Review: 5.5 out of 10 stars.
The story surrounds how Hercules was born as half God of Zeus and how the father, King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins), was suspicious if the queen (Roxanne McKee) had been unfaithful. Eventually the mortal half brother (Liam Garrigan) and the father made Hercules exile to Egypt but Hercules fought to come back for his love Hebe (Gaia Weiss.)
It was a poor acting movie by the cast until last fighting scene in which the cast started doing a few more realistic fights.
Hercules looked like a girl fight and lacked the real punch. A lot of pause and hit motions like video games. 3D CGI was actually quite good on the closeup fight scenes but not so much for the background ones such as the coliseum or when people were tracking across wide deserts as they did not look real.
The fight scenes were done exactly like video games that focused on the subjects, not background.
The good CGI might be able to make you overlook much of the silly plot and acting. The movie did not match the mythical story though, especially the ending, so you can almost say it was a surprise based on the Greek mythology.
The Rock will star in another Hercules in July.
Interestingly while Roxanne McKee plays the mother and the queen, she’s born in 1980, but Kellan Lutz as the son is born in 1985
No after the credits.
Keywords: action, greekmythology, 3D, CGI
— Spoiler Ahead —
The ending where Hebe stabbed herself with the sword that also went through her chest and then to Hercules’ brother, supposedly killed him. But the next scene showed her alive and had a baby with Hercules, all in a happy ending. But in the Greek mythology, it was not shown on these details. Also, in reality, how could that kill the brother and not her?! That was a big hole in the plot and serves as the ending was too ridiculous.