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Hercules (I) (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  25 July 2014 (USA)
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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.



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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 Radical Comics

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Before he was a legend, he was a man.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hercules: The Thracian Wars  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,800,263 (USA) (25 July 2014)


$72,660,029 (USA) (10 October 2014)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Except for Dwayne Johnson's American English, all spoken roles are British English, or spoken by actors with English not their native language. See more »


In the prologue, the Nemean lion's head alone outsizes Hercules entirely, yet he later wears the head as a helmet and it is relatively small. The prologue was told from the subjective viewpoint of Iolaus, who is later shown to be fond of telling tall tales and stretching the truth about Hercules' past. See more »


King Eurystheus: When the people called out your name louder than mine, you see, when they saw you as a god, how long... before they saw you as their king?
Hercules: I wanted nothing!
King Eurystheus: Precisely! Your sin, Hercules, was that you had no ambition! I can deal with an ambitious man! He can be bought! But a man who wants nothing has no price!
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Crazy Credits

When the credits roll, there is a 3d animation sequence going over Hercules' labors against the beasts which shows how his companions helped him to slay them. See more »


Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Hercules (2015) See more »


Written by Jamie N. Commons, Michael Gonzalez, Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant) and Sam Harris (as Samuel Harris)
Performed by Jamie N. Commons and X Ambassadors
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Action Hero Movie with Swords and Shields...
1 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is my first review ever. I had to start because i want to give good movies justice! This Hercules movie is refreshing and a new take on Hercules. It is a TRUE hybrid take of Hercule's as a man and a "god"...not just your typical demigod, clash of titans, gods beaming in and out, angels flying down to help... type movies. If your expecting those, you would be disappointed. Instead this takes a look of Hercules as a man (I am trying really hard not to spoil the movie here!). It is promoting good morals, that often times how we are is what we make of ourselves.

It is full of action and highly entertaining and the story was decent! So if your into action, sword and board... type movies you will definitely enjoy this one. One of the better action war movies i've seen.

Don't get too hung over by what your current thoughts are about Hercules and what you expect of him already. Keep an open mind and watch this movie as a hero action movie and you will enjoy it much more.

As a side note... I hate critics saying things like, this Hercules movie is not good and no one has made a good enough Hercules movie thus far...well maybe your damn standards are too high. I feel like this portrayal of Hercules is one of the best one out.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as i do.

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