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Title: Troy
Post by: cigar joe on May 19, 2004, 03:07:26 PM
Saw this last night, a good sword and sandal epic, not as good as Gladiator though.

Could this be the start of another peplum craze?, and you know of course what will follow, lol.
Title: Re:Troy
Post by: Nobody on May 20, 2004, 03:43:38 AM
I didn't think very much of this film. I wanted to like it, but found it extremely dull. Some of the action scenes very fine, and the older generation of actors very great. The younger generation, on the other hand, were extremely miscast. Only Eric Bana did ok.
Title: Re:Troy
Post by: General Sibley on May 20, 2004, 07:24:23 AM
My wife wants to see Troy this weekend ( Gee, I wonder why  :-\).  I always envisioned Achilles a very specific way - a nasty, violent, impulsive badger type like a young Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday.  A pouting pretty boy like Brad Pitt is NOT an Achilles, but I guess you need him to pull the women through the turnstiles.  Kind of like having that mope Leo as the lead in Gangs of New York, he ruined that movie.  Felt sorry for Scorsese, you know the producers forced him on him.
Title: Re:Troy
Post by: shorty larsen on May 20, 2004, 12:08:42 PM
I didn't watched the movie yet, but I think that with the boom of visual effects we are going to have a lot of of peplum movies.
Title: Re:Troy
Post by: Guerrilla on May 27, 2004, 06:44:51 AM
Cigar Joe,
see the trailer of Oliver Stone's Alexander!
i thing will be much more then Troy  :)
Title: Re:Troy
Post by: The Firecracker on May 18, 2006, 04:28:33 PM

i think it will be much better then Troy  :)


Not saying that today  are we? ;D
Both were pretty shite though.
The Bana and Pitt spear fight was great. Rest of the film was a "seen it all before" for me.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: cigar joe on May 19, 2006, 03:49:48 AM
yea no "Gladiator"
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Groggy on July 17, 2007, 04:00:49 PM
Just watched this one today. I wanted to like it, but it was just very hard to get involved. It was very distant and sterile, for lack of a better word, rather than engrossing. Perhaps it was all the CGI? I dunno. The action scenes were well-done, but except for the one-on-one fights none of them were very involving or memorable.

The acting was mixed. Brad Pitt had the screen presence necessary for Achilles but his performance wasn't that great. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger were bland as always. Eric Bana and Sean Bean did a very good job with their parts, and needless to say I thought Peter O'Toole and Julie Christie were excellent. Brian Cox wasn't up to much either, and he's usually a marvellous actor.

I think a 5/10 is more than fair.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 17, 2007, 06:19:24 PM
The film has it's problems but I find myself liking it.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: moviesceleton on July 18, 2007, 06:48:16 AM
Just watched this one today. I wanted to like it, but it was just very hard to get involved. It was very distant and sterile, for lack of a better word, rather than engrossing. Perhaps it was all the CGI? I dunno. The action scenes were well-done, but except for the one-on-one fights none of them were very involving or memorable.

The acting was mixed. Brad Pitt had the screen presence necessary for Achilles but his performance wasn't that great. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger were bland as always. Eric Bana and Sean Bean did a very good job with their parts, and needless to say I thought Peter O'Toole and Julie Christie were excellent. Brian Cox wasn't up to much either, and he's usually a marvellous actor.

I think a 5/10 is more than fair.
6/10 from me.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Jill on July 18, 2007, 06:57:58 AM
Nothing to do with Ilias. That say I as a literature teacher...

Peter O'Toole, Sean Bean and Eric Bana are good choices for the charakters, but Brad Pitt... he's good actor, but not for this. And that stupid blonde-painted hair!

Orlando Bloom is a thing of horror. Paris was a cute-nice-boy and in love (yes, in love!) with Hector? What he makes says this...  :o :o :o
I thought Paris was a great greek hero, sometimes a little coward, but a real MAN, if Helene choosed him...


But: I want to see Odyssey - naturally with Sean Bean. He's the perfect Ulysses.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: cigar joe on July 18, 2007, 04:34:23 PM
I saw a good Odyssey with Armad Assante as Odyssiusm Jill, dheck it out if you can O0

(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/1736/imageszk5.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8268/odyssiussxz8.jpg)
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Kurug3n on July 18, 2007, 04:40:09 PM
I saw a good Odyssey with Armad Assante as Odyssiusm Jill, dheck it out if you can O0

(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/1736/imageszk5.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8268/odyssiussxz8.jpg)

saw that last year in English it was alright
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Tuco the ugly on July 18, 2007, 06:22:20 PM
I saw a good Odyssey with Armad Assante as Odyssiusm Jill, dheck it out if you can O0

(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/1736/imageszk5.jpg)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8268/odyssiussxz8.jpg)
Beautiful hair styling! (it's worth a watch at least for that)
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Groggy on July 19, 2007, 05:24:32 AM
I saw that one a long time time ago, in World Cultures in 7th Grade I think.

At least it was better than "O Brother Where Art Thou?" - and I'm willing to fight over that one. It sucked ass.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 23, 2007, 06:35:52 PM
Anybody see the director's cut yet?
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 24, 2007, 07:18:55 AM
Anybody see the director's cut yet?
No, but I'm not sure I'd like to. Troy really bored me. Eric Bana was the only one who struck me as any good when I saw it. Of course it had O'Toole in it, but I didn't know who he was when I saw it. It was a smaller part, anyways. Orlando, and what's her name felt overcooked to me. Brad Pitt was okay, but just sort of there.
Title: Re: Troy
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on December 29, 2007, 05:39:43 PM
Again, I'm just wondering if anybody here has purchased the new TROY director's cut that was recently released?