Friday, July 29, 2005

Stone Blames Alexander Reception on American Youth

I know, I know. I am as sick of discussing stories relating to director/communist sympathizer Oliver Stone as much as you are but I just could not pass up the opportunity to expose him yet again for the two-timing hack that he is. Stone blamed the critical and commercial failure of his last epic-drama, Alexander, starring Colin Ferrell and Angelina Jolie, on (you guessed it) America’s youth misunderstanding ancient history. Sure, that’s the reason. This of course explains why only fourteen percent of critics, in other words twenty-five out of one-hundred and fifty-three reviews collected, at Rotten Tomatoes said they liked the film because as we all know, the youth in this country make up a majority of the film critics in the journalism community. It has nothing to do whatsoever with the inadvertently laughable dialogue, its tedious time length, a severe curtailment of lighthearted humor, and Stone’s loose interpretation of historical facts. Yeah, that must be it.