Movies: That's What You Call A Homer

The Greeks had a word for it: hubris. But Brad Pitt's Achilles wears it well. Whether he slices through a horde of Trojan soldiers or blithely decapitates a statue of Apollo or struts naked through a tent--his elaborately muscled body a perfect subject for sculptor Praxiteles and already gold-plated by the sun--he gives a sense of the beast god luxuriating in his earned star quality. "I've known men like you my whole life," says the defiant virgin Briseis (Rose Byrne). "No, you haven't," Achilles replies, not as a boast but as a warning and a promise from a war stud.


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