Robert The Bruce once again sees Angus Macfadyen play the historic Scottish nobleman. A sort of quasi-sequel to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, Richard Gray’s film charts Robert The Bruce‘s continuous political battles against the English following the death of William Wallace.
This looks like the type of historical epic that gets Movies in Focus‘ blood flowing – the perfect antidote to the CGI slam-bam summer blockbusters heading our way. Macfadyen was great in Braveheart and he appears to be bringing the same gravitas here. He also co-wrote the script.
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Scotland 1306, Robert the Bruce (Angus Macfadyen: Braveheart) crowns himself King and takes the ambition of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power: defeated again and again, his army is scattered and Scotland’s nobility abandons him. Hunted, with a price on his head, he finds himself alone and wounded. The cause of freedom seems lost once more.
Hidden secretly in a secluded croft of a clan pledged to England, and close to death Robert is nursed back to life by a young widow and her orphaned children. His determination to do what is right, regardless of the cost, reinvigorates his passion to rise again. But it’s not revenge he desires. It’s freedom. Now.
Robert The Bruce drops on 28 June 2019.