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Troy (2004)

Written By Awir Aditya on Monday, July 5, 2010 | 1:00 AM

Genre: Drama/Action/War/Romance

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne, Sean Bean

Troy is a story narrated in the Ilian, an epic poem written by Homer. It narrates the story of the king of Greece, Agamemnon (Cox) whose greed for power sees him capturing various kingdoms around Greece and bringing them under one coalition under his rule. The city of Troy, however, still stands and is the envy of Agamemnon since a long time. The princes of Troy, Paris (Bloom) and Hector (Bana) come to make peace with Agamemnon. Paris falls in love with Helen (Kruger) Agamemnon's brothers wife and takes her back to Troy. This enrages Agamemnon and he announces war on Troy. Achilles (Pitt) is a Greek warrior and hero who defies the rule of Agamemnon. Yet, Achilles and his warriors, known as Myrmidons, are valued and respected and Agamemnon needs them to fight for him. What ensues is a battle between Agamemnon's mighty Greek army and the Trojan's. A war that was fought not for power or land but for the love of one woman. The movie and storyline is very similar to any ancient mythological story, the only difference being that mystical and magical bits from the movie were left out. Action is one part that the movie shines in and displays one of the best sword and shield fight sequences. A smooth easy watch that gets down to the point that doesn't involve too much nonsense.

Thumbs up: Good action
Thumbs down: Slightly lengthy

Rating: 6.9/10
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