The Legend of Hercules
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Mythical tale is violent and poorly executed.
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...dear LORD, this was bad. The acting is horrible, the writing is horrible, there is nothing creative or memorable about it, and the CGI is literally worse than SyFy Channel movies. There is actually a moment where you hear a person talking, but their mouth isn't moving. I am not kidding. The only things that were kind of cool were the Egyptian jackal armor and the lightning whip. That's it. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie this boring.
- ZeldaFreak603, Saturday, June 21, 2014
Trying to be 300 on a 30 IQ and $300 budget, this take on a Greek god quickly reveals itself to be a Greek tragedy. So insipid that it doesn't inspire parody so much as make you think you're watching one, Hercules makes the craptacular Z-List TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys look like the intellectual equivalent of The Wire. A CG-animated lion, for instance, inspires about as much fear in moviegoers as a common cold to the Man of Steel. And speaking of Superman, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be taking on Herc later this summer under the dubious direction of Brett Ratner. As this Herculean turd slides down the screen, however, their version is starting to sound like popcorn--munching Oscar bait. In this PG-13-rated adventure arriving in theaters 6 months before a similar such take on the Greek strongman, Hercules (Lutz) must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom after being betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love. Kellan Lutz flexes huge muscles and delivers the right lines, but he's no mythmaker. Ripping off style from Zach Snyder (300) and material from, well, NOT mythology, director Renny Harlin presents not so much a low rent Thor as a broke ass Gladiator. If by selling this as an origin tale, the producers mean to make more chapters, then it's this reviewer's duty to relay some sound advice: Stop while you're behind. Bottom line: Crap of the Titans
- jeffboam, Friday, January 17, 2014