Troy 2004 Subtitles

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This action-adventure epic tells the story of the battle fought over Helen, queen of Sparta, who's been kidnapped by her lover Paris, the Prince of Troy. Her husband decides to invade Troy and kill Helen, so recruits Achilles, the Greek warrior, but he must first settle a score with Hector, Paris's brother.

Starring:
Brad Pitt,Orlando Bloom
Runtime:
2 hours, 36 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Historical
Director Wolfgang Petersen
Starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom
Supporting actors Eric Bana, Peter O'Toole, Sean Bean, Brian Cox, Brenden Gleeson, Diane Kruger, Saffron Burrows, Rose Bryne, Julie Christie, Wolfgang Petersen, Brendan Gleeson
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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82 of 89 people found the following review helpful By adanield on 25 Mar. 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Troy (Director's Cut) is so much better than the theatrical version that it is almost hard to believe that they are in essence the same movie. That is not to say that this new version is perfect, it isn't. As with the Theatrical version, the acting is in some instances passable at best and it takes quite a few liberties with the accepted version of events according to Homer. However, what it does do is make the film run far more smoothly than it did before. Considering over 30 minutes of footage has been restored it actually seems to make the film a lot tighter than it was before. The rather disjointed, lacking in focus theatrical version is now replaced with a movie that always keeps you engrossed. Not just in the battle scenes which are really quite brilliant but also in the political intrigues and infighting amongst both the Greeks and the Trojans. Brad Pitt always seems to divide people as to his worth as an actor. I happen to think he is actually quite good. In Troy he is the leading man and he does a good job of holding the film together. According to Homer, Achilles was the most beautiful and the deadliest warrior of his age. Pitt is undoubtedly in excellent physical condition but he also manages to convey Achilles coldness and mastery of arms. His Achilles is a killing machine who cares for almost nothing but his own personal glory. He knows what his alternative futures are before he sails to Troy, but he would rather die young covered in glory than live to be old surrounded by love. There is a vacant look in Achilles eyes almost as though he is aware of everything that is happening around him but doesn't really care as long as it does not seem to personally affect him. However, in war, every action has a knock on effect and Achilles discovers this to his own personal loss.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. G. Gumsley on 19 Nov. 2005
Format: DVD
Troy, like a lot of historical movies with many action sequences, rewards a second viewing. We all know Wolfgang Petersen, like many movie-makers before him, took many liberties with Homer's Iliad but I am happy for myths like this to succumb to the hollywood treatment.
Interestingly, Petersen opts to give us the siege of Troy through Achilles' eyes rather than the classical Helen/Paris scenario, as it opens up the prospects for this big action movie. Achilles was the Rambo of the ancient world, but while Rambo goes on for ever, Achilles, alas, proved to be just mortal in the end. If you view Achilles in that light, you feel less inclined to criticise Pitt for his performance. He was a fighting machine who disliked the squabbling Greeks as much as he did the Trojans, but in the end he had to settle for the lesser of two evils in deciding where his loyalties lay. The pace of the movie, which sustains two romances, gives Pitt little opportunity to do much else other than fight, whilst Eric Bana as Hector at least has more to philosophise over in the shape of his brother Paris' problems, as well as defending Troy itself.
Petersen cleverly presents the opulence and decadence of Troy as opposed to the spartan Greeks and their ambitious plans to topple it. Helen of Troy was no more than a pawn, an excuse to invade Troy, and though Bloom works hard as the cowardly womaniser Paris, he comes over as the spoilt useless younger brother of the more commanding Hector. Diane Kruger, too, has little to do except look gorgeous, and fails to grasp that the invasion is only superficially about herself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CultureDrinker on 30 Jun. 2005
Format: DVD
As a 2.5 hour long chronicle of revenge, spite, strategy, war and death, Troy is successful to just a certain point.
Before I turn cynical, I must say that the background score is very rousing and really uplifts even the bland-est of scenes. Second, both Brad Pitt and Eric Bana, in true fashion of their characters-- Achilles and Hector-- are the real heroes of the enterprise bringing some much needed believability and dynamism to their already archtypically heroic characters. The third and the last thing that I found in Troy was the difference in the actual graph of the film. Its like the screenplay writer has very carefully omitted the oft-repeated war-film cliches, especially the final scene redemption.
But just because its different, doesn't really make it all good. The key ingredients which make any war-film memorable are the core conflict and the actual action and surprisingly, Troy falls woefully short on both counts. Neither does the preluding love-story elicit any emotion from the audience nor do the battles provide any thrill (the action, it must be said, is so lame and bland, even a street-fight has more innovative moves). And then who actually do you feel for as the final titles roll-- more than half of you cared for are slashed, and most of those who are left have either fleed or are being burnt away. And plus sequences like the so-called "experienced" advisors of the Troy kingdom advising the king to take a decidedly hideous looking mammoth of a horse back to their confines when you are sitting there thinking... that IS such an obvious hideaway, its just not funny.
Overall, Troy is just an okay film. Once watched is watched enough. It won't make you poke your eyes but won't make them wet either.
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