Wednesday, April 14, 2010

39. April 13/14, 2010 - Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

This movie has definitely has flaws, but it is an interesting combination of sword-and-sandals epic and religious historical action movie. Orlando Bloom was still a little young and inexperienced to carry this whole movie, but he's decent and he's backed up by a group of amazing actors who show up for brief periods including Michael Sheen, David Thewlis, Liam Neeson, Kevin McKidd, Brenden Gleeson, Jeremy Irons, Martin Csokas and Edward Norton as the King of Jerusalem hidden behind a gleaming mask due to his leprosy. The battle sequences are shot beautifully, but that shouldn't be surprising. Ridley Scott has proven over and over that he knows how to shoot an action scene.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. You should check out the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven sometime - it actually adds a lot of substance to the movie and makes it flow a bit better, despite being a little overlong.