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The summer blockbusters begin with director Wolfgangs Petersen’s adaptations of Homers Iliad in the action adventure film Troy. In the year 1193 B.C., Prince Paris of Troy (Orlando Bloom) steals Helen (Diane Kruger) the Queen of Sparta from her husband plunging the Greeks and Trojans into a bloody ten year war. The battles begin with the Greeks sailing 1000 ships with 50,000 men to the shores of Troy. Both armies have their individual heroes: Hector (Eric Bana) a strong, honorable Trojan soldier who fights for his King while a Greek named Achilles (Brad Pitt) the fastest, strongest warrior of his time has no loyalty and only fights for himself. The walls of Troy are impenetrable and the Greeks are about to sail home when Achilles challenges Hector to a fight to the death. When the battle is finished, the Greeks disappear leaving a huge wooden horse outside the city walls of Troy. If I need to tell you what happens next, you need to brush up on your big fat Greek Mythology. This film is full of sword fights, bloody battles, short monologues and half dressed muscled men (Thank goodness I couldn’t see them.) The story was intriguing enough to hold my attention for the entire 2 hours and 40 minutes. The performances by the supporting actors were fabulous but I wish I could say the same about Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom. Pretty boys don’t make the best warriors. This movie was very entertaining and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.