Another wonderful job by Fox. Anytime a character is wearing chainmail, check it out. Of course, the combat scenes are where a track such as this should truly shine, and it does not disappoint. For more about Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Heaven Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on January 12, 2008 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. This movie is, however, an excellent case study in human nature and the role of religion in people's lives. Resulting in a snooze-fest of a movie where even the action, while excellent, is nothing we haven't seen before. When several men engaged in the Crusades pass through his village, Balian discovers his father, Godfrey de Ibelin Liam Neeson, among them.
Also, unlike , certain scenes in this movie, notably the battle sequence at the end, prove to be fine material to aid in the teaching of medieval combat techniques in classrooms of mature students who can handle the strong and graphic violence depicted in this film. It proved to be one of the more unique films I've seen with a very good plot twist that would make M. Small chinks and scratches on shields and other armor are amazingly reproduced. Reviewed by , January 12, 2008 If this is the Kingdom of Heaven, let God do with it what he wills. The problem I had with Kingdom of Heaven is not that the plot is overly complicated, but that it is presented in such a way so as to make it seem much more complicated and deep than it needs to be. This is more of an observation than a complaint.
This marks the third title I have screened that uses this sound encode, and I am most satisfied with the results. The only extra to be found on this disc is a 1080p theatrical trailer for this movie. . Then there is Kingdom of Heaven. This is an excellent soundtrack.
He's the talent behind some of the best and most cherished films in contemporary cinema history, including Alien, , and Gladiator. The set design and costuming are first rate. Because of the drab look of the film it might make the viewer think twice about the quality of this image, but taken on the whole, accepting its overall look and feel as it relates to the film, this one's a real winner. Even in daylight scenes, a hint of gray is still ever present. The clangs of swords and shields and armor can be heard all around. It offers excellent ambience in quieter scenes with the chirping and cawing of birds and the blowing of the wind, for example.
This high definition soundtrack is very good. I would have liked a commentary that might have explained some of the choices made in this film and the decisions behind releasing the extended cut of the film. Arrows will whoosh all around your room. No other director has released so many different cuts of their films. Even the seemingly typecast Orlando Bloom turns in a fine performance as the leading man in the film. Unfortunately, fans will be disappointed with the lack of extras. Presented in 1080p high definition in its original 2.
Even with an excessive run time, there is so much crammed in here that we move from one major story line to the next and it never seems to gel. The acting is also uniformly excellent. Each line in the hand is visible and clear. It's not constant or terribly reproduced, just not exactly what I expected. But I think you should see what it is and judge for yourself.
I'm certainly not one to bash movies with a slow and deliberate pace, and I don't need a major action sequence every ten minutes to hold my interest, but Kingdom of Heaven proved to be an exception. What color is present in the film is vibrant. Each individual piece of the armor is clearly distinguishable one to another. Bass is ever present and most noticeable when stampedes of horses charge across battlefields. I guess it's unfair to assume that I am going to enjoy everything even a director with the pedigree of Ridley Scott puts out. The blacksmith is Balian Orlando Bloom, , whose wife recently committed suicide after the death of their child.
Alas, I found Kingdom of Heaven to be overly long, pretentious, and lacking in spirit. It lacked the energy and spirit I've come to expect from Scott's work. I've no doubt there is plenty to be said about this film and it's a shame owners of the Blu-ray only don't have access to any worthwhile extras. Kingdom of Heaven is the tale of a blacksmith's rise to power and his eventual role as Jerusalem's defender against an invading Muslim army. I have yet to see American Gangster I'm waiting for the Blu-ray but from everything I have read, it's a winner.