Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

DVD - 2003
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A re-telling of the classic tale of power and corruption, moved by the passions and desires of towering personalities. Aphrodite promises the most beautiful woman in the world to Paris, Prince of Troy, but alas, Helen is already married to Menelaus King of Sparta, brother of Agamemnon. When she escapes to Troy with Paris, Menelaus rallies the kings of Greece to attack Troy. Also included are the prophecies of Cassandra, the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the duel between Hector and Achilles, and even crafty Odysseus makes an appearance. In a return to grand Hollywood tradition, the battle scenes feature a 'cast of thousands' rather than CGI effects.

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hgibbins
Oct 12, 2011

Excellent movie, that gives you a whole different perspective on the Trojan/Greek conflict. The writers actually seem to have gone to the trouble of reading the Iliad for which I'm grateful. The movie is long, but well worth the time. By the way Agamemnon wasn't as nice a guy as he is typically portrayed in Greek history, and this movie shows what a warmonger he really was. Other have commented on the special effects, which could have used a bit of extra work, but on the whole it was well done.

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MJN
Apr 13, 2011

I am not impressed by the movie at all. Most of the scenes were fake.(like watching games)

It was okay overall but Achilles from Troy was better portrayed in that movie.

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NobleSix
Mar 14, 2011

Could have been better but much more accurate than Troy!!! Achilles was done better in Troy.

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KimD
Mar 13, 2011

For the most part, the movie was good. Actors were great.

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