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The Legend of Hercules (2014)

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The origin story of the the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

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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. Written by Millennium Entertainment

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Every man has a destiny

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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10 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules: The Legend Begins  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,868,318 (USA) (10 January 2014)

Gross:

$18,821,279 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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Trivia

Kellan Lutz was praised and quizzed about his physical transformation for the role of Hercules and the length of time it took to transform himself when in fact Lutz was cast just 2 weeks before principal photography began. So the physique that you see in the film is more or less his regular physique. He credited his active life-style for allowing him to portray the role of Hercules at such a short notice because other actors would have required months to acquire the proper physique required for the character. See more »

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Rail slider track is visible in the scene when Hercules and Sotiris are tied back to back. See more »

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Cinnamon Stew
Written by Valère Kaletka, Jacques Saly, Mathieu Lavarenne & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Oxalys XL
Barraka Publishing
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi
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Unbelievably Awful
14 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

It is absolutely shocking that this movie came out in today's market. The dialog was horrible: cliché and predictable. The entire film was, in fact, predictable. We saw the previews, we went to the film, and about ten minutes in we knew it was bad. We gave it a chance, hoping it would get better, that it would redeem itself in some way. It did not. It got worse. If you are just looking for an entertaining film, this is a major disappointment, to say the least. Obvious special effects, slow motion for every other move in every fight scene, and terrible, I mean tragic, dialog. If you are a fan of Greek mythology, it's downright offensive. Don't waste your time or your money.


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