Not "gay with exceptions". Not "curious". Not doing it for the sake of a plot twist or a neat ending.…
The greatest legend of all was real.
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…
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.
I know there is about 47 different cuts of Oliver Stone's Alexander, I have seen the theatrical cut and the Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut version. I rewatched the final cut version. It is three and half hours long; it is the version that opens with the incredibly long battle of Galgamela. A battle that is a good symbolic judge of the film itself; it is filled with stunning ambition and grand vision, but it is overlong, more than a little messy and at times a lesser Braveheart.
Alexander is fascinating idiocy. A film that Oliver Stone has returned and returned to, it is one of his great War pictures. Stone, cinema's most famous former solider, is not only America's…
How the fuck does something like this even happen
This movie sucks.
My mother is also very hot.
Esta película tenía mucho potencial... es una muy buena historia... pero la llevaron a cabo de una manera muy confusa... hay cosas que pasan que no llegan a conclusion, cosas que llegan a conclusion que nunca se desarrollaron. Es rara... pero interesante
[Ultimate Cut.] Consider me a fan -- of Oliver Stone, one of our most energetic and resourceful filmmakers, and even of this, which is of course as much of a mess as everyone says it is, but one full of more ideas about its hero, its own context, and its maker than the vast majority of other historical epics and/or biopics in recent memory. There's a great deal of psychological interest. Maybe the drama unfolds in fits and starts at some points, but the emotional logic Stone goes for, here and always, has a wonderful match in his method, in his love of filling the screen with texts from cultural and historical archives, of storytellers and stories that unravel as…
Kind of a mess but there is still a bunch to like. The middle segment really starts to hum as the glory of Alexander's conquest begins to fade, his men begin to turn on him, and still he plods on in his Aguirre-like death march across the new frontier.
One has to withstand some pretty bad scenes to get to the bravura moments. Farrell's acting is fairly one note with him reverting to the same hurt little boy look over and over. Jolie is, well, I don't know what she's doing at all. Cruella de Vil with an Eastern European accent? And lots of crazy eye so we know she's evil.
There is one incredible scene in a late battle…
The Ultimate Cut
The Ultimate Warrior.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.