Re: Kingdom of Heaven
This is one of those movies that you REALLY have to see the Directors Cut of. I saw the theatrical version and gave it a disappointed "meh". Then against my will I was talking into seeing the extended directors cut, and the film became one of my all time favourite movies. Orlando Bloom's character suddenly makes sense (he used to be a siege engineer and has fought in the crusades before, which explains how he suddenly seems to know how to defend cities) and there is an extended sub-plot regarding the Queen of Jerusalem and her son which is PIVOTAL to her character but that the theatrical cut utterly missed out. There's a fantastically shot and choreographed sword-fight between Guy and Balien at the end of the movie, loose ends are tied up, plot oddities explained, characters get more screen time and their actions make sense.
Seriously, try the directors cut. It's worth it.