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 Posted:   Apr 16, 2019 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The director's cut of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is spectacular. It ups the quality of that film not only one, but two leagues.

I originally saw the theatrical cut of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and thought it was a good but flawed movie, better than I expected, but still some things just did not work too well. So it was "ok".

Then I saw the director's cut and it became a masterpiece, one of the best movies in a long time, so yes, easily not only one but two leagues.

I think the worst thing about the movie back then was its odd poster, basically just Orlando Bloom in fighting hero pose, which suggested to me a generic medieval action flick (like there were few at the time, like KING ARTHUR etc.)... when in fact, KINGOM OF HEAVEN is more in league and has more in common with classic Hollywood epics such as EL CID; it needed the length and scope to tell its story properly. It's definitely among the finest and most sincere movies Ridley Scott has made.

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