Movie Review – Hercules
After watching the disappointing The Legend of Hercules, I was pleasantly surprised by “The Rock’s” 2014 Hercules movie.
Once again, the meaning of Hercules’ name came up. But this time, it held truer to the myths that even though his name means “In Hera’s Service”, she was jealous and hated him because he was the illegitimate child of Zeus, Hera’s husband, and a mortal. Hercules’ mother had named him in hopes to appease the goddess Hera – which didn’t lessen the goddess’ anger.
The acting by the supporting cast is so good, it makes Hercules played by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) seem stiff and almost monotone. However, physically, he commands the screen.
I also like how the movie spins the twelve labors of Hercules in new ways. He even has one of his sidekicks as a bad ass Amazon/Archer Atalanta played by Ingrid Bolso Berdal and she was superb in the role unlike the female lead in The Legend of Hercules.
There is even a part in Hercules where the characters mention “The Legend of Hercules” and mock the title.
My rating 3.7 out of 5 stars
If you like Hercules, you’ll enjoy this movie. If you do what I did and watch The Legends of Hercules first, you’ll like this movie even more.
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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and contemporary romance suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.