ACHILLES WAS NOT A HERO: 7 reasons why Brad Pitt’s portrayal in “Troy” is terribly wrong.

Achilles dragging Hector's body in front of gates of Troy

Achilles dragging Hector’s body in front of gates of Troy. Source: Wikimedia

Movie!Achilles was humanized

In contrast to the bloodthirsty and merciless character Homer presents in The Iliad, the Achilles portrayed by Brad Pitt in the 2004 film is humanized – he is relatable even to some extent. While he does do a lot of despicable things in the film, like murdering Hector and dishonoring his body, there are many moments in the film that make the spectator feel for the protagonist.

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