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Old 03-17-04, 09:52 PM
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Troy or King Arthur, which do you think will be better?

Looking from the previews from both of these movies, this summer is going to rock...I just wonder which one will end up being better?
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I have to say Troy. But I'm not discounting King Author at all.
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Troy... i think the star power will help quite a bit.
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troy based only on the fact that Jerry Bruckheimer is in no way involved ...but I will watch both and have a better opinion then, what made you decide to pair up these random movies
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I'm guessing the fact that they both take place centuries ago.

That said, Troy. But I'm also looking forward to King Arthur.
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Did anyone else think the CG boat sequence looked totally corny?
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
I have to say Troy. But I'm not discounting King Author at all.
I concur.
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I'm leaning toward Troy mostly based on the cast and director. Plus, while this story has been told countless times, it still hasn't been told as often as the legend of King Arthur. Didn't First Knight come out just seven or eight years ago?
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Without a dobut, I think Troy will be better. KA just doesn't have the talent behind it that Troy does... add to that a subpar trailer and I think Troy has the clear advantage.

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It's tough to say. I love Wolfgang Peterson as a filmmaker and think he could do amazing things with the material, but at the same time I think Antoine Fuqua is also very talented and I'm curious to see what happens to the Arthurian legend when Jerry Bruckheimer gets his hands on it.

If I had to make a choice I would go with Troy, but I will still be there to see King Arthur opening day.
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Originally posted by ArchibaldTuttle
troy based only on the fact that Jerry Bruckheimer is in no way involved ...but I will watch both and have a better opinion then, what made you decide to pair up these random movies

I decided to pair the two mainly because they both scream "huge battles"! I love the story of Troy, and I love the Arthur legend, and I hope that both will be good. Do you not like Bruckheimer's films??
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Going with Troy. I'm hoping King Arthur will turn out good.
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Originally posted by dcprules
. . . while this story has been told countless times, it still hasn't been told as often as the legend of King Arthur. Didn't First Knight come out just seven or eight years ago?
I understand your point, but from everything that I've read, this is not going to be your average telling of the King Arthur story. They are basing it on the the more fact-based historical references of Arthur (not that there are many), as opposed to the popular myth. Some interesting stuff in there . . .

- Arthur was a Roman soldier recruited from a tribe in the British Isles,
- Gueneviere is some sort of "high-ranking" warrior woman in a Anglo-Saxon tribe,
- Merlin is a druid in that same tribe (I think),
- Etc.

It'll be different, that's for sure . . .


That being said, I think that these two are too close to call. I'm very much looking forward to them both.


Of course, King Arthur does have one other thing going for it . . .





Mmmmmm . . . Kiera . . .
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Troy. King Arthur looks kinda goofy.

Wolfgang> Antoine
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Originally posted by Horror Dude
I decided to pair the two mainly because they both scream "huge battles"! I love the story of Troy, and I love the Arthur legend, and I hope that both will be good. Do you not like Bruckheimer's films??
I like some of his films, but he has a tendency to make movies that have an extreme hollywood flavor full of one liners, which is fine, I am just hoping King Arthur isn't like this
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I am thinking Troy will be better, the cast, director and everything else seems to be great, but I'll definitely be seeing King Arthur as well if not just to watch Keira Knightley for two hours.
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Keira Knightly looks like a green woman from Star Trek in those pics.

I will go with Troy, though I am certain that neither will be more than fluff entertainment.
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I'm going with Troy cause Brad Pitt is gonna f*** everyone up until the finale.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Troy. King Arthur looks kinda goofy.

Wolfgang> Antoine
My thoughts exactly. King Arthur looks like it will just end up as mindless summer fare while Troy looks to have a little more going for it.
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Originally posted by Depression
Did anyone else think the CG boat sequence looked totally corny?
I thought it looked pretty sweet.
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Troy!!!
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Clive Owen's good, but he ain't gonna be driving around in a Beamer. Troy wins hands down.
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My vote goes to "Alexander".
Old 03-23-04, 08:29 PM
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Troy looks O.K. With all it's 'epic' CG battlescenes and the fake looking ships...
King Arthur just looks horrible. The only decent version of the Arthurian legend is Excalibur.
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Troy, all the way. It looks awesome with some great effects...honestly the CG looks pretty damn good. I think many just know it's CG, so they complain it's bad CG, but quite honestly I imagine the real thing would look the pretty close.

Nonetheless, Troy looks epic and good. King Arthur looks...blah. Fuqua has never impressed me, not even his overrated Training Day.

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