Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Freeview film of the day : wednesday 25th of January

The Last Of the Mohicans (1992 107mins.) [Movies 4 Men 9.00pm &+1]

An orphaned settler in North America is adopted by the last member of a native tribe following the death of his family. The child grows to become legendary frontiersman Hawkeye, who rescues and falls in love with a British officer's daughter during the Anglo-French War. But a bitter Huron war chief is determined to take revenge against her father by killing her. Michael Mann's historical adventure, based on James Fenimore Cooper's classic tale, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Wes Studi, Maurice Roeves and Eric Schweig.

Michael Mann gives the classic novel of the frontier west the big-budget Hollywood action movie treatment and, for the most part, it works.
Daniel Day Lewis is terrific in the lead role - all rippling muscles and earnest staring- the under rated Madeline Stowe is a very effective female lead, the landscapes are breathtaking and the action sequences exciting.
A very decent supporting cast and a first airing for a couple of moments that quickly became Hollywood cliches : a fairly enjoyable, noisy action film that doesn't outstay ts welcome and that's a visual treat.

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