Really? I thought Kingdom of Heaven was painfully average. Mainly because Orlando Bloom has the charisma and acting ability of a stinking turd. I haven't seen the extended cut though which apparently improves it a bit.
Thats what I was talking about, its a totally different film in the sense of the story its 100 times better and makes a lot more sense. For instance, without spoilering it too much, there are scenes where its discussed how skilled a blacksmith he is particularly when it comes to warefare, that he has fought before and built seige towers and stuff, so later on when he takes command its not so stupid that he appears to know what he is doing.
As for the others, throughout his career Scott has made iconic films, but he has made just as many that are run of the mill, they all tend to be well made and pretty decent looking, but he cant make Alien or Blade Runner every time. I think sometimes he fails under the weight of expectation placed upon him, I know I expect every film to be as good or as good looking as Blade Runner and they cant always be. High hopes for Prometheus though.