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Outlaw King continues to dominate conversation

Outlaw King

If you live in Scotland right now, it will be difficult to avoid conversations about the new Scottish movie Outlaw King.

The movie has had select showings in theatres around the country, while most people have been watching from the comfort of their own home on Netflix.

Outlaw King stars Chris Pine as King Robert The Bruce, and portrays the Bruce's fight for Scottish independence.

The movie is an unofficial sequel to Braveheart, continuing where it left off, but taking a far more historically accurate account.

The Bruce fights for Scotland's independence from England, beginning a campaign of warfare against King Edward I, played by Stephen Dillane.

The battle scenes in the film are gory and brutal, and make for captivating viewing.

The Bruce marries an English woman, Elizabeth de Burgh - played by Florence Pugh.  As he travels around Scotland, trying to evade capture by the English, he makes plans to defeat the English in battle.

The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has so far received mostly positive reviews.  The original running time of the movie was felt to be too long, and 20 minutes were cut before it reached Netflix.

Outlaw King has received mostly positive feedback from fans on social media, with a small amount of criticism from some demanding an even finer detail to historical accuracy.

The movie is available to stream right now via Netflix, which currently offers plans priced between £6 and £10 pounds a month, and offering a trial month for free.

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