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Troy (2004)

May. 14,2004
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In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnon to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. They set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy.


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So much average


I am only giving this movie a 1 for the great cast, though I can't imagine what any of them were thinking. This movie was horrible


This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.


It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.


I saw this movie in 2004. So why write a review now, in 2018 you might ask? Well, because I suddenly realized that I was thinking in awe about this movie again, as I have done many times in the past. The sheer joy I feel, the adoration, the memory of experiencing the perfection of ... well, Brat Pitt. And no, I'm not in love with him that wouldn't be related to the movie. No, it is THIS movie and the performance he gives in this movie. The picture that is portrayed of the demi-God Achilles will always stay with me and I have to thanks Brat Pitt for doing that. What has stayed with me all those years are especially the fight scenes; the WAY he fights. The fact that he is so good at it that... well, no spoilers. I've always considered the requirements for a 10/10 to be: Everything has to be perfect: the story, the music, the special effects, the main character, hell - my requirements for a 10 has been that I need to fall in love with the main character, buy posters of the movie and go see it three times in a theatre; and I don't remember any of that... but if a movie manages it to make think about with strong emotions of thrill, still yearning for that same experience again as if it was a drug that I got addicted to after a single use FOURTEENS YEARS after I saw it... then it deserves a 10 too. Cheers Brat, you made it to my short list of "immortal" people.


Just brilliant. This movie should be in every bodies collection. To date we have watched this movie 7 times and we will certainly watch it again sometime in the future.


I just want to emphasize the following: the movie is too twisted - (soap opera style). This is really destroying for credibility.Paris and Elena loves each other - they both know they will start a war, a lot of people would dye, they both doesn't want this, but ... thy can't stop themselves. Each one try separately to end the conflict but .. somehow they dont finish the try.So love is worthy to go for a war (Priam say this ! also). But not any love. Pure love between Briseis and Ahile is not worthy. Paris himself (who started the war for ... love) kills the big pure love between Ahile and Briseis. He shot arrows on Ahile while his own cousin desperately begs him to stop. There is too much inconsistency between Hector and Paris behavior: Hector is ready to start a war for Paris's feelings while Paris himself doesn't care for his cousin's feelings. Strange and too obvious twisted scenario.In the movie, Priam, the good king of Troy did everything he could to loose Troy. All major bad decisions were taken by him. This is really strange. He was the last one to decide: when it was a debate between attacking the Greeks on the beach (sustained by his priest) and not attacking because this attack will reunite the Greeks (the mirmidons with Ahile were not fighting yet) - sustained by Hector - the biggest military general in Troy - Priam decided to listen to the priest. Terrible decision.Again, when it was told by his own son Paris to burn the horse, not to bring him into the city, he took again the decision based on the priest advice: it is a gift from gods and brought into the city. Fights ends after this decision - again taken by Priam!Very strange to put the responsibility of such big mistakes on such a nice character like Priam. Seems for me like a big childish screen play error.The story of Illiada is difficult to tell, I agree. The gods are missing from the movie, the big speeches also.So what is rest ? What should I understand ? Is ok to love - even impossible love which starts a war, is also ok to kill the impossible love (Briseis and Ahile). Is ok to let your sons fight to death and let the gods decide. A cowardly escape is accepted also. Psychopath kings, gentle kings, tricks and sleights .. and everyone speaking about random things like: honor, love, etc. Courage, yes - this is I think the single constant moral value in the movie. In fact I had the feeling that the scenario could have change every moment like in a soap opera. Wow. Such flexibility. In fact I see it like a scenario problem that shows inconsistency and lack of credibility. By the way: this is just a Hollywood movie, you don't know Illiada after watching the movie :)


This is one of the best movies I ever seen, the legendary story makes the movies shine and the actors did more than we can ask for, in matter of facts they turn a known story to an amazing movie with the best action scenes ever.