Inherently Different

The One About Alexander

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.

3 thoughts on “The One About Alexander”

  1. I saw this Friday night. While I have no problem with the fact that Alexander was a bisexual. I do have a problem with the film raming it down my throat. It got to a couple points where people in the theatre were screaming “eeeeewwww”

  2. Well, it was a huge part of who he was… how else do you think he was able to get men to willingly sacrifice themselves in war? Not showing it and not showing it accurately would have made the film dishonest in my opinion.

  3. We happened to be at a movie theater at 9:15 Saturday night and the next movie to play was…Alexander. Even though I’d read the bad press, we took a chance on it. Way too long, but other than that I thought it was really good. Admittedly, I’m a big Oliver Stone fan (with the exception of Natural Born Killers). I think Stone gets a really bad rap in the U.S. I’m interested to see how the film does overseas, with the exception of Greece.

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