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TroyThe special effects look good and the casting is promising in places. Orlando Bloom is the perfect “pretty boy” Paris. However, there are bad signs about the script. Let me make three predictions about this movie:1. Helen and Paris will be “doomed lovers” instead of the horrific and selfish people that Homer shows them to be.2. There will be a homo-erotic subtext not present in Homer (see Achilles and Patroclus).3. War will be glorified by the pretty pictures, not shown to be endless and futile as Homer does.I dread this movie with a perfect dread. Tolkien looked promising in the hands of Jackson from the start. There are no fan boys of the Iliad to cause Hollywood to suffer the doom they usually bring to great literature. We shall see.

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