Troy: Age of Achilles

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Troy: Age of Achilles
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
185 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
79 minutes
Synopsis:
This is an extensive reworking of Troy that makes Achilles the main protagonist, not Hector and Paris. The romance between Paris and Helen is merely the instrument that brings Achilles to Troy.
Intention:
Shift the focus of the story around Achilles.
Additional Notes:
This is an extensive reworking of Troy that makes Achilles the main protagonist, not Hector and Paris. The romance between Paris and Helen is merely the instrument that brings Achilles to Troy. Most of the dialogue and back story for Hector, Paris, Helen, and Priam are greatly reduced. There is also less talk of the Gods and fewer scenes with priests and temples. A lot of the exposition around the politics of the war has also been cut. With more than a third of the movie cut, the final result is a quicker-paced, action-oriented movie with elements of adventure and romance, and a clear protagonist for the audience to follow.
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:
- Removed dog licking dead soldiers.
- Removed boy waking Achilles up in his tent.
- Removed Agamemnon insulting Achilles before fight.
- Moved Achilles fighting Boagrius before opening title sequence.
- Added “Age of Achilles” title
- Trimmed Sparta party scene.
- Removed Helen and Paris post-coital talk.
- Removed Hector confronting Paris after he sleeps with Helen.
- Removed Menelaus asking Agamemnon to go to war against Troy.
- Removed soldiers looking for Odysseus.
- Removed Achilles talking to his mom.
- Removed Hector talking to Priam after Helen arrives in Troy.
- Removed Paris and Helen talking about running away.
- Removed Priam praying, shots of Hector with his wife and baby, Breisis/preists in temple, soldiers getting ready.
- Removed Patroclus throwing his shield down when Achilles tells him he can’t fight.
- Trimmed Achilles speech to his men before landing on beach.
- Removed Ajax in combat.
- Removed Achilles decapitating gold statue at temple (Apollo?).
- Removed burning pyres and Trojan wives crying.
- Trimmed Trojan meeting talk about gods.
- Removed Priam talking to Paris and giving him the sword of Troy.
- Removed Hector and wife hving conversation about their son.
- Removed Hector stopping Helen from running away.
- Removed some shots of nameless soldiers dying during battle scenes.
- Trimmed Paris/Menelaus fight for less cutaways to spectator reactions.
- Removed Hector fighting Ajax.
- Trimmed Achilles and Breisis getting it on.
- Removed Priam/Hector/Priests/Paris debating whether to attack Greeks on the beach.
- Removed Breisis and Achilles talking in bed.
- Removed Hector showing his wife the tunnel to escape the city.
- Removed Hector saying goodbye to Priam, Paris, and wife before fight with Achilles.
- Trimmed Hector/Achilles fight for less cutaways to people’s reactions.
- Removed close-up of rock that Hector trips over.
- Removed Hector’s funeral pyre.
- Trimmed Trojan celebration around the gift horse.
- Removed some shots of Greeks killing Trojan civilians.
- Removed Paris handing over the sword of Troy to some boy.
- Removed Paris, Helen, Breisis, et al. hiking up the mountain looking back at Troy.
- Lots of other minor cuts to improve pacing. In total over 200 edits.
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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2004
Original Running Time:
185 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
79 minutes
Synopsis:
This is an extensive reworking of Troy that makes Achilles the main protagonist, not Hector and Paris. The romance between Paris and Helen is merely the instrument that brings Achilles to Troy.
Intention:
Shift the focus of the story around Achilles.
Additional Notes:
This is an extensive reworking of Troy that makes Achilles the main protagonist, not Hector and Paris. The romance between Paris and Helen is merely the instrument that brings Achilles to Troy. Most of the dialogue and back story for Hector, Paris, Helen, and Priam are greatly reduced. There is also less talk of the Gods and fewer scenes with priests and temples. A lot of the exposition around the politics of the war has also been cut. With more than a third of the movie cut, the final result is a quicker-paced, action-oriented movie with elements of adventure and romance, and a clear protagonist for the audience to follow.
Release Information:
DVD
Cuts and Additions:
- Removed dog licking dead soldiers.
- Removed boy waking Achilles up in his tent.
- Removed Agamemnon insulting Achilles before fight.
- Moved Achilles fighting Boagrius before opening title sequence.
- Added “Age of Achilles” title
- Trimmed Sparta party scene.
- Removed Helen and Paris post-coital talk.
- Removed Hector confronting Paris after he sleeps with Helen.
- Removed Menelaus asking Agamemnon to go to war against Troy.
- Removed soldiers looking for Odysseus.
- Removed Achilles talking to his mom.
- Removed Hector talking to Priam after Helen arrives in Troy.
- Removed Paris and Helen talking about running away.
- Removed Priam praying, shots of Hector with his wife and baby, Breisis/preists in temple, soldiers getting ready.
- Removed Patroclus throwing his shield down when Achilles tells him he can’t fight.
- Trimmed Achilles speech to his men before landing on beach.
- Removed Ajax in combat.
- Removed Achilles decapitating gold statue at temple (Apollo?).
- Removed burning pyres and Trojan wives crying.
- Trimmed Trojan meeting talk about gods.
- Removed Priam talking to Paris and giving him the sword of Troy.
- Removed Hector and wife hving conversation about their son.
- Removed Hector stopping Helen from running away.
- Removed some shots of nameless soldiers dying during battle scenes.
- Trimmed Paris/Menelaus fight for less cutaways to spectator reactions.
- Removed Hector fighting Ajax.
- Trimmed Achilles and Breisis getting it on.
- Removed Priam/Hector/Priests/Paris debating whether to attack Greeks on the beach.
- Removed Breisis and Achilles talking in bed.
- Removed Hector showing his wife the tunnel to escape the city.
- Removed Hector saying goodbye to Priam, Paris, and wife before fight with Achilles.
- Trimmed Hector/Achilles fight for less cutaways to people’s reactions.
- Removed close-up of rock that Hector trips over.
- Removed Hector’s funeral pyre.
- Trimmed Trojan celebration around the gift horse.
- Removed some shots of Greeks killing Trojan civilians.
- Removed Paris handing over the sword of Troy to some boy.
- Removed Paris, Helen, Breisis, et al. hiking up the mountain looking back at Troy.
- Lots of other minor cuts to improve pacing. In total over 200 edits.
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I just watched this edit with a couple of Belgian beers. Excellent. I really like how Troy (Brad Pitt) was made into the main protagonist, and how the focus was mostly on him. It now feels like a fast-paced action-packed blockbuster, with the typical Orlando Bloom Legolas looks (especially when he shoots his bow). It totally feels like the ultimate cliché early 2000s Hollywood movie, but in the best way possible. It's also nice to see Sean Bean live for once.

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