In watching "Alexander" last night I couldn't help but compare it with the Richard Burton "Alexander the Great" movie. Alexander accomplished so much in his very short life Oliver Stone had the opportunity to show the story from a different angle. Saving Private Ryan, King Arthur, Troy, Gladiator, and many more. In Troy Wolfgang shows us the Spartans made the Trojan Horse using wood from their ships. Clever idea and who cares if its true we are watching Troy to be entertained, not for a history lesson. Oliver took the safe route and just rehashed "Alexander the Great" without a great actor like Richard Burton. Hollywood already showed us that Alexander's mother and father disliked each other and that his mother probably arranged for the killing of his father. None of the bickering between his mother and father needed to be in this movie. What I wanted to see was how did Alexander accomplish the logistics of moving 40,000+ soldiers 2000 miles across Pershia to India? How did he feed, cloth and motivate his soldiers? Show us Alexander's battle strategy like the director did in Gettysburg. And show us lots of battle scenes. Oliver claims he researched the history of Alexander for over 15 years, yet it doesn't show in this movie. There is so much about Alexander that Hollywood could easily make a trilogy about his life. Instead, we get a rehash of the 50's Richard Burton movie. In any regards, I enjoyed the movie and recommend it for pure entertainment.