Reading reviews of Troy in the Random forum several people complained about the movies story being changed for the movie, it made me think about actual historical events being changed for Hollywood.
U-961 was a movie out a few years ago about an American unit who stole a German enigma machine and their dangerous trip home in a German sub with the german army chasing them and their own ships firing on them. With this Enigma machine the Allies were able to break the German code and play a big part in winning WW2. In real life however it was a British unit who stole the enigma machine and British soliders who died in the mission.
Don’t get me started on Braveheart which has multiple changes, not small ones either but pretty big changes to actual historical events to suit the movie.
Do you think Hollywood is right to do this to make a more entertaining movie or do you think people will take it for granted that this is how it actually happened?