Be Very Afraid ... ?
Because yesterday, I saw my first glimpse of this. I knew it was coming. I will undoubtedly see it. After all, it has an amazing, high-testosterone cast (and by that I mean lots of studly actors, from Orlando Bloom to Liam Neeson -- and Jermey Irons, maybe not studly, but an incredible actor when he chooses. But, er, here's part of the blurb:
"Kingdom of Heaven is a monumental epic of tolerance, honor and humanity, starring Orlando Bloom and set against the turbulent, emotionally charged and world-shaping Crusades. From master filmmaker Ridley Scott, it traces the story of Balian, a common man of extraordinary conscience who rises to knighthood and embarks upon a life-changing journey to find peace and a better world"
They do explain the common-man-to-knighthood thing by making him the illegitimate son of a noble. And it's Ridley Scott, who just can't make a movie that looks bad -- and has made some of my very favorite films. But still ... I am afraid. On the other hand ...