Hercules

herculesSo, saw the Hercules movie today.  I went in expecting an enjoyable, if not great, action film.  What I got was actually better than I thought.

On one level Hercules clocks in as a fairly predictable, formulaic Hollywood action film.  However, I really liked the film’s take on the “legend” of Hercules, and in my view this helps the movie step up a bit.  The film is essentially about how heroes are made and legends are born.

It struck me that, in some respects, this movie’s version of Hercules is very much like a typical D&D adventurer:  down-and-out murder-hobo who one day becomes a great hero by dint of luck and skill (and some good PR).  I don’t want to say too much more than that because it might ruin some of the fun for you.

In my opinion Hercules is at least worth the price of a matinee ticket, but if you have your doubts then be sure to catch it on Netflix, Redbox or your discount movie source of choice.

Now I feel like trying some Mazes & Minotaurs.  Cheers.

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