Troy [Hd Dvd]
There are many reasons to recommend Troy as a good ol' fashioned Hollywood epic, especially if you've never read Homer's The Iliad. Dispensing with Greek gods altogether, this earnestly massive production (budgeted at upwards of $200 million) will surely offend historians and devoted students of the classics (for them, there's the History Channel's Troy). But there's politics aplenty in the grand-scale war that erupts when Trojan prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) makes off with Helen (blandly beautiful German model Diane Kruger), wife of Spartan ruler Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), whose brother, the Greek king Agamemnon (Brian Cox) prods him into enraged retaliation. Greek warrior Achilles (Brad Pitt) brings lethal force to his battles (and there are many of them, mostly impressive), and his Trojan counterpart, Paris's brother Hector (Eric Bana), adds even more buffed-up beefcake to a film so chock-full o' hunks that there's barely room for Peter O'Toole (doing fine work as Trojan king Priam) and even less for Julie Christie, appearing ever-so-briefly as Achilles's melancholy mother. The drama is nearly as arid as the sun-baked locations (Mexico and Malta) that stand in for the Aegean coast, and many critics suggested that Pitt (who valiantly tries to give Achilles some tormented dimension) was simply miscast. But when you consider that Wolfgang Petersen also made The Perfect Storm, there's nothing wrong with enjoying Troy as a semi-guilty pleasure with a touch of ancient class. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.See all Product Description
Great movie .,.Achilles son of Peleus .,.epic battles .,.fantastic acting .,.incredible storyPublished 9 months ago by Lucanus Pell
Great story, great action, an epic greek tragedy. Beautifully filmed and edited.Published 12 months ago by Robert Asgeirsson
The story of Helen, Paris, Hector, Achilles and the burning of Troy, all have the potential to create a great drama and therefore a great movie. Read morePublished 18 months ago by georgiana
Very very nice box art, damn well worth the extra 3 bucks I paid over the standard bluray box.
Holding it makes me feel cool :) LOL
I loved this movie. Excellent quality and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I could see this becoming a classic like The Gladiator. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steven Siffledeen