Troy

Troy

DVD - 2005
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In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus. The result is an epic war. The Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior embodies the hopes of the people of his city.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2005, 2004
Edition: 2-disc widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780790782997
0790782995
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA TRO
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Only an ok rating from me.

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patch666
Apr 01, 2017

Good movie

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akirakato
Dec 13, 2016

This is a 2004 American epic adventure drama directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad, though the film narrates the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War.
However, it is condensed into little more than a couple of weeks insead of the fight among Hector, Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year.
Played by Brad Pitt, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of Troy.
According to the ancient story, the war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.
Unfortunately, however, none of these goddesses show up in the film.
Yet, it is an action-packed spectacle with great visial effects, thrills and splendour.

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

Brad Pitt and Eric Bana gave the best performance. Brad Pitt made his Achilles so stoic and still arrogant. Orlando Bloom also stood out. Another great classic!

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Logovore
Jul 18, 2016

I wanted to like the movie, but I really can't. The cinematography is lovely, but I cannot bring myself to care about any of the characters who all seem two-dimensional and cartoony.

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gwenahn
Nov 19, 2015

Wonderful movies, great actors, and amazing extras!
Especially, I was so impressed by the performances of Brad Pitt and Eric Bana who played the role of Hector.

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black_eagle_227
May 07, 2015

Best movie ever, especially w/ Brad Pitt

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1_critic
Sep 12, 2014

Homer's The Iliad, one of the great literary works of all time is reduced to pure spectacle with trite dialogue seemingly written for, and by, a 12-year-old. This movie is a far cry from others in this genre, Gladiator and Gates of heaven. Homer is rolling in this crypt.

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rslade
Aug 22, 2014

Better than I thought it might be: some damage to the original story line, but less than I suspected would be the case. An interesting attempt to make Achilles non-mythic.

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Achilles: You're still my enemy in the morning.

Priam: You're still my enemy tonight. But even enemies can show respect.

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

Prince Hector: "All my life I've lived by a code and the code is simple: honor the gods, love your woman and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!"

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

Achilles: "I chose nothing. I was born and this is what I am."

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

Achilles: "The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

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Darth777Vader
May 03, 2014

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

Sexual Content: sex scene

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Schoolgurl95
Aug 18, 2016

Violence: battle scenes

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