I love this movie! The book went into a lot of description along the way - but seemed to drag for me. The movie summed up the struggle that each character faces, while making you ache for them to be together. This is my favorite role for Renee Zellweger.
Being a HUGE fan of harry potter myself I have been looking forward to the double movie finale for a long time. I went to see this film on the day it came out and I was very excited. I was desperately hoping it would be equally as good as the others, and luckily it completely succeeded with no doubt. I'm going to keep this short but all in all I love this film and I can't wait for the next instalment.
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Reviewed by shanahan for Troy at 2010-05-11 12:52:43
The Dark Hero98 is at least partly right: this is a good action film, and it captures at least some of the grandeur of the Greek epics. But . . . it plays too fast and loose with the Iliad, and some of its characterizations are weak: you would hardly expect, for instance, that the Odysseus of this film could become the hero of the Odyssey. And Brad Pitt as Achilles? I think Homer had someone a bit more raw in mind. It's a bit like casting Redford as Gatsby - when Gatsby was Jewish . . .
Wolfgang Peterson presents his greatest movie yet, Troy. A true masterpiece, I think. A masterpiece of acting,fighting,truth, vengeance and a perfect example of what love can do. Surely to be seen by fans of Greek Mythology and fans of big battles. Oh, and Helen is most beautiful.
... and yet, all of its merits are shadowed by its uneven pacing and seemingly-sloppy editing. That being said, Scorsese knows how to tell a good story, and Daniel Day-Lewis proves (once again) to be an amazing actor.
This movie is "laugh out loud" funny in so many places - the dialogue and lines are just hysterical! Great performances by all of the primary actors; surprisingly intense storyline and twists with the comedy thrown in. Highly, highly recommended to watch!
Hard to believe this film did not win any of its 10 Academy Award Nominations. Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver with outstanding performances. Great acting from supporting cast as well. Slow at times and a bit long, but great movie overall.