Gladiator with no substence
- Kingdom of Heaven review by CP Customer
This could have been an excellent film, the real negative factor for me was that Orlando Bloom could not carry the central role. Sure he is fine as an elf or as a prince in Troy but he is no hard man that could inspire people to lay down there lives... unfortunate as if there was a stronger character in this role the film would have been excellent, visually stunning.
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Inventors of Jihad
- Kingdom of Heaven review by NC
Alas King Richard and his merry men managed, amongst others in the name of God, to create Jihad. They managed to execute 3000 soldiers/prisoners at Ayyadieh, and that lead to tit for tat right up to today's news.
Confess Orlando is a bit precious to be a great leader of the time.....the speech on the walls of Jerusalem is very like the weak one given by his ladyfriend in Pirates.
However, on the projector and Blu Ray the colour and ambience work quite well, and am a sucker for Knights in armour stuff, although the blood spray does get a bit excessive here and there.
El Cid is a well old film now, and nobody today could probably sit through it, but Charlton was the biz then, after he had done Ben Hur. He was at least credible big-guy............
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