Soldier of God Reviews
Here we have a story far from the center of main events, we follow a knight and a muslim stumbeling forward in the desert, and later on a muslim erimite woman in an oasis.
There is a lot of religious debate going on. The fact that both christianity och islam inevitably leads to trouble, pain, violence and death is repeatedly proven to us in a almost nagging way.
The movie is close to prove some kind of point, eventhough it takes a hell of time to get there, when it just gets mad.
Pity, because you don't have to have $100 000 000 000 to make these kind of films really, it's totally ok to write a story in the outskirts of main events and make good usage of a few actors. But you need a script, you really need a script and more interesting dialogue than this.
I do also have problems with dialogue that's one-sided; Knight says something that deserves an answer. Muslim is quiet. Muslim ask a question, knight is quiet. Muslim woman says something profound, men are quiet and looks up in air.. and so on...
Over all seems the storytelling about whats going on i Accra and Jersualem at the time be fairly in accordance with the facts, but still a pretty slow, boring and at times weird movie
"Saladin ordered that they should be beheaded, choosing to have them dead rather than in prison.'' - Imad ed-Din, Saladin's Secretary.
But one can't be too picky. Good movie.