Wednesday, 23 July 2014

3D HERCULES

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

HERCULES opens in our cinemas tomorrow and I've just been to a pre-screening. Don't bother. It is cheesy with rare occasions of humour mostly from Ian McShane (Aphiaraus) and Rufus Sewell (Autolycus). The main character, Hercules, is played by Dwayne Johnson who is all wrinkly braun but little acting ability. HERCULES is mostly a flat, boring story with lots of 3D tricks (like spear heads coming out into the audience) and tons of explicit violence that just doesn't make up for the simplistic narrative and totally absent character development. Really... don't waste your money.

**1/2

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