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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 


While we're still talking about movies, here's another one of those 'historical' movies that is going to be out next year

Kingdom of heaven

The plot of the movie says "During the Crusades of the 12th Century, Balian of Ibelin, a young blacksmith in Jerusalem, rises to protect his people from foreign invaders"

Yes a crusader movie,and how relevant a movie that takes place in the middle east about a group of religious zealots who thought spreading the word of God meant torturing and kill anyone who doesn't agree with them including ppl from their own religion. Every religion had its zarqawi days didn't it.

Anyway what's interesting is that according to this movie Salahaddin wasn't the one responsible for freeing people from crusaders.. actually his name isn't even mentioned in the top ten characters.
What we do know is that he is a king at the time, so apparently he just sits in the background and says 'u crazy kids and ure liberating'

I haven't seen the movie but I'm going to speak about it anyway. Plus how different could it be from other hollywood versions of history.

The one who does liberate jerusalem is a character played by orlando bloom, wonder how impotent crusaders must feel if they knew someone that scrawny was going to defeat them, hope they do beef him up a bit not like the white somali he was in Troy.

So basically what we have here is the one thing we're known for, that doesn't involve us dying, down the crapper.
It's bad enough we had to go through school earning that salahaddin was either egyptan of syrian (depending on which teacher taught us at the time) now we have it as he didn't do much at all.

To rub salt into the wound, the message board for this movie for a while went something like this: orlando's hot,orlando can't act,lol he's soooo cute, orlando's chest wig, legolas ruleZ and LOTR quotes.

Ok saving grace for the movie is Ed norton, but he's at the bottom so he probably just steals one hell of a scene and thats it. I think the only 2 more things could make this movie complete dumptaking on celluloid : a flog-worthy free spirit character and a certain pasadena born actress. Actually speaking of the latter i see someone else has the same affection for her as i do

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