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Why was this even made????


I know people sometimes people make movies because they have some historic relevance but this is nonsense, no time in history would this have taken place. Its pretty ridiculous how they made such a dark period in time so serene. Saladins fighters were always on the lookout for an assassin, then suddenly they find a christian soldier and everyone is leaving him untouched, when they just came from battle, how odd is that. sometimes when people make movies about battles they should try to make them a bit more accurate.

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Well there are lots of reasons movies are made. To tell a good story, to makes some kind of statement or observation about society/history/human nature. I can think of a thousand reasons to make a movie about Muslim/Christian relations in Southwest Asia, and about 500 of them to set it during the Crusades. Suspending disbelief on an issue like accepting a Christian soldier is not much of a price to pay for that. Saladin had good reason to fear the Assassins of course, but the Assassins were a Ismaili Shi'a sect, not Christians.

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Sweetdoll_86 said : "Saladins fighters were always on the lookout for an assassin, then suddenly they find a christian soldier and everyone is leaving him untouched, "

They were looking for an Assassin not a christian.
Assassins (Hashshashin) were Ismaili muslims, followers of the man in the mountain.
The last person to be an assassin would be a chrisitian.

Dont forget about how important "hospitality" is in muslim cultures. once he had been accepted into the tent, he was more or less protected. The brother-in-law states this protection to his colleague.

and who does he meet, an Ismaili , who had their own problems with Saladin, a spaniard forced convert, a jewish merchant; I dont see these people being too bothered.

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Why was this made? Apparently to piss you of Sweetdoll_86, that was the sole reason for its creation. :-)

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