An instant American classic starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Hawkeye to his small family and Nathaniel Poe to the British soldiers. This story chronicles the adventure of the Munro family and Magua who swears to take the lives of Munros to wipe thier seed of the earth for the death of his own family. Hawkeye falls for the dark haired Munro daughter Caro (Madeline Stowe) and makes it his mission to protect her from the wrath of Magua.
Unfortunately the other siblings that follow the same suit are not as lucky. Hawkeye is eventually captured by the Huron Indians but he manages to escape with the help of a British ally who offers up himself in trade. Uncas, the youngest son of Chingachgook falls under the blade of Magua after he tries to save the life of the light haired Munro daughter Alice. Uncas is immediately avenged by his father as Magua didn't stand a chance against the swift movements of the older and wiser Mohican.
This is where the movie gets it title as Chingachgook is now the only true and last of his tribe. Hawkeye is not his actual son, but was adobted by him after the death of the parents. Uncas died, thus leaving Chingachgook as the only Mohican left alive for the history books.
Although the action is graphic but somewhat censored, it seems that the action scenes are few and far apart from each other. The storyline is quite simply to follow, but it gets abit drawn out and boring and times. There could have been alot more done in this area to keep us as viewers glued to the intense conflict between the warring parties involved.
Be that as it may, it cannot be disputed that this epic adventure will have your attention as one of the better movies ever made. It is an inspiration to watch and a genuine masterpiece of classic American story telling.