#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander’s conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander’s bloody, yet unifying, conquest.
Plot: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
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My wife picked this one up together with the weekly TV magazine. Luckily we didn’t pay full price. I hoped for a film about one of the greatest warlord of all time but what I got was something about a crying homosexual wimp.
Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut.
Alexander is directed by Oliver Stone and Stone co-writes the screenplay with Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis. It stars Colin Farrell, Val Kilmer, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Christopher Plummer. Music is by Vangelis and cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.
Alexander is an historical epic based on the life of Alexander the Great.
Off the bat I have to say that this “Final Cut” version of the film is the only one I have seen. Upon its initial home format release – the first theatrical version – I lasted an hour and 15 minutes before growing restless and sought enjoyment elsewhere. Consequently as a massive fan of historical epics through the years, it has been a constant nagging itch for me to see Alexander in its entirety. So with Oliver Stone tinkering away with versions – convinced he has made a worthwhile epic – I finally delved in.
The Final Cut, as far as I’m aware, is a vast improvement on that savagely received theatrical release, well that is said by those who tried again instead of calling quits at the first production. Straight away I could see the difference, where once was a plodding first hour, now sits a vibrancy, with Stone seemingly saying that he can do great action and drama, just please hang around during all the historical chatter, sexual connotation, family strife and conquering machinations, and I will enthral you as a whole.
By his own admission, Stone reveals he took on a most complex historical character and in his eyes has made a film to befit such complexity. We get a splintered narrative, as we kick off with the crux of Alexander the Great, the leader, while Alexander’s childhood and family forming is interspersed at various junctures. The battles are high in intensity and blood letting – exhilarating at times – but more crucially they let us engage with the tactical “ahead of their time” manoeuvres of Alexander the Great. This version mostly flows alright, and I got to feel how Alexander’s mind was working in the process, even if come pics closure I didn’t fully know the man.
Epically cast of course, some of them work, others not so much. Farrell’s looked odd, in the way that Pitt’s was in Troy (released this same year as Alexander), but apart from the accent issue he grows into the role and is fiercely committed. Jolie is just wrong for the role of domineering Olympias, worse still the scenes she does with Farrell are damp and threaten to derail the drama already built up. This latter point is more annoying given a great thread involving Dawson as Alexander’s wife Roxanne is built up superbly, only to not be pulled until some drama very late in the play. The rest of the cast come through as ok for period flavours (expected for Hopkins, Plummer and Meyers, interesting as regards Leto).
This is not the life ambition masterpiece Stone wanted to make, even if he proclaims on the extras that he’s happy and content with The Final Cut version. This cut still shows some cracks, but these are not seismic enough to hurt the film. For there’s a lot of grandeur, blood stirring and thought gone into the production, and there’s a lot to be said for that in this day and age of soulless cash making filmic exercises. Honourable failure then? Yes for sure, but a better film in this form than some may have thought possible back in 2004. 7/10
Alexander proves too smart for dumb American critics
The US reviews have been really terrible and the IMDb user rating is lower than KING ARTHUR, so I’m wondering if Europe has got a different cut, because the film I saw was excellent. Problems, yes, like Anthony Hopkins and Val Kilmer hamming away and Angeline doing a very odd accent. Farrell’s not bad even though he doesn’t have enough small moments to work with to shade the role: after Clive Owen’s disgracefully bad performance in KING ARTHUR it’s amazing that it’s Farrell the critics are laughing at.
You don’t get involved in the characters as much as you should, but its an amazing flick, a real movie. It feels like it’s been done for real not by a computer by someone as mad and vainglorious as Alexander himself. Not a total success, but the 80% that hits the target is really intelligent and ambitious and is worth more than a lot of pictures that work better, if you know what I mean.
I think the reason Hollywood is so dumbed down now is when someone tries to do something different on a big scale like Alexander, HEAVEN’S GATE, REDS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN America, THE RIGHT STUFF or films like that is that the American critics who are always complaining about dumb audiences and filmmakers can’t get them and tear them a new *beep*hole killing them off at the box-office. Certainly seems to be the case with Alexander. Not the most successful flick I’ve seen this year but easily one of the best.
All the Hype in the World Couldn’t Improve this Movie!
I waited for the DVD and the amount of marketing to convince people it was good was overwhelming. I certainly had my expectations that Oliver Stone would finally produce a good movie but I was thoroughly disappointed. Oliver Stone continues to produce movies that are horrible. From the weird Irish accents, emphasis on Alexander’s gay relationships to the failed attempt by Alexander (Farrell) to inspire his legions as William Wallace (Mel Gibson) did in Braveheart, this movie was a joke. I’m pretty tolerant of bad acting and directors trying to make big budget historical productions demonstrating some knowledge of the subject matter but this was literally 165 minutes of my life that I can’t get back. It’s amazing what you don’t get for $150 million.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 55 min (175 min), 2 hr 47 min (167 min) (Director’s Cut), 3 hr 34 min (214 min) (Final Cut), 3 hr 27 min (207 min) (Ultimate Cut)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis
Actors Anthony Hopkins, David Bedella, Jessie Kamm, Angelina Jolie
Country USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Awards 6 wins & 19 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Pacifica Film
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo, Cooke Varotal and Hawk Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo, Cooke Varotal, Hawk and Revolution Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Photo-Sonics Camera
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France (laboratory) (digital intermediate)
Film Length 4,805 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Aerochrome II EIR 2443, Vision2 500T 5218, Eastman EXR 50D 5245, Vision 250D 5246, Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383, Vision Premier 2393)