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The Legend of Hercules (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  10 January 2014 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

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Hercules: The Legend Begins  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$18,821,279 (USA) (7 March 2014)
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This is the second Greek Myth movie to star Kellen Lutz. The first was "Immortals" where Lutz portrayed Hercules' uncle, Poseidon. See more »

Goofs

When Hebe is riding her horse away from the Greek soldiers and turns her head. It is obviously green screen as her shadow appears from the background. See more »

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King Amphitryon: Have you come to bring the wrath of Zeus upon me boy?
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Circle In Seven
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The problem
13 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is probably why we do not see many quality swords and sandals flicks, most Hollywood producers are worried about the "badassness" of the film rather than a quality experience. Unfortunately, the drawing rooms are most likely filled with ideas about actors in costume jumping in slow motion to attack the bad guy and other senseless special effects a la Transformers.

I guess what I am saying is that newer technology and more special effects are not always a good thing, specially with a swords and sandals movie, Hollywood will continue losing money on movie tickets because they are missing the point, sometimes less is more.

This movie really was awful, I hope The Rock's Thracian Wars will give us a more realistic feel of what a Hercules movie should be.


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