Sorry Colin, Alexander not so great

Alexander starring Colin Farrell, is a film so awful that even the director comes clean to admit it … and it is a glorious turkey.

Director: Oliver Stone

Cast: Colin Farrell, Anjelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer

Cert: 18.

A film so awful that even the director comes clean to admit it … and it is a glorious turkey.

The story of the great Greek military genius, who conquered the known world, should have been an inspiring one, but what we get instead is an over-blown and under-done historical epic of almost laughable proportions.

Indeed, it is packed with moments, albeit unintentional, of rib-tickling comedy.

None more so than the sight of the totally overwhelmed Farrell as a blonde-haired homosexual Alexander (even if Alexander was gay) desperately trying to show us he is an actor capable of holding together a large-scale blockbuster.

He fails miserably, though it is not entirely his fault since Stone's storylines merge into the plain daft.

Nobody, in fact, emerges from this grotesque failure with any credit … almost everything about it is dismal: the narrative, the acting, the dialogue, the battle scenes, the handling of our hero's homosexuality, the strong Irish accents.

There is nothing to like or enjoy about this monumental mess of a film … back to the drawing board, Colin … and get your roots done!

Star Rating: 1/5

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