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Two new clips from Brett Ratner’s Hercules

2 hours ago | 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

2 hours ago | 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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Film Review: ‘Hercules’

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On paper, Brett Ratner sounds like such an improbable choice to direct a large-scale ancient Greek epic that, going into his “Hercules,” one could only hope for a less aggressively preposterous affair than Renny Harlin’s bargain-basement “The Legend of Hercules” from earlier this year. The happy surprise is that Ratner’s “Hercules” is more than a mere improvement on its predecessor. It’s a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before: it cuts the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get while still being played by Dwayne Johnson). The result is a far classier pic than Paramount’s frenetic trailer — and decision to hide the film from reviewers until the eleventh hour — foretold, albeit one that will struggle to find its sea legs at a crowded and underperforming summer box office. »

- Scott Foundas

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Fourth 'Hercules' Clip Unleashes the Hydra on Dwayne Johnson

20 hours ago | 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

22 hours ago | 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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Hercules review

23 July 2014 12:39 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a club-wielding demigod in Brett Ratner’s Hercules. What’s not to like? Here’s Ryan’s review...

In Hercules, Dwayne Johnson wears a lion’s head as a hat. That probably tells you a lot about the tone of director Brett Ratner’s larger-than-life sword-and-sandals adventure. Based on Steve Moore’s comic book of the same name, Hercules re-imagines the hero of classical legend as a flesh-and-blood mercenary struggling to live up to the weight of his own myth.

Surrounded by a misfit group of fellow warriors-for-hire, Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules is the ultimate working class hero, even if he is meant to be the son of Zeus: he leads from the front, and wades into action while the noblemen he works for stand around in their purple cloaks, chatting and eating freshly-peeled grapes.

Like videogame characters, Hercules’ crew each has a »

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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. »

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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, »

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Third 'Hercules' Clip Finds the Rock Wrestling a Lion

22 July 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Practically every one of the previously released trailers and TV spots for Hercules have included the shot of Dwayne Johnson's title character preparing to defend himself as a massive lion leaps off his perch. Today, Paramount has released a new clip where we see how this scene unfolds. Although it isn't clear why Hercules goes into the lion's den in the first place, which we can see is littered with the bones of previous victims, he tries to subdue the mighty beast with a shot from his bow and arrow. That only makes the lion even madder in this action-packed scene from director Brett Ratner's mythical adventure, in theaters July 25.

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 »

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The Rock Battles "The Lion" In New Clip From Brett Ratner's Hercules

22 July 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Also starring Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann, Hercules is set to hit theaters July 25th, 2014. »

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'Hercules' Featurette and 2 TV Spots Introduce Mercenaries and Madmen

21 July 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Hercules team of longtime companions are the subject of the latest featurette, which finds star Dwayne Johnson introducing his co-stars and their characters. First up is Ian McShane as Amphiaraus, a seer who has a unique relationship with the gods. Next is Rufus Sewell as Autolycus, Hercules closest companion. Reece Ritchie is a famous storyteller and Hercules' Nephew Iolaus. Aksel Hennie is the berserker warrior Tydeus, sure to be a fan favorite. And Ingrid Bols&#248 Berdal is Atalanta, the only woman in Hercules group. Watch as they take on the bad guys in new never-before-seen footage.

We also get two new TV spots, which put the strength, teamwork and attitude it takes to save the world on display as Hercules and his team go up against an evil king.

Having completed his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of »

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Ian McShane Tempts Fate in Second 'Hercules' Clip

21 July 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Dwayne Johnson's Hercules is busy battling back an angry mob of soldier's, his trusty and loyal sidekick Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) is targeted by a blazing spear. As it hurtles towards the man's accepting heart, Hercules tempts his own fate and steps in to save the day.

Watch the second clip from Hercules, which offers a sneak peek at all the action and excitement that awaits audiences this weekend.

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

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Hercules comes to theaters July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, »

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Dwayne Johnson Is Armed for Battle in a New 'Hercules' Featurette

21 July 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Meet the characters of Hercules in a new featurette that explores each individual's skill set and personality. It also shows off each of their personal weapons, and their favored methods of madness and mayhem on the bloody battlefield. Featuring an interview with director Brett Ratner, we learn the back-stories of Hercules's friends and foes. Star Dwayne Johnson also joins in the fun, showing off his own favorite weapon, which happens to be a very massive club. On the end of it are the teeth from a lion he battles early on in the film. Take a look and learn more about the mythology behind this epic adventure, in theaters this coming weekend.

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 »

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New Clip From Brett Ratner's Hercules Released; "My Fate"

21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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. Also starring, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann, Hercules is set to hit theaters July 25th, 2014. »

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Comic Book Legend Alan Moore Asks Fans to Boycott Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules'

19 July 2014 9:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Legendary comic book writer and Watchmen creator Alan Moore is no friend of Hollywood. He has notoriously spoken out against his own creations coming to the big screen, and now he is upset over how Paramount and MGM is using his deceased friend Steve Moore to sell their upcoming big budget summer adventure Hercules, which is based on the man's comic Hercules: The Thracian Wars . He's even going as far as to ask fans to boycott the movie, which is directed by Brett Ratner and stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role.

Steve Moore remains a tremendously influential writer and presence in today's comic book market, and while he created Hercules: The Thracian Wars, he received no payment from the film production. Because of that, he asked that his name be removed from the credits. Following his death, his name began appearing in advertisements used to sell the movie, and »

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New "Armed For Battle" And "Hercules & Megara" Featurettes For Brett Ratner's Hercules

19 July 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

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.   Also starring Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann, Hercules is set to hit theaters July 25th, 2014. »

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