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THE LEGEND OF HERCULES stars Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, a tyrant king, and exiled and sold in to slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiatorial death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.

Starring:
Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

The Legend of Hercules

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes
Starring Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins
Director Renny Harlin
Genres Historical
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 4 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 39 minutes
Starring Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins
Director Renny Harlin
Genres Historical
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 4 August 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. T. Bale on 20 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
While the 3D is not too bad, ten minutes into the film a toy lion appears for the hero to fight. CGI can do so much better than this so why this laughable toy? Still at least it was more interesting than the endless snogging between Hercules and his girlfriend.
The film goes downhill from here. A ridiculously over the top villain, and wooden performances all round, not even the extras can act, this whole enterprise is a real mess. Made me long for those old Steve Reeves versions where at least the hero did something requiring muscles! Don't know where the writers, yes someone actually owns up to writing this, get their 'legend' from but it has little to do with Ancient Greece and the famous tales of Hercules and his labours. Only thing laboured is the job done by all concerned.
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20 of 22 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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
The Legend Of Hercules.
Directed by Renny Harlin
Produced by Boaz Davidson,
Danny Lerner,
Les Weldon,
Renny Harlin
Written by Daniel Giat,
Giulio Steve,
Renny Harlin,
Sean Hood.

Cast.

Kellan Lutz as Hercules/Alcides
Gaia Weiss as Hebe
Scott Adkins as King Amphitryon
Roxanne McKee as Queen Alcmene
Liam Garrigan as Iphicles
Liam McIntyre as Sotiris
Rade Šerbedzija as Chiron
Johnathon Schaech as Tarak
Luke Newberry as Agamemnon
Jukka Hilden as Creon
Kenneth Cranham as Lucius
Mariah Gale as Kakia
Sarai Givaty as Saphirra
Richard Reid as Archer #1
Spencer Wilding as Humbaba
Bashar Rahal as Battalion Commander #1

Box Office.
Budget $70 million
Box office $61,355,029
DVD Info.
Region 2
Ratio 16.9/2.35 : 1
Classification 12a
Running time 99 minutes
Language English

What's The Story.
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 & restore peace to a land in hardship.

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 & become the true hero of his time.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Storey 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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