Posted on 5/21/04 09:01 AM
Troy is not a bad movie. It could've been a lot worse. It is a Gladiator-spit-out, but it still has some of the coolest battle scenes ever created. Especially the battle between the narcicistic Achilles and the commanding Hector. That was cool. Pitt vs. Bana.
The story wasn't all that compelling, but the characters were quite nice. All in all I think it's a satisfying movie, even though they could've rewritten the line: "We will be together in this life or the next". I think it was something like that. That was directly taken from Gladiator. They know it's gonna be compared to Gladiator so why rip-off a line directly from it. I don't know if that is something that is written directly in Homer's Illiad, but still.....
All in all a satisfying movie.