Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)

Written By William Monahan
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Orlando Bloom, Jeramy Arons, Liam Neeson & Eva Green

Orlando Bloom does a great job in this film. He is a good action fighter for the silver screen and it plays on in this film in particular. His swordplay alone is worth the watch. If you like Orlando bloom you will almost be sure to love this film.

But this film is not just eye candy for the masses. This film makes an amazing story out of something that we really don’t talk about much, The Crusades. The Kingdom of Heaven is literally about the Holy Land of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.  Western Christian’s commanded and ordained by the Pop of Rome and The Muslim brotherhood, known as Islam. The Muslims and the Christians are fighting over the part of the world that roots both religions, Jerusalem. The film explores the meaning behind why each side fights and what is gained and lost in the process.

Ridley Scott directs the film and you can tell. Just watch the master at work making this 1500 year old war look brand spankin’ new. Ridley Scott does an amazing job with this film just like all his other films, Blade Runner, Alien, Prometheus, Gladiator, A good year.

Top 5: This is not only a great film but a great subject to explore. The crusades killed thousands of men and what did it solve? This film does a great job of portraying that in the right light.

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