Hercules Movie Review 2014

Hercules was a weird one for me because going into this movie I was expecting the typical demigod movie.  However the truth is, this movie doesn’t give you that.  I don’t want to give too much away because this movie is worth seeing because there is an unexpected twist.

The other thing that is to note, that this movie very slightly challenges the myths of the gods.   It challenges whether everyone has the ability to become a god as we see them?  You saw Hercules as someone who was physically strong as the mythology says but he was mentally flawed and that meant that he wasn’t the completely physically dominate god that we see him as.

The acting was pretty good,  I won’t say it was the best performance by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, however he did do well it was another style for him in some respects.  He was still playing the physical action hero but there was some scenes where he had to add mystery and emotional distress.

Overall I would give this movie 7/10 and it is one of the better movies out at the moment that I have seen.  However saying that now could be misplaced as I haven’t seen the latest Planet of the Apes or Guardians of the Galaxy.

Faster Review

Something struck me when sitting down to write this review that all my movie reviews are all kind of the same with the same sort of outcome and unfortunately this one isn’t any different. 

The film starts with the Driver (Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock) in prison and it is his release day.  From the very beginning you get the impression that he is not someone to be messed with and has a mission in mind to complete.  Now this story reminded me of my current book I am reading where by both the criminal world and the Police are looking for the same person.  As a Hitman is after the Driver as well as the law after his first killing.  The Driver you find out in the early going has a list of people that he wants to kill but you don’t understand why he is specifically after the people that is after, as the Police further investigate the chain of killings the story soon unfolds and you are understanding why he is specifically going after the list.

Overall I liked this movie however, the storyline did miss a couple of twist and turns which would of made it that little bit better.  That being said I did think that the movie lived up to what was advertised and what was extra surprising all of us that went to watch this movie enjoyed it.  So overall I would give this movie 6/10 just because I felt they could do more with it however that poor score isn’t to say it wasn’t enjoyable and worth watching.