Lost in thought
I saw Kingdom of Heaven, too but the theatre was so full we had to sit in the second row and I ended up hardly paying attention since it was so uncomfortable. Those screens are huge! Plus I'd been told by a friend (who hadn't seen it) that it was a different kind of movie, once I found out it was about one of the crusades I was far less interested...
Anyway, the two things that I noticed the most were (1) the fighting was very hollywood. If you know anything at all about sword fighting or any real hand to hand battle combat, you'll recognise this is very scripted, rehearsed, and unrealistic. It does get better at the end, though.
Also, (2) really there was no good or evil depicted in the movie. And Christian or not, when it comes to a movie people want to get involved either emotionally or visually. As it is, it could only do either of those if you like Orlando Bloom. ...I don't.
I will give it credit, though, for representing two different sides of Christianity. There were the egomaniacal ones trying to serve themselves and there were the humble ones trying serve God. So I don't think it tried to make them all sound great and noble. As a Christian I certainly don't agree with everything the Christian army did in this film (I'm glad Christ is greater than christians are and my identity is in Him, not in them. Wish there were less hypcrites out there). I don't really know as much about the crusades as I should, though, so I'm not sure about some of its historical accuracy.
So that's my two cents worth. I'd rather have stayed at home and caught up reading poetry...
What did everyone think of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? ...I liked it, but I thought the president of the galaxy (uhh, whatshisface) was too annoying. He's supposed to be annoying, but just not THAT annoying IMO. Marvin was great!
He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.