Thursday, September 27, 2018

By the Gods!

Diane Kruger as Helen in TROY (2004)

For a character that's the whole of the story, the impetus for the entire Troy legend, Kruger's Helen was missing in action. Her character was central to the myth and yet the makers of this super expensive film treated her like a supporting character. Her appearance is so slight that it's hard to say if Kruger was good or not. Very odd decision by all. Visually, TROY is eye-filling even though it's often risible in its attempt to suit modern audiences' tastes with old fashion spectacle. I've watched it twice and that's about as much I can deal with it. This is the complete opposite of old PEPLUM films which I can watch over and over again.

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

I agree fully with your analysis.

Diane was beautiful but she did not come across as having much personality.