Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just a Quickie Please: The Legend of Hercules (2014) Review

This is just one of many recent interpretations of the "Superman" of the Greek demi-gods origin stories that have invaded the silver screen within the last year.   The other, more renowned version stars such acting prowess as the likes of the "Rock," Dwayne Johnson.  If this film is any indication of how the trend will go, it will be a long, arduous road for the son of the Zeus.   With the only element of Greek tragedy being the ridiculously sub-par acting, dated and clunky special effects that hover just a step above a SyFy channel production, and a story that is mediocre at best, this incarnation leaves everything to be desired demonstrating that some movies just don't need to be made.   Director, Renny Harlin is known for his hit and misses and this is definitely the latter.  0 out of 5 Kernels: a flick worthy of the throne room of Olympus, that is, if by throne you mean the porcelain kind.    

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