Troy - The film that launched a 1,000 yawns

Troy follows the exploits of the Greek army around 1100 BC, when they were out to conquer the world.

Troy follows the exploits of the Greek army around 1100 BC, when they were out to conquer the world.

Now this was one army you didn’t want to mess with, but try telling that to Paris (Orlando Bloom), the King of Troy’s son, who steals the Greek king’s wife, Helen (Diana Kruger), from under his nose.

Before you know it, over 1,000 Greek ships are heading for Troy to recapture the fair Helen and to destroy the city for good measure.

Also amongst the avenging armada is Achilles (Brad Pitt), the greatest warrior of his time, despite his dodgy heel.

This all just serves as a build-up for the big battle scenes that are the focal point of Troy. But it doesn’t take long for these to grow boring.

There are only so many ways to kill guys with swords, and when you take away the fighting, you are left with nothing but a weak plot, poor acting and a sinking feeling that you’ve just wasted a couple of hours of your life.

Drama, 15.

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