Alexander the Great...Not soo Great?

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All right, the movie was not that bad, it had its moments in which Alexander showed his

true character. Still, you can not help but remember that it is after all, a Hollywood

production. For instance, was the nudity scene required? After all, the message could

have been send WITH a shirt on. Infact, with a shirt on, the message would have been

send even better, since everyone's attention would have been were it is supposed to be.

Plus, I think it would have looked better if they had chosen a new actor that had yet to get

a taste of the lime light. I think this because, that way Alexander would have been

presented better, since, just like he, the actor would have been trying to show the world

what he is able to accomplish with no particular support.

How about the fight scenes? They copied Brave Heart with Alexander running

around telling them a similar speech about freedom.

I was half expecting them to moon

the other army, just like in Braveheart. Plus, just like in any Hollywood movies, they

made the enemy look alike. As if it was just one man multiplied a million times.

Furthermore, they left the ending of the movie to vague. Did he die of poisoning? Was it

suicide? or was it just his time? It seemed to me that they were trying to make it look like

it was more of a suicide. It also seems that his hair represented his youthfulness, when the

movie started, he had short hair, as the movie went on, his hair got longer and longer,

maybe I'm just over analyzing the movie, it could have just been fashion.

The movie's cast included Robin Lane Fox, a Alexander the Great know-it-all

which puts my in doubt.