New Hercules 2014 Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Movie Critics
MGM and Paramount Pictures released their new action/fantasy remake flick, “Hercules” into theaters yesterday, July 24th, 2014. And the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It ended up, getting mixed results with an overall 49 score out of 100 at the metecritic.com site.
The movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a decent 70 score, stating: “The mythically powerful demigod is back on the big screen in the simply titled Hercules and the results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable.”
Stephen Farber at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “It may sound like a backhanded compliment to praise this sometimes cheesy movie for never taking itself too seriously, but in a summer of bloated spectacles, this modesty should not be underestimated.”
Scott Foundas over at Variety, gave it another 70 score, saying: “It’s a grandly staged, solidly entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that does something no other Hercules movie has quite done before: it cuts the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get while still being played by Dwayne Johnson).”
Elizabeth Weitzman from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score. She said: “Fast-paced, funny, and packed with – to indulge in a bit of ad-speak — eye-popping action.”
Jeff Labrecque at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 grade, stating: “When Johnson is wearing the head of the slayed Nemean lion in battle, walloping enemies with his tree-trunk sized club, and heaving charging horses to the ground with remarkable ease, he’s in his Rock comfort zone. But as a tortured hero hampered by self-doubt, Johnson labors.”
Odie Henderson at RobertEbert.com, gave it a really bad 25 grade, saying: “Watching Hercules, you can feel your intelligence being insulted in almost every frame.” Wow,lol!!
Finally, Inkoo Kang from The Wrap, gave it an ugly 20 score, claiming: ” It’s a supernatural epic that never feels quite colossal or consequential enough, as well as an utter waste of Dwayne Johnson‘s unique dopey-flirty charm.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.