Sunday, January 12 2014, 03:31 PM MST
Movie Review: The Legend of Hercules
1.5 out of 5 Stars
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins
Genre: Action, Adventure
Recommended To: Kellan Lutz fans and those looking for a good laugh (even when you arent supposed to be laughing).
Synopsis: Hercules (Kellan Lutz) is sent to Egypt to die because of his love for Hebe (Gaia Weiss), the princess sworn to wed his older brother.
Review: Once upon a time Renny Harlin directed Die Hard 2 and in the twenty years since hes done very little more than churn out bombs and glorified B-movies. The Legend of Hercules might have the dubious distinction of being both. The film is a mix of miscasting, bad acting, unconvincing CGI and a whole lot of slow motion. There are fight scenes, love scenes and a lot of chest pounding and none of it amounts to much more than a goofy adventure that was intended to be taken far more seriously. It's The Blue Lagoon meets Gladiator by way of 300 with a little of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome thrown in for campy effect. You might enjoy it, but probably not in the way it was intended to be enjoyed.
-Ryan Michael Painter