The battle sequences are pretty cool. She takes her leave, directing him to the court of King Menelaus And cinematographer Roger Pratt's lensing of the battle sequences would be more impressive if he wasn't inadvertently competing with the recent memories of similarly vast encounters in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
He does not, as they say, have enough gravitas to portray such a part. Achilles in fact had his new armour built by the god Hephaestus Helen walking nude was good viewing but has no truth.
I don't know if they had to reconstruct it or rewrite some scenes that were originally supposed to have taken place on its ramparts. Helen of Troy is more somewhat detailed and understandable in its way. He of course was dipped in the River Styx as a baby and so only his heel is unprotected from mortal weapons.
It had a lot going for it, namely director Wolfgang Petersen.
They just served as a form of exaggeration to further establish the uniqueness of the characters. My opinion, Sienna got the charm and sexual appeal but there is a lack of internalization.
The actors are very good, as said Sewell is outstanding among them, although I have to say that while Guillory is a damned attractive gal whether I would sacrifice my daughter and spend 10 years besieging a city to get her back is another question.
Over the top and annoying - especially that wailing female voice.
The biggest disappointment is Brad Pitt's Achilles, whose miniscule personality is overwhelmed by his bronzed skin and bulging muscles.
Swords clank, blood spurts, the combo of pillaging and looting ensue and what would war be without some taking of virgins as prizes. For my money, it's the right decision. The characters portrayed in the movie were fashioned in such a way that they appeared to be real and complex human beings.
Swords and spurting blood make me squirm. The first arrow in the Achilles heel of this film is its running time.
Why does every popular culture effort at retelling the Trojan War myth have to make Paris the hero. It is a movie that is worth watching for. Ahhhh, if only director Wolgang Peterson Das Boot had more respect for that notion. All the elements of a magnificent spectacle exist in Homer's work - a lavish and decadent court life, the tension of the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon, the most beautiful woman in Greece, and a drama of love and seduction Thousands of weapons are used: The acting was all wooden.
The special effects are well integrated into the live action shots the scene of ships sailing to Troy is awe-inspiringso we don't experience the kind of visual disconnect that often accompanies identifying the presence of computer generated images.
Too many times, he channels Russell Crowe with a forced deep voice. But that doesn't speak well for our popular culture, one that can't sustain the ambiguity and complexity of another culture--of years ago. Once the party ends and the Troy boys are heading home Paris reveals to his brother that Helen is aboard the boat and will be heading back to Troy with them, which is the signature on the dotted line signifying the beginning of the famous battle that would launch a thousand ships.
Despite his great strength Achilles actually wanted to avoid battle. Troy VI seems the most likely phase around which the movie centers. Helen of Troy.
Review by James Anthony. Click here for DVD details at a glance. When a lad reading the classics one of my favourites was The Iliad in which glorious Greeks sailed to Troy to rescue Helen, the Face that Launched Ships, from her kidnapper Paris.
Troy Movie Review Words | 5 Pages. Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen The movie Troy is about the conflict between the Greek city-states, led by Agamemnon, and Troy, ruled by Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen is aboard Troy, and after a few hit-and-miss blockbusters (his last movie was the waterlogged The Perfect Storm), he has made his most robust yet complex film since Das Boot, the U-boat drama that launched him internationally.
Helen of Troy In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra.
In Greek myths, she was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Movie Review: Troy. Alternate Title: Iliad for Dummies Story: Troy - Oy! A grand tale dumbed down to the least common denominator is bound to be flawed. If I recall my history lessons from James Madison HS in Brooklyn one of the major reasons for the downfall of many a great empire was hubris.
loved the movie and all its splendor and romance, ten at the time and it triggered an interest in the Trojan War and mythology that has lasted a lifetime, some lines a little schmaltzy but visuals carried the film. just read where Rossana Podesta who played Helen just passed away at ageMovie review helen of troy