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Old 03-04-04, 07:31 PM   #1
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"Troy" looks amazing..

i just saw the new, full trailer on access hollywood and i haven't been that impressed by a trailer in sometime. looks really really good. looks like it mights be an epic on a greater scale of gladiator. and i never talk about trailers ever, but it really drew me in.
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Old 03-04-04, 08:01 PM   #2
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Yeah I can't wait to see this film.
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Old 03-04-04, 08:49 PM   #3
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Is the new trailer available for download anywhere yet?
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Old 03-04-04, 10:22 PM   #4
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http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/troy.html Yahoo movies has the new trailer up.
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Old 03-04-04, 10:30 PM   #5
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can't wait.
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Old 03-04-04, 10:46 PM   #6
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I was more impressed by the teaser trailer than the version up at Yahoo. The new trailer is meh. It still looks like a great movie though.
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Old 03-04-04, 11:16 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link. May looks to be an excellent month.
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Old 03-04-04, 11:17 PM   #8
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While I wouldn't say it looks amazing, I will say that it looks good. However, I'm a little tired of the sword-and-sandal epic thing. Ever since Gladiator there seems to have been an abundance of them, and the next 2 years looks to bring quite a few more. I'll probably see it, but I'm not that excited about it. Brad Pitt just doesn't look right in the role of Achilles, but having Peter O'Toole and Brian Cox couldn't hurt.
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Old 03-04-04, 11:30 PM   #9
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looks good
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Old 03-05-04, 12:06 AM   #10
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Damn that loooks good. I'm all over this bad boy.
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Old 03-05-04, 12:18 AM   #11
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However, I'm a little tired of the sword-and-sandal epic thing. Ever since Gladiator there seems to have been an abundance of them
Huh?

How many sword-and-sandal epic movies have come out since Gladiator? I'm wracking my mind, but I can't think of any.
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Old 03-05-04, 12:31 AM   #12
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Here is another one.
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Old 03-05-04, 01:04 AM   #13
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Looks awesome.
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Old 03-05-04, 01:10 AM   #14
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Old 03-05-04, 08:29 AM   #15
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Looks good... although I really cant imagine someone as small as Brad Pitt playing Achilles.
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Old 03-05-04, 08:33 AM   #16
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Looks good... although I really cant imagine someone as small as Brad Pitt playing Achilles.
He's 5'11".
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Old 03-05-04, 08:36 AM   #17
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He's 5'11".
But Achilles is supposed to be this HUGE Conan the Barbarian sized character.
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Old 03-05-04, 10:34 AM   #18
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Hey, back then 5'11" WAS huge!
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Old 03-05-04, 10:45 AM   #19
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Huh?

How many sword-and-sandal epic movies have come out since Gladiator? I'm wracking my mind, but I can't think of any.
I'm with you on this one. I can't think of any others, either, and I don't know of any that are in production (I could be wrong, though). I also don't really know how this is going to be similar to Gladiator in any way. I'm not extremely familiar with the story, but I'm pretty positive that the sword and sandal thing is about all it will have in common.

As for the film itself, I'm really excited. I've never been able to get into the Illiad (or the Odyssey for that matter) so I'm looking forward to seeing it played out. I can't wait.
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Old 03-05-04, 10:54 AM   #20
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I can't believe they're spending that much money on a film about a quaterback. OK, he won a few Super Bowls, but I think it's a bad idea. They should at least release it during football season where it would have a better chance of making money. And I didn't know Aikman was Greek!
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Old 03-05-04, 11:02 AM   #21
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Hey, back then 5'11" WAS huge!
But every character in the movie is Brad's size! Banna, Bloom (it'll be funny to see him shoot that arrow), etc... Achilles is supposed to be the biggest/strongest/barbaric character of the group.
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Old 03-05-04, 11:05 AM   #22
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It looks decent. I think the only down part is that they used a good-looking male cast. Brad Pitt.....come on. Maybe I'm just not a fan of him, but his looks kinda detracts from the movie or the realism. He looked a little too clean cut the trailer. It's like watching Gladiator again but this time, Russell Crowe shaves his face. Maybe it's for the women audience I guess. They have Orlando Bloom too so all the teenage girls will like that too. :thumbsdown:
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Old 03-05-04, 11:08 AM   #23
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But every character in the movie is Brad's size! Banna, Bloom (it'll be funny to see him shoot that arrow), etc... Achilles is supposed to be the biggest/strongest/barbaric character of the group.
Not true at all. Ajax is the biggest and strongest.

Achillies greatness as a warrior was predicated on the fact that his mother dipped him (by his heel) in the River Styx and he became impervious to harm....except for one small spot.

There is nothing in the Iliad to suggest Achillies was anything more than normal-sized. His lineage as the son of Thetis, a Neried, made him noble and his reputation as a relentless and bloodthirsty invincible warrior made men fear him. In fact, his friend was killed because Hector thought he was Achilles - Achilles was the same size as other Greeks. I think Pitt is a perfect choice to play Achilles.



Now, Bloom is a little wimpy looking to me....Iliad Characters

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Old 03-05-04, 01:17 PM   #24
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It looks decent. I think the only down part is that they used a good-looking male cast. Brad Pitt.....come on. Maybe I'm just not a fan of him, but his looks kinda detracts from the movie or the realism. He looked a little too clean cut the trailer. It's like watching Gladiator again but this time, Russell Crowe shaves his face. Maybe it's for the women audience I guess. They have Orlando Bloom too so all the teenage girls will like that too. :thumbsdown:
I think that was how the Romans and Greeks soldiers looked then. They had their hair cut very short and were clean-shaven so that if they were captured in battle, the enemy could not grab and pull their hair/beards, etc.
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Old 03-05-04, 01:34 PM   #25
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Oh yea! that looks great! *counts down the days*

i cant wait!!
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