Saturday, 26 July 2014

Hercules - review

In terms of casting decisions, there isn't more of a slam dunk than casting Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Hercules because he can walk on set and you believe that he is the son of Zeus... or is he?

In a fresh tale on the legend of Hercules, it is implied that his infamous twelve labours might in fact be nothing more than folk stories designed to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies.

The Rock has no problem doing the heavy lifting during the battle scenes (all whilst rocking a Lion head for a hat) and he is supported a host of British thespians such as John Hurt, Ian McShane, Peter Mullan and Rufus Sewell who are determined to chew through any scenery that is left standing in the wake of the most electrifying man in Greek mythology.

Back in March, I predicted that Dwayne could be confident that he would not be starring in the worst Hercules film of 2014 and that title still remains with The Legend Of Hercules because director Brett Ratner delivers humour, action and spectacle as The Rock lays the smack down on Ancient Greece.

3 stars

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