Königreich der Himmel (2005)50340
Königreich der Himmel: Directed by Ridley Scott. With Martin Hancock, Michael Sheen, Nathalie Cox, Eriq Ebouaney. Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
“Many of the reviews above I agree with, but I also saw the theatrical version and was very disappointed (6 out of 10). When the Directoru0026#39;s Cut came out it was 45 minutes longer, so you fear the worst, MORE of the same. In this case, the story line is filled out and the motivations and characters are fleshed out. Eva Green went from, u0026quot;why is she in this movieu0026quot; with virtually no screen time and less dialog to a major character who moves the plot, as you would hope given her billing. The opening scenes in France are greatly expanded and meaningful. The action scenes are better, but not substantially. The Directoru0026#39;s cut should have been the official version of the movie, the theatrical cut is a poor excuse.”