Mr. John Reed

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (16 of 22)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 829,781 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 22
Kingdom of Heaven [DVD] [2005] <b>DVD</b> ~ Orlando Bloom
Kingdom of Heaven [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Orlando Bloom
This has its flaws. It is a heavily fictionised account of the end of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. That said, the main charchters were real, and in some ways underplayed. Raymond de Chatillion was at leady twice as crazy as portrayed.
What the movie gives us, and that no other film has done, is a sense of what it was to be there at the time of the Crusades. The portrayal of mediaeval Jerusalem is extraordinary and the scenes outside Kerak amongst the great visual epics on screen. It actually happened, though not as depicted.
Buy the bluray, get the snackettes in , sit back and enjoy something special.
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Game of Thrones - Season 1 [DVD] [2012] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sean Bean
Ok spot the great UK actor, hey its Charles Dance, oh is that Peter Vaughan.And they are speaking lines of terrific dialogue all wrapped in bluray with amazing set pieces. Oh yes no expense spared with opening credits, intelligent and thoughtful What more would I want, well nudity, sex , graphic violence, hmm they have done that too.
At the heart is Tyrion, who carries the whole thing with panache.
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Prometheus (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Noomi Rapace
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I think Ridley Scott has directed some of the great films of the last 30 years. Apart from the obvious ones I thought Kingdom of Heaven was hugely underated. Not so Prometheus. What a dogs breakfast of a movie. Every person has to be a 'character'. All the cliches are trotted out, the robot, the souless woman, the survivor, and does she survive, wow. Idris Elba wasted muttering inanities and ignoring major happenenings on the planets surface. Overuse of graphics at the expense of tension. Endless remakes from Alien. Even hints of Quatermass and the Pit. By the end I couldnt be bothered. You should have heard what my wife said!!