The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.
- Young Hercules
- (singing voice)
Mary Kay Bergman
- Earthquake Lady
- Little Boy
Enjoyable, but not Disney's best!
First of all, there are a lot of things I like about this movie. The animation, in general, is very nice to look at, and Charlton Heston's narration is very satisfying. And it is one of the funnier Disney movies with a witty and funny script. More pluses are a genius turn from Danny DeVito as the hilarious Phil, and a wonderfully sleazy James Woods as the hot-headed villain Hades( a great villain, might I add?)Rip Torn also has fun as Zeus, especially when his statue came to life. The incidental music is lovely as well. However, there are a few negatives. Hercules himself, both child and adult, is a little bland, but Meg manages to establish herself as one of the best female Disney characters. Also, there isn't much of a story. The prove-you're- a-hero formula was a little unoriginal for me. The biggest minus was the rather dull songs by Alan Menken. The songs, especially "Zero to Hero" were a real disappointment, as Menken had so much better work before this, namely Beauty and the Beast. However, Michael Bolton's rendition of Go the Distance(the only song I had no problem with)was a joy to behold, as was "I won't say I'm in love". It wasn't a good idea turning gospel, should've stayed with the classical. However, despite the flaws, I did enjoy Hercules, which is a 7/10. Bethany Cox
- Feb 26, 2009
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