Movie review helen of troy

Their passionate love to one another is intense, they have a little awareness what will happen to the future of them, and the people of Troy. In a way, "Troy" resembles " The Alamo.

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Say what you will about Charlton Heston and Victor Maturebut one good way to carry off a sword-and-sandal epic is to be filmed by a camera down around your knees, while you intone quasi-formal prose in a heroic baritone. Paris, on a diplomatic mission to Sparta to arrange peaceful trade, is washed up on the Spartan shore after being shipwrecked during a storm The battle ends with the Trojan army's crushing defeat and the Greeks camping on the beach.

He killed him because Hector had killed Patroklus first, whom Achilles loved.

Movie review helen of troy

I don't think that the role of Sienna Gullory as Helen fits to what the mythology is being described her. Helen prepares for her punishment, but Menelaus put his sword back and can do nothing but feel sorry for her. They elope and when Menelaus found out about this, he associated with his brother, Agamemnon. In the Illiad, by far the most significant and authoritative source of the story, at best shows Paris to be an ambiguous figure--the best looking man of his generation, but often a coward in battle. They both portray roughly the same roles and personalities of the characters. Meanwhile, the grown Paris Matthew Marsden challenges the royal family's right to help itself to his adoptive father's flock, and takes his grievance to King Priam's palace arena. Patroclus, who looks a little like Achilles, wears his helmet and armor to fool the enemy, and until the helmet is removed everyone thinks that Achilles has been slain. Priam is at first reluctant to allow Helen to remain at Troy until he talks to her alone where she admits her love for Paris. Menelaus, her husband, mad with jealousy and broken pride, allied with his brother, Agamemnon, to wage a war against Troy. The great Agamemnon seats himself proudly on Troy 's throne as the new emperor of the Aegean and ruler of the World. He plays old King Priam of Troy, who at night ventures outside his walls and into the enemy camp, surprising Achilles in his tent. But forty-foot wide CinemaScope screens were quite merciless when it came to audiences' perceptions of the obvious. That's too bad, for toward the end there are those battle scenes and a fine impersonation of that wooden horse. Pitt is modern, nuanced, introspective; he brings complexity to a role where it is not required.

Despite Zeus' disagreement, Hector died because he was fated to do so. That's the whole point of myth.

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Unbeknownst to them though, there are some Greek soldiers inside the wooden horse. Ten years pass. In the Illiad, by far the most significant and authoritative source of the story, at best shows Paris to be an ambiguous figure--the best looking man of his generation, but often a coward in battle.

My opinion, Sienna got the charm and sexual appeal but there is a lack of internalization.

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