Corrected entry: When the men are trying to turn Briseis into a Spartan slave, one of them yells "Give the b**ch to me." There's no way that swear word existed 3100 years ago.
Corrected entry: After Achilles kills Hector he ties the body to his chariot, with the spear sticking out of Hector's chest. When Achilles arrives at the Greek campsite, the spear seems to have fallen out, but when he stops in front of his tent there suddenly is a small piece of the spear sticking in Hector's body.
Corrected entry: When Achilles takes Hector's body past the walls of Troy, you can see all the dirt and filth all over him. When Achilles arrives back home, if you look closely, there is hardly any sand on the body at all. Then, when Achilles goes to prepare Hector's body for Priam by wrapping it in a blanket, the sand is all over Hector.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Achilles and Briseis wake up in the morning after spending their first romantic night together, there are a few shots of the sun just beginning to rise. The problem is that the sun is rising over the sea which is to the west of Troy. Since when does the sun rise in the west?
Corrected entry: In the major battle on the beach that takes place after the fireballs are sent down the hill we see Hector and who we think is Achilles fight one-on-one. As it turns out Hector catches him with a shot to the neck. After we see him remove the helmet and we see who it is, Hector finishes him off with what can only be a huge thrust to the chest (he's kneeling around waist/chest level and thrusts straight down). Still, when Achilles goes to fight Hector the very next day he asks for his armor and there is not a mark on it.
Corrected entry: In the early part of the movie, you have the Greek army led by Agamemnon facing the Thessalanian army. To settle things they decided it would be the best warrior from each side fighting each other. You had Achilles fighting for the Greek army and Boagrius for the Thessalanians. Problem is, Achilles was from Thessaly and he was not serving any king so he would be considered a traitor if he fought against his countrymen.
Corrected entry: In this movie the Greek and Trojan armies are fighting in Phalanx formation. That's where the soldiers would be in a line formation of 8 line to 120 line deep holding out their spears and scary looking shields. But the Phalanx formation strategy wasn't developed until 7th century BC during classical Greece. The Trojan War took place around 12th or 13th century B.C. way before the Phalanx formation was developed. Before the phalanx formation, soldiers fought in an unorganized mob, hacking everything in front of them which was pretty messy. Thus the Phalanx formation was developed.