‘Troy: Fall of a City’ Review: ‘The Iliad’ Becomes Just Another Story in Netflix Series That Tells Greek Mythology by the Book

Few stories in history have such a clear starting point as the feud of Troy and Sparta, as told by Homer in the annals of Greek mythology.

A literal classic tale of affection, duty, honor, family, and betrayal that plays out on a bloody stage, the aftermath of Paris and Helen’s legendary affair is the stuff that poetry and mythology are made of.Perhaps it’s because the story has been told so many times before, or because its characters seem destined to a fate already predetermined by thousands of years of its telling, but the new Netflix/BBC co-production “Troy: Fall of a City” feels timeless in precisely the same way that all other incarnations of the story have.

Without much reinvention, except to maybe appease some of the spectacle that guides one the biggest shows on television right now, it’s not so much an adaptation of the story for current times,

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