This is an awesome little flick and even though the theme of the week is movies set in Ireland, I’m a rebel and am going to share this film instead. After all, what can my blog mates do about it? Fire me?
I’m a huge history buff and of course, I’d heard of the theft of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950. A group of college kids led by Ian Hamilton snuck into the Abbey on Christmas Day and stole the stone to bring it back to Scotland where it belonged. They were trying to return it to its home. Ian and his friends thought the Scottish Nationalists needed a rallying point and they hatched this plan to liberate the stone.
The movie is a fun retelling of the story and is quite well done. Check it out if you get a chance. And on a cool side-note, Ian Hamilton became a lawyer! How cool is that?
The stone itself is the stone upon which all the kings of Scotland were crowned. It’s now used under the coronation chair to crown all the kings and queens of England as they are now also the head of state for Scotland as well.
One other thing about this film and maybe I won’t be fired if I mention it. It’s got a lot of green in it. Green is after all, the color for St. Patrick’s Day, right?