Sick, in so many ways.
As strange as it sounds, I feel like I learned less about Napoleon from viewing this film. Or, perhaps my knowledge of the historical figure was rattled by another man’s vision. Is cinema not a myth-making tool?
The thing about Sir Ridley Scott is that he seems to believe history happened as it’s illustrated in the textbooks. Call him dull, romantic, or reductionist, but his historical epics carry life in them. There is a spirit larger than himself in films…