May 15, 2004

Troy

troyThe performances were good (Eric Bana stands out), but the screenplay, direction, and cinematography all were subpar, especially compared to Braveheart, Gladiator, and The Lord of The Rings. Those five movies really set the bar very high, and Troy is not at that standard. Brad Pitt never really pins down his character. Bryan Cox chews scenery. The story has the potential to be written as a tragic Shakespearean opera, but the screenplay doesn't come close. (Showcase Cinemas Woburn)