I'm getting pretty sick of works of classic literature constantly -- mechanically, in most cases -- being revised with a feminist slant, regardless of whether it makes a better story are we, as a society, still so insecure about gender differences that we cannot tolerate fault in any single female character and must revise history to. Movie review it has already received some comparison to gladiator, but where that movie was a surely modern fighting flick, the story of troy lends itself much more to hollywood's golden age, the sort of thing that would menelaus isn't the best husband, but he takes the theft of his wife helen somewhat personally. But callow paris seduces menelaus' wife, helen (diana kruger), and spirits her back to troy, too besotted to care that his actions will condemn his country to war the cuckolded menelaus appeals to his power-hungry older brother, agamemnon (brian cox), who sees an excuse to add troy to his empire of conquered. Here's what the distributor says about their film: “from the director of the perfect storm throughout time, men have waged war some for power, some for glory, some for honor—and some for love in ancient greece, the passion of two of history's most legendary lovers, paris, prince of troy (orlando bloom) and helen.
Helen of troy (review) mon sep 15 2003, 05:06pm | comments off as it turns out, the “real story” of “the most famous war in history” — the ten-year siege of troy over the daughter of a god, the most beautiful woman in the world — isn't really as exciting as it sounds, at least not to hear usa networks tell it this four-hour. Last night, i watched helen of troy, a 1956 swords and sandals epic on tcm the film was pretty boring, but at least helen (played by italian actress rosanna podesta) in this version, had something of a storyline she wasn't just a pretty piece of scenery while the men do all the heavy lifting in this film, the. Trojan prince paris (bloom) steals helen (kruger) from the spartan king, prompting the latter to go running to his brother, agamemnon (cox), king of the greeks with his imperialist bent, agamemnon launches a full-scale war against troy, which catapults his hero, achilles (pitt), into confrontation with trojan champion. Audience reviews for helen of troy ½ better than troy too much focus on paris and helen, but that is the path this film chose better representation of the characters from the epic, the best thing about this being that it follows the actual story aaron neuwirth super reviewer view all audience reviews.
The movie tries to make helen more sympathetic than in homer's version, but she still comes off as a bit of a ditz hector is the closest to a traditional hero in this kind of action/adventure film, but his character doesn't really follow the formula either peter o'toole, as king priam of troy, lends much-needed. Of course, it's equally true that no good movie about the trojan war has ever actually been made, even at the height of hollywood's sword-and-sandal period lots of things can go wrong in a sword-and-sandal picture, and many of them did in robert wise's 1953 helen of troy, probably the most notable previous cinematic. Homer's epic has inspired in troy a cartoonish joke of a film, with a painfully misconceived performance from brad pitt 2004 review by tim robey but the filmmakers insist on telling the whole story, from the abduction of helen to the wooden horse to the destruction of troy, plundering other classical. 19 out of 22 found this helpful was this review helpful 'helen of troy' is one movie that showed a different perspective of the events in the leading lady's point of view the iliad written by homer, from which this film was based on, talks about the 'greatest war story ever told': the infamous 'trojan war' this legendary epic.
Synopsis paris, prince of troy, sails to sparta on a mission of peace his ship is forced to return to troy in a storm after he has been swept overboard swept to sparta's shore, he is found by queen helen, with whom he falls in love. Once the party ends and the troy boys are heading home paris reveals to his brother that helen is aboard the boat and will be heading back to troy with them although, battle scenes asidem along with my overwhelming interest in the subject of this film, there is more to talk about than the swordplay. Helen of troy is a 1956 warner bros warnercolor epic film in cinemascope, based on homer's iliad and odyssey it was directed by robert wise, from a screenplay by hugh gray and john twist, adapted by hugh gray and n richard nash the music score was by max steiner and the cinematography by harry stradling.
Helen of troy is the name of two films and one television miniseries all three are adaptations of homer's the iliad the first film from 1924 is a german. Homer could assume that his audience knew the outline of the myth of helen of troy, and that in consequence he didn't need to lay it all out set aside the dramatic or performance history, though she can't resist the temptation to describe various manifestations of helen on stage and film, including the first. Paris (orlando bloom), the hottie prince of troy, runs off with helen (diane kruger), the hottie wife of the greek king menelaus (brendan gleeson) bana, the aussie actor who was so good in chopper and so lost in the hulk, gives the film's strongest performance, nailing the nobility in hector without.
Movie reviews for helen of troy mrqe metric: see what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. Prince paris (orlando bloom), son of king priam (peter o'toole) of troy, steals the wife of king menelaus (brendan gleeson) of sparta: helen (diane kruger), the most beautiful woman in the world menelaus and his brother, agamemnon ( brian cox) take the greeks (including brad pitt as achilles) to war against troy,. I know what you are thinking, “why in the world would you review troy when there are so many other movies i mean, come on” it is true compared to fantasy films of the 1980's, or even films of the same time, troy has not had the time to marinate in the cultural crock pot while my previous metaphor of a. Diane kruger (helen), brian cox (agamemnon), sean bean (odysseus), brendan gleeson (menelaus), peter o'toole (priam), garrett hedlund (patroclus) , rose byrne (briseis), saffron burrows (andromache) correction: may 19, 2004, wednesday a film review of ''troy'' in weekend on friday misstated.