Napoleon: Directed by Ridley Scott. With Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim, Rupert Everett. An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.
This was one of the rare films that I went to see all by myself because my wife had no interest and I couldn’t convince any of my other friends to make the effort and honestly I wish I had skipped seeing it in theaters myself. Putting aside the many major issues the film has, it turns out this is a neutered version of the film and a much longer version will be showing on AppleTV after the theater exclusivity has run it’s course, so I’m not sure if I have such a negative opinion of the flick because they didn’t do a good job or if all the good stuff was left on the cutting room floor.
Though honestly, there’s no saving the things that were just straight up wrong in the film, of which there’s a huge list, but I’d wager to say every major scene in the film was either framed in the wrong way or was just straight fiction.