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    Alexander

    This movie is a 3 hour waste of time and it puts a real strain on the brain. There are only two battle scenes in the entire 3 hours which last about 25 minutes. The acting isn't good either. Imo don't waste your money on this movie. It's nothing like the other epics.
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    From what I recently heard the movie overplays and overemphasizes his love life and pays WAY too much attention to his homosexuality. There's nothing wrong with this...if you advertise the film as being a love story. It hasn't, its been advertised as an epic war film and fortified by Maki's statements, what I heard is correct.

    I think I'm going to pass on Alexander.

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    i was going to pass on it anyways. im really tired of hollywood trying to pass off certain pretty boy actors as badasses, its not working at all. let the pretty boys play their pretty roles and kiss the women but when i want a badass give me russle crowe or somebody like michale clarke duncan, people i can go and drink with and get in bar fights with, no way i can get in a bar fight with colin ferrel on my side
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    coming from greek decent i refuse to see that movie Oliver stones choice of cast was shocking! colin farrel as alexander woot!
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    All i heard about it is.

    Alexander is gay.

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    Why is Alexander not played by a greek or amernian,turk, persian, why? I hate this, its just like the last samurai with Tom cruise, and I think its a deep ethnical insult, as deep as it gets I think, why do they even bother getting the historial facts right, when they wont even have him as a greek, I hate that plastic stuff, yeah thats how it feels, like watching plastic, at least in the lord of the rings, they spoke different languages, and common, was english originally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock
    Why is Alexander not played by a greek or amernian,turk, persian, why? I hate this, its just like the last samurai with Tom cruise, and I think its a deep ethnical insult, as deep as it gets I think, why do they even bother getting the historial facts right, when they wont even have him as a greek, I hate that plastic stuff, yeah thats how it feels, like watching plastic, at least in the lord of the rings, they spoke different languages, and common, was english originally.
    Yeah,i like the fact that in Passion of the christ it was transletted in Latin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock
    Why is Alexander not played by a greek or amernian,turk, persian, why? I hate this, its just like the last samurai with Tom cruise, and I think its a deep ethnical insult, as deep as it gets I think, why do they even bother getting the historial facts right, when they wont even have him as a greek, I hate that plastic stuff, yeah thats how it feels, like watching plastic, at least in the lord of the rings, they spoke different languages, and common, was english originally.
    i totaly agree with you rock totally!
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    nice, let me guess, the war scenes wasnt even bloody.

    Man whats happening to movies today, its just like that other talentless simpson sister, its all fake, to hell with it.
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    just like troy what a flop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock
    nice, let me guess, the war scenes wasnt even bloody.

    Man whats happening to movies today, its just like that other talentless simpson sister, its all fake, to hell with it.
    these producers, directors whatever they call themselves should do more research on historical facts before even trying to come out with this hollywood garbage what a disgrace!
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    Alexander was probally a larger, more agressive brute,yet smart and cunning, homosexual, what concrete evidence is there, they say this about all great men.
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    wake up people, it is Hollywood. they will do what will bring in the most money. for each muscular guy you want to see in a bloody battle there are 10 people that wont go see it. so it makes sense for them to use a pretty boy who people will go see.

    if you disagree the way you do, then just dont see it. also what youre choosing to do.
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    heard it sucked too, was looking forward to see it as I enjoyed such films as troy and gladiator...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock
    Why is Alexander not played by a greek or amernian,turk, persian, why? I hate this, its just like the last samurai with Tom cruise, and I think its a deep ethnical insult, as deep as it gets I think, why do they even bother getting the historial facts right, when they wont even have him as a greek, I hate that plastic stuff, yeah thats how it feels, like watching plastic, at least in the lord of the rings, they spoke different languages, and common, was english originally.

    Did you even see the Last Samurai?

    (Hint: Tom Cruise was SUPPOSED to be a white man, and he WAS NOT the Last Samurai.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    Did you even see the Last Samurai?

    (Hint: Tom Cruise was SUPPOSED to be a white man, and he WAS NOT the Last Samurai.)
    Yeah, but he was supposed to be a frenchman (according to history), not an American.

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    Who cares? Frenchman, American? If you want to be nit picky the whole story was fictionalized. Do you really believe any of that happened as it was protrayed? The only historical accuracy in that movie was that the Japanese actually spoke Japanese (for the most part). That didn't stop it from being a fine piece of entertainment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh BDK
    From what I recently heard the movie overplays and overemphasizes his love life and pays WAY too much attention to his homosexuality
    Big time. I was suprised at how much they touched on this subject. I figured it would be subtle but it wasn't really.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock
    nice, let me guess, the war scenes wasnt even bloody.

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    Nah, they were decent.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    I liked it, but being an enormous history buff gives me a bias.
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    Alexander was portrayed to be an incestual, ridiculously homosexual, fairy who for some reason cried all the time. Many historians believe he was gay, but I doubt there is concrete evidence.

    It's easy to forget when watching this movie that this was the greatest commander of all time.

    They didn't even really talk about his command genius or his philosophical nature.

    BTW, the fight scenes were not decent, they were at best slightly below average.

    DO NOT SEE this movie, unless you wanna see a gay, badly done love story.

    No one involved in this movie did a good job except angelina jolie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nejar462
    Many historians believe he was gay, but I doubt there is concrete evidence.
    It was extremely conventional for well off greek men to take younger male lovers, but Alexander was well know for his unconventional life long affair with a male of the same age.

    That said, this movie looks awful.

    Go see Sideways instead. That was pretty funny.

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    so what greek could have played alexander? John Stamos? uncle jesse out there slaying dudes and all that? no way..collin ferrel was the best man for the job..nobody would have paid to see an action star..collin ferrel is an exceptional actor, and he absolutely immersed himself in the history to play the part accurately..what does it matter if it's a greek guy anyway? his hair was blonde wasn't it? anyone here know a lot of naturally blonde greeks? maybe it was a wig, cause i haven't seen it yet and it looked supremely fake...but either way, colin ferrel has black hair, and mediterranean features..if the movie sucks, it sucks..but it's not because of whether the people are all ethnically accurate..don't get me wrong, i am very picky about movies being accurate, but i understand that actors are actors, and they are paid chameleons, and don't have to be the ethnicity of the part they play..big-budget pictures are a business first, and an art-form second

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    HORRIBLE movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    Did you even see the Last Samurai?

    (Hint: Tom Cruise was SUPPOSED to be a white man, and he WAS NOT the Last Samurai.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastaman
    Who cares? Frenchman, American? If you want to be nit picky the whole story was fictionalized. Do you really believe any of that happened as it was protrayed? The only historical accuracy in that movie was that the Japanese actually spoke Japanese (for the most part). That didn't stop it from being a fine piece of entertainment.
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