Further kicking a dead Bucephalus
Alexander‘s a dud. As predicted in this blog, the conquest of the box office was left to Sponge Bob and others. Now the big guys are posting on it: Roger L. Simon starts by saying that A Lousy Movie Is a Lousy Movie. Arthur pounces on some Independent comments. Victor Davis Hanson calls it third-rate Cecil B. Demille in drag and says that the elephants were visually good, but (unlike in The Return Of The King) without context or significance. Belmont Club ponders the war strategies, the persian marriages and the contemporary war connotations while managing to compare Darius (who died “like a pursued animal”) to Jimmy Carter.
Better to read the blogs than to watch the movie, me thinks.
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