Sunday, May 16, 2004

Helen of Beverly Hills

I was going to rant about how mediocre Troy was. How Helen was reduced to a simpering love interest (just once, Hollywood, can we have a movie with no extraneous romance?), how Achiles is made to be oh so troubled and far too human (he is a demigod, after all) but, I don't think I will. I will, however, suggest that you read the Illiad, either before or after you see the movie, if that's your thing. It will give you a better perspective on not just the movie, but perhaps what it means to go to war.

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