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Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become. Written by
Written by Jamie N Commons, Michael Gonzalez, Alexander Grant and Samuel Harris
Performed by Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Where hype and creative, dramatically exaggerated storytelling makes a legend into a demi-god
A different twist to a classic tale. Without giving away too much (because you definitely should see this movie!) Day be Johnson plays the daring, super strong hero of Greek mythology told in fables across time depicting ultimate masculinity. Hercules, son of the god Zeus (or not) embarks on many missions/trials of bravery across ancient Greece for... well... money gold rather than notoriety and heroism, they're just byproducts of his daring deeds. He, accompanied by his band of fellow mercenaries, fight battles against insurmountable odds, monsters (rather people dressed as monsters) and hordes looking for fortune and fame culminating in unwittingly enslaving the kingdom of Thrase for a tyrannical Lord who declares himself king in the same of Hercules' success against the rebels. Seeing what be has done, Hercules decides to follow his heart and act selflessly to right his wrongs and liberate the kingdom ultimately fulfilling his heroic potential with the aid of his trusted followers. Johnson does well as the muscle bound, super strong in this somewhat more believable tale of the Greek hero with an excellent supporting cast all round. Where clever hype and dramatic storytelling pave the way for mislead perceptions of a demi god in the minds of the masses. Very entertaining and enjoyable which every action buff will thoroughly enjoy. Brilliant cinematography and fight scenes with exceptional writing ultimately let down by a surprisingly rushed, tame ending. I hope there's a sequel, 8/10.
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