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