24 January 2011

Movie Adaptations: The Worst Offenders?

Since last week's contest was so much fun, I decided to try another. Only this time we should all put on our historian hats and utterly lambaste the worst of the worst. So what will it be, dear readers? What are the worst movie adaptations of historical events? Give me the movie and your reason.

Maybe it's Kevin Costner's accent in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the fact he walks Hadrian's Wall on the way to Nottingham. Or perhaps you'll choose Braveheart, where William Wallace gets a child on Princess Isabella, who was actually only ten when he died. If you need a starting point, The Times recently put together a list of the 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies. Take a peek!

As a reward for playing along, I'll give away a $15 gift certificate to either B&N or Amazon to the winner I draw randomly on Tuesday morning. Best of luck!

UPDATED: This contest is closed. Amy Kathryn is our winner. Thanks for playing along!