Wednesday, June 2, 2004


In a Nutshell: Worth seeing once. Pretty well written, fairly well acted, kept my attention. Some excellent eye candy, and the special effects weren't bad either.

Quick Plot: Paris, Prince of Troy, steals the Queen of Sparta from her husband (quite with her permission). The King goes to his brother, who hires Achilles, the greatest warrior ever, to lead the war for her return.

In Detail: I'm glad I saw it, but I don't think I care to see it again. It was borderline on some of the things I don't like about rated R films, but didn't actually cross any of said lines (like violence). Honestly, the thing I disliked the most about the film was the lack of characters for whom I felt sympathy. Hector was the only one I really felt sorry for; the rest of them pretty much deserved what they got. But that was the story, I suppose, no real fault of the film-makers. Some of the acting did involve some eye-rolling. They just can't pull off those cheesy lines the way they used to. But all in all, a pretty good film, worth seeing.

Will I Buy It? I don't think so. There just isn't enough in it, for me personally, to want to watch it over and over.