TROY

Thurs­day 8.30pm, Ac­tion/ Ad­ven­ture (M) ★★

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Movie Reviews -

This was sup­posed to be Ger­man di­rec­tor Wolf­gang Petersen’s take on Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, but even that premise is a bit of a stretch. What even­tu­ated was a $ 200 mil­lion mish­mash of com­puter-gen­er­ated bat­tle­field scenes in­ter­spersed with beef­cake heroes. The real siege lasted 10 years. De­spite the pres­ence of Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Or­lando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Julie Christie and Peter O’Toole, the movie seems only marginally shorter. Achilles was a heel.

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