Mythical hardman and handsome devil who fought for the Greeks against the Trojans.
The idea isn’t a bad one – as close as we have to a classical star to headline this traditional sword and sandal epic. But even for the most handsome of Greece’s warriors, Pitt is too gleaming and perfect: stuttering pseudo-classical speech aside, he looks like a golden-haired doll.
Should have cast:
Someone meaner, and better with daft dialogue. Jason Statham? No, wait, that’s insane. Daniel Craig.