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Take the alluring Helga Liné out of HERCULES AND THE TYRANTS OF BABYLON and there wouldn't be much left to watch. Peter Lupus plays Hercules this time around and, personally speaking, he just doesn't have any charisma or screen presence to carry a whole film, certainly compared to other actors whom played the famous fabled hero. In fact, one almost suspects the producers knew about this as Lupus's screen presence is quite limited. Lupus is not on screen as often as Steve Reeves or Mark Forest are in their respective films. It doesn't help that Lupus also looks rather ridiculous swinging that over-sized paper-maché club.
The story is dull and copied from other sources, including SPARTACUS. The production values are good or slightly above average but then the ending is just footage taken from the woeful Robert Aldrich Biblical epic, SODOM AND GOMORRAH, which cheapens the whole project. There are almost no stand-out scenes. The only thing that stands-out is Helga. Wow! She looks even better than in SPARTACUS AND THE TEN GLADIATORS, which was much more fun than this leaden affair. Helga definitely made this worth sitting through the uninspired Peplum action.
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