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Old 05-26-04, 11:46 PM
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Oliver Stone's Alexander Trailer

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/alexander/
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:shrugs:

Same ol' shit.
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Looks alright to me. I did cringe at Colin's one spoken line, though.

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Yawn. Doesnt look too exciting. But it does have some big names in it... I might go see it just for kicks.
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Looks impressive. I like how the movie seems to carry a somewhat authentic look, and with Oliver Stone at the helm...I think we're going to get a far more interesting story than the other epics we've seen. I'm quite looking forward to see what Stone does with this, as Wolfgang disapointed me with his Troy, turning out a fairly straightforward, just ok flick with that. Here's hoping...looks nice.
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Looks no different than any of the bazillion other sword-and-sandal epics that have sprung up in the wake of Gladiator. Hope it's just a bad trailer.
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I think selling it will be difficult as many people are jadded with these epics. I know I am. I guess that is why they are hyping it as a legend that actually lived.
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This film is as badly miscast as Troy was. Colin Ferrell is a terrible choice to play Alexander. Val Kilmer is also in this, and he doesn't fit in this kind of movie either.
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Originally posted by tanman
II guess that is why they are hyping it as a legend that actually lived.
What's funny is that is the exact same approach they're using to market King Arthur.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Looks no different than any of the bazillion other sword-and-sandal epics that have sprung up in the wake of Gladiator. Hope it's just a bad trailer.

What was wrong with the trailer? Please explain....
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What was wrong with the trailer? Please explain....
Nothing stood out. I just saw the same "Bunches of guys lunging at each other with swords" scenes, the same "Brooding leader" scenes, etc. It's all been done to death lately.

Obviously, they have to market this to a mass audience, but from the trailer I saw didn't offer anything fresh or new.
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looks ok.... nothing special
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Colin Ferrell just didn't seem right,but maybe it's just me.
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Word has it they have really toned down the sex scenes between Colin and Jared
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Looks like crap.

It's tagline should be:

If You Thought Nothing Could Be Worse Than Any Given Sunday...THINK AGAIN!!!
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MAN...Tough crowd....it's just a fricken preview...
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It looks ok, but I'm still not sure that Colin Ferrell was the right choice for Alexander.
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This doesn't have a shot of a bunch of CGI soldiers charging at each other does it? I'm getting tired of epic previews that feel the need to throw those in there as a "money" shot.
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This is my most anticipated movie of the year. I wasn't too impressed by the trailer but it's only a teaser. I pretty sure Stone will put a major focus on story and characters which most of these big epics now a days just gloss over. Bring it on.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Nothing stood out. I just saw the same "Bunches of guys lunging at each other with swords" scenes, the same "Brooding leader" scenes, etc. It's all been done to death lately.

Obviously, they have to market this to a mass audience, but from the trailer I saw didn't offer anything fresh or new.

I just love your dry and witty humor Groucho!
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Well, that looked sufficiently repetitive. I kind of liked the horse and Elephant shot though, even if it did look kind of weird.

Seems like all epic movie teasers nowadays must have at least one shot of the lead character giving a motivational speech to an army and a shot of a CGI cast of thousands.
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I too don't think that Colin was the best choice for this film.
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I'm a big Oliver Stone and Anthony Hopkins fan, so I'll definitely go see it. I liked Hopkins opening narration, but the teaser wasn't incredible. Still, looking forward to this.
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Another dumbed down Hollywood epic.

What's funny is that is the exact same approach they're using to market King Arthur.
Bruckheimer is a freaking ass. Crap directors like him should leave the sacred Arthur legends alone.
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But dude! they have a chick use a bow and arrow... A CHICK! and she has straps for cloths... STRAPS!!! that has to be worth something.

god, the trailer looked like the rest as groucho put it. Nothing new, same ol same ol. the audiance will mistake this for a king aurther trailer and so on.

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