Kingdom of Heaven was inspired by the second and third crusades and is based on a true story. There has been much cristicism about is because the film shows things that didn't happen in reality.
It is the time of the Crusades during the Middle Ages. After the death of his wife and his child, a blacksmith called Balian follows his father to Jerusalem. On the trip his father dies of an infection. Balian inherits his father's land and at the end he has to defend Jerusalem against Saladin.
Watching the film takes much time because its very long. It is also not suited for someone who doesnt like to see violent scenes. But we think it is very interesting and good. (Raffi Riedl und Leo Sferdean, 5a)