Going out on a limb because of the fine job Dwyane Johnson did in Pain & Gain and a recent visit to the British Museum. Hercules took all the myth, excitement & poetry out of the 12 labours. Trying to convey the mythology as actual myth in the story itself was a clever idea but sadly made for incredibly boring watching. Hercules portrayed as a slightly emasculated oaf having to rely on a band of PC misfits?! WTF?!
Standard b-movie fluff, elevated only by character actors like Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell and the few moments when Dwayne Johnson does something genuinely, well, herculean. But most of the film is what you'd expect of a sword 'n sandals flick from the director of "Rush Hour." Silly wigs, a questionable sense of humor, and nothing you haven't already seen in more visionary films like "Gladiator" or, hell, even "300"
Un'altra delle ciofeche del 2014.Scopiazzando quà e là tra il Gladiatore,Conan e Trinità,Ratner si conferma sui livelli orribili di X Men 3 e sforna una cafonata senza capo ne coda,con l'immancabile spiegone iniziale,centinaia di brutture viste e riviste,i soliti bambini del cazzo in mezzo e scene quasi comiche(i carri che corrono circolarmente in battaglia non sono male...).Da salvare solo per la massa di The Rock.
Hey, let's hire some awful writers to take a mythological story and strip it of all the exciting mythological characters, quests, and monsters. Let's can the ancient spirituality and moral fibre. Let's pretend we're making a commentary about "legends". Let's assemble an incredible supporting cast and completely squander them. Then, finally, let's misrepresent our travesty in its advertising campaign. Disappointment.
Better 3d, better scenery, better fights, more preaching, less mythology compared to its contemporaries Clash/Wrath of the Titans and its doppelgänger Legend of Hercules. More laughs, less cgi, less horses, more Centaurs, less historically accurate ash than Pompeii. Guess I have a soft spot for The Rock after Be Cool and Pain&Gain. He's Eldad.