Well, you all knew I'd see it this weekend.
Aside from the fact that I think Heath Ledger is a babe, it's still a pretty good movie.
Fortunately, they focus on the actual story of how Heath's character goes to the Sudan to help his friends and why. I was afraid that this would be like Pearl Harbour where the bulk of the attention is on the love triangle. For the most part, the performances were well done. Djimon Hounsou was by far the strongest performance of the movie. His character is a mercenary that helps Heath's character and is just really powerful.
It's no Lawrence of Arabia, but I enjoyed it. There are some story holes, but aside from that, it was pretty good.
Oh, and on a total shallow note, Heath looked good throughout the movie. Remember Legends of the Fall when Brad Pitt's character went through his sea-faring days and he looked like hell? Even when Heath's character was supposed to look really, really, bad, there was a part of me that would say, "Yeah.. I'd still do him"