troy was released in 2004, and 7 years later i finally watched it today.
it only served to reinforce my belief that war is a senseless thing.
however, there is still brad pitt :)
the story was basically about the great war between troy and sparta which started because the young prince of troy, paris, was stupid enough to take queen helen of sparta.
'but i love her.'
which is totally food for thought.
is one woman worth the greatest war of their time?
the lives of countless men, fathers, sons, brothers, cousins?
war is never for love.
there will always be greed, power, lust, revenge, pride, involved.
although there might also be courage, bravery, or stuff like that,
but i find those lives lost for such petty reasons a great loss.
King Priam of Troy told his son:
' i fought many wars in my time. some i've fought for land, some for power, and some for glory.
i suppose fighting for love makes more sense than all the rest.'
does it really make sense?
the movie, loosely based on Homer's Iliad, was quite full of sex scenes and gore. and since i already knew about the Trojan Horse and stuff, its quite excruciating to watch all the characters i love die.
this is Prince Hector. played by Eric Bana.
he loves his wife, his son, his brother, his father, his country...
'All my life i've lived by a code and the code is simple: honor the gods, love your woman and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!'
and this is prince paris, played by orlando bloom!!!!!!!!!
its obvious that the pink umbrella is very modern, with metal spokes and all.
this kinda reminds me of legolas.
perhaps his archery skills have come in handy for Troy after all~