Could have been a good plot...
Reviewed by Zamees for Knowing at 2010-12-20 10:09:48
Like most movies now a days, the premise was there, but the movie just fell flat. The ending had nothing to do with the overall plot. My choices in movies are now questioned by my household because of movies like this.
bet this is a great movie especially it's with jonah hill and russell brand - i'd say this could be better than Forgetting Sarah Marshal
and great cameos by katy perry(brand's girl), christina aguilera, pink, lars ulrich, several others Man! that surely is something
and oh Sean "Diddy" Combs is part of the movie
Yes and No
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.
I love watching movies of all types and consider myself to be open minded when reviewing films but in this case I can only say that this movie was an absolute piece of crap. I feel like I raped my brain by sitting through 90 minutes of some of the worst acting I have ever seen. The only redeeming part of this movie was the special effects and the ending.
KHL has it right - on two counts. This movie is flat, as was Coppola's vastly overrated "Lost in Translation." Nothing happens in terms of character development, brooding cinematography - achingly predictable in both films - substitutes for either narration or impression. One begins to think that Sophia is, indeed, Marie A. Lost in a world she can't fathom or translate, and doomed to play at being cinematic.
Love Sofia Coppola, Hated This Movie
Reviewed by KHL for Marie Antoinette at 2008-04-15 15:19:37
Yes, the costumes look fabulous, the locations are sumptuous, the music is suitable and the acting good, but none of this makes up for the agonizingly slow pace. I wanted to shut it down halfway through. I persisted, but not without wanting to scream in frustration that I wasted over two hours watching this boring epic. I don't know what it was, but I just could not get into it. I don't mind movies with a slow pace (ex. Assassination of Jesse James or anything by Malick, and even Virgin Suicides, Coppola's first flick), but I wouldn't sit through this again if someone paid me.
SWAoTC was a good movie. Much better than SWPM. I enjoyed it again, because of the back story of much loved characters. It is not as good as the Classic Trilogy, but a True Lucas/Star Wars fan should not discount the film entirely. Hayden Christensen is the absolute worst choice for Anakin Skywalker. Its sad Mr. Christensen is a pretty bad actor, even in other roles (the 2008 Jumper). I wish someone would invent a time machine, and go back and convince Lucas to recast Anakin. Oh well. :D