Hercules Review

Hercules_w300GRADE: B-

RATED: PG-13

WORTH SEEING IN 3D? I DIDN’T SEE IT IN 3D, BUT I DOUBT IT.

WORTH SEEING IN RPX? NOT AVAILABLE IN RPX.

Hercules (Directed by Brett Ratner) is a surprisingly decent popcorn flick. When I first found out that Dwayne Johnson was going to play Hercules, I couldn’t stop laughing. In the end, I was thoroughly entertained throughout the film’s two hour run time. Dwayne Johnson gave the best performance I’ve ever seen him deliver, and the supporting characters were well done as well. Hercules’ friends were definitely one of the best parts of the film due to the fact that they were the film’s comic relief. The film takes place three years after the popular myth that we all know and love. Hercules and his team are now mercenaries and get hired by John Hurt’s character to assist Thrace in war. The plot also contains a pretty good plot twist, but I won’t put it in here. The narrative was simple, but entertaining enough to keep the audience (or at least me) interested. The dialog was was good most of the time, but suffered from some corny lines. The only real issue was that I felt it didn’t have quite enough action scenes. In most movies that wouldn’t matter, but this movie was heavily reliant on action, while the existing battles were brilliant, it would have been nice to have a few more in there. If the plot was a bit more thick it might not have been the biggest issue (although like I said, it was fine). Overall, Hercules was a good movie that really came out of nowhere.

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