Things that went through my head while watching Troy:

  • That’s a bloody awful lot of ships.
  • OK, so where’s Cassandra in all this?
  • Gee, the way they’re portraying Agamemnon, I’m glad his wife is going to kill him when he gets home.
  • That’s odd, the computer-generated orc army looked more realistic than the computer-generated Greeks.
  • Ah, political context. They’re right, it doesn’t make sense to send that many soldiers just to avenge one man’s honor. There’s usually something else going on.
  • Where the hell is Cassandra?
  • Wait, wasn’t this supposed to take 10 years?
  • Aeneas, eh? Nice throw-away line!
  • Wow, this Agamemnon really is a bastard. I wish I could remember what happens to Brise– uh, waitaminute.
  • Uh, what happened to Cassandra?

8 thoughts on “Something Myth-ing from Troy

  1. Wow, this Agamemnon really is a bastard. I wish I could remember what happens to Brise– uh, waitaminute.

    Oooh damn. Electra’s going to be pissed.

  2. I thought the Aeneas bit was cute. And it was pretty much consistent with what I remember from reference to the fall of Troy in the Aenead. If they were actually going to make a sequel, though, and I had any say in the matter, I’d rather it be the Odyssey. Odysseus makes better jokes than Aeneas.

  3. If they were actually going to make a sequel, though, and I had any say in the matter, I’d rather it be the Odyssey. Odysseus makes better jokes than Aeneas.

    Reason #2: Sean Bean would just generally kick ass. Can’t tell anything about the dude they picked for Aeneas.

    3: Dead Brad Pitt cameo.

    4: Huge caption potential.

    5: Whether it’s Henson or CGI, Scylla and Charybdis in the age of LotR-quality effects would rock.

    6: George Clooney crossover possible.

    7: No way to ignore the gods.

    8: More bodies than the last act of Hamlet.

    9: Two words: buff suitors.

    10: Need to outdo the TV movie version.

  4. Odysseus: It’s not that I mind going to war — not even for Agamemnon — but the commute is terrible! I swear, I’m spending more time at sea than I spent on the actual siege!

  5. Well, Daniel, since you put it that way:

    13: Calypso.

    14: Nausicaa and the Handmaidens (exclusive engagement at the Phaiakian palace).

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