hercules movie review
Hercules 2014 with Dwayne Johnson

I recently saw Hercules in 3D at the IMAX theatre in a fit of sheer boredom with no expectations. I hadn’t seen any trailers for the film, but I imagined it would basically be a tool for pumping adrenaline through the veins of adolescent males.

Overall, I actually enjoyed the film and found it very entertaining.

It also had a good message that I could get behind: believe in yourself. It certainly wasn’t reminiscent of the Disney classic film, as it attempted to tell the ‘true’ story of Hercules: possibly more man than God. While it didn’t have a complex storyline or a message, it did have tons of action which kept me on the edge of my seat.

I also loved the fact that the film wasn’t strewn with unnecessary CGI scenes or explosions. It is good to see an action adventure that doesn’t feel the need to make everything explode via CGI. There was just a lot of good, old fashioned butt-kicking.

The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson made a believable demi-god by his sheer size. I think his thigh is the width of my entire body. I won’t give away any plot lines, but I’ll just say that there are more than enough battle scenes coupled with epic music to fuel you through a final exam.

All in all, I like the film 360 (YEAR) much more than Hercules (2014) because it has a complex and interesting storyline with a bad ass queen of Sparta. But I could definitely recommend giving this film a watch on Netflix, or the like. If nothing else, it is tons of fun and there are no scenes that seemed unnecessary or annoying…. which is a lot more than I can say for Men of Steel (YEAR) – I know, epic disappointment.

As much as I love British Dramas, there is something strangely therapeutic and exciting about seeing sweaty, muscle-y men beating the poop out of each other. Kudos Dwayne!

For these reasons, I give the film 3 and a half out of 5 stars!

(p.s. Did I mention that I can’t stand 3D graphics? I would see the film in 2D to avoid a headache)

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