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Troy - anyone else seen this abominable movie?

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girlfromipanema Sat 29-Jan-05 10:57:19

dh wanted to watch this so we did last night. Gladiator it wasn't as far as I was concerned. Brad Pitt doing an impersonation of Russell Crowe's accent in Glad. (but not as well) Stern, almost English accent but with turbo pompousness. What a dreadful pile of poo this was. Helen of Troy? Who is that actress? The Face that launched a 1000 ships I don't think so. Just rubbish. Nice wideshots for the battles etc, but all the script and acting was just bobbins. It was the guy who directed Perfect Storm which was great - can't understand it.

suzywong Sat 29-Jan-05 11:00:48

It was indeed a bag of sh*te, the divine mr pitt in his skirt notwithstanding. Dialogue terrible, modernising language to the extreme of 21st Century colloqulisams negates the efforts made to be historically accurate with costume etc.

Eric banner did a good job but the whole think stank

girlfromipanema Sat 29-Jan-05 12:33:53

suzywong - how bad was bradpitt's death scene? And the terrible going a bit red in the face....

vict17 Sat 29-Jan-05 12:35:53

ooh, I have to confess I really liked it. But it was my first trip out last May after having my baby so I think I would have loved any film

girlfromipanema Sat 29-Jan-05 12:52:09

vict17, I'm sure it's better on a big screen!
I saw it at home on the sofa when I'd really rather have seen something else and was falling asleep....

Gobbledigook Sat 29-Jan-05 13:09:22

Seen it. Rubbish.

essbee Sat 29-Jan-05 13:21:42

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beansontoast Sat 29-Jan-05 13:24:55

i saw it for the first time on fri might!

weirdly,for someone who doesnt get to do much telly watching..i too thought it was rubbish.
screenplay..atrocious like some american rich kids
in beverley hills..or sommat.

however ,i did start to appreciate what all the fuss is about re: mr pitt.

SeaShells Sat 29-Jan-05 13:31:19

I was looking forward to seeing this for ages, rented it out and laughed my head off all the way through at the ridiculous script! It was just daft, I must admitt I cried though, all the goodies die and all the baddies live, suppose that's more down to Homer than Brad and the rest of the pretty folk though!

munnzieb Sat 29-Jan-05 13:32:51

oooh yes, It was great (except I don't understand greek myth so DH had to explain it to me) I recon old Brad and Orlando! hmmm those bodys! (DH let me watch it twice!) bless him!

munnzieb Sat 29-Jan-05 13:33:30

most of the script was true to the myth apart form the helen thing, aparently in the storys she was kidnapped and her husband survived.

TinyGang Sat 29-Jan-05 13:45:49

I liked it - but Brad minus clothes is bound to grab my attention!

I think it stuck fairly well to the original story albeit having had the 'Hollywood Treatment'. Saw it with my friend and we were in hysterics in the cinema when Sean Bean started talking - his broad Yorkshire accent in ancient Greece was a bit out of place, more so than the American ones which you come to expect in most film I guess.

munnzieb Sat 29-Jan-05 13:46:58

hmm I forgot about Sean, he's yummy as well! hmm.

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