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Fan Friday: Kingdom of Heaven DVD
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Thursday, 12 November 2009 11:52

Kingdom Of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
is a film by legendary Gladiator director, Ridley Scott, starring Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean), co-starring Liam Neeson (Rob Roy) and written by William Monahan (The Departed). It's a 12th century epic based on the travels of Balian of Ibelin, who travelled to Jerusalem during the crusades to defend the city and its people.

Orlando Bloom takes the lead in this historical epic, making the on-screen transition from boy to man. While getting to grips with his own personal saga he is swept up in the throes of war - traversing from Europe to Israel, where Jersualem is forced to defend itself against impending Islamic armies in a holy war.

Kingdom of Heaven is rare, because it tries to engender an objective perspective on this time in history, representing its story from a level-headed disposition instead of vilifying one group or another. The swirling narrative is large in scope and some would say Balian's personal journey comes full circle and levels out before the call to battle is even heard.

It positions itself with other sweeping historical epics like Gladiator, Joan of Arc and Braveheart. Bloom handles the role with amazing dexterity, Neeson steadies the ship with his experience and Scott's battle sequences are extraordinary. Kingdom of Heaven is a historical action adventure that will make an excellent addition to your DVD collection.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2009 12:34