Skip to comments.Let's not read too much into the fate of ‘Alexander’(Hilarious Movie Review!)
Posted on 12/04/2004 9:22:19 PM PST by CHARLITE
The failure of "Alexander," the newspaper wrote, has "brutally exposed the cultural and moral divide which slices America in two."
Uh-huh. "It is being suggested that a film about a global warrior with dyed blond hair and waxed legs was never going to conquer an America fresh out of a presidential election in which gay rights became a major issue."
Is there another America they might be talking about? Major issue? Brutally exposed? The last thing an American movie brutally exposed was Kathy Bates in the hot-tub scene of "About Schmidt."
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The keywords are wrong....
Brad Pitt was in Troy, not Alexander....
I thought Troy was pretty good. Alexander seems to be a crappy movie to me.
I'm not expecting much from Alexander but I will see it for the heck of it.
I'm a sucker for the ancient genre.
I just learned a new word: "Slattern."
Good luck with Helen Thomas then. LOL
My daughter married into a family of the Greek Orthodox faith. Believe me, you don't mess with Greeks...LOL. My son in law is a sweetie, but his family is very animated in their thoughts, and they DO NOT like this movie.
Stone has annoyed me too much. I like Val Kilmer, but my disgust with Stone has turned me away from this movie.
Brad Pitt is mentioned in the article.
'The battle for Fallujah would make an exceptional movie in the "Black Hawk Down" vein, except of course we win, which gives the producers pause. Wouldn't that be, like, endorsing the war? Can't have that.'
nah, can't have THAT!
Aside from the fact "Troy" stood Homer on his ear- Menelaus dies in the movie, survived in the book, Achilles died before the Trojan Horse, not after, Ajax survived the siege-died shortly afterwords, Agamemnon was killed by his wife when he got home, not by some Trojan chiquita in the smoldering ruins,aside from the fact that Brad Pitt confused the Homerian description of Achilles "sulking" for the Achaen Greek word for "pouting", and despite the fact that the Greeks at Troy did not engage in hoplite/phalanx warfare, and that Homer's siege lasted ten years, not ten days- it wasn't bad.
My wife and I were two. You will find yourself bored beyond belief. We would look at each other and mouth (quietly) "Blah, blah, blah" for there is an enormous amount of boring speech in this movie. If you cut out the gratutitus gay-love scenes, the movie would utterly bore you to tears, this movie literally has NO redeeming qualities. It's simply a lousy, rotten, boring, stupid movie. I wouldn't even recommend it as a rental.
Now, it's your money, so go if you like. I'd suggest a matinee; and bring along a book to read. This movie makes competitive tiddly-winks seem like breath of fresh air. On the other hand, my wife and I both enjoyed Troy.
I, Claudius is on sale at Amazon.com for $67.49 with free shipping.
I would have had to read it then...
the internet it to slow out here to follow every link.....
Right On. Helen Thomas is my idea of the very worst nightmare.
Can you imagine coming home to that mess at the end of a hard day at the office? Could drive a man to drink.
I know from reliable sources that in 1943, when she last shaved her legs, the Gillette razor broke in two.
I'll take that as a "two thumbs down"!
"Do you like gladiator movies, Timmy?"
Ever been in a Turkish prison?
The movie and the reaction to it is really silly. Maybe no one is seeing it, because the movie stinks.
The MSM is making a big deal out of it, because they simply can't understand the facts.
Not to mention turning Patrilicus and Achillis into .... what, fraternity brothers? C'mon, that's not the Homer I learned.
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