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Troy (2004)

R | | Adventure | 14 May 2004 (USA)
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

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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 DCE

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mythology | greek | troy | battle | trojan | See All (200) »

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For Destiny See more »

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Adventure

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Rated R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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14 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Untitled 'The Illiad' Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£89,286 (UK) (14 May 2004)

Gross:

$133,228,348 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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Trivia

Brian Cox said yes to this film because he'd always wanted to be in an epic. See more »

Goofs

During Hector and Achilles' battle, Hector swipes his sword at Achilles's chest, leaving a big scratch on his armor. When Achilles kills Hector, his armor has no marks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Odysseus: [voiceover] 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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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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Remember
Music by James Horner
Lyric by Cynthia Weil
Produced by David Foster
Performed by Josh Groban with Tanja Tzarovska
Josh Groban appears courtesy of 143 Records/Reprise Records
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It's a great adventure film that offers a wide range of expectations of the genre.
31 January 2013 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

In the year 1193 a. C., Paris (Orlando Bloom), son of Priam and prince of Troy, abducted Helen (Diane Kruger), wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta, which triggers the Trojan War, in which Greeks and Trojans face . The Greek army besieged the city of Troy for over ten years. Achilles (Brad Pitt) was the great hero of the Greeks, while Hector (Eric Bana), the eldest son of Priam (Peter O'Toole), King of Troy, represented the only hope of salvation for the city.

Wolfgang Petersen's film benefited from the effect "Gladiator" and offered the possibility of expanding commercial horizons towards a film that seemed gone. The hand of the director knew gather show off an interesting story, noble and unsweetened, reasoning the causes and motivations of his characters, taking their time and giving large doses of artistic genius. If then we were accustomed to battles (Braveheart, Gladiator) "Troy" epic again the limits of the legend, which allowed Petersen to take some personal leave based on the "Iliad" of Homer.

"Troy" recently returned with a new version that included 30 minutes of footage, while not changing the story dramatically, they emphasized that in its most violent, inflaming and giving more power to the stories of the main characters . The result is a film studio, worked well in not missing the show as main weapon. Its key strengths, are founded on the roles of Brad Pitt (Achilles) and Eric Bana (Hector), dwarfing the story between Helena and Paris which is what gives the story plot.

It is the personality and the clash between Pitt and Bana interpretive works best in the film, along with the superb soundtrack, with a song that touches your heart, "remember me". The music is perfectly adapted to the time when the film is.


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