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Here, Mel Gibson plays a reluctant Revolutionary War soldier. While some imagery is different and interesting, The Patriot falls flat on showing us anything original. I would almost venture to call this movie PatriotHeart, but it isn't as good. I can say that it did keep me interested in its 164 minute runtime.
There are some interesting twists in the story, which isn't always wrapped up all nice and happy, but it has to have one of the better lines in a war movie (paraphrased)- "You can't go targetting officers, there'll be chaos on the battlefield!"
If this weren't a rehash of BraveHeart, I'd like it a lot more.