Troy

Troy

Director: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
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Troy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brad Pitt, Rose Byrne, Eric Bana and Peter O'Toole were outstanding in their role. Agamenian was something else also in his role. I am sorry that Archilles killed Hector and sorry that Archilles died. Because of Archilles love for Breises and her love for Archilles, I believe he would have changed for the better. A sequeal to Troy should be made. Breises should have a child for Archilles and let the child grow up. A little more romance and a little less war although, I know the picture depicted war but love as well......DENISE E. HURST
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This movie is quite spectacular and has many things to recommend it. Unfortunately, it has many flaws as well. The great Homer epic still waits for a filmmaker who can do it justice. On balance, though, Wolfgang Petersen's version is worth seeing. I liked the sword fights, particularly the one between Achilles and Hector. I've practiced a form of fencing myself, and I must say that Brad Pitt and Eric Bana did bring the legendary heroes to life! This is exactly how two strong, skillful, reckless young man would fight it out. It was 100% believable, which is very rare in movies. As an extra bonus, the armor was believable too -- modeled after Greek pottery art. Achilles shield, however, was very disappointing. According to legend, it was made by Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths, and the Iliad devotes pages to its description. One would expect a glorious recreation on the screen, but alas. Hollywood's main goal was to keep production costs low and make a crowd pleaser for profit. The effort to please the female audience is especially transparent. So, Brad Pitt strips on several occasions and almost lets a slave girl cut his throat to prove a philosophical point. The hero of heroes, craving for glory on the battlefield, doesn't mind to be slain in bed by a woman... Ha!! This made me think how each culture reinterprets the stories of the past through the beliefs of the present. The Iliad glorifies the ideals of bronze-age Greece, where a hero's worth was measured by how many men he slew and how many women he raped. There are perhaps a hundred battles in the Iliad and only one family scene. In the movie we have three battles and three love stories, one of which (Achilles and Briseis) is totally made up. At the same time, the moving parting scene of Hector and Andromache gets perhaps 30 seconds on screen. Peter O'Toole delivers an outstanding performance as the old Priam, whose submission to the will of the gods comes straight from the Iliad. In Homer's tale, the outcome of the war ultimately depends on which Olympian god is allowed by Zeus to interfere the most. In the movie, the gods exist only in the human mind, and rather mockingly at that. Nietzsche said gods die when people stop believing in them. This movie demonstrates that the Olympians are dead today. I wonder, will the jealous god of Abraham suffer a similar fate in some future age? [6 June 2005]
Guest More than 1 year ago
eric bana captivates the screen with his courage, charm, BODY, and devotion. U HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE, it's great and has ERIC BANA (need i say more?) !!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a movie that closely and faithfully follows Homer's Iliad, look elsewhere. Otherwise, it is a good movie for purely mindless entertainment and Brad Pitt fans who can't get enough nude scenes. I applaud the director's efforts towards special effects and the battle scenes are well done. I agree with other reviewers that Helen's face as the cause for the launch of 1,000 ships was somewhat disappointing, but then again as I stated earlier...if you are looking for exact faithfulness to Homer's epic, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a good movie to watch and be suitably entertained, then you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although it strays from "The Iliad", "Troy" is a great! movie! I was amazed that I liked it so much. It's a very good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally the great Greek hero of mythology is adequately translated to film. This is a relentless version of Homer's Iliad. Unfortunately, it screws up the myth, by killing off Menelaus and having Helen escape with Aeneas at the end (probably along with Paris.) So this is not LOTR in terms of faithfulness to the classic adventure. But the thrilling exploits of Achilles are dramatically done.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an awesome movie, i liked it so much!! It was so interesting and if you already now the story it's fun trying to find out who is who before they say their names (but of course this is coming from me, a nerd). And I really don't know what my favorite part of the movie is. Anyway I liked it a lot and I hope you enjoy it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I naturally never attended to see this movie, but a friend recommended me to it so I just thought, what the hey, might as well. As soon as it started, I was deeply engrossed in the film. To me it was quite extrodinary. Personally, I have yet to read the Illiad (sorry if I spelled that incorrectly) so I cannot compare the film to Homer's work, but in all I thought it was very good. Brad Pitt is a very convincing and gripping Achillis and you fall in love with Paris who brings upon a war to be with the woman he loves. This movie certainly got me more interested in Greek mythology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was kind of boring. Orly's part was kind of bad. The movie was ok, but it could have been a little better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps it was the directing, perhaps the acting, or maybe it was the fight scenes, or maybe . . . it was all three. When I saw this movie I wasn't expecting much, I thought it would be a copy of Gladiator or Braveheart, when I couldn't be further from the truth. I heard that this movie was either a hit or a miss, but may ask 'who is it a miss to? I have watched all sorts of movies throughout my life, and I found this one to be quite astonishing. I have yet to read the book it is based on, but I know someone who has, and they told me it was a perfect copy. I guess that I know now that what I hear isn't always true, I found that most of the reviews said it was good. This movie is eccelent, a good plot that comes together, good acting( I wouldn't say great, but good), and very well directed by Wolfgang Peterson( Das Boot, The Perfect Storm). Peterson uses his ability to create realistic graphics very well in this movie and that is another thing that I found pleasing, the battles and the special effects are well done. This is a new classic film in my opinion, and it will live on to please others as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really looked forward to a Hollywood treatment of the Trojan War - and thought the trailers for this film looked good. I am glad I rented it, however (instead of buying it) - since I am only out $2. The characters are obviously walking through their parts - and Pitt is worse than usual. While the director makes obvious nods to the Iliad to give this dreck some historical legitimacy, the writing and delivery just aren't there. And the characters continue to say and do things throughout the movie which are totally inconsistent with their established philosophies. What a terrible waste of time and money for any viewer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie itself wasnt all that. it was good but nothing to go crazy over.a thing to be crazy over are the actors. they are sooo HOT. all 3 of them. BRAD PITT ERIC BANA AND ORLANDO BLOOM. if not for the movie u should watch it for them
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was amazing. Some things were not exactly in line with the Iliad itself, but this was a great depiction. I think the acting and the cast suited everything, and like any successful production, puzzle pieces feel right into place. Certain scenes were sensitive, where a lot of emotion was displayed - anger, love, pride etc. I think that any person interested in a movie that can move the way you think and your reflections of movies would love this movie. Acting, Effects, Screenplay, Cinematography were all amazing and I reccomend a read of the Iliad by Homer before watching this movie. You'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brad Pitt, need anything else be said, great scenery, great story, great actors
Guest More than 1 year ago
As always, Orlando Bloom took over the big screen as Hot Prince Paris who sweeps the hot girl off her feet.But I must give Eric Bana, who plays Prince Hector,two thumbs up(plus he's hot!!) You must see this movie!!