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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Kill 'em all! Let God sort 'em out

We watched Kingdom of Heaven the other night. It wasn’t what I expected…it was better. I knew (yeah, I watched the previews) there would be epic battles, but I figured the movie would put a lot more emphasis on the knights religious devotion and the fact that they fought for Christ. In truth, the opposite seemed to be the case.

This movie provided a wonderful view of the mentalities and turmoil that led to (one instance) the fall of Jerusalem. The story is told primarily from the view of a blacksmith turned murderer turned Baron turned defender of the people. They did a wonderful job of conveying the arrogance and ignorance of the day.

I enjoyed this movie and I think it is worth the rent. I’m glad I didn’t watch it in the theater, but I am glad I watched it.

Rating: 3 Stars


At 4:11 AM, Blogger lime said...

hhmm, i may need to check it out.

btw, i saw 'walk the line' last weekend. you are right, the singing was most impressive. that and the performances bore up what i thought was a little bit of a weak story. and of course, joaquin was ssssssmolderin' (wink).

At 7:20 AM, Blogger barefoot_mistress said...

Looks interesting....will have to check it out....

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

I enjoyed it, but I agree about some of the shortcomings - a 3 star rating seems appropriate.

At 2:44 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lime, you're so naughty. :D

Most def, Susie. Let me know if you like it.

Sandra, you know what they say about great minds and all that. :D

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Indeed James. As a renter, an excellent choice.

For the theatre, well, not necessary. But still, I enjoyed the movie. Orlando Bloom is eye candy.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

He will always be the elf from LOTR to me, though. During the first battle, I was like: "Come on, just pick up a bow already." :D

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I was definitely surprised when I rented this. I hear the director's cut is even better. I intend to rent that to see if I like it even more. Besides, one can never see enough of Orlando Bloom. =)

Hmmm..what about Orlando Bloom as the new Robin Hood? About time they did another one of those movies!

At 4:54 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

i think you may be on to something there... :D


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