Thursday, August 10, 2006

Homer's Illyad is now - Troy - the movie

Saw Troy (the movie) yesterday on HBO, the movie adaptation of Homer's timeless epic, Illyad. One thing I like about such historical movies is the meticulous planning that must have gone into the making of movies in the genre of  Ten Commandments.

Must say Brad Pitt gives a stunning performance as Achilles, sculpted body, looks, and physique to match. Brad Pitt's Achilles has Greek looks and - I didn’t know this before - a rebellious streak in him. He defies his own king, Agamemon, who steals his love Briseis. Surprise, surprise, the film stars Peter O’Toole, a favorite, as Priam. As usual he shines.

The scenes are well and convincingly shot, especially the war scenes. The film also stars Diane Kruger as Helen, Orlando Bloom as Paris, John Shrapnel as Nestor, and Eric Bana as Hector.
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