June 7th, 2004

breaking bad

Fighting the crusaders

Ridley Scott's film 'Kingdom of Heaven' sounds interesting.

'In the 12th Century, a young blacksmith leads the people of Jerusalem in defense against the Crusaders'

So this is a film which has Moslem heroes defending their country against Christian invaders? Nice one. Particularly as Islam in the 12th century was less racist, less oppressive to women, less anti-Semitic, less anti-science etc. etc. than Christendom.

Not due to be released for another year unfortunately. Even more unfortunately it appears to star Orlando Bloom

(but also Liam Neeson and David Thewlis - yay)