Troy (2004)

Achilles (Brad Pittt)

While I have a lingering feeling that I liked the movie, as of 20110115, I didn't have any memory of what happened during the film - very much like Seven Years in Tibet (1997). I could only deduce that it wasn't that great a movie.

I would consider watching it again, because I haven't seen it in such a long time, but I probably wouldn't watch it ever again after that.


Hector (Eric Bana)

I watched this movie once in theaters. I recall it was the first movie I saw in theater during which I nodded off to sleep; I was tired.

After watching this movie today, I concluded that parts of the movie were exciting, but I'd much rather read The Illiad or watch Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Helen (Diane Kruger)

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
"That's why no one will remember your name." - Achilles to the messenger boy.
That swift blow.

Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson)

I can't tell that Menelaus is Bredan Gleeson. He looks different from his role as Alastor Moody in the Harry Potter series.
Oh, I didn't remember this part of the story: Paris and Helen (in particular, it being a partial cause of the Trojan war)
Huh. Have they met before this?

Odysseus (Sean Bean)

He says "I must show you something." Grammatically he should say, "I must show you someone."
That was a soft push.
Hmm. The story as portrayed here seems ridiculous. He single-handedly started the war.
"It's too early in the day for killing princes."
Oh. That sucks. (Achilles cousin) Though I suppose that's what he gets for impersonating Achilles.

Priam (Peter O'Toole), Paris (Orlando Bloom), and Glaucus (James Cosmo)

Paris does nothing right... Lol.
Awkward. "Briseis, come." (Doesn't say sorry for killing Achilles.)

Released 20040514.
Watched 20040622 Theater. Garden Grove 16 [TROY] $5.50. 12:35pm.
Watched 20180117 (Netflix, Instant)
Troy (2004) Wolfgang Petersen. 163 min [loosely bot epic poem The Illiad]

Briseis (Rose Byrne) and Achilles

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