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The Legend of Hercules (2014)

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The origin story of the mythical Greek hero. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

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... Hercules
... Hebe
... King Amphitryon
... Queen Alcmene
... Iphicles
... Sotiris
... Chiron
... Tarak
... Agamemnon
... Lucius
... Kakia
... Saphirra
Dimiter Doichinov ... King Galenus / Champion #1 (as Dimitar Doychinov)
Nikolai Sotirov ... King Tallas (as Nikolay Sotirov)
Radoslav Parvanov ... Half Face / Champion #3
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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. Written by Millennium Entertainment

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Half god. All hero. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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10 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Hercules: The Legend Begins  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

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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2.35 : 1
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Hebe, in Greek mythology, is actually the Goddess of Eternal Youth and the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Considering that Hercules is the son of Zeus, that would actually make the two love birds half-siblings. See more »

Goofs

The necklace Hebe gives Hercules includes a spring ring clasp, which was not invented until the early 1900s. See more »

Quotes

King Amphitryon: Have you come to bring the wrath of Zeus upon me boy?
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Lebkuchen
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Written by Valère Kaletka, Jacques Saly, Mathieu Lavarenne & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Oxalys XL
Barraka Publishing
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi
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The problem
13 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is probably why we do not see many quality swords and sandals flicks, most Hollywood producers are worried about the "badassness" of the film rather than a quality experience. Unfortunately, the drawing rooms are most likely filled with ideas about actors in costume jumping in slow motion to attack the bad guy and other senseless special effects a la Transformers.

I guess what I am saying is that newer technology and more special effects are not always a good thing, specially with a swords and sandals movie, Hollywood will continue losing money on movie tickets because they are missing the point, sometimes less is more.

This movie really was awful, I hope The Rock's Thracian Wars will give us a more realistic feel of what a Hercules movie should be.


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