History YMMV / Troy

23rd Mar '18 10:02:44 AM libertydude
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* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnYdteja7Y0 Agamemnon's laugh and pointing]] at Menelaus and Paris's battle gets used a lot as a reaction image to [[FunnyMoments particularly funny events/posts]].
20th Mar '18 8:48:53 AM k410ren
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** Achilles stands outside Troy and screams "HECTOR!" at the top of his lungs over and over for about five straight minutes, while Hector inside the city gradually says his goodbyes to his father, brother, wife, fellow soldiers, etc, all while the audience can hear Achilles still yelling outside the walls. It's a wonder Achilles hadn't lost his voice by the time Hector finally emerged for their final battle.

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** Achilles stands outside Troy and screams "HECTOR!" at the top of his lungs over and over for about five straight minutes, while Hector inside the city gradually says his goodbyes to his father, brother, wife, fellow soldiers, etc, all while the audience can hear Achilles still yelling outside the walls. It's a wonder Achilles hadn't lost his voice by the time Hector finally emerged for their final battle. To be fair, this part is accurate to the myth.
25th Feb '18 4:03:27 PM AmuckCricetine
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Priam's speech about what Troy means to him. It makes his reaction to seeing it eventually burn all the more heartbreaking.



* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/BradPitt as Achilles [[BrokenBase was quite a stretch]] among audiences. Garrett Hedlund as Patroclus is a close second.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/BradPitt as Achilles [[BrokenBase was quite a stretch]] among audiences. Garrett Hedlund Creator/GarrettHedlund as Patroclus is a close second.
9th Sep '17 8:35:07 PM Isaac_Heller
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* TheScrappy: Paris is not well liked by fans. Even Creator/OrlandoBloom didn't think too highly of the character, calling him a cowardly wimp.

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* TheScrappy: Paris is not well liked by fans.fans due to starting the whole war to begin with, killing Achilles in the end, and [[KarmaHoudini getting away with it all]]. Even Creator/OrlandoBloom didn't think too highly of the character, calling him a cowardly wimp.
9th Aug '17 9:28:21 AM GothicProphet
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: As seen above, this film and its qualities are a matter of great debate. What is not, however, even among trained Classicists, is the quality of Creator/PeterOToole in his turn as Priam during his scene in Achille's tent. That is the original Iliad, with all of Priam's pain and loss, realised.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: As seen above, this film and its qualities are a matter of great debate. What is not, however, even among trained Classicists, is the quality of Creator/PeterOToole in his turn as Priam during his scene in Achille's tent. That is the original Iliad, with all of Priam's pain and loss, realised.realised.
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8th Aug '17 11:19:32 AM Retloclive
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* ItWasHisSled: Oh, so very much. From who in the movie dies, to the Greeks succeeding in destroying Troy.
1st Aug '17 2:08:21 PM Greystone101
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** Despite the mess she causes, Helen is still fully aware of everyone she's condemned to death. She even tries to give herself up to the Greeks, despite knowing it will do nothing, all because of her guilt. What's more is that she was trapped in an unhappy marriage since her teenage years. Paris was the one thing that brought her happiness, and because of it a war got started.

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** Despite the mess she causes, Helen is still fully aware of everyone she's condemned to death. She even tries to give herself up to the Greeks, despite knowing it will do nothing, all because of her guilt. What's more is that she was trapped in an unhappy marriage since her teenage years. Paris was the one thing that brought her happiness, and because of it a war got started.started.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: As seen above, this film and its qualities are a matter of great debate. What is not, however, even among trained Classicists, is the quality of Creator/PeterOToole in his turn as Priam during his scene in Achille's tent. That is the original Iliad, with all of Priam's pain and loss, realised.
19th Apr '17 8:15:11 AM WJTaylor4
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Generally felt to be one of the weaker entries during the early 2000s wave of big budget fantasy costume epics, but generally works better when simply taken as a big summer action film than as an adaptation of its source material.
9th Apr '17 12:40:43 AM Emperor_Oshron
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*** Amusingly, there really ''is'' [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII an Assassin named Achilles]].
29th Dec '16 5:16:32 PM fearlessnikki
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** The film drops the Greek Gods from the plot, but employs MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. Achilles says that he's seen them personally. Julie Christie appears as Thetis - who was a sea goddess - and spends the entirety of her scene in the water, which seems to be a hint to her being a goddess. Achilles defaces the statue of Apollo and [[spoiler: eventually loses his cousin, and dies just as he's about to be with the woman he loves]]. So the Gods very well could be manipulating events offscreen.
** Helen nearly giving herself up to the Greeks after the first day of battles. Does she think it will help, and wants to prevent further bloodshed on her account? Or does she know it's hopeless, and just wants to be punished in some way to relieve her guilt?



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: A variation. A large amount of press for the film consisted of women's magazines {{Squee}}ing over "Brad Pitt in a skirt!"

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: BestKnownForTheFanservice:
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A variation. A large amount of press for the film consisted of women's magazines {{Squee}}ing over "Brad Pitt in a skirt!"skirt!"
** Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana are also on {{Fanservice}} duty for nearly three hours, both getting plenty of {{Shirtless Scene}}s and their regular clothes showing plenty of skin too.
** And for the reverse, Diane Kruger walks around with beautiful golden RapunzelHair, occasionally nude (and you see much more in the extended cut) and the camera is all too happy to show off her beauty. She was immediately included on People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" list that year - at Number 44.



* FridgeLogic: Are the gods still in there manipulating events, even though they're not seen?



** The film goes to great, almost absurd lengths to assure the audience that Achilles is straight and that his ''cousin'' and surrogate little brother figure Patroclus is probably straight (or at least ambiguously straight or whatever).
** Patroclus's 'anguished' rant about why they should stay in the war. Mostly because Garrett Hedlund is the only one in the cast NotBotheringWithTheAccent and the resulting speech sounds ridiculous with his Minnesota accent.

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** The film goes to great, almost absurd lengths to assure the audience that Achilles is straight and that his ''cousin'' and surrogate little brother figure Patroclus is probably straight (or at least ambiguously straight or whatever).straight.
** Patroclus's 'anguished' rant about why they should stay in the war. Mostly because Garrett Hedlund is the only one in the cast NotBotheringWithTheAccent NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent and the resulting speech sounds ridiculous with his Minnesota accent.



* TheWoobie: Andromache who must watch [[spoiler: as her husband is killed and their baby left fatherless]]. Things don't end well for her in the original mythology either.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Andromache who must watch [[spoiler: as her husband is killed and their baby left fatherless]]. Things don't end well for her in the original mythology either.either.
** Despite the mess she causes, Helen is still fully aware of everyone she's condemned to death. She even tries to give herself up to the Greeks, despite knowing it will do nothing, all because of her guilt. What's more is that she was trapped in an unhappy marriage since her teenage years. Paris was the one thing that brought her happiness, and because of it a war got started.
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