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    Troy

    This is an awesome movie!! I've never had three hours pass that fast. I was enthralled the whole time. (All the close-ups of Brad helped ) If you're looking for a film to go see, make it Troy.

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    I just got home from seeing this film! I really enjoyed it, too--I just shut my eyes during the really gory parts. The acting--except for Brad Pitt--was FIRST RATE! :D Honestly, you can't believe for one minute that Brad Pitt is the greatest warrior ever to grace the planet. He just doesn't exude that kind of strength or presence--but he is nice to look at, I'll grant that. Eric Bana as Hector--who looks like a VERY young but much better looking Ron Silver but only in this film, not in any other photos I've ever seen of him--was excellent, as was Peter O'Toole. Paris was portrayed as a weakling, and frankly Helen a selfish ho who knew that thousands would die as a result of her actions but didn't really care.

    Overall, an entertaining flick worth seeing.
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    I haven't seen this yet, but I'm sure I'll have a few opinions on it when I do, being a classicist, and the Iliad one of my favourite books...
    So I hear they tried to make it the love story of Akhilleus and Briseis...hah! Akh doesn't give a toss about Bris.
    The true love story of the Iliad is between Akhilleus and Patroklos!

    But more importantly....how will Hektor be portrayed??

    edit - I just read a review that said Menelaus gets killed!? so what the heck happens to Helen? And Ag gets killed by Akhilleus? what on earth are they doing to the story?
    anyone??

    kat.
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    They took more than a few liberties with the film. The stories you've read are correct. I still thought it was entertaining though.

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    Oh, don't mind me, I was never going to be happy with it!
    I shall just have to try and pretend it has nothing to do with Homer...

    but really - what happens to Helen at the end then, if she doesn't go home with Menelaus?? (maybe spoiler space this?)

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    SPOILER........

















    To answer your question, she escapes Troy with Paris. Adromache is with them, too.

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    wow... after reading a few other reviews saying it wasn't as good as it could have been with the actors and director it had I was surprised to read such a good review! lol

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    She what??!!

    Well...that's certainly a happier ending than those three characters usually get!!

    Does Andromache save her baby too, then?

    k

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    What's Orlando Bloom like in Troy?

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    Originally posted by Johar
    What's Orlando Bloom like in Troy?
    He's a MAJOR weenie. He steals his host's wife while he's on a peace mission, then challenges her husband to fight mano a mano, then when he's about to lose, runs and cowers, holding onto his brother's leg. When Menelaus tells him to fight like a man, he won't even look at him.

    True, he does kill Achilles, but it was just a lucky shot in his heel, which just happened to be the only way he could be killed.

    As for Helen, they deserved each other. As I already mentioned, she's portrayed as a beautiful ho. Even when she tries to sneak off and return to Greece, she ran right past Hector--supposedly that was a coincidence--but then she looks at him in such a way that you just KNOW that she's thinking that she'd like to dump the wussie Paris for the HE-MAN Hector.

    Yes, the baby escapes, too, as does Briseus.
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    ok Orlando's character is a weenie... but as an actor how did he fair?

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    Hard to say because the character was so totally one-dimensional. Plus, he didn't really have a whole lot of screen time. I guess you could say that as far as weenie wusses go, he did a credible job in the role. :D

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    dude... the way the previews went you'd think he and Brad were the only ones in the movie... *sigh*

    my hopes were dashed

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    Eric Bana is going to be the next HOT star from Australia a la Russell Crowe. Your disappointment in Orlando Bloom will be forgotten while watching Bana's mesmerizing performance!

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    It all sounds very silly...
    But if Hektor is done well, I shall be reasonably happy...

    Does this mean we get no traditional reunion scene between Helen and Menelaus:
    Men: Argh! [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]! I kill you now!
    Hel (lifting up her top): remember these, baby??
    Men: Darling!!

    Always good for a laugh, greek myth.


    k.

    *mutter mutter*... throw the damn baby off the tower already... *mutter*...:sheesh:

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