Award-winning travel writer Carl Parkes (Friskodude) has a great collection of Rotten Tomato quotes on the Oliver Stone epic, Alexander. Here are some choice ones:
Sometimes, I wonder if things might have been different if Alexander's mother had named him Gus. "Gus the Great", not much of a ring to it.
From the reviews, this one looks like a Chinese-New-Year-nothing-to-watch DVD rental, or maybe even the JB Special Edition DVD (available in 13 subtitle languages, guaranteed clear copy).
"Oliver Stone doesn't just create trainwrecks. He knocks the train off the rails, sets it on fire, then kills every person onboard. (And takes three hours to do it.)"
-- Eric D. Snider, ERICDSNIDER.COM
"Alexander often seems a couple of heartbeats away from turning into a gay porno film."
-- Jeffrey Westhoff, NORTHWEST HERALD (CRYSTAL LAKE, IL)
"Alexander the So-So"
-- Staci Layne Wilson, FANTASTICA DAILY
"Towards the end of this movie, I wanted to kill Alexander just to get it over with and go home. Even Rosario Dawson’s supposedly stunning nudity was over-hyped."
-- Willie Waffle, WAFFLEMOVIES.COM
Oh, and the Asian Blog Awards 2004 are here again, this year hosted by Simon World (last year it was at the Flyingchair). Nominations end on Dec 10 2004, Friday, so hurry.
Thanks for the nomination, Carl, appreciate it.