Monday, July 28, 2014

Movie Review: Hercules

IMDB: Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.

My Thoughts: I was truly surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. While watching this movie I was able to let go of Kevin Sorbo being Hercules and truly embrace Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson as the new Hercules. Johnson played the role so well. I know that we all saw pictures of Rock preparing for the role. He appeared extra freaky big but on screen he came off as a normal big. I was happy with the overall vision of this Hercules. 

This movie aimed to make Hercules more human. They aimed to show us the man behind all the myths. In making him human, they made him more of a money hungry mercenary. They did redeem him. There were a few great speeches of motivation that were reminiscent of Brave Heart. 

Best Moment: Sitacles is able to see the future and has seen his own death. There are a couple of times that he was faced with death and actually stood to embrace it. It was quite funny to watch.

Overall check out the movie, it was fun and had great fight sequences. Let me know you thoughts in the comments.

Post by Vikki
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