Hercules can pass for a one time fun ride..It has got some  well choreographed fight scenes,funny one liners, good work with the camera, decent performances, good graphics..But the awe factor is totally missing..

The first half is kinda boring.There’s not much happening..Its only towards the end of first half, you get to see some action.And the second half follows with much more activity..more fight scenes..one liners..and feels more engaging..But still there’s nothing in this film  to be  amazed about.Its like any other regular action flick..But Dwayne has somehow managed to elevate the film to be in between average and great.Thanks to his charismatic screen presence.

Hercules is made on a very shallow script..Brett Ratner  is a great director, no offence.But I felt he could have done better with this one.Its mainly about the initial half of the film, when it is a bit dull and boring..Atleast, including few more fight scenes would have made some difference.

Dwayne Johnson as Hercules is a good damn call..As someone rightly said, Dwayne possess one of the most striking screen personas of our time..A born star..He carries the entire film one his strong broad shoulders..And is the only reason, the film is something above an average flick.Regarding the rest of the cast, they have all done well..

So here’s a flick that can be entertaining, regardless of  some flaws  here and there..And fans of Dwayne Johnson shouldn’t miss this one..

My Rating :6.5/10


47 thoughts on “Hecules(2014)

  1. I’m excited to watch this movie with my husband. I’m sure there’s a new twist to it. I will not listen to spoilers, I want to be surprised but thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Thank you for the review i was kind of on the edge of wanting to watch it. great review i think i shall watch it pretty soon 🙂

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  3. I’m fascinated by this nicely written review and will watch it when i find some time in my leisure. 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the review. I wasn’t really planning on seeing this because it’s not my kind of movie but once it’s out I might just watch it because of Dwayne haha. I love him in movies he has such a presence on screen and love his range in character.

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  5. I hadn’t even realized there was a new Hercules movie out! I’m curious how long the movie is, if the first half is not so interesting? That could kill it for me!

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    1. There were actually TWO new Hercules movies this year,the first came and went in a week,no one watched it and then this one with the Rock.

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      1. yes the other one was panned by the critics as well as audience alike…


  6. I will have to check this one out. I think my husband wanted to see it.

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  7. Thanks for this review! Now I can tell my husband that I don’t want to sit through it because it is boring! I hate movies like these but we trade off!

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  8. I haven’t seen this movie yet and I don’t know if I should still, it looks like it’s something enjoyable to watch; but not a masterpiece.

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  9. Even though it only got a mediocre rating, I’m still stoked to see Hercules. I love Greek mythology, and I love Dwayne Johnson. It’s a winner for me no matter how bad it might actually be.

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  10. Good review! I’ve been debating on going to see it or waiting. Guess I’ll be saving my $$$ for when it comes out.

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  11. I have heard mixed reviews so far, and you seem to be in the consensus of what I’ve seen. I like the Rock so I’ll definitely be giving it a look when it’s out for rent.

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  12. jonathanmcmullen August 12, 2014 — 12:24 am

    I was never too intrigued by this movie. Dwayne Johnson is a great casting fit for the role though but Brett Ratner is very much a hit and miss director. Thanks for the review.

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  13. I like Dwayne Johnson and think he would be great at this role. Thanks for your honest review.

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  14. Is this movie worth watching because of the characters in play? If it has a shallow script and rating is quite low, it’s not good to spend time on.

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    1. maybe you are right….i don’t think everyone would be able to enjoy this flick..as of me, i did but in parts…i even watched this one just for Dwayne..his screen presence is dynamic..


  15. My Hubby is a big fan of his so he’ll be seeing it. I’m not into action 🙂

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  16. My boyfriend really wants to see this. We will have to check it out.

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  17. I didn’t even know about this movie. Though I wouldn’t mind watching Dwayne

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  18. parentinginnky2013 August 12, 2014 — 3:42 am

    Def not my kind of movie. I’ve heard many people like it though. TX for the review!

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  19. I will have to check it out. I love Hercules. Thanks for sharing

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  20. My kids would love to see this movie. I am going to see when it plays in our area!

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  21. I think they made a great choice for Hercules too. I’d like to see this movie at some point. I’m sure the kids will like it too.

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  22. Thanks for the review! I haven’t seen it yet but it sounds okay!

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  23. Its not yet shown here but I will definitely watch this when it comes out in our local cinemas.

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    1. thanks..i hope you’ll enjoy it as much i did..


  24. Great review! I will tell my husband about this. I think he has been talking about seeing this. It’s too bad that the first half is kind of boring but at least the rest is good.

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    1. thanks..yes unfortunately the first half isn’t much interesting…they should have filled it up with more substance…


  25. I didn’t think this looked like an A+ film. Maybe something I would get from Redbox or watch if it comes out on Netflix. I may check it out later down the line.

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  26. Hmmm I will have to let my husband read your review. He mentioned wanting to go see this soon!

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  27. So basically I am better off re-watching The Scorpion King then wasting my cash on this….works for me!

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  28. WOW this movie looks great. Thanks for the info. I’ll share this with my nephew.

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  29. I’m not necessarily a fan of his, but I’d probably still watch it. It sounds entertaining enough.

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  30. This looks like a good movie to watch for kicks. My husband would love it for a weekend flick.

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  31. my family wants to see this but a friend of my sister says that it is not in 3D

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    1. its a 3D film, but i admit it’s 3D effects are below par..


  32. Thanks for the review! I think we’ll skip it in the theater – looks like a rental 😉

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  33. Looks like a great movie, not one I myself would normally watch. However I know the hubby will be impressed when I tell him I am interested in watching it! Thanks

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  34. Aisha Kristine Chong August 13, 2014 — 4:25 am

    This movie gives excitement especially those who knew the cartoon one, haha! Im excited to see it

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  35. Not a Hercules fan but anything with the Rock is tempting to watch! I may have to check it out.

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  36. This movie doesn’t really seem like it would be great, but I’ll probably end up seeing it anyways haha. That’s what having a Moviepass will do to you- you end up going to movies ALL the time!

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    1. haha right…so if you finally end up watching this one, let me know how you like it..thanks.. 🙂


  37. i have not see this film yet, you did a very honest review + the points you mentioned made me want to see the film, nevertheless. i wonder where i can download it for free! 🙂


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