History YMMV / Alexander

6th Apr '15 10:25:09 PM fusilcontrafusil
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** Alexander seeing the statue of his father come alive and nod at him.
** Alexander getting statue eyes in battle.
10th Mar '15 6:29:29 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Queen Olympias was from Epirus (modern Albania) which is why hers is different. And the late Achaemenid Empire (Persia) claimed 50 million subjects spread over 8 million square kilmoeters. It's understandable that their accents would not be consistent amongst all Persians.
24th Feb '15 10:57:29 AM RushLimborg
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* BetterOnDVD: The various longer cuts of the film are as a rule considered immensely superior to the theatrical cut. Stone himself concurs.
17th Nov '14 3:00:54 AM RushLimborg
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* EvilIsSexy: Queen Olympias. LadyMacbeth-like ManipulativeBitch. Played by Angelina Jolie. With a devilish twinkle in her eye and PsychoticSmirk. Just. Plain. ''Hot''!

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* EvilIsSexy: Queen Olympias. LadyMacbeth-like ManipulativeBitch. Played by Angelina Jolie.AngelinaJolie. With a devilish twinkle in her eye and PsychoticSmirk. Just. Plain. ''Hot''!
17th Nov '14 2:56:50 AM RushLimborg
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* EvilIsSexy: Queen Olympias. LadyMacbeth-like ManipulativeBitch. Played by Angelina Jolie. With a devilish twinkle in her eye and PsychoticSmirk. Just. Plain. ''Hot''!
11th Jul '14 8:40:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MisBlamed: Oliver Stone and some members of FanDumb blamed Americans and their rampant homophobia when there were some complaints about a bi-sexual Alexander the Great. They more or less explained that all or most Americans were homophobic and completely ignorant of history. The only problem: there weren't really any complaints on the American side concerning Alexander's sexuality. The complaints were coming from conservative Greeks. No one called them out on it.

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* MisBlamed: Oliver Stone and some members of FanDumb others blamed Americans and their rampant homophobia when there were some complaints about a bi-sexual bisexual Alexander the Great. They more or less explained that all or most Americans were homophobic and completely ignorant of history. The only problem: there weren't really any complaints on the American side concerning Alexander's sexuality. The complaints were coming from conservative Greeks. No one called them out on it.
12th Apr '14 4:25:58 PM Dancedom
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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency?: Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency?: Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great. Also AngelinaJolie as Olympias, who plays Alexander's mother, yet Jolie is only a year older than Farrell.
11th Feb '14 1:36:44 AM erforce
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* JustHereForGodzilla: A large amount of people watched the film for [[FullFrontalAssault that one scene]] with Creator/RosarioDawson.


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* TearJerker: Hephaestion's inevitable death is made all the more poignant when Alexander, who has become progressively disillusioned with his dreams throughout the film, starts speaking to him hopefully about all the great things they have yet to accomplish and how they will grow old together. Hephaestion dies in the middle of the speech.
11th Feb '14 12:37:14 AM erforce
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Irish people have a hard enough time taking this film seriously, but when Mick Lally shows up, (now-deceased well-known star of now-deceased soap opera Glenroe, along with prodigious stage career) playing a freaking Macedonian horse-trader, and hamming it up for all he's worth, it just takes the cake.



* {{Narm}}: Surely almost all of the movie. It's hard enough to take Irish Macedonians seriously without taking Alexander's crazy wig changes into account, or that hideous love scene with Roxane (including, maybe especially, the little scene with Hephaistion immediately before)

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Surely almost all of the movie. It's hard enough to take Irish Macedonians seriously without taking Alexander's crazy wig changes into account, or that hideous love scene with Roxane (including, maybe especially, the little scene with Hephaistion immediately before)



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency?: Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great.

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** Irish people have a hard enough time taking this film seriously, but when Mick Lally (now-deceased well-known star of now-deceased soap opera ''Glenroe'', along with prodigious stage career) shows up, playing a freaking Macedonian horse-trader, and hamming it up for all he's worth, it just takes the cake.
* WhatTheHellCastingAgency?: Colin Farrell as Alexander the Great.

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Great.
7th Feb '14 6:19:31 AM AP
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* MisBlamed: Oliver Stone and some members of FanDumb blamed Americans and their rampant homophobia when there were some complaints about a bi-sexual Alexander the Great. They mor eor less complained that all or most Americans were homophobic and completely ignorant of history. The only problem: there weren't really any complaints on the American side concerning Alexander's sexuality. The complaints were coming from conservative Greeks. No one called them out on it.

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* MisBlamed: Oliver Stone and some members of FanDumb blamed Americans and their rampant homophobia when there were some complaints about a bi-sexual Alexander the Great. They mor eor more or less complained explained that all or most Americans were homophobic and completely ignorant of history. The only problem: there weren't really any complaints on the American side concerning Alexander's sexuality. The complaints were coming from conservative Greeks. No one called them out on it.
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