Monday, 1 September 2014

Hercules

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. 

 

This film is a billion times better than The Legend of Hercules released at the beginning of the year; and that I did not even bother to review. Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner and starred Dwayne-The Rock-Johnson in the main role. This is probably not the best movie of the year. However director Brett Ratner could make good looking movie and The Rock is awesome. I like him in everything he does and this movie reminds me of The Scorpion King (2002) which is one of his best movie ever. I'm surprised to say that this film is not as bad as I thought it will be. It's not a super great movie but it's not awful as well. The Rock is good as Hercules, he's big, strong, likable and good at action and kicking asses. Indeed there are some impressive battle sequences which were handled pretty well. The major drawback of this film is that we are waiting for the big twist till it's only 20-25 minutes left on the film. The big turn didn't happened soon enough unfortunately. Beside this aspect I wasn't really expecting more of this movie and may be that's the problem. 

Overall Hercules is a bit better than I thought and a LOT better than what happened in this other Legend of Hercules movie of January.

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