I, personally, thought Troy was a good movie. Now, it gets a bad rap quite a bit, but I think that's simply because people didn't expect what they saw. I'm not saying it was a spectacular film or Oscar-worthy or anything, but I really enjoyed it. I didn't like Orlando Bloom (I rarely do)m but I could tolerate him. Pitt and Bana were cool. The action scenes were pretty awesome as well.
Watched this again last night. For about the 3rd or 4th time. I really don't understand why people hate this movie. The Theatrical cut must have been really butchered, cuz the Director's Cut is phenomenal. I've liked it more each time I've seen it. I think it's brilliant how the king of Troy is so set on blindly doing what "the gods" say to do and ignoring what his sons say... and it is this very blindness that leads to his and his city's doom. If he had listened to the wisdom of his sons, then no harm would have come to the city. And then there's Achilles, who's such a badass who doesn't play by his king's rules, and eventually goes through a kind of transformation because of the death of his cousin and when Hector's father (the king of Troy) comes to beg for Hector's body.
And I don't like Orlando Bloom at all, cuz he's an annoying little pipsqueak, but that's exactly the character he plays in Troy, so it works! Haha.. Amazing movie. Don't understand the hate. The fight between Hector and Achilles... 'effing classic.