Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|National Geographic - Beyond the Movie - Troy|
Director: Tim Baney
Genres: Television, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
No single story in western civilization has continuously inspired and intrigued more people than the Trojan tale of war and deception. But, did a place called Troy really exist? Was Homer's epic more than just an engaging... more »
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Save your money, pass this one by
Josephus | Knoxville, TN United States | 06/30/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I can't help but wonder if I saw the same video as those who gave this five stars. When I bought it I was really looking forward to it - in that I have a great many National Geographic Video's, all of which are very good. This one is not up to their standards.
The re-enactments are really bad (they look more like Romans rather than bronze age greeks). I was also underwhelmed by the information or lack of."
I wanted my hour back
James Tom | San Francsico, CA United States | 07/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was very disapointing. The re-enactments were horrible. Watch In Search of the Trojan War instead its long but it provides a lot more information or better yet read "The Ancient Greece of Odysseus" by Peter Connolly."
Boring and not worth the price.
Leelan Lampkins | Athens, GA | 06/19/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was very disappointed. These National Geographic specials are usually quality productions. But this one seems more of an afterthought than a serious effort. The actors walk around in cheap high school costumes that make no effort at all to be historical. And the expert commentary seems very tongue-in-cheek. Nothing in this special is at all special. I really expected better.
Check out Michael Wood's "In Search of the Trojan War" instead. It has more of what you expected to be in this DVD."
My 7 year old daughter liked it
Ruslan Moskalenko | Pleasanton, CA United States | 01/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter Sonya asked me to write a review and tell she really liked the DVD.
Now my two cents. Basically the main line of this story is if the site currently known as Troy is the Troy from the Iliad. A few experts are sharing their opinions and their conclusion is basically yes, it could be that Troy. But this film doesn't tell much about the Iliad, a lot of time is spent showing the modern time actors playing ancient scenes somewhere in the US (not very convincing to my taste). Another big part of the file is about the treasure known as the Gold of Troy, currently held in Moscow. There is some interesting footage from Turkey and Greece, but unfortunately, not as much as I would expect.
Overall, this is an interesting program to watch especially if you going to see the movie "Troy". But it could've been done better. Too much modern stuff, too little about the ancient Troy."