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  • 2004
  • R
  • 163min
  • 54%
  • 7.2 / 10

Loosely based on Home’s Iliad, Troy chronicles the decade-long war between Troy and Sparta after Helen’s charm and beauty catches the heart of Trojan prince Paris.

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Even though the war was decade-long, the film managed to consolidate the events into a shorter time frame. Rather than just focusing on the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year, all the events within the 10 years are shown, and an adaptive timeline is followed throughout the film. This film focuses a lot on the lover's quarrel that springs from the kidnapping of one of the character's wife and the events that this leads to. There are a lot of twists that come about during this tale and Wolfgang Petersen really does a good job of adapting Homer's 'The Iliad' to make it his own. As surprising as it may be, Brad Pitt and Eric Bana did not use stunt doubles for their epic battle in the film. In what can only be considered as an ironic twist of fate, Brad Pitt tore his left Achilles tendon during his portrayal of Achilles. It took Garrett Hedlund only one month of living in Los Angeles to land the role of Patroclus. Biologists were employed during the filming in Mexico to protect sea turtle eggs that were lain. Orlando Bloom really did not like the character that he played, thinking him as weak and cowardly.


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Troy is an epic war movie released in 2004. It was written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It had a lot of production help from the different divisions of Shepperton Studios (Malta, Mexico, and Britain divisions). Troy initially made around $497 million in theaters across the world. This figure temporarily placed the film in the top 100 grossing films of all time and made it the 8th highest-grossing film of 2004. Some of the main actors in this movie are Julian Glover (Triopas), Brad Pitt (Achilles), Diane Kruger (Helen), Orlando Bloom (Paris), Garrett Hedlund (Patroclus), Sean Bean (Odysseus), Brendan Gleeson (Menelaus).