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 man's emotions, eventually leading to a bloody rebellion and his country's emancipation for a dictatorial England. Set in 13th century England and Scotland, the
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you would expect in a war movie. Yet both entail dramas not thought to exist in such films, which sets them apart from the rest. In short, both Braveheart and Full Metal Jacket are great films in themselves, but incredible when factors such as dialogue, story lines, and overall screenplay are taken into consideration. These are the reasons that both Braveheart and Full Metal Jacket are two of the greatest combat cinemas of all time.