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Alexander: a pile of poo

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  1. kbfern

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    I just watched Alexander,what a pile of poo.How does the man who directed Wall Steet and JFK manage to get it so wrong.

    I had heard this film was bad but as I like sword and sandal movies I had to rent it.The film is the directors cut and I think that just about sums it up.I think the film was cut into little pieces then joined up again in no particular order.The irish accents of the actors were just awfull and Angelina Jolie sounded like an russian speaking english.How did they manage to create such a piece of sh*t?.
     
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    I have just rented it! just waiting for my last speaker to arrive before watching. hopefully it cant be that bad!
     
  3. Gary D

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    Sorry boys i beat you to it with the thread opened on saturday.

    here

    I saw the poo first :D

    Gary
     
  4. kbfern

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    Belive me it is!!!!!!!!!

    The battle scenes were the only redeming parts, and considering he conquered almost all the known world at the time, were brief out of a film 2hrs 40mins long.
     
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    Gary D

    Sorry I would have added to your thread had I saw it first.
     
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    I liked it [​IMG]
     
  7. kbfern

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    Razor

    What did you like about it? I am no film critic and like most films but found this film to be utter tosh.
     
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    Ps Razor

    Not trying to have a dig at at the fact you liked it, just interested in what aspects of the film you found good.
     
  9. Razor

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    :hiya:

    I didnt want to see this movie at all. But I ended up enjoying it. :oops:

    I cant say what made me like the movie, I just did. The irish accents were stupid and it could of been done allot better but never the less I still had fun.
    I guess I didn't expect to much from this movie so I wasn't let down in any way. :nono:

    Angilina Jolie was nice eye candy. :eek: :devil:

    :D
     
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    I *loved* it, but I'm Ollie Stone Fanboy #1.

    I thought it was a wonderful, spectacular failure - which is exponentially more interesting than an unremarkable "success".
     
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    Bl**dy hell, I'm starting to feel seriously out-gunned in the smilie department. I thought the jaw-dropper was bad enough.
     
  12. Gary D

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    in short it was

    RUBBISH!!!!!!
     
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    Bless you [​IMG]
     
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    They are doing a version set in Springfield, you'll probably like this version more :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    How can anyone say a true story is rubbish [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    Dude, the story is great! its just that Mr stone didn't tell that story, he told a story of a man looking for acceptance from his father. not the story of a man who conquered the known world. If you sat and watched this rubbish you wouldn't walk away thinking that you have just watched the life of one of the greatest military tactions who ever lived. the first battle hints at it - but by the end of it you get the impression that Alexander has cocked it up when he'd done anything but.

    Mrs D is a big historian and she spent most of the movie sniggering :D

    one day a great movie will be made about Alexander the great but this isn't it.

    Gary
     
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    Gary :hiya:
    I can see where your coming from Gary. [​IMG] This movie is a long way off being great. I still enjoyed it just like I enjoy movies like swordfish, i-robot, ID4 etc... I would class this movie as a popcorn movie [​IMG]

    It should of been a great moive :oops: with the budget and cast but it only manages a popcorn rating, which is still ok. :D

    How do you rate this to Troy? :confused:
     
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    You ba****d.
     
  18. Gary D

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    i think its worse than Troy. i saw try and the cinema and loved it, when i rewatched it on DVD i thought it was really bad. Although at least Troy and Diane Kruger :devil: and a really cool fight fight between Achilles and Hector.
    but i'd rather watch Troy than Alexander.

    i love Mr Stones work indeed JFK would be one of my desert island movies :smashin:

    Gary
     
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    Gary :hiya:

    Agreed I prefered Troy to Alexander. But please dont forget Angelina Jolie [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Gary D

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    whats with all the ****ing smilies? :eek:


    Gary
     
  21. Razor

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    Now, now descrimination against smilies is a serious thing [​IMG]


    :D
     
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    As a historical reference this film is a 4 out of 10. The ideals, the war strategist and the personal perspective have been barely scratched
    As a film this is a 3 out of 10. Acting poor - accents oh dear. Anthony hopkins ( An actor I admire tremendously) as Socrates very bad. Ms Jolie phwooar, but inevetibly thats about it. The cinematography was average and soundtrack as well..
    I have been reading Alexanders biographies, historical references and novelisations for some time. And this film has been a total let down. What happened to the Oliver Stone we use to like? 3.5 out of 10 IMO
    Is Baz Luhrmann still directing his version?
     
  23. Gary D

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    no not according to IMDB :(

    Gary
     
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    I can snigger at the factual inaccuracies all the way through JFK and Nixon - doesn't mean they're not great films...

    They're supposed to be pieces of CINEMA! Not documentaries...
     
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    Bingo mate. [​IMG]
     
  26. Gary D

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    Thats a good point - well made! Alexander is NOT great cinema.

    You may notice that i never said it was factually incorrect - i said that he told the wrong story IMO. He told the soap opera and not the epic.



    Gary
     
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    Okay, no more silly smilies! [​IMG]
     
  28. Razor

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    Fantastic. [​IMG]
     
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    It wasnt that bad!! just watched it and its a lot better than troy.

    Still its not gunna be a film that i own!! worth renting though.
     
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    It's one of those movie you could never watch again.

    I'm gone make a version with just the Angelina Jolie bits.
     

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