HERCULES, the son of the God Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. The bane of the Queen of the Gods Hera.
This is a legend filled with peril,
turning against one another, monsters rising and falling at the feet of
the Demi God, and a man who lost more than any should be able to come
But I must warn you not to go in and expect the
Hercules we know. Like all movies recently released involving Ancient
Greece, this movie attempts to weed out the magic, gods, and even
monsters. It focuses instead on Hercules, a man running from his fate,
and a small mercenary group, traveling with the hopes of getting that
(One thing I personally must say, is that when I go
to see a Greek story, I look for the magic, the Gods, and the monsters.
When others as a child would be out riding bikes, playing sports, and
living in a "normal" way, I was that kid reading up on Greek, Norse, and
Celtic mythology. So in this, the movie is a massive disappointment.)
at this as an action movie, it is exquisite. It's about a man running
from his past, haunted by it, yearning for redemption. There is plenty
of action, the fighting segments are excellent. The banter is clever,
especially coming from Ian McShane.
So if I had to rate this movie, I'd give it a 7/10. Worth going to see. Better waiting to rent.