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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unfaithful to Epic Story, bloated, lord of the rings type dark photography

    From the commercials I suspected this film would not be faithful to Homer's great classic epic, but more in keeping with typical Hollywood sword and sandal moviemaking. If this film was produced in the fifties or early sixties, it would have been a definate "B" drive-in or matinee type production; in no way in the same class as "Ben-Hur or "Spartacus". This film just has nothing to say, which is sad because Homer's great epic lot to say, about the tragedy of war, (and our understanding of the possible real historical context the Troy story might have had) I kind of bristled at the inaccuracies because the "Illiad" and its related epics is a great story! As for the inaccuracies, both Paris and Achilles ware dead before the construction of the Trojan Horse, Agamemnon died at the hands of his wife after the sack of Troy, and Menelaus went home with Helen, or ended up in Egypt depending upon what cyclic epic one has read. Anyway, I thought Brad Pitt was a pitiful choice for Achilles, Achilles had to be bigger than life. The armour was a nondescript "whatever" type will pass, and where's the chariots? Homeric battles were chariot battles in which the elite warriors rode into battle. Finally, I am getting tired of that peculiar dark photography that seems to be so prevalent in current epic movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointed is the perfect word!

    Having seen the epic trailer and the top notch actors who were hired on to film Troy... my expectations were through the roof. However... this movie pretty much disappointed through out. There are a few bright spots here and there but overall this is a poor telling of a great story. Where great movies like Braveheart and Gladiator succeed immensely... Troy fails. One of the silliest scenes in Troy is where a battle containing over 10 thousand plus men comes to a complete halt to watch 2 guys... crazy. Anytime anyone of the slightest importance dies the film reverts to a 'screeching' woman singing horribly... a very poor attempt at copying the wonderful Gladiator soundtrack. Helen of Troy basically disappears about half way through the film and the battle scenes had a 'been there done that and I've seen better' feel to them. One bright spot worth mentioning was the acting of Eric Banna... he did an outstanding job amidst many actors who were simply mis-cast and under achieved. I put Troy out of my mind the minute I walked out of the theatre... it was the most disappointing film of Summer 2004.

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