They’re All Obviously Anti-Gay Bigots
The reviews are in for Oliver Stone’s epic Alexander. A few days ago Ann Althouse described what she called Stone’s “pre-emptive strike” to deflect the blame for the fact that Alexander
sucks will do poor box office:
Stone is trying to lay the foundation for blaming moral-values, red-state Americans for his own embarrassing failure.
Steve Sturm notes that Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 did $150 million plus with the inclusive blue-state crowd, so Stone ought to do at least that well with Alexander, or he can’t bitch. (Both links via Instapundit.)
Well, here are some of the, er, more colorful quips from RottenTomatoes:
“Oliver Stone doesn’t just create trainwrecks. He knocks the train off the rails, sets it on fire, then kills every person onboard. (And takes three hours to do it.)”– Eric D. Snider
“Represents everything that’s wrong with the big, bloated Hollywood pseudo-epic: Too much with the lavish and not enough connecting with viewers”
— Jon Popick, PLANET SICK-BOY
“It is such a majestic disaster, that I have a bizarre sort of affection for it, like for a weirdly deformed child, maybe.”
— Eugene Novikov, FILM BLATHER
“Alexander has aspirations of greatness, hoping to be christened an intellectual super-spectacle for brainy moviegoers. The sad truth is that it will probably numb more brain cells than it will stimulate.”
— Philip Wuntch, DALLAS MORNING NEWS
“A horrendously bad movie, a genuine 40-car pile-up of literally epic proportions, a three-way head-on collision of bad writing, bad acting, and bad direction.”
— Nell Minow, MOVIE MOM AT YAHOO! MOVIES
Yup. They’re all just bigots.