Dwayne Johnson does this stuff well – he looks good, has great physical presence and, even when the part is somewhat darker than usual, he remains very likable. It does emphasize Hercules’ superhuman strength a lot more when you see a horse being thrown into the air, instead of a harpy or the minotaur being slain. And the story is delivered in an entertaining way without any unnecessary melodrama or heroism – a nice change from most of Hollywood big-budget action flicks. Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. In conclusion, its worth watching. I went to see Hercules with little to no expectations. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death.
Home Hercules Hercules Action, Adventure. All in all, “Hercules” is a great movie to spend ten bucks on this summer. We see him battle the Lernaean Hydra, slay the Erymanthian Boar, and kill the Nemean Lion with bare hands – and that’s in the first two minutes. Firstly, the film has a slow start. The other cast members actions are predictable and sufficient. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Hercules p NL.
Hercules has Brett Ratner behind the cameras and Dwayne Johnson rocking the loincloth — and delivers exactly what any reasonable person reading that description might expect. We see almost motion comic footage of Hercules doing his 12 labours in slideshow form, with Hercules face hidden in silhouette.
Firstly, the film has a subtitels start. The 3D has its moments, but like most films I would rather have watched it in 2D as I don’t think it made a major difference and its more comfortable not having to wear those glasses with my head upright the entire time. Then we have a scene which tries to set up what makes this version of the main character different than any other version we have seen subtitlrs.
Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. Herculez than one characters actions near the end which was so obvious it was stupid to include.
It is time for enhlish bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
Even if you aren’t looking for a true-to-its-roots Hercules movie, this movie is so completely generic you could substitute just about any other epic of the same genre and you’d swear it was the same movie.
Everything from beginning the film with the ever popular “you think you know the story of Hercules? I wont give it away, as its basically what the film is about. The supporting cast are all quite good – it was interesting to see Subsscene Sewell playing a goodie for once kind of like a young Ian McShane even though McShane was also in the film, with all the best moments of humourand John Hurt gets to play both ends of the spectrum, meek and scenery-chewing.
Ryan Condal screenplayEvan Spiliotopoulos scr Writer: The main reason was that I needed some cheesy summer flick to laugh at, and the movie’s trailer did promise this kind of stuff.
The writers creatively decided to go against the “overpowered supernatural creatures” cliche and instead opted for a huge army of ordinary men. From the moment of that first fight the film moves up a notch and becomes excellent entertainment. Its a historical film and tries to be serious about its overall message.
Dwayne does a good job but he’s not going to win any awards for this.
Just know that they do tie up all lose ends as needed, but a prior knowledge of subsceje this character is and what he has done does help the viewer understand his motivations and his life up to this point. Also, I do have problems with Atalanta being the engliah strong female action character but this isn’t as much of a drawback – just something that could’ve been improved.
There are plenty of similar absurd situations in the movie, and there’s never a pun to fall flat. Its when the big war starts that you really sit up and start paying attention.
Instead they do something to set-up a villain for the end which I wont give away. I quite liked this – it is certainly a lot better than this year’s previous Hercules offering – but felt that it was a missed opportunity: Besides Dwayne Johnson most performers range from hammy to awkward, and the special effects are nothing special.
Now the King of Thrace has subtitlee these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Well, the movie did not disappoint – indeed, it was cheesy, but in such a self-aware way, that it falls out of the “so subsene that it’s good” category and gets into the “simply good” one.
What is left is a rather dark film with a lot of battle action, pitched uneasily at a level which is too graphic for family viewing and not graphic enough for those who like blood and dismemberment. The trailer teases this movie as being a myths and monsters movie: Nothing but trailer fodder that is all over in the first 2 minutes of the film.
But what about all that awesome trailer footage?
But all others need not give this myth any more life. Again, i think it would have been better to see it, rather than be told what happened.
Right down to the costumes and battle sequences. We eubscene him battle the Lernaean Hydra, slay the Erymanthian Boar, and kill the Nemean Lion with bare hands – and that’s in the first two minutes.
Now Completely ‘Mythology’ Free! But don’t really add much to the plot. Unlike most fantasy action-adventures, “Hercules” uses special effects sparsely and mostly for the scenery.
It delivers an entertaining story while being self-aware of its own cheesiness. It doesn’t ignore the back story of his wife and kids, but glosses over those parts until it becomes necessary to divulge that information. Irony is dominant through the whole 98 minutes, and there are plenty of minor and major plot twists, albeit not a single forced one. Character-wise, “Hercules” offers more than a bunch of heroes with big muscles and tear-jerking back-stories.
The only moment he’s fighting a CGI enemy did actually leave me a bit disappointed, but it was still OK. It doesn’t break the boundaries of modern fantasy adventure flicks, but it does go against a lot of the enlgish and cliches.
All in all, “Hercules” is a great movie to spend ten bucks on this summer. It does emphasize Hercules’ superhuman strength a lot more when you see a horse being thrown into the air, instead of a harpy or the minotaur being slain. But it tries to play with our knowledge of him. If you’re a fan of the Mythology of Hercules in any way, shape or form and expect to see it in this film, you will be sorely disappointed.
All actors, from the cheesy Johnson and Fiennes to veteran John Hurt, reprise their roles in a great, fleshed-out way. The legend of Hercules itself plays a large part in the story, and serves for a source of great jokes and puns.
Apart from the opening sequence, Hercules subitles has to battle absurdly huge foes or mythical herculea. However, if you have ever enjoyed the mythology of Hercules and want to see some of it brought to life then this is not the film for you.
It takes it times to grab you, but once it does it doesn’t let go.