Find the best for your family See what's streaming, limit strong violence or language, and find picks your kids will love with Common Sense Media Plus. Common Sense says Violent, watered-down version of The Iliad. Based on our expert review. Based on 21 reviews. Based on 40 reviews. Add your rating. Parents say 21 Kids say This review Helped me decide. Had useful details. Read my mind 1.
Report this review. Adult Written by bowski March 17, Greek statues never wore kilts. They made the Trojan War seem to be a week long. It was 20 yrs. Read my mind. Adult Written by TheoDoyp January 30, Troy movie review Incredible set pieces, excellent battles scenes and overall an enjoyable and entertaining film. Parent of a 6 and 7-year-old Written by wmoon June 1, But It Depends. Parent of a 13 and year-old Written by ljcc March 25, Adult Written by aseltine May 26, Missed the mark There were plenty of well known actors in this movie.
There was an opportunity to make a great epic movie, but they failed to pull it off. The movie is colorful and the special effects are well done. The fault is not really with the plot. The acting was The movie is graphic gore and violence, which I can take in a movie when appropriate, this one went out of the way to be violent and graphic to the point of being inappropriate. What is disturbing to me is the sex and nudity that was very inappropriate.
One should be prepared for people to be worshiping the Greek gods in this movie, after all that is what they did back then. I guess I am a bit of a prude. This movie is not for a kid, there is too much sex and violence.
Troy did not win too many awards as a movie, and there is a reason for that. Parent of a 2-year-old Written by gerbowski November 27, Epic movie is entertaining, enough said First of all, to those who keep complaining about the stuff they left out of "Troy" that was in the Iliad, I have this to say. How many people are really going to sit through a ten hour long movie that includes each aspect of the story in detail.
Maybe a cable series with several seasons could tackle such a thing, but no movie trying to keep its time to under three hours could hope to do it, so stop complaining. Second, this is an action movie, and I understand that, yes, they could have included more of the drama of Homer's epic, but its still a pretty good flick, isn't it? What more do you people want?? This is what the majority of the movie going public likes to see, me included, and if that makes me some kind of a movie meat-head, well then so be it.
I like "Troy" for what it is, a sweeping epic adventure, with lots of characters and big battles. This title contains: Positive Messages. Positive role models.
Adult Written by Ali Raza April 4, Parent of a year-old Written by Louisa B December 28, Perfect for tweens and I think this is a perfectly appropriate movie for children 10 and up. I think at that age they know what is appropriate for them to see. It is only rated R because of all of the violence. There is barely any use of bad language and I think it is perfectly fine. Parent Written by Plague May 14, Troy This was a truely impressive movie. Far from a masterpiece, but very fun to watch. Parent of a 9-year-old Written by iraoc01 May 4, Inaccurate, yes.
But for a child just learning about Mythology or Ancient Greece, this puts faces to names and the names are difficult enough for a kid to remember. Discuss the inaccuracies and that gets them talking we get the ykids books and, at this age, it introduces him to names, places, events. He will identify with these later, when it comes time to study. Fast forward through the dead hector part or choose then to pause for popcorn and fast forward. It's not one experience, it is all that will give him the introduction to Greek Mythology.
I was on the fence about this movie. My son and I are studying Homer, and at the same time, Ancient Greece and it's mythology and warfare, etc. The whole gammit across the home school board. He loved the myths, loved Homer's works. So I have to weigh the educational benefits vs. I have decided to go ahead with this.. I've allowed Age of Mythology and he's become familiar with many characters, places, etc. He's 9, and is pretty good about closing his eyes during romance stuff I think he will either fall asleep from boredom at 9 yrs.
If he falls asleep, we'll wait another year. He recently watched Empire of the Sun and enjoyed it.. You know your own child We will discuss how it compares with the Greek myths. The positive role models I found were in Priam and Hector. I will be discussing their pros and cons with him. Positive Messages. Parent of a year-old Written by horsegurl22 January 14, Quite violent, but not bad for younger teens.
Adult Written by Taras February 16, Troy Review For Mr. Stoltman's class : There is a movie called Troy. In the movie, it tells about a famous mythological hero. Achilles was helping Greece conquer Troy. The movie took place in Greece, but a very long time ago.
It was the time when people still fought with swords and there were world leaders always trying to conquer more land. The Genre of this film is action with a bit of adventure.
There was once a hero name Achilles. His father was a god from Olympus while his mom was a human oracle. One day, Greece asked Achilles to help them in the war with Troy. He went to his mother for advice. Talking to him, she said, if Achilles stays where he is now, he will live a happy life and kids.
But, if he goes to war, he will take down Troy, but he will go down with it.