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

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Hercules: The Thracian Wars  »

Box Office

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$68,169,096 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Trivia

On 7/22/14 while on "Live with Kelly and Michael," Dwayne Johnson revealed that his beard in the movie was made of yak testicle hair. See more »

Goofs

When Ergenia asks Hercules' team for "the truth", a soldier can be seen in the background wearing the distinctive leather armor which is not distributed by Iolaus until the following scene. See more »

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Hercules: Fucking centaurs!
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A great twist on a classic story...and the rock!
4 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Hercules" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson absolutely delivers on its promise to be entertaining. I went into this film with half-hearted expectations, thinking that Dwayne Johnson wouldn't fit the part well, I fully expected this to be an entire film of blood and fighting. This is far from correct. The writers of this film are fantastic going for almost "A knight's tale" vibe to it with a ton of comedy. I honestly found myself laughing out loud much more than I found myself getting drilled with constant WWE style fighting like there was in "The legend of hercules", mind you this is a very good thing. The laid back style of this film is what makes it so great, sadly this film failed in the box office, hopefully folks can see the potential and eat it up on bluray/DVD.


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