Hollywood Mediocrity vs. Middle America
November 2nd 2004 continues to serve as the convenient excuse for Hollywood. After the commercial collapse of Alfie, blamed on "new atmosphere of conservatism in America", this Autumn's (or this year's) most spectacular Hollywood flop is also blamed on evil bigoted homophobic Bush-loving Middle America.
Croatian premiere of Alexander coincided with American premiere. In light of disastrous box-office results in USA, this was very good business move by Croatian distributor. If distributor allowed for customary three or four months of delay, their PR machine could hardly describe this film as "the greatest motion picture spectacle of the year".