Say what you will about Oliver Stone -- I've heard his new movie's not all that -- the dude always makes movies that are, at the very least, challenging and interesting if not actually good. I see some people have taken exception to the fact he expects his new film Alexander to be better received in Europe than it is here in the US, and I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree. This is a country full of fucking morons, and even if this new movie of his isn't that good, it's not like it's going up against anything other than Christmas movies and shitty Oscar-bait films.
The cool thing about Alexander is that, from what I understand, the thing was actually entirely financed by Europeans and that was probably the only way it would've ever gotten made anyway. People who bitch about directors like Oliver Stone should consider that if it weren't for guys like him, Hollywood would churn out nothing but big budget sequels to shit that came out in the 1980s and Jesus, Inc. approved family garbage. In that sense, I'm glad anytime a director like him is able to go outside of our system to find the support for his work that he'd never be able to find here.