In the original work, the Greek and Trojan gods play major roles in the story and in the battles. In this version, the gods play no part whatsoever. So there is no golden apple from Eris, the goddess of discord, and Aphrodite does not promise Prince Paris the most beautiful woman in the world -- Helen, Queen of Sparta (German actress Diane Kruger).
Euhemerization, or ignoring the gods all together at a time when we can simulate anything whatsoever in a theatre is irresponsible film making. TROY succeeded in removing the reason for conflict, thus making conflict appear inevitable.
in other words, it's propaganda, without the pagan draw
from a discordian who saw troy: THIS MOVIE BLEW GOAT NUTZ!!!!! Those fucking morons have just slighted me, and everyone I went to see the movie with. Homer is fucking spinning in his grave right now! 1st point of contention: No mention of SHE who started it all. They only said the names of 5 gods (the _only_ link to the law of Fives, aside from Achilles getting Capped by 5 arrows from Legolas....err, I mean Paris) Poseidon, Apollo, Zeus, Athena, and Ares.