Personally I thought Troy was the biggest copy of Gladiator ever, same style, music and it was just too much like Gladiator. I didn't feel for the characters one bit in Troy whereas in Gladiator I was almost in tears at the end. I enjoy Gladiator much more.
Gladiator kicked Troy's arse all over the show. Ok - Troy was based on a real book and all that crap but it was still a weak Hollywood blockbuster of the usual form - bad (or should that be Brad) acting and it was basically action all the way through (apart from the start).
Gladiator was one of those true rarities. A film which has plenty of action, but also a watertight plot and superb acting. That's why it won so many oscars. Another one in that vein is Master and Commander. During that whole film there's not a pesky woman in sight - but it doesn't even feel gay either. And they're sailors!
Not true, that's saying that the bible was written when Christ was 4.
Sorry, I just like to be overly-critical. I personally thought both movies were way too glossed over. Meanwhile, Brazil is the greatest film ever made.
I didnt see Troy, and that was a conscious move because it looked so bad from the ads. And the first thing I noticed when I first saw the ad was that they used the same music as Gladiator, which I thought was a poor move, because since Gladiator was such a massive success the music really belonged to that now.
Gladiator is one of my favourite movies of all time. In fact, I might watch it again today.
"Now I guess we're... 'Path-E-Tech Management'" -Dilbert
Actually, Troy (one of many Troy-based books) was a lot better then the movie. The movie was typicle Hollywood trash. They have to spruce everything up with more sex and volience...Of course Troy was a battle over a women...
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-Paying off a massive amount of debt in college loans.
-Working in television.
well its gonna be hard to sum up the whole war in 2 hours of film
"Say you're hanging from a huge cliff at the top of mt. everest and a guy comes along and says he'll save you, and proceeds to throw religious pamphlets at you while simultaniously giving a sermon." - Dustin G
well, I MUST say, that I THINK that both movies are BAD!
Becuase it is made by people who do not love history!
They think that old Greece/old Rome are very special events in history.
Which is NOT TRUE!
I do my own archeological reseeach in my country. And we do not find many old greek or roman artifacts.
So old greece and old rome where NOT very important!