Poor Hercules; the mighty demi God has been beaten pretty badly in the box office by Lucy. My husband and I went to see Lucy and we enjoyed it. We are fans of both film maker Luc Besson and actors Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson.
But having said that, we enjoyed watching Dwayne Johnson as Hercules; he was awesome not just physically awesome as Hercules, but his acting as well. Moreover within the storyline, we really enjoyed seeing Hercules interacting with his loyal band of companions, all of which are featured throughout Greek mythology.
I am a huge fan of Greek mythology and the spin that the director and the screenwriters gave to the mythology of Hercules worked in my opinion. I don’t want to give anything away, but if you follow the legends of Hercules, the labors are acknowledged, his personal story is woven in and his friendships are likewise explained.
I enjoyed being transported for an movie length away from reality and into the rocky countryside of Greece. The vistas were gorgeous, the sets imaginative and the makeup department were stellar in their realistic scarring of the warriors, especially one of my favorite actors, Ian McShane.
A good solid action, fantasy movie.