In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnon to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. They set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy.
I don't know why the IMDb rating is 7.2. It definitely should have been more. An amazing movie with top notch performances by Brad Pitt and Eric Bana. Best movie in this genre i have ever seen.
Wolfgang Peterson's Troy is a great period war film with the plot that concerns the Trojan War and takes place in a matter of days(or weeks as opposed to the 10 year timeline of the historical event). Featuring a host of stars like Brad Pitt, Peter O Toole, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom the film is an epic with some neat battle sequences. Among the performers Eric Bana shines the brightest though it is Pitt's Achilles who commands the screen. If you like historical epics then Troy by Wolfgang Peterson is right up your alley.
Grand movie based on the Epic "Iliad"! The extended version is the one to see! Fantasy is quite subtle and toned down in this, there are no gods, but there are brutal battles and Achilleus is (almost)unstoppable! In terms of realism it's somewhere between Gladiator and 300. Diane Kruger makes a lovely Helen of Troy!
Troy is about battle between two kings in the battle in troy staring brad pitt it is a great movie to watch