Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)

An instant classic if I need to express this movie in one word.

Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans is loosely based on the famous classic novel of the same name written by James Copper.

If we start digging, we will notice lots of the main stream movies have taken its roots from legendary literary works. Well though it's not a bad thing but most of the time in general the movies have always deviated from the source material. End result is, you will find them less gripping than the novel. Well this is not in the case of "The Last of the Mohicans" which is a very good thing. If any of you have read the novel you will know that the story had a kind of tragic ending. None the less, this movie had been highly compelling; I hope every one will agree with me.

For those who have not yet seen this movie, the story is set in the time of 1757 when 
Great Britain & France fought for gaining control of the North American colonies along with the support of local militia & Native American tribes. In parallel to this we also get to see a beautiful love story wedged in the middle of the war. Though this movie does have some unpredictable tragic note still I feel that this movie was extraordinary. I will not go into full details of the story as it really ruins the anticipation.

First thing which comes to mind about this movie are its remarkable scenery & an amazing musical score by Randy Edelman. Even if some one does not find the story appealing I am sure they will get transfixed with the soundtrack as well as the hand to hand action displayed which is really satisfying. Considering the time this movie was made I just cannot forget how beautiful the cinematography had been.

This movie has used some great talents like Daniel Day-Lewis & Madeleine Stowe...she looked so stunning & majestic...simply I can't forget her... :) Steven Waddington as Maj. Duncan was also very impressive. Overall I feel it was not only the actors which made this movie a sensation but the story itself along with the backdrop score. Considering all together we were presented with a high octane action adventure. This movie has two versions, one is the "theatrical cut" other one is the "director cut". Well I have seen both of them & the only difference between the two is inclusion of some two minutes footage & emission of one song from the movie.This hardly makes any difference.

If any of you have not seen this, do give it a try. This definitely should find a place in any collector's shelf.

My Rating : 8/10

1 comment:

  1. Could not agree more! I think you will like my review. Check it out, please.