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Two-Disc Widescreen Edition
Actors: Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Adoni Maropis, Jacob Smith
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Military & War
Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the ... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/12/2011...
This movie is a complete and utter waste of time. It drags along at a snail's pace as it's cast full of pretty boy actors pose for the camera. Cheesy beyond belief. None of the characters is at all interesting, the basic story is a cliche filled mess & the action sequences r boring.
2 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Valencia N. (vtcn)
Reviewed on 12/28/2009...
I enjoyed this movie.
3 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Loretta B. (bellorri)
Reviewed on 11/19/2009...
This movie is very interesting and includes alot of history,made to feel current. The battlescenes are intense but I loved the movie. Brad Pitt is excellent in this movie too,as usual.
4 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Troy: the definitive reason to let the director cut the film
T. Johnson | Small City, Michigan | 08/07/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up on the "Hercules' Big Arms" B film sandals and swords films. Even the ridiculous ones starring Victor Mature were Saturday Cinema favorites. The original "Troy" was impressive and fun to watch. With the Director's Cut, Wolfgang Petersen has given us an epic, a "Spartacus."
Again proving as he did with "Das Boot," Petersen shows he knows exactly what he wants to present on the screen, and how to make the screenwriter's script into a towering film. I purchased this copy because it was an Amazon "Prime" with a lowered price and free shipping for a Blu-Ray to replace my bought-at-the-video-store-pre/viewed DVD, but I am staggered with the intensity the added dialog and footage brings, the flow and movement of the film makes it seem shorter than the theatrical version, not longer. The soundtrack is now perfected, and that loser singing "Remember Me" is where it belongs: in the trash.
This is not art, history or literature, but in my not so humble opinion, it is the high water mark of the ancient epic. I doubt they can top it, and it adds on more reason to let the theatrical release be the true Director's Cut."