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I gotta say, the two trailers I’ve seen for Renny Harlin’s “Hercules: The Legend Begins” so far really isn’t doing the film any favors. It looks, well, kind of cheap. Which is amazing, since this thing has a reported $70 million dollar budget. But to look at it, you’d think it was an extended episode of Starz’s “Spartacus” or maybe a slightly better version of the old Hercules TV show starring Kevin Sorbo. And Kellan Lutz, yeah … Kellan Lutz. He’s got big muscles, and … wow, look at those big muscles! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the Brett Ratner Hercules movie has got to be better than this one, right?
Anyhoo. Take a gander at a new, shorter trailer for the film. For those interested, a longer trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” can be found here.
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.
Starring Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Johnathon Schaech, Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKe, Liam Garriga, Rade Serbedzija and Luke Newberry.
Herc flexes next year January 10, 2014.