Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Legend Of Hercules
Tired of all those Oscar contenders to go to out there? Well, in the tradition of 300 and Gladiator comes a film that Kellan Lutz has worked hard for. Especially on those abs for the director. This popcorn movie just might give you the real deal of Hercules' story of being the son of Zeus and how he was needed to save more than a village. Yes, you might just learn some history in this one.
Its a film that looks good. Who cares about the acting. All you need is an angry young man built from the ground up and surrounded by bulk and the soul of fighting men.
Sure, its hard to say if its any more worthy than the others that proceeded in this genre. But..it has the guy who may or may not be dating Miley Cyrus. Needless, to say..that girl likes her men real tough.
It figures that since Hercules' travels are bizarrely bereft of mythological monstrosities, the focus instead turns to some impressive fight sequences and the utilization of 3D. The opening scene features countless arrows arching straight into viewers' eyes, while most of the trekking and battling involves admirable depth of field use – whether it's realized in cinematographic framing of environments or acrobatic dueling in an arena. Many of these moments are perhaps too crisp and clean, paralleling the glowing white teeth, hairless bodies, and flawless makeup of glamorized ancient Greece. Although combat frequently resembles mixed martial arts instead of the traditional skirmishes of "Ben-Hur" or "Spartacus" (this film wants to be "300" more than "Gladiator"), Hercules momentarily takes on the role of Robin Hood, and the politically correct world of filmmaking demands that one of the six undefeated gladiatorial champions of Greece is a woman, "The Legend of Hercules" is a production that can be thoroughly enjoyed until the very end – even if it's forgotten mere minutes after that.-The Massive Twins
STORYLINE: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.
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