HERCULES (2014) Movie Review - Meh.

The other day I thought I'd check out the 2014 movie, Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, Ballers, Furious 7). The film was directed by Brett Ratner (X-Men Last Stand, Tower Heist, Rush Hour) and to be honest, I expected much more from the entire project.

The film received a 6/10 on IMDb and a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.

"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. "

Dwayne Johnson as Hercules in the 2014 movie. A review

The film starred Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie and a few more in a sordid, somewhat boring tale of one event in the life of Hercules.


As the film opens, we get a quickie origins tale of the demigod and his twelve labors. So if you were looking for that action, it's been minimized.

But what we get is a Hercules after the death of his family and his dejected lifestyle of being a mercenary for hire. Him and his team take on the job to help Thrace defeat an evil invader.

But alas, this might now be all it's about, as some things take a turn.


The story is not very ingenious, the action is OK, even for Johnson. One of the characters is convinced he will know when he dies. And he's kind of the subtle but funny part of the film.

But on the bright side it is a very different Johnson because I've never seen him play a somber, depressed action hero before and by the end of this film, I was kind of somber right along with him! LOL.

Any way, it's just OK and the IMDb score is about right, sitting at a popcorn 6 here on Cinema Static.

It was on Amazon Prime and free, so it was the perfect price!

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