[Review based on the ‘Ultimate Cut’]
Epic in every sense of the word. Some great musical moments, tense and chaotic battles, moments of humanity and intimacy, all tied together by the story of one of histories greatest leaders. There are some wonderful performances in this as well as some superb bits of cinematography.
Moving between the ‘present’ and ‘past’ (within the internal timeline of the film) gradually reveals and develops the character of Alexander and through this structure, we can empathise with his devotion to a dream of glory, legend and building a greater world.
Though it is lengthy for sure, it benefits greatly from it. The passage of time really helps to emphasise the scope of the story, the…