The movie’s getting lukewarm reviews, but the opening credits for The Kingdom function as an effective prologue to the film.
I hate to beat a dead horse, but this is yet another example of what I call “visual essays.” It’s all about re-contextualizing historical data in a dramatic light by leveraging the power of motion graphics. The result is a compelling argument, something that can be debated point by point, even as it entertains and informs its audience.
I can’t figure out who’s responsible for this work, though. This thread on mograph points to PCI, but I’m not sure who they are. Any clues would be appreciated.
UPDATE: Courtesy of Douglas in the comments, we got a link to PIC, the studio responsible for the credits.
Thanks to Jordan Lloyd for the tip on this post!