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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

Wow, I just watched “Kingdom of Heaven” and what a great movie in my opinion. I mean a lot of underlying statements and some very fascinating history portrayed very well; especially, if you consider all the underlying connections with today’s current affairs that are going on between the Christian and Muslim religions or countries. I just wish they didn’t show them shaking hands during the one scene and then using the right hands to top it. There were no new earth shattering special effects or anything like that but the acting, story and execution were excellent. Here are a few other excerpts from blogs I found mentioning this film. It goes down as a classic in my book.

11 October, 2005 - "It's hard to believe Ridley Scott's handsome epic won't become the cinematic touchstone of the Crusades for years to come. Kingdom of Heaven is greater than the sum of its parts, delivering a vital, mostly engrossing tale following Balian (Orlando Bloom), a lonely French blacksmith who discovers he's a noble heir and takes his father's (Liam Neeson) place in the center of the universe circa 1184:" from Top Films Movies.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 - "Mini-movie review: Kingdom of Heaven Kingdom of Boredom" - "Not even the lovely Orlando Bloom could entice me into finishing it." By A Complete Bunch of Pants.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 – “Kingdom of Heaven is greater than the sum of its parts, delivering a vital, mostly engrossing tale following Balian (Orlando Bloom), a lonely French blacksmith who discovers he's a noble heir and takes his father's (Liam Neeson) place in the center of the universe circa 1184: Jerusalem. Here, grand battles and backdoor politics are key as Scott and first-time screenwriter William Monahan fashion an excellent storyline to tackle the centuries-long conflict.” By DVD of the Week.

October 14, 2005 - "Marketing blamed for Kingdom of Heaven failure - Jeffery Wells passes along word that Kingdom of Heaven director Ridley Scott is taking 20th Century Fox to task over their mis-marketing of his epic flick." By Movie Marketing Madness.

Hubby bought this DVD. We watched it twice and will continue to watch it over and again. It is a very sensitive movie as far as religion is concerned. Christians, Muslims and Jews living together harmoniously but all that have changed.” By ChorusLineA1QMS-MultimediaArts.


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1 Comments:

At 16 October, 2005, Blogger ribbiticus said...

yes, someone after my own heart. i thought i was the only one who seemed to enhoy the film for its other merits. my friends were just raving about orlando bloom and didn't seem to notice the masterful direction and beautiful storyline. hello, here via michele today. :)

 

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