It's a tad confusing that I can completely adore Troy for what it is, but can now with KoH. Okay, there is the huge difference that one of those movies is completely boring and the other is actually quite interesting, but it's more than that. My annoyance with KoH starts with the fact that they took something that really happened and failed to bring the events to life. Instead they offered half truths and went for the pure entertainment because god forbid we might actually learn something.
Troy is based on fiction, a story that has been told and retold through the ages and does not have to be exactly the same at all times. Which is odd for me to say, because you should hear me criticise book adaptions (Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to mind). Only, the Iliad stopped being Homerus story a long time ago. (If there ever was a Homerus). Centuries have passed in which other story tellers have made it their own. For some reason I manage to see Troy as just another version from another story teller.
Of course beside that there is the fact that the cast of Troy actually makes the movie (I'm mostly thinking of Pitt and Bana, I never was a Brad Pitt fan but I learned to appreciate him as Achilles). KoH however has a huge cast that fails to make any of the roles alive. Although, Orlando Bloom actually acts in KoH while he's just bad in Troy.
*frowns* Did I have a point here somewhere? Oh yeah, I miss my Achilles icon.