aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Across the wine-dark sea

I watched Troy on the telly last night, and I have to say, it wasn't half bad. Lots of liberties were taken with the story, of course, but lots of traditional stuff was made room for that movie buffs probably wouldn't even notice (like Aeneas leading the escape from the burning Troy).

Brad Pitt actually made a pretty good Achilles. Peter O'Toole was magnificent as Priam. Lots of good character actors filled out the other roles. Sean Bean and Orlando Bloom are, of course, better known as Boromir and Legolas than as Odysseus and Paris, but what the hey -- you gotta start somewhere. Helen was beautiful, as expected. The special effects were good.

All in all, I was well pleased.

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