THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (2014 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Stars ììì

The Legend of Hercules—a wannabe action flick—fails at every level. Special effects reek from significant imaging challenges. Actors have no screen presence, no natural feel almost as if this is their movie debut. The script seems like a hodgepodge of once-upon-a-time great movie scenes randomly mish mashed together in the odd hope that some of that once-upon-a-time greatness will magically rub off and sprinkle this story with their fading stardust. That’s not how it works, folks. Wrong place, wrong time, need something new. While we love the whole ‘call upon the gods’ thing for supernatural aid to save us from our problems, even that couldn’t rescue this story from its impossibly confabulated fossilizations. Director Renny Harlin had his hands full in trying to get this movie launched into any kind of workable format.


Additional Thanks

Thank you to Executive Producers Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, John Thompson, and David Varod for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Hercules (Kellan Lutz), Hebe (Gaia Weiss), King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins), Sotiris (Liam McIntyre), Chiron (Rade Serbedzija), and Tarak (Johnathon Schaech).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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