In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “It’s a kind of movie that sounds aggravating on paper, yet almost always delights me.”
“On that day I heard the voice of Scotland speak as loudly as it did in 1320. As long as a hundred of us remain alive, we shall never give in to the domination of the English. We fight not for glory, not for wealth, nor honors, but only and alone for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life.”
My heritage on my dad’s side is Scottish. I lived in Scotland for a while in my 20s. And being Australian, I have a pretty healthy frustration with British “rule”, just like a lot of Scots. So when I was flicking through the Netflix menu and saw that there was a movie about the Scots getting one over the Poms, I knew I had to watch Stone of Destiny.
It’s 1950, and the English have well and truly exerted control over their northern neighbours. After a push by local community leader John MacCormick (Robert Carslile) for Scotland to form their own parliament is quashed by the English, local student Ian Hamilton (Charlie Cox) is determined to restore some Scottish pride. He decides to do this by steeling the Stone of Destiny from London’s Westminster Abbey. (more…)