Kingdom of Heaven, Anyone?

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    They are pumping the hell out of this coming out on DVD, and I thought it looked interesting when it was first being advertised for in the theatres, has anyone seen this? If so, what did you think?
     
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    I don't think it did very well in the theaters so I think they are just trying to sell as many DVDs as possible so they don't totally lose their asses on the movie. I think it was expensive to make, so they're probably trying to cut their losses. I'd watch it on Netflix before I bought it.
     
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    I saw it in the theater. It was just ok, long movie. I never really bought off on the casting of Orlando Bloom. He just seems a little mousey.
     
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    would recommend waiting until it comes out on DVD...just rent it..not going to be a real classic..it would have been more fitting as a TV Mini-series...IMO
    I would really like to see a re-make of the old classic "Sampson & Delihla" imagine this oldie with todays special effects and a better leading man and lady!
     
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    It's a good movie if you don't think too much while watching it. Unfortunately for me I'm the kind of person who can't watch a frickn' cartoon without keeping an eye open for political bent--and thus felt a little put off by the fact that the Christians were the heartless marauders, except for the Christians who didn't like religion of course, and Saladin's Muslims were heroic saviors.
     
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    I'm the same way; part of a vigilant personality, I think. Thanks for the heads up, so I don't support it.

    (I don't get Orlando Bloom as a warrior type, either. He's seems too slender and pretty.)
     
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    I don't think either side qualifies as "heroic saviors," but at the time of the crusades, Arabs were the intellectual elites of the world and the Christians were the uneducated barbarians. And the Arabs were living in Jerusalem before the Euros attacked them. Personally, I think the whole thing is stupid. The Christians tried to conquer the Arabs I think five or six times and never won once. They left their families without a provider to go take a city none of them had even seen before they got to it. Pretty dumb, but I guess there have been dumber things...like electronic pets.
     
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    If you try to avoid movies with political agendas, then I imagine you never saw "The Passion" either.
     
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    What's the political agenda of the "passion"?
     
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    jews are bad :whip:
     

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