Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane
Genre: Action Adventure
Country of Origin: USA 2014 98 mins.
Released by PARAMOUNT PICTURES
The legend of Hercules and his twelve labours is well known but 'Hercules' is something quite dfferent.
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson, 'The Rock') has become a mercenary and with five faithful companions wonders ancient Greece selling his services and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when Cotys (John Hurt), the benevolent King of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord Rheses, our hero must once again embrace his own myth.
Hercules, based on the Radical Studios graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars' by Steve Moore and Admira Wijaya isn't like the old days. No mythical monsters, no Hydra. The twelve labours of Hercules are well and truly a thing of the past. It's now Dwayne Johnson, warrior, muscles bulging, the fighting 'fear me ' look, gleaming dentures dazzling his enemies and battles and Grecian betrayals galore.