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Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

Special thanks to Bill Shakespeare who can sum up Alexander far better than I. Of course, Luke Skywalker said it well too when he proclaimed "What a piece of junk".

I actually felt sorry for all the actors involved in this monatonous, over blown, ill concevied mess and I don't even care much for Colin Farrell. The actors at least tried to make as much as the could out of a lousy script. I mean, if you are seeing a biopic shouldn't you learn *something* about the person the film is about? What knowledge I left the theatre with, I entered the theatre with.

Oh, why was he this great leader who managed to control 90% of the known world? He was pushed to succeed by his parents and well educated. Really Oliver? If that was all it took we'd have dictators popping up on every other street corner trying to take over the world. Some more insight would have been nice. As well as more than one tiny example of his military expertise.

And what of Alexander's bisexuality? Yes, they did address it, but the way they did so made it some huge issue when, in fact, during that era it was no big deal.

I could go on and on, but why torture us both.

I'll credit danceswithwords with this since hers was the last LJ I saw it on...

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I was listening to the radio this morning, and the movie reviewer said people at the screening he went to were laughing out loud and bonding with each other over how terrible with movie was. What was the last good movie Oliver Stone made?
What was the last good movie Oliver Stone made?

I was wondering that too. I mean, the man is still defending JFK and talking conspiracy theories. Why is a studio giving him a 100 million dollars ro spend?
Why is a studio giving him a 100 million dollars ro spend?

The only reason I can think of is if his movies make money, but I'm not certain of the box office on his last few movies so I can't say for sure. Hollywood is such a bottom line place that it's the only viable reason. It can't be due to quality.
What was the last good movie Oliver Stone made?

Oooh. I know this one! Any Given Sunday, 1999. Can't help it. I love this movie. Jamie Foxx makes me happy and this was his first true "breakout-into-real-acting" role. Gotta give him props for realizing Jamie's potential.

That said, Alexander was never on my "to-see" list even with the presence of Angelina. Thanks for confirming my choice, Mare. :-)
Plus it sounds like a more personal type movie, not a conspiracy theory/epic type movie, which means he actually had to give it some thought.
I do recall enjoying Any Given Sunday. The film was a bit bombastic, but considering the subject matter I didn't take issue with it.

That said, Alexander was never on my "to-see" list even with the presence of Angelina.

Poor Angelina, she has picked a lot of turkeys recently. It's a pity because she is more than a pretty face. And speaking of her looks that woman can get me to momentarily contemplate switching teams. ;)
And speaking of her looks that woman can get me to momentarily contemplate switching teams. ;)

See? There we go sharing that brain again. She transcends sexual orientation. :-)