New Hercules 2014 Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama & More
MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new “2014 Hercules” remake/action/fantasy flick into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, serving up plenty of hardcore action, drama, and more. It stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie, and Reece Ritchie.
In the new flick, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries formed by the prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), the thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), the warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), the archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) and the storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). Hercules is believed to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera, who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara and their children when he visited King Eurystheus.
After that drama, Hercules rejected Zeus and chose to live as a mortal, and continues to get tormented by visions of Cerberus. Eventually, Hercules and his mercenaries are paid to train Lord Cotys’ army to defend the kingdom from the bloodthirsty warlord, Rheseus. They end up defeating Rheseus and his soldiers, believed to be Centaurs, but soon proven to only be men on horseback.
However, a twist in the plotline, revealed that Rheseus was merely fighting back against Lord Cotys’ aggressive attempts to expand his kingdom, and become a dictator. After learning of this, Hercules and his mercenaries returned to stop Lord Cotys, and eventually learned who really killed Hercules family while captured, setting up for a huge, drama-filled conclusion where Hercules embraces his demi-god powers again to defeat the evil Lord Cotys and his huge army.
Again, I thought the movie served up a great hour and 40 minutes worth of good,hardcore, gritty action with lots of fight scenes, betrayal, payback, and more. I thought the Rock delivered a solid,intense version of Hercules. I gave the movie a solid B+ grade. Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.