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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
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"Hercules" is brought to us by director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X3, Red Dragon) and stars Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock") as the musclebound badass. He's a bad actor though he definitely looks the part. The movie focuses on Hercules and his comrades aiding a besieged kingdom as he deals with his own internal conflict of whether or not he is a true hero or just a mercenary who fights for gold. It would have been more compelling if they had focused more on his formative years - becoming a man and learning what it means to be a true hero......sort of like Lion-O's anointment trials on Thundercats! The movie is riddled with cliché after cliché and poorly imitates all the epic war films that came before it. It was short and straightforward, which I liked, but it would have benefited from being more muscular and primitive, like The Conan films, rather than being so....Hollywood. The "I am Hercules" scene was awesome, but the rest of the movie was a load of crap. Clichéd, Stupid, and sloppy..... Wipe this junk off of your butt cheeks, flush it down the cinematic toilet, and move on. Unless you want it to constipate your cinetmatic colo.....OK I'm done with this.
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