AFTER N.Y SCREENING
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[ November 11th 2004 ]
have given Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell's
marathon epic Alexander a critical stoning during
a private screening in New York ahead of the film's
November 24th nationwide debut. Directed by Oliver
Stone, Alexander is based on the true story of
one of history's most luminous and influential
leaders, Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell),
a man who had conquered 90% of the known world
by the age of 25.
collected these points of note from audience members:
"This movie is a mess," writes a reviewer on the
movie site AintItCoolNews.com. "According to Stone
he just finished this film on Friday and, in my
opinion, it looks like he rushed it out the door.
The story is incohesive, the acting is uninspired,
and the whole look is incredibly pieced together.
I was stunned - and I say that without snarky
irony - stunned by how bad this movie was."
bizarro camera work and frame tinting, lackluster
battles... it was just a mess. The movie starts
off being shot very traditionally then 2 hours
into the movie Stone decides to start shooting
this film like Natural Born Killers with infra-red
camera shots and scenes washed in red," groused
a reviewer on IMDB.com. NBC notes that Stone has
a lot riding on the epic pic - which reportedly
cost a staggering $150 million to make - and a
source says the director seemed uncharacteristically
subdued when he was answering questions at a screening.