In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.
Half god. All hero.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality
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10 January 2014 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Hercules: The Legend Begins
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Opening Weekend USA: $8,600,000,
12 January 2014, Wide Release
Gross USA: $18,848,538
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $61,402,445
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
When Kellan Lutz
first landed the role, he said that physique-wise he wanted to get really big to portray Hercules. However, director Renny Harlin
told him not to get any bigger as he found it very stereotypical for Hercules to be "a pile of meat." Instead, he instructed Lutz to "get his abs to pop out more" as he thought it would be a great effect in 3-D. So Kellan Lutz
adopted a special Paleo (caveman) diet for the role, ensuring that no fat accumulated on his body and that his abs visibly popped throughout principal photography. See more
During the fly-over the wall in the beginning, the arrows appear out of nowhere in the soldier's hands, as they pulled back on the bows. See more
Have you come to bring the wrath of Zeus upon me boy?
Version of Le fatiche di Ercole
Written by Valère Kaletka, Jacques Saly, Mathieu Lavarenne & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Oxalys XL
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi See more