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It is the year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age. Two emerging nations begin to clash after Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband, Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnon to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans. But they come to a stop by Hector, Prince of Troy. The whole movie shows their battle struggles and the foreshadowing of fate in this remake by Wolfgang Petersen of Homer's "The Iliad." Written by
When Hector removes his helmet right after Achilles does (during their fight scene), the nose bridge and flanks of his helmet move like rubber. See more »
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Yesterday I finally bought the TROY DVD. However my disappointment was enormous.
The epic story of Homerus is twisted in the most extraordinary way.
The producers/directors whoever most probably have not read the whole Iliada.
In conclusion, apart from the fact they present the Greeks been idiots and war thirsty, they skip one of the most tragic moments of the war. The Ifigenia's sacrifice to goddess Artemis in order for Greeks to sail the port of Aylida.
Just for the record this sacrifice is one of the best plays by Sofokles and is called Ifegenia En Aylidi (free translation Ififenia at the port of Aylida). And of course since there had been no sacrifice Agamemnon dies in Troy.
For your information as per Homerus, Agamemnon was killed by his wife as he was taking his bath when he returned form Troy. Famous Klytemnistra killed her husband because he did sacrifice their daughter to Artemis in order for the Greek vessels to leave Aylida. And definitely he was not killed by any Trojan girl by the name of Brhshida.
Another peculiar thing is that Achilles died in deed by Paris but along time ago before we, Greeks entered Troy. It was disgusting and very insulting to the epic story to see Achilles dies inside the burning Troy with several arrows on his chest and belly as Achilles was invulnerable because his father Pileas baptized him in a blessed water when he was an infant but as he was holding him upside down he did not sink his feet holding him from his ankles. That is why his only vulnerable spot was his heels. That means that only one arrow was enough to kill him at his heel.
This was a point that should be highlighted. It was not the fact that Achilles was a blood thirty warrior who he was just capable of being a 'Jean Claud Vandam' of ancient Greece beating any opponent. HE WAS JUST INVULNERABLE. He could not be killed. Furthermore he was killed by Paris indeed (one of the few things according to the story) but not in order to save his cousin, but after Hector's death as revenge and after Apollo revealed to Paris that Achilles has only one week spot.
One thing more is that according to Homerus, the war lasted ten years. It seems in the movie it lasted what ???? A few weeks?
In addition there are many other points created out of director's mind and not according to the original.
I really feel that from now on, anyone who really wants to make a great movie must very very carefully read the original. However I understand that some things cannot be presented to cinema like in the original. But this is a totally different thing than twisting is that disgusting way story.
It is like for someone to make in 1,000 years a movie about world was 2 and describing Hitler as the good guy or even more to say that Hitler did not commit suicide but he was killed by Winston Churchill or Abraham Lincoln after they had decided to fight each other and whoever wins the other troops will surrender. Just imagine that. How stupid it is. But it is what the producers of Troy have done.
I would be really glad to find copies of Iliada translated in English and to send them as gifts to the production.
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