Originally Posted by Master Zik
Originally Posted by TommyIceRocking
Yeah for all the **** Mel Gibson gets....that movie was insane, i didn't expect much from the no name actors, but that is what made the film even better.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
but what would be the storyline around those films w/o the white protagonist?
Natives dealing with the white man or rival tribes or just one of them that happens to be different like any other fish out of water story.
To add to what Zik stated, I think the more important story is how Chingachgook & his son Uncas came to be the last of their people. I also would've cut out the instances where Magua marched off with the white women & cutting out & eating hearts. Especially the hearts since I think that's historically inaccurate (I think the Aztecs were the only ones to do that). I would've made them the central figures/heroes along with Magua but he wouldn't be an antagonist. He would be the Malcolm to Chingachgook's Martin so to speak.
For Dances, I would've made Kicking Bird the central character/hero/protagonist & told the story through his eyes which the movie partially did. How did the Lakota Indians deal with white settlement of the plains territories. How did it kill their culture. It showed how beautiful their culture was & how they weren't savages. I also wouldn't have the Pawnee look evil either. It would've been cool to see them in the same light but perhaps go about their agenda differently.@lawdog1
- I saw Geronimo a long time ago, but that flick is also told through white characters... The film is narrated by Matt Damon's character but it should've been told through Geronimo's view point (especially since the movie is titled Geronimo
Roger Ebert capped his review about the movie saying it the best -
I wish in a way the film had told more of the story of Geronimo's exile - of his removal to Florida, where he was told his band would be joined by their women and children, a lie. And his later removal to Oklahoma, where he was kept as an Army prisoner but later became a Christian, bought land, farmed it, and wrote his autobiography. He was quite a celebrity in his later years, and even rode in Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade. I wonder what he was thinking.