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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariah Gale ...
Dimiter Doichinov ...
King Galenus / Champion #1
Nikolai Sotirov ...
King Tallas
Radoslav Parvanov ...
Half Face / Champion #3


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules: The Legend Begins  »

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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jukka Hilden from the Finnish stunt group The Dudesons played a character named Creon in the film, but the story arc he was in was cut from the film. See more »


When Hercules enters the palace to kill the king it is raining heavily outside, but when he opens the door, dried leaves blow in from behind him. See more »


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

This movie lost me even before I was dragged into the theater. The trailers made it look like a movie made mostly for the sake of violence and for showcasing the sweaty, hairless, shirtless bodies of the male actors; there is plenty if the latter, but shockingly less than expected of the former so if you're interested in bloody and graphic violence skip it, there's nothing that graphic to speak of. The story of Hercules's impossible tasks, is abandoned (and only makes a cameo in a scene where he kills a lion) and instead it's been replaced with a meathead's view of Ridley Scott's, Gladiator. The story and characters are as shallow as kiddie pools, the editing never slows down the pace which is tiring after the first twenty minutes, the same establishing shots are used in the very first shot of every scene, the music also doesn't know how to tone down, as that the climax of each scene is accompanied with large, "rousing" crescendo, the writing is awful and gives you no look into the mind of the characters (at least I hope they had more going on in their heads than what was expressed), there is no acting to speak of, and the visual effects look like they're from a Sci-Fi Channel movie. To add to my disappointment, I also discovered that IMDb doesn't have a "0 star" rating, what the hell?

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