Troy (2004)

Troy (2004, USA) C-163m. SCOPE *** D: Wolfgang Petersen. Starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson, Diane Kruger, Julian Glover, Sean Bean, Peter O'Toole, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows. Big, booming epic based on Homer's famous Iliad. Story centers around character of Achilles (Pitt), who becomes a decisive figure in the war that follows the robbery of Helen of Troy, the besiegement of the city and the fates decided in the battle. Expertly made film boasts impressive action sequences and fine performances by all involved (minus Kruger, perhaps). Pitt looks extremely good. Score by James Horner, photography by Roger Pratt. Filmed in Malta.


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