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A definite good time.
A well hyped film may sometimes find it hard to match up to the expectations set by the press. "Troy" does relatively well in this area, though the battle scenes are an excellent eyefull for the gore lovers, and quite watchable and interesting for those who aren't, they do come off, particularly the storming of the beach of Troy, as a little try hard, attempting, and failing, to be as glorious as the battles of The Lord of the Rings. Also, some of the dialogue and acting leaves something to be desired. Peter O'Toole brings quite a back ground character effect to King Priam, and fumbles several lines, whilst Rose Byrne fumbles even more and leads viewers to the belief that they could have done a better job, all they need is to turn on the water works at the appropriate time. Brad Pitt is an excellent Achilles, but if film makers wished us to like his character they did a sad job of it, and the Achilles we see does some unredeemable things. Eric Bana truly is something brilliant as the heroic prince Hector, and there isn't much to say in the way of fault to his performance, an incredible embodiment of both power and responsibility being held together. Orlando Bloom has been continuously attacked for his acting skills, but is every inch the young Paris, and any misgivings about him are lost as the end of the film arises. Meanwhile Brian Cox gives another interesting performance as a bad guy, and assures a few laughs as he goes, and imprints the line "I like your land!" in most viewers brains. Diane Kruger makes a favourable appearance as the beautiful Helen, once Queen of Sparta, now Princess of Troy. But there is only one truly flawless actor to show himself on the big screen through out nearly 3 hours of film, and that is the mighty Sean Bean, as Odyseuss. Nothing but praise can be given to his presence, and he holds the movie high. While battles are all well and good, special effects are fine, and storyline is quite simple, it really is a character film, and this leads to most of my comment being on the actors and actresses, good or bad. Altogether a definite good time, and a memorable watch. 7/10.
I am beyond any doubt that there will never be a film nearly so brilliant as this one. (spoilers)
No words can portray the sheer brilliance of these 3 films, and the 3rd in particular. It really annoys me that so many people bitch about it so much. Is it not possible for people to think before they write? I read many of the other comments that people have written and i advise them to read the books again before saying that parts of the movie are wrong(like, yes it was Eowyn who destroyed the witch king in the book, not Merry, this scene was done the same as it was in the book.) And to think about the movie and what each scene means before writing about it. Also, there are many that say that the film is too long, and the end should be shorter, but if you think about it, it would suck if done differently. Just think, if it ended with the crowning of the king, then we don't get to see the hobbits go home, we'd be left with "what happened to the hobbits?" And then what would be the purpose of references to Rosie Cotton if we never see her? And if they stopped the film after that, it would just be stupid.You'd be like "did Elrond and Galadriel go on a ship too? where's Gandalf?" Peter Jackson ended the film perfectly. And he made the rest perfectly as well.
Anyway, i am writing this about the greatness of the movie, not the stupidity of some veiwers. I cold talk forever about the excellent CGI and so on, so i will focus on he cast. Every character is portrayed to a T, and i don't think any were miscast. Elijah Wood takes every moment of Frodo's screen time and lets us know just how tortured he is as he he makes his way to Mordor. Sean Astin is maybe the greatest of them all, and the Sam we see is every bit the pure goodness of Frodo's best friend who struggles to keep his master on the right track despite the schemeing Gollum's attempts do drive the 2 apart. Though they don't normally get much attention, The roles of Merry and Pippin are done stunningly,and the emotion is felt by everyone as the best friends are forced to into their worst fears and torn away from each other. Pippin(Billy Boyd) is totally believable as he is taken with Gandalf to Minas Tirith and becomes a gaurd of the citadel, forced to fight in the greatest battle of Middleearth. And Merry is left behind in Edoras, with Eowyn(Miranda Otto), and despite orders, the 2 ride to battle together. Legolas(Orlando Bloom), Gimli(John Rhys Davies) and Aragorn(Viggo Mortensen) take the paths of the dead into the cursed mountains in search of a dead army, the only hope for victory in the upcoming battle on the Pelennor fields. Gandalf the white (Ian McKellen) tries to convince the crazed steward of Gondor(John Noble) to raise the alarm and ask Rohan for help in the battle, but he is greiving the death of the favoured of his 2 sons, Boromir(Sean Bean). And to finish it off, we have Faramir, the stewards last son, and who, after leaving the overrun Osgiliath, returns to Minas Tirith only to be sent back in an attempt to win his fathers love, despite the fact that it is an obvious suicide. David Whenham's Faramir is such a sad character, and is portrayed with alot of emotion, he is fully believable. This movie, all in all, has what every one wants, action, romance, humor, drama, and the odd bit of humor and horror, and is most certainly a tear jerker. I myself am known as one who doesnt cry, but found myself bawling my eyes out 6 times throughout the film. The definition of heartless is those who didn't cry in the end of the movie. Truly the greatest film of all time, any one who says they were not drawn in and sitting watching in awe throughout is a liar. Truly brilliant. 10 out of 10.