How can anyone have made such a hash of such a great story? This film is absolutely appalling and should be confined to the same bin as Sex Lives of the potato men. Colin Farrell is completely upstaged by his hair, the Macedonians all have Oirish accents. The subject of Alexanders bi-sexuality is skirted (no pun) and Angelina Jolie as his mother - bloody awful. The best way to view this film is as a sort of Carry on Conquering, it sort of works like that!