Hercules movie review
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) starts out with the titular character as a mercenary after being exiled and working with a band of outcast warriors(working to further his mythos/legend to treat effect) , flashbacks reminds him of a very grisly end to his wife and children by seemingly some three headed wolf/creature , which is easily the poorest cgi in the whole film, we see Hercules nephew about to be executed in the first full scene , while he is telling stories of the famous 12 labors/trials Hercules had to complete (these flashbacks show some of the coolest cgi with him killing a massive Lion aka his headdress and a Boar and a sea monster), also that it's alluded to that he is the son of Zeus the Greek God , which in turn makes him a Demi-God. After saving his battle challenged nephew he moves on to the next big payday , reluctantly becoming a mercenaries for the King of Thrace (John Hurt) he fights for the King and builds an impressive army of mere farmers, but later realizes he's fighting for the wrong side (there are many flashbacks of his guilt over his families deaths) this movie works on most levels , and tells a very good story on falling from grace, revenge , and redemption, too bad we can't say the same for all the other merry men, but this is easily better than the turd that was released under the name Hercules earlier this year. This is a great summer popcorn flick that will be having you shouting "I AM HERCULES" ! Two huge thumbs up !