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The Legend of Hercules 2014

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(218) IMDb 4.2/10
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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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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

3.2 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SNOW TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 May 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Not as bad as most reviews say, I must admit the reviews put me off at first, but 10 pounds for a 3D film, i thought i would give it a go, and am glad i did, i really enjoyed this film, don't get me wrong its no epic, its just a very good action film, plus the 3D was very good, you don't get much popping out of your screen but the 3D depth and the picture quality is very nice. Ignore the negative reviews, make your own mind up and give it a go, am glad i did.

***BLU-RAY FEATURES***
Audio Commentary with Director Remy Harlin and actor Kellan lutz.
The Making of The Legend of Hercules.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Mcnally on 29 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
sure this film has it's faults but I think the overall heavy criticism of this film is unwarranted.
I loved the film personally and I thought Kellan certainly was a believable Hercules and his acting wasn't that bad... come on people!!!
yes the script could have been better, but for me it was enjoyable and the time passed quickly when I watched it.
I would watch it again no qualms which for me is the mark of a good film if not a great one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon on 28 Feb. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
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 and restore peace to a land in hardship. But 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 and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

Well directed, decent acting and with a good supporting cast. Kellan Lutz and Scott adkins give good solid performances in there roles, with good action scenes, simple storyline to follow, nice scenery, the costumes are nicely designed and decent CGI to keep you watching throughout.

Overall a good film and would watch again. Enjoy!
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY 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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16 of 19 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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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Corey 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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