Eric Bana, Brian Cox, Wolfgang Petersen and Brad Pitt in a skirt – Warner Brothers’ latest filmmaking adventure, “Troy,” promises big things. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite deliver.
Thirty minutes in, no one is quite sure who the main characters are, and it will be another 10 to 20 minutes before you get around to seeing Achilles and Hector -the main characters. You wonder where the supporting characters Paris and Helen went.
Pitt is adequate as Achilles, but his part is flatly written. He is portrayed as a tragic hero who doesn’t want to fight but wants his name to live on throughout eternity. This is slightly less entertaining than the unhinged,