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See the Power of Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules In New TV Spots

27 July 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Dwayne Johnson is showing his strength as the title character in three new television spots for his latest adventure film, ‘Hercules.’ The videos, titled ‘Born,’ ‘Epic’ and ‘Rock,’ follows Hercules, the leader of a band of mercenaries, as he and his followers are fighting in action. The three clips are the most recent chronicle of the actor’s portrayal of the Greek hero in the film from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ director, Brett Ratner. The Paramount Pictures and MGM adaptation of ‘Hercules,’ which is now playing in theaters, also stars Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. The epic movie is based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’  [ Read More ]

The post See the Power of Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules In New TV Spots appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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New Hercules 2014 Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama & More

26 July 2014 8:15 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new "2014 Hercules" remake/action/fantasy flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, serving up plenty of hardcore action, drama, and more. It stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie. In the new flick, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries formed by the prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), the thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), the warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), the archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) and the storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). Hercules is believed to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera, who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara and their children when he visited King Eurystheus. After that drama, Hercules »

- Andre

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Film Review: ‘A’ for Effort, ‘C’ for Execution in Dwayne Johnson’s Unmemorable ‘Hercules’

26 July 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – I empathize with Dwayne Johnson and simultaneously don’t. Most people never get rich and famous once, let alone twice. Sure, it’s hard to re-brand people from the wrestling superstar you once were into the dramatic action star you’re trying to become, but your past is forever immortal.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Like Jackie Chan wants to be viewed as a dramatic actor instead of a funny karate man, so too does Dwayne Johnson want to drop his wrestling image as The Rock and be taken seriously as a real actor. The problem is he’s all over the place. It’s hard to be Hercules when you’re being remembered as campy in films like “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” and the upcoming “Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon”.

This isn’t having actor’s range. Having real range is Charlize Theron successfully branching out with a challenging role in “Monster. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review: Hercules

25 July 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Thankfully, Hercules is not an origin film. Though it is about the titular hero from Greek myth, The Legend of Hercules (2014) from earlier this year already took that approach so it is just as well. Here, the fabled strong-man (Dwayne Johnson) has already performed all but one of his legendary labors when the story opens.

The newHercules was directed by Bret Ratner of Rush Hour (1998) fame and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) infamy. The screenplay was written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spillotopoulus. This is the former’s first feature film. The latter has primarily worked on Disney animated films like Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007). The storyline the screenplay is based on is a comic by Steve Moore. You might be thinking that this combination of folks behind the camera is a bit like the “potpourri” category on Jeopardy, and you would not be wrong – sounds weird, could be awful. »

- Steven Gahm

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New Hercules 2014 Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Movie Critics

25 July 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new action/fantasy remake flick, "Hercules" into theaters yesterday, July 24th, 2014. And the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It ended up, getting mixed results with an overall 49 score out of 100 at the metecritic.com site. The movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. We've posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a decent 70 score, stating: "The mythically powerful demigod is back on the big screen in the simply titled Hercules and the results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable." Stephen Farber at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He said: "It may sound like a backhanded compliment to praise this sometimes cheesy movie for never taking itself too seriously, »

- Eric

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'Hercules' IMAX Featurette with Director Brett Ratner

25 July 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Brett Ratner explains why you should see Hercules on the biggest screen possible in a new IMAX featurette for this action-adventure, which opens in theaters today. Dwayne Johnson stars as the mythical demi-god, who now serves as a mercenary, fighting battles for others alongside his five trusted warriors. Watch the latest footage as the filmmaker discusses how he created massive sets for this 3D epic and describes why the IMAX format is perfect for Hercules.

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend...

Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, »

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Exclusive IMAX Featurette For Hercules Released

25 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette "Bringing The Legend To Life: An Exclusive Hercules IMAX Featurette" for the film. Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, the film is a new take on the classic myth. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. The IMAX 3D release of Hercules will only be in theaters for one week, beginning today (July 25th). Tickets are on sale now!  For mor information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.imax.com/movies/m/hercules-an-imax-3d-experience/tickets/#1 »

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Brawn Versus Brains at Box-Office! "Hercules" Versus "Lucy!" Which One Will Come Out On Top?

25 July 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two big films are out this weekend, which one is worth your time and money? First, we have .Hercules. starring Dwayne Johnson based on the graphic novel by Steve Moore. From director Brett Ratner, is this .Hercules. much better than .The Legend of Hercules. starring Kellan Lutz from director Renny Harlin?

We also have .Lucy. starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. This one.s from director Luc Besson who gave us memorable female characters in .La Femme Nikita,. .The Professional,. and .The Fifth Element.. Is .Lucy. worthy of Besson.s booty-kicking heroines? Find out in my movie review below:

Official .Hercules. synopsis

Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, Hercules. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, »

- Manny

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Dwayne Johnson Takes Hercules to Next Level in New Television Spot

24 July 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The countdown is on for the theatrical release of “Hercules.” The film, starring Dwayne Johnson, features the popular wrestler-turned-actor as one of Greek mythology’s greatest heroes. Johnson has already earned the right to be called “badass”–he is the The Rock, after all. But you’ll see in this new television spot that Johnson takes the role of Hercules to the extreme. As Fox Sports’ Mike Botticello writes, he “takes badass to the next level.” Take a look at the clip for yourself and see what you think. “Hercules” is presented by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. The film, which also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Irina Shayk Hot at Hercules Debut; Oozes Cleavage on Red Carpet (pics!)

24 July 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Irina Shayk, the fetching swimsuit and lingerie model, made her debut on the red carpet at the premiere of “Hercules” in Hollywood, her first feature role in a motion picture. Shayk is best known for her exotic looks in dozens of swimsuit and lingerie campaigns as well as seven straight appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue (2007-14). The action-adventure flick, directed by Brett Ratner also stars Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. ...Read More »

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Two new clips from Brett Ratner’s Hercules

24 July 2014 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) comic book adaptation Hercules arrives in North American theaters tomorrow, and ahead of its release, we’ve got a couple of new clips for you below (and don’t forget to check out our review here)…

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.

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- Gary Collinson

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The Rock Crushes Giant Beasts in Latest 'Hercules' TV Spot

24 July 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just a few days left until Brett Ratner's mythical adventure Hercules hits theaters, Paramount Pictures unveils yet another TV spot featuring Dwayne Johnson taking "badass" to the next level. Get a glimpse at some of the intense action scenes in this latest look.

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules. »

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Fourth 'Hercules' Clip Unleashes the Hydra on Dwayne Johnson

23 July 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne Johnson once again gets to flaunt his WWE Superstar skills as he goes toe-to-toe with a legendary sea beast, the Hydra, in this fourth scene from Hercules. In order to ensure his demi-god status, the iconic muscle man of Greek myth must defeat this nasty multi-headed serpent. Only problem is, cut off one of its heads and two more grow back...If Dwayne Johnson can't kill it, no one can!

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order »

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Dwayne Johnson takes on the Lernean Hydra in Hercules action scene

23 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dwayne Johnson's Hercules faces his second labour - the four-headed Lernean Hydra - in a new clip from the action blockbuster.

Hercules, directed by Brett Ratner, is based on the comic book by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya, and retells the classic Greek myth with Hercules as a mercenary.

Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie also star in the movie.

Hercules will be released in cinemas on July 25. Watch The Rock speak to Digital Spy about the film below: »

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Hercules Review

23 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Brett Ratner

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell

Running Time: 98minutes

Certification:12A

Synopsis: Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God and a reputation that precedes him, but is his legend everything it appears?

Let’s be honest, Hollywood’s recent attempts to revive the glorious sword & sandal epics of yesteryear have been uninspired, style over substance, CG puff pieces that (bar a few exceptions) have failed to impress. We’ve had far more stinkers than stonkers and Thn is sad to say that Hercules does nothing to boost the numbers in the latter’s favour. Hercules takes the best elements of films like »

- Joe Upton

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Hercules movie review: he fights the lion!

23 July 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Grading on the Ratner Curve, this is a positive triumph. The cheesy clichés are at least passingly entertaining. You could do worse. I’m “biast” (pro): love Dwayne Johnson

I’m “biast” (con): hate Brett Ratner

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You think you know the truth about him? You know nothing!” This from the very shouty narrator who opens Hercules for us, presumably in case you saw the hilariously awful The Legend of Hercules earlier this year and were suckered into believing that Kellan Lutz is a demigod. What’s sort of funny and sort of the best thing about this second attempt in a few months to pass off a superhero of the ancient world as one for the 21st century is that the shouty narrator turns out to be Herc’s publicist, and that »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Hercules review: Dwayne Johnson deconstructs the demigod

23 July 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Brett Ratner; Screenwriters: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos; Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, Rufus Sewell; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: 12A

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

Believe it or not, the above quote from John Ford's 1962 Western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance applies tellingly to Brett Ratner's fresh take on Hercules. Despite having the larger-than-life figure of Dwayne Johnson fronting the endeavour, it moves quickly to puncture the myth surrounding the Greek hero and root itself in some kind of tangible reality.

Those legendary twelve labours? Total bulls**t, tall tales weaved by Reece Ritchie's Iolaus to turn a mortal into a legend and strike fear into the hearts of those who oppose him. This Hercules is a man fleeing from a traumatic past, leading a team of outcasts (among them Rufus Sewell, »

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Movie Review – Hercules (2014)

23 July 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hercules, 2014

Directed by Brett Ratner.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Peter Mullan, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, and Irina Shayk.

Synopsis

After completing his twelve labours, Hercules, the Son of Zeus, is a mercenary for hire and he’s called to train the troops of King Cotys and fight the war lord Rhesus, who is killing the innocents of Thrace.

When watching Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson brutally slay a Hydra and an impenetrable Lion in the opening of Hercules, you wonder where these strong-men heroes have vanished to. Vin Diesel maybe? But it seems that Dwayne Johnson is the only man who truly goes toe-to-toe against Arnie and Stallone in their prime. Combine this unique choice of actor with the adoration of fantasy-set Game of Thrones, and you can connect the dots that justified the green-light of production of this flawed, »

- Simon Columb

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The Rock vs. The Nemean Lion in new Hercules clip

22 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this week, MGM and Paramount Pictures have dropped a new clip from Brett Ratner’s (X-Men: The Last Stand) comic book adaptation Hercules, which sees Dwayne Johnson’s mythological hero squaring up to the Nemean lion; take a look below…

Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules. »

- Gary Collinson

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Dwayne Johnson on the man behind the myth in Hercules 1-on-1

22 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson transforms himself into the legendary Hercules, in a passion project that’s a dream come true for the actor.

This isn’t the typical Hercules that’s the stuff of legend or what we’re used to seeing on-screen when we think of the mythical half-mortal son of Zeus.  Johnson’s Hercules is a man beaten down after the Twelve Labours that made him famous, working as a sword-for-hire with a really cool lion hat as he struggles with the sins of his past. 

Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), this Hercules draws more from the graphic novel by Steve Moore than it does directly out of legend, or say, the animated Disney film.  In his latest big screen incarnation, Hercules (Johnson) has his life tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter call upon the legendary swordsman to defeat a tyrannical warlord. 

Co-starring John Hurt, »

- Rachel West

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