Alexander

Fortune Favours The Bold
Fortune Favours The Bold
ALEXANDER (15)
D: Oliver Stone
Warner Bros. (Thomas Schühly, Jon Kilik, Iain Smith & Moritz Borman)
UK/France/Germany/Italy 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇩🇪 🇮🇹 2004
175 mins
 
Historical/Biopic
 
W: Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle & Laeta Kalogridis 
DP: Rodrigo Prieto
Ed: Tom Nordberg, Yann Hervé, Alex Marquez & Gladys Joujou
Mus: Vangelis
PD: Jan Roelfs
Cos: Jenny Beavan

Colin Farrell (Alexander the Great), Angelina Jolie (Queen Olympias), Val Kilmer (King Philip II), Christopher Plummer (Aristotle), Jared Leto (Hephaistion), Rosario Dawson (Roxana), Anthony Hopkins (Ptolemy)

This is an insult to Alexander the Great. An overlong, miscast and boring mess which, considering the source material, should have been an awful lot better. This is just plain awful.
Alexander The Great was Macedonian, but Colin Farrell plays him as if he's just stumbled out of a Dublin bar, Angelina Jolie sounds more like Vlad the Impaler than Queen Olympias and Val Kilmer is also quite terrible, but also quite unrecognisable so he can spare his blushes a lot easier than the forementioned. The best actors in this are probably the horses.
There was enough potential in the history and legend surrounding the character to make this at least a half-decent movie, but it almost sent me to sleep a few times and when I closed my eyes it sounded like a bar fight on St. Patrick's Day.
The fact that Troy is better than this mulch is bad enough. This is a pathetic excuse for a movie. Amongst the worst films of 2004 and possibly the decade.
2/10

Colin Farrell in Alexander
Colin Farrell in Alexander
Did You Know:
Angelina Jolie, who plays Colin Farrell's mother, was less than a year older than him.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 1 wins (Worst Actor); 8 nominations (Worst Film; Worst Actress; Worst Director; Worst Supporting Actor; Worst Screen Couple, Double Act or Team; Worst Ensemble Cast; Worst Screenplay (Original); Worst Makeup)


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

Golden Schmoes (Disappointment of the Year); The Stinkers (Most Intrisive Music Score; Worst Fake Accent); Yoga Awards (Worst Director)