Trojan prince Paris (Bloom) steals Helen (Kruger) from the Spartan king, prompting the latter to go running to his brother, Agamemnon (Cox), king of the Greeks. With his imperialist bent, Agamemnon launches a full-scale war against Troy, which catapults his hero, Achilles (Pitt), into confrontation with Trojan champion Hector (Bana).
Bruising battles and some stirring performances make Troy enjoyable, if rather long. But if audiences can forgive the camp, they’ll still struggle to empathise with the characters.
Reviewed by Will Lawrence
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