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ALEXANDER

Colin Farrell, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto, Ian Beattie, Elliot Cowan, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rory McCann, oseph Morgan, Gary Stretch, Neil Jackson, Denis Conway, ohn Kavanagh, Nick Dunning, Marie Meyer, Chris Aberdein, Raz Degan, Garrett Lombard, Feodor Atkine, Toby Kebbell, Annelise Hesme, Francisco Bosch, Bin Bunluerit, Brian Blessed, Erol Sander, Jaran Ngamdee, Stephane errara, Tim Pigott-Smith, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Rab Affleck, Mick Lally, Brian McGrath, Michael Dixon, Tadhg Murphy, Tsouli Mohammed, David Bedella, Connor Paolo, Aleczander Gordon, Morgan Christopher Ferris, Patrick Carroll, Peter Williamson, Robert Earley, Jessie Kamm

Directed by: Oliver Stone
Written by: Oliver Stone. Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis
Produced by: Moritz Borman, Thomas Schuhly, Oliver Stone,
Jon Kilik, Iain Smith
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US: 26 NOV 2004
UK: 07 JAN 2005

Alexander The Great was a relentless conqueror who by the age of 32 had amassed the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Past and present collide to form the puzzle of the protagonist, a tapestry of triumphs and tragedies in which childhood memories and Alexander's rise to power unfold side by side with the later day expansion of his empire, its gradual decline and ultimate downfall. From his youth, fueled by dreams of glory and adventure, to his lonely and mysterious death as a ruler of a vast state, from the tumultuous relationship with his parents - a powerful king and a queen determined to put her child on the throne at any cost, including murder - to the rousing "band of brothers" bond with his closest companions and vast army, as they fought from the sun-scorched battlefields of the Persian Empire across the snow-peaked mountains of India, the film chronicles Alexander's journey to become a living legend.
Not so great by all accounts. And what's with it with Colin Farrell. The guy's a fairly average actor who seems to have lucked in with the big boys. Thinks he's Al or Bobby. He ain't.

Though I suspect that as the years pass, the movie will be reassesed as a camp classic packed with unintenionally hilarity. And how can any movie with Brian Blessed, Tim Piggot-Smith be all bad.

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"You Lose Face" -- Roxane (Rosario Dawson) wants to take Alexander (Colin Farrell) back to Babylon.

"Conquer Your Fear" -- Alexander (Colin Farrell) prepares his army for the battle of Gaugamela.

"Charge At Gaugamela" -- Chariots collide as the battle of Gaugamela commences.

"Enter Babylon" -- A victorious Alexander (Colin Farrell) enters Babylon a hero.

"These People Need Change" -- Hephaestion (Jared Leto) warns Alexander (Colin Farrell) of the dangers aquiring too much power.

"Understand How Philip Thinks" -- Olympias (Angelina Jolie) wants Alexander (Colin Farrell) to be wary of King Philip's powers.



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