Troy Film Review

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The movie Troy (2004) was based on the stories told within the Iliad written 3200 years ago. The story is a tale of one mans greed versus the land loving, pride fighting Troy army. Troy seemed to be outnumbered, but their faith in the gods, and the love of their own country helped them stand up strong against the enormous Greek army. With the kings' son, Hector a great war hero and powerful leader, the Troy army had seemed unbeatable. They were a very advanced and healthy city, protected by giant walls that stretched all around the city, making it nearly impossible for an army of this period to break it down. They were also protected by the Aegean Sea, since there city was located about a mile from the shores. Greece's best chance of attack was by crossing this sea. The Greek's were a loose unity of kingdoms that were all controlled by Agamemnon, a greedy dictator who craved power and land. When a war film is created to tell a story of a certain time period, it is supposed to portray what war was like during that time in history. We will see that the story of the Iliad does not quite reflect what historians believe was the style of fighting during this time. Historians believe that the Greeks' were team workers when in war. Not one man was supposed to stand out among the rest. The armies used such fighting styles as the phalanx. This was a formation of about twenty men, who all lined up in a ‘V' like unity with shields up and spears facing out. As the phalanx marched forward, they would trample over the opposing army, or break off with swords blazing. The movie does portray one event where the phalanx is used. Within the story of Troy, there are many acts of individual heroism. Let's take a better look at the story told in the film Troy. In the beginning of the film they explain what was going on during the time of Greece. The king of Mycenae had forced the kingdoms of Greece into a loose alliance. Only Thessaly had remained unconquered. Agamemnon's brother...
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