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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisio... read more read more...nist take on the classic myth, HERCULES. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award (R)-nominee John Hurt. (C) Paramount

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  • fb733768972
    July 24, 2014
    "Hercules" has been attempted multiple times, but it is never going to measure up against the Disney classic, even though that to is flawed. This version is played by none other then Dwayne Johnson, and even though he is practically in every single Hollywood action film nowadays,... read more his presence here is a bit stronger than other roles. My first thoughts going into this film were next to nothing, considering there is not much you can do with this material anymore and the poor addition of having Brett Ratner at the helm. Thankfully none of these aspects really hurt the film, instead it made it a bit more fun to watch, because every character had there dumb remarks throughout action scenes and you were able to forgive some of the stupidity shown on-screen. Most of the characters are given a backstory and for the most part their scenes are fine. At a very short 98 minutes, it does not seem to drag on, but it should have had a bit more time to explore this world in my opinion. In the end, I was left kind of empty handed, because the film sort of just ends, and on a comedic note at that which was odd. Overall, it has some really stupid writing with some sentimentality sprinkled throughout, the action is fun but really dumb, and the story is very streamline. It will eventually become a forgettable picture, but it is a fun watch.
  • July 26, 2014
    Hercules may be ridiculous, over the top, & directed by Brett Ratner, but this surprising adventure film shines as a fun and entertaining as hell romp which gives you exactly what you expected. Dwayne Johnson brings a lot to the film, including his fun persona and large muscles,... read more that even his cheesy and crazy performance is fun enough to enjoy. Its a strange film that takes time to get used to, but by the end you will be satisfied with the results. I truly thought this movie was going to be a catastrophe, and while its anything but great, it gives us the good old fashion summer action that we pay to see.
  • cajiggle
    July 27, 2014
    Not the Hercules you grew up learning in school. This is the comic book version which is more grounded in reality and has Dwayne Johnson kicking butt without any godly powers. The film feels like a side adventure than a story about Hercules. The movie moves in a past pace and the... read morere is humor and action. Johnson is very charming and along with the supporting cast, makes the viewing enjoyable. It won't win points on Greek mythology or even action films, but as a summer blockbuster, it does it job.

    Grade: B
  • July 26, 2014
    I half expected him to start yelling "Haku Mashentae" from the Scorpion King...LOL, but alas that didn't happen. Anyway, my weekend movie going has been redeemed...After seeing some really bad, horrible flicks; I can say that this one was worth the watch, especially the Seer. T... read morehat dude was funny as hell...
  • July 26, 2014
    Hercules packs in the score, sets and action needed for a sword and sandals flick, and is, more importantly, knowingly cheesy enough to be entertaining and avoid coming off unintentionally funny. Despite some jokes that don't work, director Brett Ratner is mostly able to find a b... read morealance between the two, and at just a little over 90 minutes, keeps things moving at a nicely brisk pace. Bottom line, though - this is Dwayne Johnson's film, and he once again shows why he's currently the most charming and charismatic action star out there right now. Don't expect Gladiator, and you'll be fine.

    Full review at http://silverscreenfanatic.com/2014/07/25/hercules/
  • July 25, 2014
    Not even the best Hercules movie of the year, but not very hatable, lazy cheese with high self-esteem.

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