What a terrible, terrible, terrible movie. Ugh. 3 hours of complete utter garbage. I highly recommend staying home and practicing instead. Where do I begin? First, I should say that this was a movie inspired by, rather than based on, the Illiad. They took serious artistic liscence with this. Homer is rolling in his grave. Love interests were introduced, plot twists, etc... not that the plot "twists" made any sense, anyway. The script was nothing but a bunch of cliche nonsense strung together; there wasn't a single normal conversation through out the whole movie. No character development, just a parade of fools saying stupid things with no emotion whatsoever. This was a seriously big budget movie, too. $200 million dollars, and I can't begin to imagine where all that money went. It really didn't even look very good. The battle scenes were muddled and indistict, and the sets were rather plain. The costumes were good, but costumes don't cost $200 million. I sure hope they don't recoup that obscene amount of money. I felt like they wasted mine. When we finally got to the end, almost everybody in the theater (about 1000 people) booed. It was really that bad. A 3 hour movie is alot to take in all at once, but a really bad 3 hour movie is sheer torture. Do yourself a favor and avoid this one. Unless you want to see Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom half naked. There's plenty of that going on in this one.