The Legend of Hercules 2014

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When the king banishes him, Hercules gathers an army to rise against him. Slowly becoming aware of his true origins as the son of Zeus, Hercules harnesses his demi-god powers in the fight against tyranny in this action-filled epic. Starring Kellan Lutz and directed by Renny Harlin.

Starring:
Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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The Legend of Hercules

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Renny Harlin
Starring Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 7 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom.

Through battles and gladiator death matches, Hercules embarks on an odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land, all the while keeping his lovely hair and golden tan....

I've seen a hell of a lot of movies, and this one is far from the worst film I've seen. Its bad, don't get me wrong, but it stars the boring one from Twilight, with a girl from Hollyoaks playing his mother, and when the best thing about the film is a B-movie action star, what else do you expect?

Harlins film haven't been prolific since Cliffhanger, and that was twenty years ago, but they are as you would expect, cheesy, meat and potatoes action movies trying to do something a little different.

Lutz gets his motivation from a forest, as he woodenly goes from set piece to set piece, smouldering like a limp bonfire, and pouting to the camera as if someone is following him taking selfies.

If the film had taken out the element of slow motion, it would probably be about 20 minutes long, as the slow motion is overused here in a painful way.

So all in all its a pretty rough movie, but it's watchable, for all the wrong reasons..
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This was one of my favorite cosmic myths until this film. The action was a ridiculous slow motion. What was that lion looking thing? Did Asylum make this film? Couldn't they hire any actors? Kellan Lutz? Did the "Twilight" series zap him of his acting ability too? Sure I knew how it ended, but at least try to entertain me. I would have never believed I would be pining for the old black and white Hercules movies dubbed in English.

Hercules was dull, lifeless, and couldn't read a line. What was with the buzz cut? It rates a razzy. I can't wait for the spoof.

Parental Guide: No F-bombs, sex, or nudity. Woman faking an orgasm for Zeus.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Excited by a great trailer, I dived at the chance to see this on the big screen in London. I enjoyed it, but its a bit of a mixed bag if I'm honest. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the movie and as a stand up action picture it works very well; but for a sword and sandal epic, it's just feels a bit "small screen" at times. Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea) occupies the director's chair and I've been a big fan of his work for ages but it's a journeyman effort bereft of flair and creativity. The gladiator scenes looked great on the big screen and the fight choreography is really good. Some of the CGI was poor, there's a bit when he fights the lion which isn't great but that's a small gripe. I was really surprised by Scott Adkins as King Amphitryon, Hercules earthly father and ultimate nemesis, I last saw him in Expendables 2, he has far more lines in this and is required to show a decent range of emotions which I found rather good and Liam Garrigan as Hercules brother and heir to the throne, he's suitably sniveling but is sympathetically scripted at times (how would you feel having a demi-god for a brother!). Kellan Lutz is fine as the musclebound hulk and to be fair I understood every line he uttered, they seem to have plastered him with false tan though and he is massively muscled so at times it looks like he's next up to pose for the judges in a bodybuilding competition - nothing wrong with that, I just thought "crikey look at his face!" when I first saw him. The set dressing is great and the varied locations lend an air of geography and scope to the proceedings and some of the CGI does it's job really well; there's a bit when he's swinging blocks around that looks quite good.Read more ›
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By Flix on 5 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
Normally I love these kind of films but oh this has so little to recommend it.From the minute our hero rode on screen I had misgivings and they proved to be true.I was amazed to discover this film had a budget of $70 million as the effects look sooo bad at times - I'm thinking the lion and all the slow motion moments , every single fight hercules freezes before delivering a blow.
At times the acting is just terrible , even the actors look embarrassed by some of the lines they are forced to deliver and the plot seems to have never heard of the actual legend of hercules.
But when i realised that bad was as good as it got I began to have a little fun picking out the worst bits for instance as they flee through the forest spot the parts when it's a stunt person in a wig on the horse , and in the gladiatorial fight watch the woman behind hercules's friends as she forgets she's supposed to be cheering on a death match :) . If you have to sit through this a least you can have some fun. Also at a 12 it's lacking in real action and over heavy on the romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss Margaret E. Baron on 15 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This has been out a few weeks when i bought it. I had been put off by some of the negative reviews. I really enjoyed it, the fighting sequences are amazing. Kellan Lutz isn't a great actor, but neither was Arnie when he started out (still isn't) in this type of action film. A different take on the Hercules story.
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