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alessandros



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:12 pm    Post subject: Kingdom Of Heaven Reply with quote

any1 planning to watch this??
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Catherine X



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably. I can't imagine Orlando Bloom being very macho and convincing as the hero though.... Confused I think its one of these films that men will like and I'll be dragged to it by my husband. But that's what I thought about Alexander and look what happened there... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am ...waiting for it. I want to see how accurate history is, even though is fiction.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its based on history but the story is fictional......
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there'll be a live webcast of the european premiere on 2nd may

http://www.kingdomofheavenmovie.com/webcast/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there'll be a live webcast of the european premiere on 2nd may

http://www.kingdomofheavenmovie.com/webcast/
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Adriv



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the movie last night, I liked it. Orlando Bloom is good in those kind of movies.

I was wondering while I was watching the movie who was the king with the mask, and I think by the voice was Edward Norton. Anybody who can confirm that?

Ridley Scott is good in making those epic movies. I wonder how different would it be if he would have been the director in Alexander.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adriv, you have a good ear for voices. King Baldwin certainly was played by Edward Norton. I would have never known it was him unless I read it. His voice sounded very different to me. I thought he was one of the best characters in the film.

I liked the film and would recommend it, but I liked some parts and had problems with others. But, Ridley Scott knows how to make an epic. Although, I don't think it had the impact that Gladiator had.

I would have loved to see him tackle ATG. But Stone did a good job with it, so I have no complaints, there. Wink

Dara Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks birdiemom94, but the truth is that I saw his name somewhere in the credits and cast, so when I went to see the movie I was looking for him and couldn´t find him so I figured it was him with the mask, also because of his voice and eyes, I was pretty sure it was him. Then, when Sibylla took his mask off I didn´t recognize him, I was having thoughts then.
Yeah, I like king Baldwin´s character, he was very cool. Sibylla´s eyes wow... amazing, and Orlando´s always hot! Smile

So tell me, why you had some problems with the movie??
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure I really want to mention all of the problems I had with it, because I know many will disagree with me. I don't think for others the problems I had with it would be big issues for others.

But I will say that I wish we had a bit more backstory on Balian's character. I think that was lacking a little bit. He seemed to know how to be a good leader without much experience. I wish there was a bit more about his rise to becoming a knight beside the fact he interited it and knew how to swing a sword.

Like I said there are a few other things, but thats part of my 2 cents.

Dara Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I agree with you birdiemom94, I was thinking the same thing myself, specially the beginning of the movie, his character was a bit icy I think with missing pieces.
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Ysoria



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im keen to catch it..its on the movies but i hadnt the time yet.
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Catherine X



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

birdiemom94 wrote:

I would have loved to see him tackle ATG. But Stone did a good job with it, so I have no complaints, there. Wink


gosh Birdiemom, I watched a documentary on Kingdom today, and had exactly the same thought Shocked

I bet, however, idiots round the world are saying 'Oh, Ridley Scott would have made Alexander a real man's movie, none of this gay stuff.' Mad
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Adriv



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody knows where to listen to some clips of the soundtrack??
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adriv,

Amazon.com has clips from the soundtrack. I thought it was beautiful. I will probably buy the soundtrack.

Here is the link to the soundtrack. Just scroll down the page to hear the samples.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00080EUN0/qid=1115506382/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-2052358-1289467

BTW, the film made $7,500,000 in the US on it's first day. Those are not impressive numbers. Most figure that it will make between $20-25 million from Friday to Sunday. That would be around the numbers that Alexander put up in the US on it's first weekend Alexander's $21 million was over 5 days). It will be interesting to see what the dropoff will be next weekend. Then Star Wars comes out after that and that will not be great news for KOH. The film is expected to do much better overseas.

Dara Smile
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