Quick Hit: Bad. Just… Bad.
At one point in this movie, we see a woman in bed basically get molested by Zeus, who is essentially a storm. So you see a woman thrashing, and lightning around, and then the husband walks in and goes ballistic and starts stabbing the guards.
You may be wondering what exactly this movie is about. It turns out, it’s about Hercules. But only kind of. You see, there aren’t any real mythical type things in this movie, despite that Hercules is a MYTH. We get to see the Nemean lion for a hot second, but that’s it. There’s no Hydra, no Erymanthean Boar, no Cretan Bull, nothing. Instead, there’s lots of fights with normal dudes. Who happen to look just as oily as Hercules.
It’s this stupid, grounded approach to movies that is killing things. Where is the enjoyment and fantasy???
Actually, I know the problems here. First, the movie seems like it was made with a budget of nil. The effects look like someone did them on a home computer. Second, the acting, though frequently hilarious, is not great. Third, this whole movie feels incredibly borrowed from two specific movies that are great. The first is Gladiator, and the second is 300. Why do I say that? Because Hercules is turned into a gladiator, for the middle act of the movie. The fight scenes look like someone watched 300 and thought – “Well, I could do that”.
I didn’t enjoy this movie at all. I’m having trouble even writing about it. Avoid it at all costs.
This is an “F”.
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