The Legend of Hercules

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  • Summary: In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love ofIn Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 14 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Jan 10, 2014
    50
    There's a fun retro camp to Hercules, with nods to classics such as Ben-Hur and Spartacus, as Hercules finds himself rowing slave ships and crossing desert expanses.
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Jan 10, 2014
    40
    Like so many of today’s action films, The Legend of Hercules is too busy peddling slick, stone-faced portent to ever bother making us laugh, or engaging us in any way.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jan 10, 2014
    40
    Renny Harlin's Legend of Hercules fulfills every silly, flimsy promise that it makes in the first place: There are lots of battles (albeit rather jerkily rendered ones), some grand-looking horses decked out in handsome metal headdresses, and lots of well-oiled beefcake.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jan 10, 2014
    30
    Lutz’s acting muscles aren’t nearly as well developed as his pectorals and deltoids, and while the role may not call for a master thespian, it at least begs someone who can emote without looking like he’s straining to execute a dead lift.
  5. Reviewed by: Louis Black
    Jan 15, 2014
    20
    While watching it, I kept thinking this was like "47 Ronin," in which an unfortunate novice director was given a project way out of his or her reach. In no way was I prepared to learn it was the work of veteran Harlin.
  6. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Jan 10, 2014
    20
    Where 300 made a virtue of its low budget by stripping the visuals down to their essential elements, the shot-in-Bulgaria Legend Of Hercules mostly just looks rushed and cheap, only coming to life in a handful of fight scenes, and then only briefly.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jan 10, 2014
    0
    This ludicrously written, buffoonishly acted, irritatingly filmed sword-and-sandals epic hasn't half the sand, sweat or saltiness of other titles in the genre.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 58
  2. Negative: 47 out of 58
  1. Dec 16, 2015
    8
    The Legend of Hercules may not track, but Harlin still knows how to set up a rousing circus.

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  2. Apr 2, 2014
    5
    A singular curiosity about this possibly being the worst reviewed movie so far this year prompted me to find out for myself if this really isA singular curiosity about this possibly being the worst reviewed movie so far this year prompted me to find out for myself if this really is as bad as everyone is saying. The answer is actually no, it isn't. Having said that it is by no means a great film, but I personally found it more entertaining than say, the po faced 'The Book Thief' or the soon to be marvelled at, but less than marvelous 'Captain America'. It's true the dialogue is uninspired and we have seen all this done before so much better in films like 'Gladiator' and '300' which it is obviously trying to emulate. However, the story is ok if predictable and it doesn't really bore one. Technically the film is more lacking than some. The special effects have a cut price feel to them and the photography comes over as an unfortunate mish mash of styles. The lighting of some scenes resembles cosmetic or shampoo adverts in how they have been shot. Other scenes seem to imply that the weather was not working for the production as they have a washed out desaturated look. I don't think anyone can argue with the fact that Kellan Lutz was built for the part even if an Oscar will not be his any time soon. On the plus side both the music and sound are very good. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    2
    "The Legend of Hercules" 10 Scale Rating: 2.5 (Awful) ...

    The Good: While he didn't fit as Hercules, Kellan Lutz certainly looked at home
    "The Legend of Hercules" 10 Scale Rating: 2.5 (Awful) ...

    The Good: While he didn't fit as Hercules, Kellan Lutz certainly looked at home in a gladiator style film. A few of the large scale battles were decent.

    The Bad: Poor acting and awful dialog all around. The story itself was bland and poorly written. The direction was choppy as the film moved from scene to scene suddenly and without warning. The effects were terrible and the vast majority of fight scenes were one part "300", two parts "Matrix". While I certainly would never expect award winning material here, this should have been at least fun. It wasn't.
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  4. Jul 21, 2014
    1
    Uuuugggghhhh this movie sucks. This movie makes Alien ressurection look like the lord of the rings trilogy. This movie is more like a terribleUuuugggghhhh this movie sucks. This movie makes Alien ressurection look like the lord of the rings trilogy. This movie is more like a terrible Gladiator remake. The effects are gabage. There was a scene in the movie where hercules was fighting a lion and the lion looked like a teddy bear. The acting sucked. One last thing: TOO MUCH SLOW MO. Final verdict is a 1/10 and its the aorst movie of 2014. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2014
    0
    This was a truly terrible movie. Horrible acting. Terrible effects. Stupid plot and story line. I advise you not to watch this movie at all. AThis was a truly terrible movie. Horrible acting. Terrible effects. Stupid plot and story line. I advise you not to watch this movie at all. A giant waste of time. Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2015
    0
    I've never been a big Kellen Lutz fan, or Renny Harlin. But this movie was bad. The CGI was cheap. Costumes were as lame and cheap as ever.I've never been a big Kellen Lutz fan, or Renny Harlin. But this movie was bad. The CGI was cheap. Costumes were as lame and cheap as ever. It's not an action movie as all the fight scenes are in slow motion and are thirty seconds long. Watch the Disney version. The Hercules in that is actually fun and pretty cool. Kellan Lutz fails as Hercules and so does every actor. Expand
  7. Jan 14, 2014
    0
    How could the same guy who directed Die hard 2 do something this terrible....this movie has no idea of what a movie is, everything wasHow could the same guy who directed Die hard 2 do something this terrible....this movie has no idea of what a movie is, everything was terrible, there was not one single thing I liked about this movie. Expand

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