The story is painfully predictable, the jokes are hammy and don't fit the tone of the genre, the characters are stock, wooden and forgettable, the fight scenes are boring, the action is unsatisfying. The main reason was that I needed some cheesy summer flick to laugh at, and the movie's trailer did promise this kind of stuff. However, they are too late as Rhesus' sorcery has turned the Bessi against the Thracians. Eurystheus reveals that he drugged Hercules the night his family died, viewing him as a threat to his power. That said it's still a decent little watch that gets better as the plot thickens in it's second half, but before that arrives it's just a little too dumb to grab my full attention.
After receiving their reward, the mercenaries are ready to leave, but Hercules decides to stay behind to stop Cotys. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land. Along the way, Hercules must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades who, with the help of Pain and Panic, plans to take over the Universe. When the leader of the ambush demands to know where the prince is, Sotiris gestures to the body of a slain soldier, while Hercules finally uses his gods-given name to conceal his identity as the prince. Amphitryon's army begins to desert him, forcing him to hire foreign mercenaries when Hercules and Sotiris begin a fight against Amphitryon's campaign of tyranny. Iphicles takes all the credit and arrives at a royal banquet wearing the lion's pelt as a cloak and calls his brother a coward, though Hebe sees through this lie.
Despite this, Hercules displays unusual strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. On , the film holds a 3% rating, with an average rating of 2. From the moment of that first fight the film moves up a notch and becomes excellent entertainment. Again, i think it would have been better to see it, rather than be told what happened. The remaining soldiers see Hercules as lightning flashes in the background. Twenty years later, Prince Alcides Hercules is the lover of Princess of.
Now, the King of Thrace, Lord Cotys Sir John Hurt has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. The story of Hercules's impossible tasks, is abandoned and only makes a cameo in a scene where he kills a lion and instead it's been replaced with a meathead's view of Ridley Scott's, Gladiator. The Thracians force Rhesus' army to retreat, but Rhesus himself rides out to confront Hercules and is defeated by him. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. Hercules is the son of the King of the Gods, Zeus, and a mortal woman, Alcmene. Hercules calls upon his father who infuses his sword with the power of lightning.
But what about all that awesome trailer footage? Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , , Production Co: Flynn Picture Company Distributors: Paramount Pictures Keywords: , , , ,. What is really great is how Hercules and his band of merry men and woman use smarts to outwit the enemy rather than simply use strength each time. Amphitryon stabs Alcmene with her own dagger, then tells Chiron that the Queen committed suicide in her grief. Although Ergenia doesn't agree with Cotys's methods, she goes along with them for the sake of her son Arius, Cotys's successor to the throne, who is being threatened by Cotys. Sotiris secretly follows him to Greece. That night, he watches over his kingdom, finally fulfilling his destiny.
There are plenty of similar absurd situations in the movie, and there's never a pun to fall flat. Later in the hall of the palace, Rhesus has been chained up and left on display. Hercules and his older brother, Prince , are attacked by a Nemean lion, which Iphicles says cannot be killed, and their spears literally bounce off its hide. The two ask the promoter to take them to Greece to fight in an arena battle, where the two will fight six undefeated gladiators and potentially make the promoter a wildly rich man. In anguish he acknowledges Zeus as his father and calls upon him for strength.
There's a major plot twist that I honestly didn't see coming, and neither did any of my friends with whom I saw the movie. The trailer teases this movie as being a myths and monsters movie: it isn't. Now, he fights only for gold as a traveling mercenary, accompanied by a band of loyal followers, including Amphiarus Ian McShane and Autolycus Rufus Sewell. Amphitryon eventually fights rival King Galenus in personal combat, killing Galenus and seizing his kingdom. The supporting cast are all quite good - it was interesting to see Rufus Sewell playing a goodie for once kind of like a young Ian McShane even though McShane was also in the film, with all the best moments of humour , and John Hurt gets to play both ends of the spectrum, meek and scenery-chewing. Though he is famous across the ancient world for his larger-than-life exploits, Hercules Dwayne Johnson , the son of Zeus and a human woman, is haunted by his tragic past. Somehow watching the Rock talk doesn't interest you, but when the fighting starts with the epic 200 people battle sequences, you suddenly see where the budget went, the fights are fantastic! Hercules rushes to Hebe's side as she slowly drifts into unconsciousness.
The two are sold off as slaves to a promoter of style fights, where they excel. That fact alone should be enough to give potential viewers of the film pause, but there's also the fairly callous way in which his name has been used against his wishes to promote the film in a way that is, unfortunately, typically opportunistic of the film industry. Iphicles threatens Sotiris' son's life, forcing Sotiris to lead him to Hercules. When Alcmene seeks guidance from Hera, Amphitryon discovers her and learns the truth of Hercules' parentage and that he is fated to overthrow him. Hercules and chums are mercenaries, pressed into service for Lord Cotys to put down a rebel uprising which looks likely to overthrow the throne. The surviving soldiers bow to Hercules and Arius takes the throne, with Ergenia at his side. Hercules defeats the mercenaries with his lightning sword, then meets Amphitryon in personal combat.
Hercules is chained and publicly flogged, then watches in horror as Iphicles murders Chiron under Amphitryon's orders. The score features songs based on familiar classical melodies. But it tries to play with our knowledge of him. In conclusion, its worth watching. She tries to leap off the roof of the palace but is saved by Chiron, who brings her to Hercules. The story doesn't disappoint either, presenting Hercules as a man with incredible strength who enjoys the rumors of him being the son of Zeus while being self-aware that he's still a mercenary who is most likely born to a mortal father.
Hercules is said to be the demigod son of , who completed the legendary only to be betrayed by who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife and their children during a visit to King. As the credits roll, an animated retelling of the Twelve Labors shows how Hercules accomplished these feats with the help of his companions. It doesn't break the boundaries of modern fantasy adventure flicks, but it does go against a lot of the tropes and cliches. If you are capable of 100% turning your brain off, I'm talking Transformers level, you may be able to enjoy this film. Hercules finally avenges Alcmene's death and kills Amphitryon with the same blade that killed his mother. Distributed jointly by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was released on July 25, 2014.