The Red Queen and I caught Alexander the other day. It was long, probably too long, but overall it was entertaining. Collin Farrel did a decent job as did Jared Leto. In case you haven’t heard, the Greeks are pretty pissed that Alexander was protrayed as a bisexual, going as far as protesting the films veracity. There is plenty of evidence that Alexander was indeed bi, but what I don’t understand is how it makes a difference. His sexuality doesn’t take away (or add in my opinion) anything to what he accomplished.
The film could have been better with a little editing. At just over three hours, it was entirely too long. Cut out a few of the posturing speeches and it would easily come in under 2 hours. Overall, it was a good movie, but not worth the price of a non-matinee ticket. Wait for the DVD where the special features might make up for the films shortcomings.