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Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians he leads his Army across the then known world venturing further than any Westerner had ever gone all the way to India.
Since we don't actually know what ancient Macedonians sound like let's each pick a different accent!
I see Angie's gone with the "crazed gypsy accent" while Mr Farrell went with the "vaguely European mumble accent", Val decided on "mostly Californian" and Anthony went for "jolly old British".
"Directed by Oliver Stone"
Are you EVER.
"Music by Vangelis"
Is it EVER.
The further back into history you delve, the more mythical some figures become. Stories about legends handed down through the ages that get embellished until the waters about what is truth and what is fiction get murkier and murkier.
Alexander The Great was a military leader and King Of Macedonia who conquered large parts of Asia Minor, Egypt, and the ancient Persian Empire. This account of his more famous exploits including his fractious relationship with his father and his quest to conquer the known world is at times thrilling, but historically suspect to say the least. Oliver Stone's film came in for criticism from all fronts. From Colin Farrell's performance as the bi-sexual Alexander, to the casting of Angelina Jolie…
Every movie enthusiast is familiar with the feeling of admiring a movie that everybody else seems to despise. Most of us have quite a few of those. I certainly have my fair share, but the movie that immediately pops into my mind in such discussions is Oliver Stone’s "Alexander".
Most critics panned the theatrical version, the box office was a letdown and it even got 6 Razzie Award nominations. This movie was on almost every level a complete failure. Flawed as it was, I did not quite get why. But then again I was only a teenager, what did I know?
In 2007, Oliver Stone released his Final Cut, which he called "Alexander Revisited". I only got around to watch…
There are some interesting ideas in the 'Revised' final cut of the film and Stone does have a bold and grand vision for the story, but the execution of those ideas just doesn't work as well as he may have hoped for.
Three re-edits later and the movie still cant survive it's often boring script and messy narrative structure. The casting is also off at times, most notably with Farrell, who tries to give it his all, but just doesn't have the screen presence or grandeur to pull of such a huge role. The movie also contains so much screaming! why do all the characters yell all the time?
I respect Stone's passion for the project and the film has a few highlights here and there, but overall it's just trying to do too much at all once.
Watched "The Ultimate Cut," which, my GOD—cerebral camp. And I mean that as the highest compliment.
Started off well enough, fast became boring, so boring I blackout from boredom, and that was during the scene he was fighting Elephants from his horse! Should be exciting but was so uninteresting my mind gave up before then, and I forget everything that happened.
is it historically accurate? hell no. do i still love it nonetheless? hell yes
rating is for the "Final cut", which is a significant improvement (though still flawed) cinetarium.blogspot.com/2010/11/alexander-revisited.html
Can someone please explain to me how a film so uninspired, unpolished, poorly written, directed, acted, and edited ever received Oliver Stone's stamp of approval? I understand that even the best, most lauded filmmakers have some stinkers under their belts, but "Alexander" is on a completely different level of stinkerist phoned-in jackassery.
This must have been some sort of a passion project for Oliver Stone where he had been dreaming of making a big, bloated sword-and-sandal biopic about Alexander the Great with big actors, costumes, battles and everything. Little did he know that his filmmaking sensibilities rendered him completely unsuitable for such material, because what came out of this artistic struggle can only be compared to a steaming pile of…
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The production design and the lush costumes is not enough to make this historical piece a great movie. I couldn't find that one "wow" moment for it to be memorable. Such a shame that this movie wasn't able to realized its true potential, which is obviously marked by the several versions or directors cut - four in total - unmasking Oliver Stone's last minute indecision towards his project
Wow. Bloated, badly acted, uninspired. So much talent and so little reward.
This film was so long and drawn out that by the time it was over, I felt like I had conquered something! Stone was trying to fit a miniseries into a movie. The jumping around time frames made the story telling a little exhausting. In spite of the criticisms, this film is prolly the best ever made concerning Alexander the Great!
Recommendations very welcome!
I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas (no animated features or alternate histories) and arrange them…