Finally got around to watching Troy after Cory's recommendation and reading the 'Iliad'. A few mostly disconnected thoughts while watching:
1:17--no. Hektor would never have done such an ignoble thing [kill Menelaos while he was fighting Paris].
thought i'd like Sean Been as Odysseus. no. once thought i'd prefer him to Viggo Mortensen for Aragorn. no, too.
you feel bad for Hektor. he wants to live. he wants to see his son grow.
'Sing, O Muse, the anger of Achilleus'
'So they buried Hektor, tamer of horses.'
love the characterization of Achilleus. spot on. killing machine. his battle scenes would have been a little cooler in 300 style.
but Brad Pitt doesn't quite have the acting chops, especially to pull off the scene with Priam.
not bad. hits the right emotional notes.
of course, Achilleus would have never gone for such a gambit [the Trojan Horse] (though i see the need to telescope the action).
Curse Orlando Bloom for his terrible archery form in four movies! ;-)
Overall, good movie. Recommended. Would actually make a decent intro if you were going to read the 'Iliad'.