TROY (2004) GO!, 9PM, M, AC­TION

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Brad Pitt (above) takes on the mighty task of por­tray­ing Achilles, the great Greek war­rior. The year is 1193BC, and all hell is set to break loose when the King of Sparta (Bren­dan Glee­son) re­ceives word his wife Helen (Diane Kruger) has run off with Prince Paris of Troy (Or­lando Bloom). Pitt’s mojo – ev­i­denced in his buff physique and a cou­ple of bare-bot­tom sex scenes – pretty much out­shines his per­for­mance. Else­where, Eric Bana fares bet­ter as Tro­jan war­rior Hec­tor. There are short­falls of so­phis­ti­ca­tion and sub­stance, but di­rec­tor Wolf­gang Petersen ( Po­sei­don) com­pen­sates with spec­ta­cle. ★★★

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