I haven’t been in a theater for quite a while, so I thought of gathering up my “Lakbay” friends and have a nice friday night movie with “Troy”. I expected much from this epic, as a lot of literary materials have been made into a movie. Since the LOTR trilogy has finished I was hoping this epic would follow suite as a nice mythological movie, but I ended up with an epic disappointment.
They should have titled this movie as “Achilles” instead of Troy. If you want to see a lot of Brad Pitt wearing a skirt with a lot of butt-naked scenes, then you’ll enjoy this. But honestly, his character here is one that you’ll never care for. You’d actually care more on hector than his arrogant, warrior-killing-is-al- I-have persona. Paris is one that I would like ti hit in the head several times in the movie for his stupidity, and his all so familiar bow and arrow thingy in the end just cries trying hard to be an LOTR followup. C’mon, this is another movie. Do they really thought that the movie would work gathering up some of the cast from the LOTR? Well where should I blame all of this. The script! It’s really awful. I mean, all of this characterization and all the inaccuracies could have been done better with a better script.
I must admit that some of the fight scenes were nice but it really didn’t wow me or impress me. Like I have seen these before. ANd the music doesn’t really set the mood in as I feel I’ve heard this all before.
Really I must say the Wolfgang Peterson was playing safe here, making a movie that just have that hollowood flavor in it. A friend of mine was right to say that the children or kids today shouldn’t enjoy this movie as it is a far cry from the “Iliad”. It frightens me that mor children would reference the story based on this bland movie than the book itself.