Movie Review
Kingdom of Heaven

By: Jay Millikan

Posted 05/13/2005 - 11:27:19 AM by nlincol2:
 This movie was entertaining enough as an escapist blood bath but the battles and story were so generic that I forgot what I saw saw with in moments of leaving the theatre. Does anyone really care whether or not Orlando Bloom succeeds at any of his goals fictional or not? That was the main problem that I had with kingdom of heaven-the characters were so vanilla bland that it was impossible to care whether or not they get their head split open with a broad sword or fist sized boulder. The only actor that diplayed any kind of emotion was Edward Norton who should have an entire movie devoted to leprosy. The sets and landscapes were amazing with the ongoing exception of the looks likes ants-hoards of cgi soldiers marching into battle. Someday a director will make an artistic epis that lives up to the caliber of the events they are portraying.
Posted 05/13/2005 - 04:33:55 PM by Utica5:
 Awkwardly truncated scenes and embarassing dialoge abound in this movie. I honestly fail to see a single positive characteristic. Even the battles were lame, and the parts that weren't were usually stole from the Return of the King. Aimless and long, pratically unbearable. Unfortunately, Orlando Bloom could not save this movie the way Russell Crowe did Gladiator.
Posted 06/27/2005 - 06:22:24 AM by voskat:
 Stale and soulless.. completely forgettable. Which is a terrible shame, considering what it could have been.