Movie Review: Troy

Troy end­ed up being a mediocre movie, that did­n’t have much plot, char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, or any good action scenes (save one, maybe two). I’m sure there was more in it for the girls than the guys. I mean, Diane Kruger is hot, but much bet­ter with­out all the make­up and frills. I was pleas­ant­ly remind­ed about Odysseus’s lit­tle part in the sto­ry, although they got Sean Bean to por­tray him, the actor who also tries to kill Frodo in Lord of the Rings, betrays his part­ner in Equilibrium, screws up a weapons deal then throws up in the get­t­away car in Ronin, and tries to destroy England in GoldenEye.

After see­ing Bean in these fuck-up, bad guy roles, it’s hard to imag­ine him as the great Greek hero, espe­cial­ly since Odysseus has always been my favourite Greek char­ac­ter. He’s the guy who’s total­ly bal­anced; a brain, an ath­lete, a host, a war­rior, an artist, famous for his clev­er­ness and cun­ning. He’s the guy who stayed faith­ful to Penelope while being pur­sued by Calypso and Circe, the guy who dared to lis­ten to the sirens sing, the guy who came up with the idea of the Trojan horse, the guy who tried every­thing in his pow­er to get his crew home safe­ly through every obsta­cle imag­in­able, but the only one with the tenac­i­ty to make it. If Odysseus was alive today, I’d give him my props.

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