On Friday night I caught the final hour or so of the 2004 movie Troy. Having seen the movie when it first came out, and not being the biggest fan of the film, my mind started to wonder and the following things occurred to me so here for a few thoughts on the movie Troy (which can all be found below the break of course.)
The Importance of CastingThis whole posted started with this single thought that I tweeted:
You realise how good Chris Hemsworth is as Thor when you watch Brad Pitt‘s attempt at Achilles #Troy — Stephen Shirres (@The_Red_Fleece) November 29, 2013Now I’m not saying Brad Pitt is a bad actor, he isn’t, however in Troy he is dull and humorless. All he seems to do in the movie is walk around looking beautiful and speaking in a slightly odd accent. The Thor movies could have gone in a very similar direction if it wasn’t for the nature charisma of Chris Hemsworth. Just out look at his cameo in the 2009 Star Trek movie to full understand what I mean. At the opposite end of the scale is Brian Cox, playing Agamemnon, who seems to have just graduated from the Brian Blessed School of Acting before Troy was made. Anything that reminds you of Brian Blessed in Flash Gordon is not a good thing. See the YouTube clip below to see why.