With soaring photography that circles from above then swoops in for the action, TROY is Wolfgang Petersens majestic presentation of the classic Greek legend. It tells the story of an epic battle over Helen (Diane Kruger), the queen of Sparta, who is kidnapped by her lover Paris (Orlando Bloom), the prince of Troy. This infuriates Helens husband Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), whose brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox) convinces him to invade Troy and kill Helen. They recruit Achilles (Brad Pitt), the best warrior in Greece, whose bravery, quick feet, and remarkable swordsmanship (not to mention tan biceps, short kilts, and blond locks) have earned him a reputation that is almost as impressive as his ego. Achilles agrees to fight for Sparta, if only for the fame it will bring him. Even Achilles mother, in a touching scene, advises him to forget mortal achievements and become a hero who will be remembered throughout history. Along with the invasion of Troy, a series of duals must also be fought: Paris, who is heartbreaking in his lovestruck naivety, must go up against the enraged Menelaus; and Achilles must settle a score with Hector (Eric Bana), who is fiercely dedicated to protecting his brother Paris and their father, the frail king Priam (Peter OToole). When the war finally ignites in its massive proportions, the action is awesome. And as the increasingly dramatic events play out, TROY earns its own timeless reputation among other action-adventure epics such as GLADIATOR and SPARTACUS.
Release Date: 29 May 2005
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 2.40 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 156 minutes
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English
Dubbed Languages: German
Hearing Impaired Languages: English\German
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An epic tale of one of history's more interesting periods
A bit long. At first I found myself tempted by the fast search button but as it developed I got into it.