1) at a screening, Ridley Scott told the audience before the film that they’re allowed to laugh. So there are comedic moments.
2) this comes across as a British director poking fun at a French General / Emperor. Napoleon was deemed a great strategist and leader; see him nervous, falling over himself, fucking, and throwing insults like a toddler throws a tantrum (the boats line was funny).
3) I like this analysis of unlikeable characters and why it…