History Film / KingdomOfHeaven

28th Mar '17 3:19:28 AM ManEFaces
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* TheResenter: Balian's brother and priest at the beginning of the film. He resents the fact that Balian is not only well-liked by the local Bishop, but is also noble and kind-hearted while the brother is a selfish simpering toadie. He steals money meant for Balian, condemns his late wife to hell and steals her crucifix, and tries to get Balian to leave the town to go on the crusade so that he can finally be rid of him, but is stabbed and burned to death for his cruelty instead.
27th Mar '17 11:53:29 PM ManEFaces
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Averted, as there are both beautiful and hideous people all along the morality spectrum. The hideous leper King Baldwin is a good guy and a competent ruler in spite of his disease-ravaged face, while Guy de Lusignan is properly evil but played by the quite handsome Martin Csokas. The good Balian (played by Creator/OrlandoBloom) and Sibylla (played by Creator/EvaGreen) are beautiful, while the horrible Reynaud is overweight.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Averted, as there are both beautiful and hideous people all along the morality spectrum. The hideous leper King Baldwin is a good guy and a competent ruler in spite of his disease-ravaged face, while Guy de Lusignan is properly evil but played by the quite handsome Martin Csokas. The good Balian (played by Creator/OrlandoBloom) and Sibylla (played by Creator/EvaGreen) are beautiful, while the horrible Reynaud is overweight.[[FatBastard overweight]].
14th Feb '17 3:14:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Huesca, Spain stands for France, Seville stands for Jerusalem, and Morocco stands for any exterior shot in the Holy Land.
10th Feb '17 1:46:57 PM LB7979
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--> '''Godfrey''': I once fought for three days with [[GroinAttack an arrow through my testicle.]]

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--> '''Godfrey''': I once fought for three two days with [[GroinAttack an arrow through my testicle.]]



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Godfrey went from being a minor French Lord to a Baron in the Holy Land, gathering such a reputation that his son's mere existence merits an audience with kings. He also somehow gathers a [[BadassCrew party]] including a [[TheBigGuy towering German]], a [[BadassPreacher Hospitaller Knight]], an English soldier, and a ''Moor''. All we ever hear of how he achieved this is that he almost killed Saladin in Damascus, and that he fought for three days after taking an arrow through his left nut.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Godfrey went from being a minor French Lord to a Baron in the Holy Land, gathering such a reputation that his son's mere existence merits an audience with kings. He also somehow gathers a [[BadassCrew party]] including a [[TheBigGuy towering German]], a [[BadassPreacher Hospitaller Knight]], an English soldier, and a ''Moor''. All we ever hear of how he achieved this is that he almost killed Saladin in Damascus, and that he "once fought for three two days after taking with an arrow through his left nut. [his] testicle".
10th Feb '17 9:58:13 AM LB7979
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** In the movie, Guy de Lusignon is an utter bastard who would do anything for power and who thought the idea of a WarForFunAndProfit [[AxCrazy was a great idea]]. Historically, while he may have been ambitious, he was no more so than the next noble, and his decision to go to war was less a matter of {{Ax Craz|y}}iness and more a matter of "Saladin's already attacking, we need to do something about it." While he was a bad king, it was not because he was nuts and evil, but because he was incompetent: He could listen to reason, and he even did so when Tiberius cautioned him to stay near a source of water and let Saladin come to him, but he allowed himself to be swayed by the over-zealous elements among the nobles and made the decision to march across the desert, exhausting his army and causing its downfall. He was also much better to his wife than in the film: historically, he treated her well enough that when she was given the chance to keep the throne ''and'' choose any husband for herself and make him King, she went right back to Guy.

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** In the movie, Guy de Lusignon Lusignan is an utter bastard who would do anything for power and who thought the idea of a WarForFunAndProfit [[AxCrazy was a great idea]]. Historically, while he may have been ambitious, he was no more so than the next noble, and his decision to go to war was less a matter of {{Ax Craz|y}}iness and more a matter of "Saladin's already attacking, we need to do something about it." While he was a bad king, it was not because he was nuts and evil, but because he was incompetent: He could listen to reason, and he even did so when Tiberius cautioned him to stay near a source of water and let Saladin come to him, but he allowed himself to be swayed by the over-zealous elements among the nobles and made the decision to march across the desert, exhausting his army and causing its downfall. He was also much better to his wife than in the film: historically, he treated her well enough that when she was given the chance to keep the throne ''and'' choose any husband for herself and make him King, she went right back to Guy.



%%* HolyCity: '''The''' Holy City, UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}}.

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%%* * HolyCity: '''The''' Holy City, UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jerusalem}}, is the setting for much of the film, and the entire point of the plot is that different religions go to war with each other over it. The downer closing credits remind us that that was not only happening in the 1100's, but still today.
10th Feb '17 9:15:30 AM LB7979
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-->'''Guy:''' This caravan is armed, Reynauld.
-->'''Reynauld:''' Good! No sport, otherwise.
10th Feb '17 8:47:42 AM LB7979
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Balian returns to his old home with the former queen of Jerusalem as his wife, and managed to keep the people and men under his command from being annihilated by the Saracens, but UsefulNotes/{{Richard the Lionheart}} starts another crusade that is doomed to fail, and as the ending text reminds us, it goes FromBadToWorse.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Balian returns moves to his old home France with the former queen of Jerusalem as his wife, and managed to keep the people and men under his command from being annihilated by the Saracens, but UsefulNotes/{{Richard the Lionheart}} starts another crusade that is doomed to fail, and as the ending text reminds us, it goes FromBadToWorse.]]
10th Feb '17 8:42:22 AM LB7979
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* ArrangedMarriage: The reason Sibylla is married to Guy in the first place.

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* ArrangedMarriage: The reason Sibylla is married to Guy in the first place. Plus he's her second husband [[note]]The first one, the father of her son, had passed away.[[/note]], and her first marriage was presumably also arranged.
10th Feb '17 8:38:26 AM LB7979
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--> '''Godfrey''': I once fought for three days with [[GroinAttack an arrow through my left testicle.]]

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--> '''Godfrey''': I once fought for three days with [[GroinAttack an arrow through my left testicle.]]
10th Feb '17 12:55:16 AM Darthman616
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* RefusalOfTheCall: Balian's initial response to Godfey's offer to go with him to Jerusalem.
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