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  • 5 Big Problems with ďExodus: Gods and KingsĒ

    12/19/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by millegan · 31 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Michael Saltis
    When known unbeliever Ridley Scott was announced as the director, faithful film buffs feared the worst. Not only were many unsure whether he would treat the Biblical story with respect, but his film record since the smash hit Gladiator has been rather uneven (Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven, and Prometheus all failed to connect with wide audiences). As it turns out, Exodus is thankfully respectful of believers, if not a little ambiguous about the goodness of God. But sadly, a number of Scottís artistic decisions effectively rob the story of its potential to entertain and to uplift. Here are five...
  • Exodus Movie: Promised Land or Golden Bull?

    12/12/2014 5:39:21 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Crisis Magazinei ^ | December 12, 2014 | K. V. TURLEY
    Hollywood, still wet from the soaking it took from Noah, has headed for the desert with Moses in the new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. Surely this time we have a foolproof crowd pleaser filled only with milk and honey? Or, instead, is it going to be a lot of grumbling at bitter herbs?The movie, which opens today, stars Christian Bale, best known for his Batman portrayal, and is directed by Ridley Scott, no stranger to big screen extravaganzas like his film Gladiator. In 3D, and costing an estimated $140, 000,000, this must have appeared a formidable proposition. I mean,...
  • Hollywood Finds Religion But Should Moviegoers Embrace ďExodus?Ē

    12/12/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Hanlon
    In 2014, Hollywood has embraced telling religious stories on film. No longer, it seems, are religious viewers denied the opportunity to see biblical stories onscreen. In February of this year, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett brought Jesusí story to the big screen in Son of God. In March, director Darren Aronofsky presented Noah , whichó in spite of its narrative flawsó worked as an epic tale. This weekend, Ridley Scottó the newest high-profile director to embrace this trendó offers up a version of Mosesí story in the new drama Exodus: Gods and Kings. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this biblical...
  • The Exodus Movie I'd Make: Moses the Rejected Deliverer

    12/14/2014 11:25:03 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/14/14 | Steve Berman
    Watching Exodus: Gods and Kings stirred me to read the Biblical account once again.† Iíve read it many, many times in Exodus chapters 2-14.† Reading the story with the Ridley Scott movie fresh in my mind illuminated a few things.† First, that Scottís version of the account, while weak on the theological aspects of the characters, didnít do a half bad job at the Biblical story elements (and ludicrously bad at being historically accurate). But thatís not what I want to focus on. If I were to make an Exodus movie, Iíd take a different tack than everyone else.† Everyone...
  • Do not waste your time or money on the Exodus movie.

    12/13/2014 5:39:55 PM PST · by uptowngirl · 48 replies
    It is miles away from the Bible story. I hate that I just gave Hollyweird a reward of my hard earned money for producing this garbage. Please, please, learn from my mistake.
  • What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right

    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE~ DECEMBER 13, 2014 4:00 AM What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right Ridley Scott offers some fresh perspectives without straying unforgivably far from Biblical orthodoxy. By Josh CraddockJoel Edgerton (left) and Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and KingsBringing familiar Bible stories to the silver screen is a risky enterprise. A director must avoid mere rehash of previous tellings (think Cecil B. DeMilleís opus The Ten Commandments) but without allowing artistic license to veer off into offensive parody. Thatís a difficult task when some 3.8 billion people believe the source matter is sacred revelation from God himself. In...
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings, Moses Meets Rambo III

    12/12/2014 8:13:26 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/12/14 | Steve Berman
    When I was thirteen, I played a whole lot of Dungeons & Dragons.† I was even the Dungeon Master for a while.† I designed my own campaigns, with characters and towns mapped out.† Old school.† None of this video game online stuff.† Sitting around a table with a bunch of nerds in a basement, with the Dungeon Master guide, combat tables, and a jar of 6-, 12-, and 20-sided dice (donít judge me, you did stuff you don't talk about,†too). This is†Exodus: Gods and Kings.I can imagine Ridley Scott and his writing team of Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine,...
  • 'If Moses lived today, they'd send drones after him': Christian Bale's take on biblical story...

    11/26/2014 3:14:48 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 29 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | 11-26-14 | Sara Malm for MailOnline
    Christian Bale has said drones would be sent out after biblical character Moses had he been real and alive today. Bale, who plays Moses in Exodus: Of Gods and Kings, the forthcoming biblical epic directed by Ridley Scott, added that although Moses is depicted as a freedom fighter in the Bible, he is seen as a 'terrorist' by his enemies. The says he came to these conclusions while studying religious books and scriptures from different religions, including the Bible, the Torah and the Koran. Christian Bale said drones would be sent after 'terrorist' Moses had the character been real and...
  • Christian Bale, Playing Moses, Calls Him Mentally Ill, 'Barbaric'

    10/31/2014 9:00:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Christian writer Brian Godawa dismissed recent comments made by actor Christian Bale characterizing the biblical Moses as "schizophrenic" and "barbaric" as ignorant bigotry. Bale plays Moses in the upcoming Ridley Scott film, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," which uses hi-tech visual effects to tell the story of how Moses frees 400,000 slaves from Egypt. It is slated for release in December. The Christian Post reported Sunday that Bale told a group of international reporters at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles last month that Moses was mentally unbalanced. "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the...
  • Bale Calls Moses 'Schizophrenic,' 'Barbaric'

    10/25/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by This Just In · 83 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10.25.14 | Truth Revolt
    Christian Bale has some novel interpretations of Moses, whom he portrays in the upcoming "Exodus: God and Kings." "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life," Bale said. Hard on the heels of Noah, which took great liberties with the biblical tale, Exodus is drawing criticism from Christian websites.
  • RIDLEY SCOTT INSULTS JUDAISM'S CORE: 11-YEAR-OLD AS GOD

    12/02/2014 12:01:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 48 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    In the new movie,†Exodus,†director Ridley Scott decided to directly contravene possibly the most basic tenet of Judaism: that God is One and cannot be anthropomorphized. In the famous scene in which Moses stands near the burning bush and hears God talking to him, Scott decided to take liberties with the Biblical text and have an eleven-year-old boy, called Malak, stand near the bush and articulate the voice of God. Scottís excuse for violating the sacred text? As he said to The Hollywood Reporter: "Sacred texts give no specific depiction of God, so for centuries artists and filmmakers have had to...
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Movie Casting: ďSince When Are Egyptians Not White?Ē

    11/29/2014 10:56:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 81 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | November 28, 2014 | Roger Friedman
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox's new movie "Exodus" that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians. Thereís been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And a lot of this stems from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didnít use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film. He said: "I canít mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just...
  • All-white Moses row: £90m Ridley Scott epic slammed over lack of black actors playing Egyptians

    11/28/2014 11:40:57 PM PST · by dennisw · 71 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 27 November 2014 | Sam Creighton
    The hashtag #boycottexodusmovie has been trending on Twitter as posters express there anger over the film's casting of white actors as Egyptians Director Ridley Scott has been bullish about the issue of casting and said it was a business decision to hire white actors He claimed he wouldn't get financing if he hired 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' The cast does includes a number of actors of color, although it is mainly in minors roles including as servants. Sir Ridley Scott has found himself embroiled in a race row after his latest film was branded Ďtoo whiteí. Twitter users are urging...
  • Valerie Jarrett Makes Cameo on CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'

    09/29/2014 3:15:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/29/2014 | Daniel Halper
    Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett was given a cameo role in the latest episode of CBS's The Good Wife. The airing of the episode comes after a busy week for President Obama -- which included bombing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a series of meetings at the United Nations, and various international crises. Jarrett appears to play herself: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The scene features Jarrett on the phone with Julianna Margulies (who is the star of The Good Wife and who plays Alicia Florrick), being coached by Alan Cumming (who is playing a political...
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ĎBlade Runnerí Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies
    http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade RunnerĎs film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alconís Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • Bible movies to 'flood' screens, return religious films to the box office this year

    02/23/2014 6:45:35 PM PST · by restornu · 34 replies
    Deseret News National ^ | Thursday, Feb. 20 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner
    ďAs we were shooting 'The Bible,' we knew there was another story in here.Ē Roma Downey, actress ... "Son of God," a two-hour movie highlighting key events in Jesus' life, ministry and death, to open nationally on Feb. ... retelling the well-known Old Testament stories of Noah and "Exodus," featuring the great flood and Moses leading the children of Israel from Egypt. Is the 2014 release of Bible-themed films a trend? "It certainly looks like it," ... "There are more of these films coming out ... But the reasons for Hollywood's recent embrace of the Bible vary from seeing the...
  • In the Absence of Guns

    01/21/2013 1:14:46 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 2000 | Mark Steyn
    In Britain, defending your property can get you life. Celebrity news from the United Kingdom: In April, Germaine Greer, the Australian feminist and author of The Female Eunuch, was leaving her house in East Anglia, when a young woman accosted her, forced her back inside, tied her up, smashed her glasses, and then set about demolishing her ornaments with a poker. A couple of weeks before that, the 85-year-old mother of Phil Collins, the well-known rock star, was punched in the ribs, the back, and the head on a West London street, before her companion was robbed. ďThatís what you...
  • 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge

    08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 139 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-19-12
    "Top Gun" director Tony Scott fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials. Investigators found a suicide note in his car, which was parked on the bridge. Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off. The coroner's office identified him Sunday evening. Scott was a respected action-movie director who also made "Enemy...
  • Tony Scott, Director of 'Top Gun,' Dies in Apparent Suicide

    08/19/2012 9:31:36 PM PDT · by I Drive Too Fast · 22 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 08/19/2012 | By Tim Molloy & Sharon Waxman | The Wrap Ė 10 minutes ago
    Director Tony Scott died in an apparent suicide Sunday by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge near Long Beach, Calif. He was 68. Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Joe Bell told TheWrap that investigators had identified the deceased, Anthony David Scott of Beverly Hills, as the director and producer. The British-born "Top Gun" and "Crimson Tide" director was also the brother and producing partner of director Ridley Scott. The U.S. Coast Guard told The Daily Breeze that a suicide note was found inside Scott's black Toyota Prius, which was parked on one of the eastbound lanes of the bridge. Officials...
  • Did aliens or God create the human race, asks Ridley Scott in 'Prometheus'

    06/04/2012 7:07:34 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 78 replies
    Did aliens create the human race? If so, does that negate the existence of God? Or, did God create the aliens? Despite the advancement of science and technology, Marshall-Green believes that humans will always have faith -- even if itís one day proven that aliens were our creators, not God. ďI absolutely think that religion will always be a part of humanity, because it was one of the first inventions of man,Ē he said.
  • Ridley Scott Opens Up About 'Prometheus,' Kick-Ass Women, and 'Blade Runner 2'

    05/17/2012 7:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 17, 2012 | Marlow Stern
    No project is off limits to Ridley Scott. Over the course of his 35-year filmmaking career, the English auteur has dazzled audiences with his thrillingly diverse oeuvre, tackling everything from science fiction (Alien, Blade Runner) and sword-and-sandals epics (Gladiator) to modern warfare (Black Hawk Down). He is probably the closest thing to this generationís Kubrick. ..................................................... What about the rumored Blade Runner sequel? Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And weíll definitely be featuring a female protagonist. (Emphasis Mine)
  • Ridley Scott Finally Talks New ĎBlade Runnerí

    11/05/2011 7:40:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    PJ Media Lifestyle ^ | November 4, 2011 | Jehuda
    And it‚Äôs a ‚Äúliable to be a sequel‚ÄĚ according to Scott himself, who was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal‚Äės Speakeasy blog. When I first heard about this project, back in the summer, it was unclear whether the movie would be a prequel or a sequel. But saying I was intrigued would be falling short. Blade Runner wasn‚Äôt much of a hit when it was released in theaters back in 1982, but I could never get my eyes off it ‚ÄĒ without fail ‚ÄĒ every single time I rented it (Yes. On VHS). And I rented it several times...
  • Ridley Scott Ready To Direct New Version Of Seminal Sci-Fi Film 'Blade Runner'

    08/18/2011 11:33:20 AM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    deadline.com ^ | August 18, 2011 | MIKE FLEMING
    EXCLUSIVE: After revisiting his classic Alien with the upcoming 3D Fox film Prometheus, Ridley Scott is committing to direct and produce a film that advances his other seminal and groundbreaking science fiction film. Scott has signed on to direct and produce a new installment of Blade Runner. Heíll make the film with Alcon Entertainment, producing with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. This would be the most high profile project for Alcon since The Blind Side. They got control of the franchise earlier this year, but it's a whole different ballgame with Scott at the helm.Iím not getting a...
  • WaPo Film Critic Joins NYT in Finding 'Tea Party Like 1199' Theme in 'Robin Hood'

    05/14/2010 11:31:49 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 612+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 05/14/2010 | Tim Graham
    Liberal newspapers think alike. In Friday's Washington Post, film critic Michael O'Sullivan seconded the emotion of New York Times critic A.O. Scott that there were "tea party" elements in the new Russell Crowe version of "Robin Hood." O'Sullivan also lamented there was "precious little of the socialist stuff" that's usually associated with the Hood legend's rob-and-redistribute routine. O'Sullivan began: Dark and polemic, Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" is less about a band of merry men than a whole country of really angry ones. At times, it feels like a political attack ad paid for by the tea party movement, circa 1199....
  • Ridley Scott Will Direct Alien 5

    07/31/2009 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies · 948+ views
    empire online ^ | 31 July 2009
    Variety's story is more concerned that the screenplay is being written by Jon Spaihts, but the headline and the one-line explanation are enough to make us run around the room with glee: Ridley Scott is now attached to Alien 5 as director. Commercials director Carl Erik Rinsch was originally reported to be the Scott Brothers' choice to helm, with their Scott Free Productions, well, producing. But there's no mention of Rinsch this morning. Were Fox unconvinced? Or did Ridley start getting more interested the more involved he became?
  • VANITY: WR Grace Deficit Trials Ad by Ridley Scott

    04/05/2009 8:32:28 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 25 replies · 1,338+ views
    You Tube ^ | Sunday, April 5, 2009 | Rabidralph
    Back in '86, W.R. Grace, a multi-national chemical and everything else company, paid Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott to direct a commercial about Grace's concern for rising deficits. The commercial was made, but when WR Grace tried to buy airtime on the networks, they were refused. Isn't it interesting that no one brings up this commercial in the Age of Obama and it's only been seen 3,000 or so times on YouTube?
  • Blade Runner at 25 (Mythbusters' Adam Savage/Popular Mechanics)

    06/25/2007 1:01:41 PM PDT · by af_vet_rr · 20 replies · 691+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | June 2007 | Adam Savage
    Twenty-five years ago, the Ridley Scott film Blade Runner became an instant science fiction classic. Set in a sodden, squalid Los Angeles of 2019, the neo-noir masterpiece influenced a generation of filmmakers and video-game designers. Long before I teamed up with Jamie Hyneman to form the MythBusters, I was a special-effects modelmaker, and Scott's cyberpunk gem almost instantly became the most important film in the canon of movies I love. I'm still such a big Blade Runner fan that I watch it at least once every 18 months. I also own pretty convincing replicas of the "blade runner blaster" wielded...
  • Hollywood stars blast Nasrallah

    08/16/2006 9:49:58 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 8-16-2006 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Some 84 movie stars, film industry members sign statement condemning Hizbullah, Hamas activities in Middle East Heads of the film industry in Hollywood and prominent movie stars have signed a statement blaming Hamas and Hizbullah for terror activities in the Middle East, the war in Lebanon, and for harming innocents.  Some 84 senior film industry members signed the statement, published in the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, and the Variety newspaper.  Among the signatories: Sylvester Stallone, James Woods, Bruce Willis, director Ridley Scott, tennis player Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, WASHINGTON - Heads of the film industry in Hollywood...
  • Kidman condemns Hamas, Hezbollah

    08/16/2006 5:19:45 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 425 replies · 11,932+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 August 2006
    NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism. The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper. It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine. "We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads. "If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people...
  • The Truth about the Crusades: Historian reviews of "Kingdom of Heaven"

    05/27/2005 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Claud · 74 replies · 3,447+ views
    RedState.org ^ | 5/24/2005 | Thomas Woods
    Not quite three weeks after the film's release we can say one thing for sure: the First Crusade was much more successful than Ridley Scott's movie. I was stunned to hear Islamic anti-defamation groups condemn Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven." The Muslims appear much nobler than the Christians in the film, and on the Christian side the only remotely sympathetic characters are at best agnostic. Jonathan Riley-Smith, an expert on the Crusades, described the movie as "rubbish" for just this reason - the film, he says, is "not historically accurate at all" in its depiction of "the Muslims as sophisticated and...
  • We The Moral Dwarves - Western civilization capitulates to jihad... @theOneRepublic

    05/18/2005 8:53:44 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 15 replies · 461+ views
    theOneRepublic Journal ^ | 5/18/05 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Last week riots broke out in Afghanistan and Pakistan over an unfounded rumor, irresponsibly published by Newsweek magazine, that an American interrogator had flushed a Koran down the toilet. In response, the administration has been anxiously assuring the Muslim world that we indeed respect their religion and begging them to please like us. Meanwhile, in last Friday's sermon televised on Palestinian Authority television the paid employee of the PA described the Jews as an AIDS-like virus responsible for all the world's evils, blamed their economic sabotage of Germany for the Holocaust, and predicted the future triumph of Islam over America,...
  • 'Kingdom of Heaven' Ė Truth in Limbo - (tour de force review!)

    05/09/2005 4:47:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,765+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | MAY 9, 2005 | JAMES HIRSEN
    These days it seems that whenever Hollywood meets history, history gets the squeeze. Last year "King Arthur," "Troy" and "Alexander" were put through the revisionist wringer. Today it's the factually challenged movie "Kingdom of Heaven" whose historical content appears to have been schmushed. "Kingdom of Heaven"'s director Ridley Scott recently took a cue from Cecil B. DeMille and chose the Crusades as the subject of his latest epic. This is the same fellow who brought us "Gladiator" and "Blade Runner," which makes me wonder: How did a talented filmmaker like Scott get stuck with an incoherent script like this? It's...
  • 'Kingdom of Heaven' worsens U.S. box office slump

    05/08/2005 1:43:38 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 300 replies · 6,169+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Sunday March 8, 10:11 AM ET
    The lucrative summer moviegoing season suffered its worst start in years on Sunday, as the costly Crusades epic "Kingdom of Heaven" crawled into the No. 1 slot at the North American weekend box office with meager ticket sales of just $20 million. The film, which cost nearly $150 million to produce, stars Orlando Bloom -- "Hollywood's No. 1 pretty boy," according to Rolling Stone magazine -- as a humble French blacksmith who takes on the Arabs during the 12th century. It was directed by British filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott, who had better luck with such films as "Gladiator" and "Hannibal,"...
  • Ridley Scott's new Crusades film 'panders to Osama bin Laden'

    03/19/2004 7:44:28 AM PST · by Pikamax · 34 replies · 409+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/18/04 | Charlotte Edwardes
    Ridley Scott's new Crusades film 'panders to Osama bin Laden' By Charlotte Edwardes (Filed: 18/01/2004) Sir Ridley Scott, the Oscar-nominated director, was savaged by senior British academics last night over his forthcoming film which they say "distorts" the history of the Crusades to portray Arabs in a favourable light. The £75 million film, which stars Orlando Bloom, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson, is described by the makers as being "historically accurate" and designed to be "a fascinating history lesson". Sir Ridley Scott Academics, however - including Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith, Britain's leading authority on the Crusades - attacked the plot of...