R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Two practical trebuchets were built for the film. The arms could pivot 56 feet (17 meters) and fire loads of 100 pounds (45 kilograms) approximately 1,312 feet (400 meters). During filming, the arms of one of the towers snapped, due to the extreme ... ...
Squire: Clear the road, if you will.
The effects of trebuchets have been extremely overdone. They neither reach as far as the film implies (certainly not with that kind of angle) nor does the impact of the ammunition cause the ground to tremble as if it were modern artillery. A hurled stone on a massive city wall may cause a dent and merely a thump upon impact.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo has a ocher-yellow tint added to it.
English, Arabic, Latin, Italian
$445,232 (Austria) (6 May 2005)
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