demigod with stories ranging from his height being seven feet to his presumed ability to shoot balls of fire from his eyes as seen in the dialogue at the battle of Falkirk Sons of Scotland I am William Wallace proclaimed Wallace in an attempt to rally the Scottish troops A young soldier contested William Wallace is 7 feet tall Wallace responded Yes Ive heard He kills men by the hundreds and if he were here hed consume the English with fireballs from his eyes and bolts of lightning from his arse I am William Wallace and I see a whole army of my countrymen here in defiance of tyranny You have come to fight as free men and free men you are What will you do with that freedom Will you fight In some ways he is a god to his people He unites them to fight against insurmountable odds in the English something no other Scottish lord could do His contrast in savagery and nobility is astounding In battle he has no equal yet in his willingness to die for freedom he is most impressive Full Metal Jacket a masterpiece directed by the late great Stanley Kubrick tells a story of a somewhat different kind Full Metal Jacket is first set in Parris Island Boot
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