R | | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander (Colin Farrell), the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Three cast members involved have connections to adaptations of the DC Comics character Batman: Val Kilmer played Bruce Wayne (Batman) in Batman Forever (1995), Jared Leto played Batman's archenemy The Joker in Suicide Squad (2016), and Rosario Dawson provided the voice of Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) in Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis (2015) and Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016), both of which featured Batman, and provided the voice of his ally Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) in The Lego Batman Movie (2017).
Our world is gone now. Smashed by the wars. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. I am the victor. But what does it all mean when there is not one left to ...
Antigonus addresses his troops just before the jungle battle against the Indians. In a flipped shot, his right eye is missing, not his left.
The director's cut is nine minutes shorter than the 175-minute theatrical version. It is a reworked version although seamless to many. Eighteen minutes were cut and nine added. Many of the added or extended sequences involved Val Kilmer and Angelina Jolie's characters. With battle of Gaugamela now starts earlier. Taking a cue from classic movie epics, the opening reels now set up the basic themes with greater economy: Alexander's Oedipal relationship with his parents, Olympias' ambitions for her son, the boy's need to surpass his father, and the entirely natural way in which myth/religion is shown as integral to the ancients' behavior. Oliver Stone reworked the third act, juxtaposing events in India and Greece. And Jolie's Olympias emerged more as a genuinely pathetic figure in the whole tragedy. Stone wanting to isolate her character's own ambition from the one person she loves. Ptolemy's final scene was edited. Stone also reworked Alexander's death scene secondary to audience feedback, adding 17 seconds to the scene.
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