Even gay people thought this was a bomb.
The movie portrays in a light how difficult it was to be gay and have to take on a wife in order to carry on the royal family. It's always been done this way. However, beyond that, the acting is bad, the storyline is muck and I'll say for one that they paid more attention to the romance and the lust Alexander has for his love interests than for the actual meat of his character. It's hard to pay attention to what he actually did when the movie keeps reverting you back to his sexuality and love interests. I realize that it is important when you're doing a movie that you need to include all portions of the character because to do so simply to satisfy the droves of religious ideologs is irresponsible self censorship and an extreme injustice to the name of the person being represented. At the same time, you must not focus all attention on one issue. You either portray Alexander as a great leader who happened to be gay and was forced to marry a woman or you portray Alexander as a gay man who happened to be a good leader. One or the other. This isn't a movie intended for children or young teens to watch. It wasn't created for them, hence, not for then to watch. Older teens who know about sex and understand homosexuality shouldn't have a problem with this movie.