98 Min | Action – Adventure | March 2014
IMDB Rating: 4.2
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins
The Legend of Hercules Review: The Legend of Hercules is a film directed by Renny Harlin, and stars Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins and Gaia Weiss, and revolves around the character of Hercules, son of Zeus, who was born solely to end the life of the King of his people, and unite the lands in peace, or something like that.
The Legend of Hercules is horrible. It’s clichéd to pieces, poorly directed, horribly acted and disastrously written. All the dialogue feels so god damned forced, and makes it incredibly difficult to latch onto any of the characters. Whenever they speak, it’s like someone saw Spartacus or Game of Thrones and went. You don’t feel like a single word here is sincere, from Hercules speaking to his cliched, forbidden love Hebe (Yeah, that’s right; his forbidden love’s name is Princess Hebe), and from the King to his son. It’s all atrocious! The screenwriter also saw the speeches in Braveheart and LOTR. Return of The King and went “Well, we obviously need a battle speech!” and wrote a bunch of big speeches that were emotionless, and couldn’t have been more forced.
The Legend of Hercules is a simple, honest, gladiator movie with no fake big name like Hercules, with no fake romance, with just a guy fighting and living in the roman empire would have made more money. It is time to leave the path of using the same recipe over and over again. This is the one and only message this movie conveys, successfully.