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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven

So we saw Kingdom of Heaven last night.
It could've been better. But it definitely wasn't bad.
The leper king sparked interest in me. It really truly was remarkable how he managed to rule a kingdom as a righteous fellow despite such a rivoting disease. Why he was so loyal to his people that he tried his best as a ruler even when the disease was so painful...and on up until it took his life?
Some people just have what it takes.

It was interesting how everyone considers the movie's best features to be about the relations between Christians and Muslims...and how we should all just get along. If I hadn't heard and expected that theme, I would've said its defining conclusion was that of religious hypocrasy. It was interesting to me how the church of that day made God into such a distant entity...not like humans at all. Cold and legalistic, heartless and really rather disinterested in mankind. That was the most thought-provoking point for me; not all the babble about how Muslims and Christians are both the good guys. They even paid such careful attention to NOT make the Muslim kings look bad--because that was the point they were trying to make. Yeah sure, but anyone who wants Jerusalem bad enough to kill everyone for it has good and bad motives that cancel eachother out.
The ending was humble and happy.



Blogger ambie said...

T'was a good movie, but Hik and I decided one of the best things was that Orlando Bloom makes up for his less than manly appearance's in the past.

10/05/2005 8:19 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

That's true.
He does look very manly in this film.
One point for Orlando.

10/05/2005 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

the girl bugged me.

10/06/2005 5:39 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Yeah. She doesn't have very many things that make her cool.
Plus, she's a little stoic. It's like she's trying to copy me.

10/06/2005 6:21 PM  

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