I loved The Patriot so much that I wish they would have made action figures!
It wasn't "that kind of movie" but it was... plus it's my own country's most important moments in history (thought Patriot and Benjamin Martin's story was not a true story in particular).
But "The Ghost" and all the other characters like Colonel Tavington were all larger than life. OK, Generals Cornwallis and Washington were really as large as life since they were real. Tavington might've been. I didn't research it.
But the costumes and uniforms were so cool!
Before "The Patriot" I so much wanted to see a movie about the Revolutionary War! Emmerich did a fantastic job!
I think it was perfect, though probably too bloody and violent for kids to watch as an educational tool in school. If I was the teacher, I'd send home those Parental Consent forms because "The Patriot" is worth it!