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THE LEGEND OF HERCULES stars Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero â 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:
Scott Adkins, Kellan Lutz
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

The Legend of Hercules

Product Details

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

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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Format: Blu-ray
I'm giving this 1 star because it only played until exactly 42 minutes 50 seconds (Blu-Ray 3D version). I will remember this time for the rest of my life, as this disc completely froze up my player at that spot and nothing would get it to stop. I had to finally turn it off at the power point. Stupidly I forwarded to that spot again to try to finish the movie, but once again it froze at that time .... 42:50. Once again turning it off at the power point was the only way of turning it off. I was actually lucky to make it that far; it froze up 2 seconds into the Lionsgate logo, but after a few minutes it stuttered past this point and played on until ......... (you guessed it) 42:50.

What I saw was a total mish-mash rip-off of loads of other ancient epics - mainly '300', 'Troy' and Gladiator', with little bits of the Hallmark made-for-TV 'Jason and the Argonaughts' and even the rowing scene from 'Ben-Hur' chucked in for good measure. Nothing was original and nothing made sense; it was just silly rubbish for 9 year old boys.

If I'd been able to watch this thing right to the end, I may have given it 2 stars (3 if I was feeling especially generous) due to the lovely looking 3D (terrible movie, great looking 3D), and the eye candy of Kellan. The reconstructed ancient cities look great (probably only in 3D), but of course with historically inaccurate touches as one would expect - Archaic style cult statues 600 years too early and that sort of thing. But as I have bought a disc that doesn't work, I'm so angry that I'd give it zero stars if Amazon allowed it. Even 42:50 mins of Kellen's perfect pecs in 3D can't save it.

So, if you have a 3D system, be warned. The makers of this piece of rubbish don't care about making a disc that works.
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