Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Cast:Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Means, Madeline Stowe, Eric Schweig
The story of the Last of the Mohicans is set in the backdrop of colonial America where British & French troops are fighting pitched battles against one another with the help from various indigenous war parties. Romance starts to happen between an independent man who was raised as a Mohican & a British colonel’s daughter. This affair between the two of them complicates matter since this Mohican man pursues his own agenda despite facing opposition from both the sides.
From beginning to the end Last of the Mohicans is packed with some strong performances. Daniel Day-Lewis shines in the character of Hawkeye, a bear-chested native man. Madeline Stowe looks very attractive in the role of Hawkeye’s girlfriend & pulls off the role with great precision. The story is simple but epic. A tribal man falling in love with a upper class British commander’s daughter is always an attractive proposition for common movie goers. The cinematography of the film has been done with great finesse by Dante Spinotti. Coupled with some really enchanting musical score the movie is a treat to watch. The battle scenes have also been shot excellently well. But it no way means that Last of the Mohicans is without any flaw. The first 20 minutes of the movie is a little confusing. The photography surrounding the waterfall does not appear to be very convincing. But overall Last of the Mohicans is a memorable movie.