Friday, March 21, 2008

The 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies

Yahoo's 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies also happen to be bad or mediocre movies, except for one which just doesn't count. Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was futuristic when made in the '60s and obviously can't be judged as an historical film. It's also the only truly great film on the list, as evidenced by its near perfect (96%) Tomatometer rating (and because I say so!). I've seen most of the others, and for the most part they left me nonplussed (irrespective of the bogus history) -- even Gladiator and Braveheart. Sloppy history and mediocre filmmaking tend to go hand-in-hand.

10,000 BC. 9%
Gladiator. 77%
300. 60%
The Last Samurai. 66%
Apocalypto. 65%
Memoirs of a Geisha. 35%
Braveheart. 76%
Elizabeth: The Golden Age. 34%
The Patriot. 62%
2001: A Space Odyssey. 96%


Blogger Chris Weimer said...

2001 should be removed from the list. In its place, I recommend Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Another step backwards for science. :(

Blogger Stephen C. Carlson said...

Hmm, three Mel Gibson movies and The Passion of the Christ isn’t one of them.

Blogger Loren Rosson III said...

Probably because Passion of the Christ is medievally confessional, even if Gibson himself isn't good at distinguishing history from devotion and thinks his film is "the way it happened".


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