As the Greeks fall, they decided to head back home. King Priam decides to have one last battle with the Greeks to leave Troy for good. It was a night battle so the Greeks didn't knew, raining them down with flaming arrows and lighting huge balls of dry branches and rolling them down at the beach. It was a battle that Achilles wasn't in, but his cousin Patroclus pretended to be him by wearing his armor, his sword, his helmet, and his moves. Hector finally had a battle with Achilles not knowing it wasn't him. Patroclus was fast but Hector was faster, causing him to cut Patroclus's neck and finishing him with a sword to the heart. Written by
Brad Pitt and Eric Bana did not use stunt doubles for their epic duel. They made a gentlemen's agreement to pay for every accidental hit; $50 for each light blow and $100 for each hard blow. Pitt ended up paying Bana $750, and Bana didn't owe Pitt anything. See more »
Achilles talks to the men right before Achilles and the Myrmidons take the Trojan beach. As the shots go between Achilles and the Myrmidons, the hundreds of ships that should be behind them suddenly disappear; only a bare ocean can be seen. See more »
Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?
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Troy could have been a great epic film... if wouldn't have been for
some really disrespectful and unnecessary alterations that they did to
the immortal story, the great Iliad written by Homer, and considered a
masterpiece of literature through thousands and thousands of years...
but this guys here just modified it like if all this wouldn't matter...
Note: Spoilers coming!
Yeah! I am talking about Menelaus killed cowardly by Hector, or
Agamemnon killed by Briseis, or Achilles being the cousin of Patroclus,
or Hector killing one of the Ayaces, and where is the other Ajax,
Diodemes, and all the other Heroes??? If it would not have been for
these alterations to the original story, which really disturbed be (if
you ever read the Iliad, you'll understand me)and which i really regard
as unnecessary, and the usual Hollywood crap added to most American
films (a good dose of machismo, exaggeration, historical inaccuracy,
etc) This could have been a great film but unfortunately it is not...
But this movie is also far away from being a terrible film. The
director and the actors did a nice job, Brad Pitt acts very good as
usual, The guy that plays Hector does it in an amazing way too, taking
most of the sympathy of the public. The movie is exciting and the
battles are good, my favorite scene is before Achilles fights Hector,
and he repeats the same line that in Homer's book "There are no pacts
between men and lions"!! Another thing that I quiet liked and that was
different that the book, is that in the film the GODS don't have much
to do with the story, while in the Iliad they are central... but that's
not too bad, I didn't miss Zeus or Apollo in the film, and I think this
is a smart move for the film, because including the Gods would have
been quiet difficult for a film like this.
What i missed was the respect for some important aspects of the story,
which i mentioned before, and which were removed unscrupulously ... It
could have been and immortal epic, but those omissions and alterations
are unforgivable, and bring my given note from 10/10 to 7/10
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