While i have read that it is an anti-muslim movie, i have also heard that many christian are upset about the movie as well i will come back to these important points a bit later, but first things first: the trailers for this movie are awesome i got goose bumps when liam neeson's character godfrey of ibelin. Balian of ibelin as presented in kingdom of heaven has almost no basis in history the only historical facts that the film's balian shares with the real balian are his name, his renown, and his defense and surrendering of jerusalem to saladin the historical balian of ibelin was not born in france, but in ibelin.
Balian of ibelin : [saladin has just offered safe conduct in his terms] when the christians captured jerusalem, they massacred every muslim in the city walls saladin : i am not those men i am salahudin [with more emphasis] saladin : sala-hu-din king baldwin iv : come forward i am glad to meet godfrey's son he was. Facebook: 220051141405247 a comparison of the careers of raynald of chatillon and saladin it was only the fact that he had been unable to quickly capture jerusalem after hattin in 1187 and that balian of ibelin managed to get saladin to agree.
The film follows a highly fictionalized version of the real historical figure balian of ibelin (orlando bloom) in by comparison, balian is practically the archetype of the worthy antagonist figure, the noble representative of a side that is nominally within the text represented by more villainous figures.
Well, these are the video clips from kingdom of heaven movie the war between christians film kingdom of heaven: crusade war between christians and muslims posted on july 22 balian of ibelin: the christians butchered every muslim within the walls when they took this city saladin: i am not.