Unexpectedly surprised after a rewatch. Benioff's script is great at juggling characters, much like GoT, painting in strokes of grey instead of black and white. It's also interesting to see the star-studded cast glorified at all times by the mise-en-scène. Pitt, Bloom, Kruger, O'Toole, and co. are not hidden behind their characters, but as metacommentary on the source material they're made to stand out as themselves.
Obviamente, todo gira alrededor del Aquiles naco de Brad Pitt; no obstante, esta cinta de Petersen se deja ver, especialmente la versiòn del director, en la cual la violencia grafica es mas coherente y explicita y, por supuesto! donde el espectador puede apreciar en todo su esplendor los "ojazos bien cafeses" de esa mamacita llamada Diane Kruger. Por lo demas, si no se ve esta cosa, uno no se pierde de mucho.
I guess I'll be the asshole to say that I actually really dug this movie, in particular the director's cut. And yes, I read the book and really like both. I can understand why others might not like it, however.
When I was two hours into this film, I raised my hands into the air and cried out to the heavens, asking, "When... when will it end?!" Just at that moment, Brad Pitt's Achilles turned to the camera, stared quite angrily at me and my mini-bar snacks, and said, "It never ends." I had my answer. Wolfgang Petersen has no mercy. What an atrocious film.
Epic Greek myth come to life with a superb ensemble and a screenplay from the TV producers of "Game of Thrones". What is not to like? me fantasy and mythological buffs will probably hate the realism and that Wolfgang Petersen removed appearance from the Greek Gods and that the film ends a little better for some of the Troy inhabitants than in the original poem, but I found this to hugely gripping and well done.