Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Kingdom of Heaven
When I first saw a trailer for this upoming Ridley Scott movie, I turned tot he person sitting next to me and said "it'll be interesting to see who they make out to be the bad guy." She responded that, of course, it'll likely be a balance. I replied that I wasn't so sure—in today's climate, I thought, it's entirely possible that there will be over-compensation for the Islamist position (and let's be serious, that's who the Christians fought in the Crusades, even if they were equally horrific back then), and the Christians will be made to look far worse than the Muslims.

Well, it appears that I may have been right. I submit for your reading pleasure this and this review—both of which conclude very similar things about this film. I'll still see it, but I have a feeling that I may be offended by it. We'll see.

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