Swords and Sandals, or, Why I Went To See "Troy"

  1. Two words: Brad Pitt.
    Two more words: Eric Bana.
    Two MORE words: Orlando Bloom.

    I've never been into mythology, but I figured the beefcake in this movie would be worth suffering through a long, boring storyline. Well, guess what, it WASN'T boring at all.........it was actually entertaining, there was plenty of action, and we got to see almost all of Brad Pitt. Who knew a 40-year-old body could look that good? The younger guys were great, too.....but Brad just makes the entire film......mmmmmmmm!
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Marla - you make me proud!

    We may be old be we aren't dead (as my daddy says).

    steph
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    Ain't that the truth........

    What's funny is, my DH is the one who took me to see the darned thing, knowing full well how I enjoy feasting my eyes on the male physique, particularly when it's half-clad and bulging with muscles! :chuckle Of course, he's got a thing for Angelina Jolie and Shakira........but dang, neither of us is as purty as we used to be, so why NOT look? It's the touching that costs you, anyway, and I don't see Brad OR Angelina beating down the door to get to us........
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    My husband loves Reba . . .

    Yeah, funny it would be if one of those hunks asked me out on a date. Since I've got a toddler attached here nursing away - I'm the epitome of "mother earth". :chuckle

    Looking down at his red head though . . . I'd much rather spend time with him. He doesn't see the wrinkles and fat and gray hair . . he just sees mommy and loves me as I am.

    Of course he will grow into a teenager someday and I'll really be old then. Hopefully still watching movies with cute young guys.

    steph
  6. by   dianah
    I'd like to see it; my 13 and 15yo want to see it too. Anything you saw that you'd NOT recommend they see/be exposed to (no pun intended! )?
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    That's the way my two sons are, too.......they love me wholeheartedly, and even as teenagers they hug me and love on me, in public no less! The other day they brought some food to me at work, and as I was standing outside one of my patients' rooms, they both ran up to me and threw their arms around me as if they hadn't seen me in weeks, instead of just since that morning. This earned us smiles from people all up and down the hall, including two doctors and several patients.

    Yup, there are better things in life than staring at Brad Pitt's buff bod for three hours........like spending time with the people who think you're a hero no matter WHAT you look like.

    Then again, when you can spend time with these people AND stare at Brad for three hours........well, to paraphrase an old beer commercial: It just don't get any better than that!!
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from dianah
    I'd like to see it; my 13 and 15yo want to see it too. Anything you saw that you'd NOT recommend they see/be exposed to (no pun intended! )?
    It's pretty violent, but it's not super gory.........and the nudity is tasteful (no full frontal anything, just some bare buns). I'd let my 15 year old, but not my almost 13 year old see it.
  9. by   fergus51
    I thought Eric Bana was the real hottie in that movie.... mmmmmm....
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    My upstairs neighbor saw it and didn't like it.......hmmmmm....I'm guessing I wouldn't either then, though I do love those yummy men! LOL!
  11. by   NurseDixie
    My sister and I are going today to see 'Troy', we both love Brad Pitt. LOL :imbar
  12. by   nursedawn67
    [IMG][IMG]http://troymovie.warnerbros.com/img/photobook/5.jpg[/IMG][/IMG]

    I thought you might want to see what we are all drooling over......does anyone know how to get the pic to show on here without the link? I tried but couldn't. If anyone does IM me please.
  13. by   caroladybelle
    I was disappointed - they totally mucked up the story.

    And I am not that big a fan of the Mexican scenery or Brad. Though I did think Orlando looked cuter as a brunette.

    And the historic accuracy was totally thrown to the wind.. Weren't Spartens supposed to be sparten.

    It wasn't terrible but not that good either.

    The battle scenes were very LOTR.

    Anyone think that the sequel will be "Odysseus"?
  14. by   nurseygrrl
    You girls are terrible!

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