In my earlier blog post about medieval movies, I said that Orlando Bloom was miscast in the movie Kingdom of Heaven. I still think he was. Bit too wimpy and fey for what I think a crusader should come across like. However…somebody else has rather enterprisingly put together the Orlando Bloom kill rate in Kingdom of Heaven and it does rack up rather impressively – or depressingly if you’re a Saracen.
I should say that movie does portray Saladin in a positive light and the caliphate is not demonised. However, when it comes to swinging his sword around – Orlando does seem to wreak havoc and death.
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