Saturday, November 27, 2004

Alexander

I really don't understand all the negativity over this Oliver Stone film. Most critics accuse Mr. Stone of attrocious directing, but that's pretty far fetched. The acting could not have been better. Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, Angelina Jolie (who I normally hate), Jared Leto, and Rosario Dawson give magnificant performances.

Not only was the acting good, but the depictions of Alexander's life were accurate. Right down to Alexander being a homosexual. Hey wait a minute, maybe that's why most critics didn't like this film...were they perhaps expecting a typical movie about a hero, and they got a realistic depiction of a man, a gay man?

Oliver Stone didn't have every fact about Alexander in this film. He gave Alexander brown eyes, you know, because blue contacts for Colin would have broken the budget, I pressume. At least he had the blonde hair correct. There's other facts that were left out, but I won't mention them all. Instead, why don't you go pick up a book.

The best part of this film BY FAR was the photography, the shots of the Himalayas, the shot of Alexander on horseback fighting an Indian on Elephant-back. That was truely gorgeous. Simply stunning.

So do not be impressed with all the JUVENILE remarks about this movie, you have to understand that the majority of america are homophobic and immature.

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