With Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt
Written by Ryan J. Condal & Evan Spiliotopoulos
Directed by Brett Ratner
The low budget swords & sandals genre's high production value reboot via movies like the Clash Of The Titans remakes, Troy, 300, Pompeii and other literary works including Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, has made it an exciting fantasy theme with a historic / ancient angle to look forward to at least once a year.
Here, the super strong half-man / half-god Greek mythological character of Hercules gets another take in this action-filled big budget spectacle (besides the cheesy TV show and Disney animated version, of course).
Utilizing the mythical aspects, tasks accomplished and various beasts slain by Hercules, a lot of extra poetic license and storylines get injected, including that of Hercules possibly being a mortal man, his accomplishments adapted and exaggerated into legendary scope to precede him (all with an Americanized action movie flavour injection).
As the leader of a mercenary gang, Hercules assembles an army to take on a megalomaniac.
Great fun with a whole lot of action, visual effects, and violence, I'm surprised it didn't get more than a 13 age restriction.
4 / C
- Paul Blom
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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished