Also, James Horner's music score is rather pedestrian which is hardly surprisingly considering he had very little time to write it. It has already been discussed how much bigger he is than in Fight Club. Nevertheless, Guillermo del Toro's usual knack for outstanding visuals, cool looking action, and focus on character development makes Hellboy unique and entertaining af. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. The question is simply irrelevant. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back.
Spear and sword are given very realistic treatments as well. Not just the army special effects but the sets and scenery are all beautiful. He is the main character in the film if you judge by acting power. The violence is likewise beautiful. There was a complaint about the film not having a good side to relate to.
Achilles is a character so often covered in other men's blood, constantly killing and fighting, that Briseis allows for Pitt to show the more sensitive side is actually useful to the character's development. The battle sequences are a little more graphic than you might expect, and they are certainly brutal. In the myth Paris does kill Achilles with an arrow, but because he has no battle skills his hand is actually guided by Apollo. I'm very glad I finally saw this movie. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.
It is more likely Bloom was put in this part for his looks rather than his talent, which is still in question by yours truly. One of the most telling lines is when Hector Eric Bana refers to the fact that Apollo did not strike down Achilles Brad Pitt for desecrating the statue. With more viewings, I have come to appreciate this subplot a lot more. Wolfgang Petersen was criticised for being too much of a claustrophobic director to take on one of the biggest films ever made, but he handles the epic, large scale of the film nicely, if perhaps maybe not using as many swooping, stunning shots as he could. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy.
When events unfold I actually believed they could happen. First, in response to all the Gladiator lovers who said on the boards that there is no one to cheer for in Troy, I say they are idiots. If Achilles was complex, then Bana's Hector is even more so. It's refreshing that Pitt, though technically the central hero of the piece, plays the character in a less likable way than you might expect. Brad Pitt, looking absolutely incredible here the months of training sure paid off , shoulders the movie with much confidence and adds layers to his arrogant, self-centred Achilles. Troy 2004 In year 1250 B.
Gladiator was about a single protagonist. But huge battles do not a great film make. I have been a longtime critic of Brad Pitt as a second-tier talent who became famous only because of his looks, but in this film he surprised me. Their final scene together is very emotional and the actors have genuine chemistry. While this movie was nowhere near the epic masterpiece that the producers had hoped or that it was advertised as, it did not deserve the bad publicity it received from critics. Japanese cinema is so good at times precisely because we don't know who the good guy is. I certainly would've liked to have seen more of the set of Troy exposed.
Paris was a coward in the original myth and I saw no reason to transform him into an overnight hero in the movie. Remember, we are going back 3200 years. Most of the cast acquit themselves well, despite mispronouncing certain names. The rest of the cast is good enough with a special note for Peter O'Toole and Brian Cox. The fight between Hector and Achilles is reason enough to watch Troy alone. And those thousand ships, battles, and numerous special effects certainly please the eye.
Instead of being targeted toward that audience this film demystifies the Trojan War and treats it in a manner in which it could have actually happened. I originally hadn't thought much about the movie, but as time went on it had left the regular theaters here in town and I realized that I'd wished I'd gone to see it. Here he has a few moments where he seems out of place, a pretty boy in a soldier's world. If any thing else Troy will go down as having one of the most impressive fight scenes of any film in history. It is truly a much richer, perhaps even exciting experience, as your expectations have been lowered, and often this makes a movie-watching experience better. If there was one thing I did not like in this film it was the transformation of Paris into some kind of hero.