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.
Se volvió una de mis favoritas. Siempre me atrajo las historias de guerras griegas, y más aún cuando me contaban de las hazañas del gran Aquiles. En esta entrega Brad Pitt interpreta muy bien al personaje del valeroso y modesto Aquiles, quien no pelea por Agamenón, sino por la gloria. Pelea junto a Odiseo y le deja un mensaje: "Los hombres mueren, pero sus hazañas perduran para siempre".
How can one actor riding on the back of two central roles (7even & Fight Club) continue to be cast and celebrated despite being quite possibly the world's worst leading man? Brad Pitt's performance has all the smoulder of Zsa Zsa Gabor & all the camp hilarity of Tony Curtis for ALL the wrong reasons. Troy boasts even weaker performances than Hercules & makes the heroes of legend puny & girly. Awful, ugly, dreadful.
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.