Oliver Stone, Repost

Alexander the Awful

Gladiator made a mark on Hollywood in 2000. Financially successful and well regarded by both critics (except for Roger Ebert) and the Academy, Ridley Scott's sword and sandals epic ignited Hollywood's love of epics for the first time in decades, something even the success of Mel Gibson's Braveheart could not do. The love affair didn't last very long,… Continue reading Alexander the Awful

1.5/4, 2000s, History, Oliver Stone, Review

Alexander (The Final Cut)

[Also see my reviews for The Theatrical Cut and The Director's Cut.] Yes, Oliver Stone's third cut improves Alexander. No, it's not suddenly some misunderstood masterpiece waiting for rediscovery. It's still a bad film, just not quite as bad as the other two previous cuts. There are changes throughout the movie, and the most obvious… Continue reading Alexander (The Final Cut)