BEFORE HE WAS A LEGEND, HE WAS A MAN.
After completing his twelve labors, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) becomes the leader of a merry band of mercenaries and is hired by the King of Thrace (John Hurt) to defeat a warlord. A surprisingly entertaining action-adventure from Brett Ratner, released the same year as The Legend of Hercules. Done in the style of Clash of the Titans (2010), the film is well-paced and exciting, with impressive visual effects and use of 3D. Far from heavy-handed, it also benefits from laidback performances by Johnson and his crew, which is needed since the story has its fair share of predictable twists.
2014-U.S. 98 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Brett Ratner. Comic Book: Steve Moore. Cast: Dwayne Johnson (Hercules), Ian McShane (Amphiaraus), John Hurt (Lord Cotys), Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal… Rebecca Ferguson, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan.