Well I’ve seen it now, and I thought it was damn good to be perfectly honest. Some people had voiced concern about ‘hollywoodisation’ of the historical aspects. Well I’m no expert on the crusades or anything but it all seemed pretty good to me!
Also, Ridley Scott as a director is no Steven Spielburg, if you know what I mean.
I don’t want to give anything away but it’s definately worth seeing. Possibly not quite as good as Gladiator but deffinately getting pretty damn close. Orlando Bloom is a pleasent supprise in the film. I’ve always had doubts about Orlando, having only seen him in Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. I personally didn’t see a great deal of difference in the acting style between these two films, even thought the characters are quite different (Elf versus Human for starters).
Anyway this doubt has been firmly dispelled by Orlandos performance in Kingdom of Heaven and I look forwards to his next film. As long as it’s nothing like Calcium Kid, a film I refused to watch on principal (it looked crap).