Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Kingdom


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 04/04/2016

TITLE: The Kingdom

FORMAT: DVD

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 51 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 26.2 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4554.8 miles

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SYNOPSIS: An FBI terrorism team investigates a terrorist bombing of U.S. civilians in Saudi Arabia.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Beyond the action and gunplay, and interesting look into life in the Arab world and the concepts of global politics.

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PROS AND CONS:  The first half of this film is character development, the second half is non-stop gunplay and action.  So, in this respect it was a typical Hollywood action film.

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On the secondary level, the film gives and interesting look into the daily routines and structure of life in the affluent Arab world.  The last bastion on earth that is ruled by kings and princes that have wealth beyond imagination.  

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While the film was released in 2007, it is still very topical today, when we consider who exactly is fighting the battles in the Middle East and who has the most to gain.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.