Balian is a great role for Orlando Bloom compared to Legolas and Paris. Sybilla comes across as an enigma, difficult to like or understand. I can`t berate the picture if I don`t like the female lead, but wouldn`t like the historical Sybilla if I met her on the street either. You get the impression that the story is a bit too PC, but perhaps it was accurate. Baldwin and Balian wanted peace; Guy and Raynald were troublemakers and unpopular with the king. For the most part this play is true; but in some cases history is stranger, deeper than the fiction. The story rings with the irony of doing violence in God`s name in one of the world`s holiest
Excellent movie; great costumes, good acting, fairly accurate plot, beautiful visuals, good story. In a sense I think its one of the best movies this year, eventhough I get the feeling that something is missing in this movie. I mean Orlando Bloom isn`t Russel Crowe or Mel Gibson, I think thats the issue here. I`m glad history wasn`t altered and King Baldwin IV and Saladin were portrayed wonderfully. 5 stars even with Orlando Bloom is in it, I just cant think of any other young actor suited for the role. good to go.
really confusing... i didnt know what was going on, who was who... it was so confusing.
It was an awesome movie, very accurate , good costumes and beautiful sets, loved every minute of it and i would reccomend everyone to watch it , begins a little slow but kicks in gear within the first 45 mins to an hour, excellent job by the director and the cast.
Well done, beautifully shot, good acting. Bloom comes of age. Nice to see the muslims portrayed as the victims they were...
Not all what we see in the story true ,same in the book`s!!
FINALLY, a movie where Orlando Bloom doesn`t look like a helpless, blubbering fool (Troy anyone?). The acting, the costumes, the scenery...this is a highly enjoyable movie! It may be a little slow at times for some but it is definately more than worth it to stick around. I`m so going again!
What a great epic.The visuals were stunning, the acting was fantastic. This movie was a joy to watch.I was carried away to another world for a couple of hours.See it on the big screen. Whow!!