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Troy

Out on dvd Tuesday 4th January. Starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen; from Homer’s epic, The Iliad.
Brad Pitt and his muscles played the part of Achilles brilliantly. And if you’re a Brad Pitt fan, then ladies, this is one to watch because you get to see plenty of skin in this film, and even a bit of bum! But if you’re not a Brad Pitt fan, then I’d leave this film to the boys. There was too much action to keep my girly interests interested. That said, looking at it objectively, the action sequences were very well done. They obviously had a wounding expert on hand because all the cuts and bruises in the fight scenes looked totally convincing. Right at the beginning when Achilles stuck his knife into the tall guy from the opposing tribe, I honestly gasped because it looked so real. Also the fight sequence between him and the prince of Troy (played well by Eric Bana (Hulk)), must have taken a great deal of practice. The choreography was fantastic – and actually quite original for a fight scene.
The scenery was stunning. Diane Kruger was perfectly beautiful as Helen (that’s where my name came from don’t you know); Orlando Bloom was annoying enough to suit the character from the book; oh and look out for the one line said by Trevor Eve from Waking the Dead!
Great chunks were left out from Homer’s story, but it translated pretty well to the big screen. The problem is, you can’t re-write history (even Hollywood in this case) and it was basically one big fight with the outcome you don’t really want.

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