The Patriot saddens me

The movie, The Patriot, is a very entertaining movie in many ways. However, no matter how many times I’ve seen it, I can never prepare myself for Gabriel’s death because it really could have been avoided. Why didn’t he just run away after shooting Tavington? I know the decision to have Gabriel wait around was to make the movie more dramatic and intriguing but it’s still very upsetting. I made it a point to blog about this because as I said earlier it’s something that has always bothered me. The Benjamin and Charlotte having a baby story was kind of just thrown in there but aside from that I still enjoy the movie!



1 Comment so far

  1.   jmcclurken on September 18th, 2008

    So, do you think the decision to have Gabriel die was a decision based in narrative/entertainment value, or for some historical purpose?