Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

November 27, 2004


Filed under: Media — Bunker @ 6:10 pm

As an historian and fan of all the great (in the eyes of a child) movies of heroic deeds from ancient times, I actually looked forward to both Troy and this movie. It’s a shame Hollywood can no longer produce another 300 Spartans.

I have yet to see a single positive review. I did see a television ad today which flashed all kinds of hyperbolic quotes about the film. Unlike most ads of this type, the source of the quote was in a font so small and flashed by so fast it was impossible to see who was quoted. I’m sure it was intentional.

Here again, we run into the morals issue. All those 1960s movies about Hercules, Leonidas, or even Sinbad had at their core the integrity of the protagonist who overcame evil.

Maybe the failure of this film will make Hollywood look inward at their own value system.



  1. This movie introduces male frontal nudity (according to what I’ve read. I have no intention of spending my $$ on it!) and to further the left’s sexual agenda by presenting Alexander as bi-sexual, whose “love of his life” was another man. Though that may be historically factional, it’s not what you take your family to see! Hollywood still doesn’t get it, as the abysmal viewership on a holiday weekend has shown thusfar!

    Comment by DagneyT — November 27, 2004 @ 7:25 pm

  2. Weird. Usually if there’s horrible reviews, its because the movie DOES have good, redeeming qualities. And you had to bring up Sinbad, didn’t you? Man, those were GREAT! Yes, the hero wins, but that’s one of the best things about it. It’s not because of Hollywood that the Lord of the Rings series did so well.

    Comment by Ogre — November 27, 2004 @ 8:39 pm

  3. I figured out that the movie would blow based upon the heavy play-up it was getting. Good movies don’t need the heavy advertising the way bad movies do.

    Comment by Paulie at The Commons — November 28, 2004 @ 12:44 pm

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