I just saw the movie Troy (2004) and have to admit to being pretty impressed. Brad Pitt was unexpectedly somber and mature and his fight scenes were absolutely wonderful to watch.
The various Kings and major players all were very well cast. It’s too bad they didn’t explore the relationship between Achilles and his cousin Patroclus in greater depth. Also the siege on Troy came across as a month-long bother rather than the years-long spectacle that it was supposed to have been.
Helen was attractive, but I have to say that both the priestess cousin (Briseis – Rose Byrne) and Hector’s wife (Polydora – Siri Svegler) stole the scenes that they were in for me.