Unless Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules” picks up some major steam as it rumbles toward its Friday opening weekend, I think we might just have the second Hercules flop on our hands. I could be wrong, of course, but given how little buzz the film has going into its release week, Johnson and director Brett Ratner should be a little concerned. Or not. I’m sure they get paid either. It doesn’t help, of course, that the movie kind of looks, well, mediocre.
Anyways, check out a new clip and about 30 images from the upcoming movie. I’ve also added an older clip. It almost feels like everyone is approaching this as a parody — all except Johnson. Weird.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rebecca Ferguson and Tobias Santelmann.
Herc opens this July 25th.