#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
Plot: Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
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A fairly entertaining movie but Hercules as most people know the story it is not. The movie blurb above from Paramount is at least fairly honest in calling it a “revisionist take”. Most other commercial texts talk about the legendary twelve labors and in general makes you think that Hercules is … well Hercules. Do not be fooled. Most of this movie goes to some length to portray Hercules as a normal man, unusually strong for sure but certainly no demigod, that have created the myth surrounding him himself with the help of his friends. If you are into Greek mythology and do not like it messed with this movie is not for you. It is a classical Hollywood rewrite focusing on action with little respect for anything else.
Having said that, it is not the total disaster as is normally the result when Hollywood makes “their take” on something classical. Hercules and his team are a fairly charming bunch of hard hitting rascals. The revised story is not really all that bad. Simple and predictable of course, it is a Hollywood action movie after all, but it works fairly well.
The movie is an action movie so naturally the main reward of this movie are the action scenes which are fairly good. Over the top, unbelievable and devoid of any form of actual military strategy of course but still quite entertaining. Whoever wrote the scenes having Hercules and his friends running around in the middle of huge battles without much in terms of protection while the rest of the army huddled down in this famous shield wall formation is no genius, military or otherwise, that has to be said. Well, at least it got Hercules some head bashing moments.
If you are a fan of action movies and are prepared to put your brain in park and just enjoy the show this is a rather entertaining movie. At least this is my take on it. Some of the scenery is quite beautiful, even slightly breathtaking. It never really feels slow and the acting is on a level suitable for the movie. A slightly above average Hollywood “rewrite” I would say.
Of course, not the best movie but the cast is well chosen and delivers a good performance.
The intention is no more than doing an entertaining action movie, maybe a bit too violent for all audiences.
In any case, the fresh approach is to show a down to earth Hercules, not a demigod, but the actual product of the marketing for creating a hero and become a legend when centuries have past. Just for this it deserves some recognition.
Another case of false advertising
Hercules and chums are mercenaries, pressed into service for Lord Cotys to put down a rebel uprising which looks likely to overthrow the throne.
The trailer teases this movie as being a myths and monsters movie: it isn’t. It’s a fairly routine swords and sandals actioner, and the mythical critters teased in the trailer all come before the opening title, and are either tall tales depicted, or things seen unclearly from a distance. What is left is a rather dark film with a lot of battle action, pitched uneasily at a level which is too graphic for family viewing and not graphic enough for those who like blood and dismemberment.
There is a single F word – unnecessary and out of place.
Dwayne Johnson does this stuff well – he looks good, has great physical presence and, even when the part is somewhat darker than usual, he remains very likable. The supporting cast are all quite good – it was interesting to see Rufus Sewell playing a goodie for once (kind of like a young Ian McShane even though McShane was also in the film, with all the best moments of humour), and John Hurt gets to play both ends of the spectrum, meek and scenery-chewing.
I quite liked this – it is certainly a lot better than this year’s previous Hercules offering – but felt that it was a missed opportunity: they promised me monsters and then didn’t deliver them!
Not as advertised
Hello fellow movie lovers. This review contains spoilers.
The trailers I saw for this movie made me believe it was going to focus on Hercules and his legendary battles with monsters from his labors.
However, they quickly gloss over those monsters in the first few minutes, then say “this is the story of the real Hercules,” and the movie doesn’t contain any Gods, magic, mythological beasts, or demi gods. Instead, the movie says there was only a man, a mercenary, who happen to have people spread myths and legends. That he also was never alone, but pretty much always had the backing of his friends in battle.
As a huge fan of Greek mythology, I went to the theatre expecting what the trailer advertised, and was hijinxed by another “Brothers Grimm” that didn’t even make up for it by adding some magic later, but left one wanting… The story was way too easy to call as well. I’d love to have seen another “Brothers Grimm” after seeing its value upon rewatching, but if they make a sequel to this Hercules, I think I’ll pull an Autolycus, only I won’t be returning.
Only surprise to me, was them chaining up the “animal” at night because he suffers PTSD, then having him unchained at night in another scene helping Hercules with his “ptsd.” Pretty sure they just missed the error but it still made no sense.
All in all, I gave it a 4/10 because it was watchable and had some nice action. The advertising for this movie lost it a few points alone since it wasn’t what was advertised, the acting was OK but who in their right mind would ever have cast the baker who moved to Germany in “How I Met Your Mother” as a fighter…also her scenes seemed like they just wanted to add a Legolas character as well as a female to the ensemble of characters. I love Atalanta, but wow what a waste of her myth.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (extended cut)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Brett Ratner
Writer Ryan J. Condal (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by), Steve Moore (based on Radical Comics’ “Hercules” by)
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell
Country USA, Hungary
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Flynn Picture Company
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Atmos, SDDS, Auro 11.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Panavision Primo, C-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, London, UK (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,687 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)