This is actually one of my father’s photos, from a trip to Greece almost twenty years ago. It was one of the first digital photos I ever saw.
Director: Renny Harlin
Production Company: Millennium Films
Don’t confuse this film with 2014’s Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson (or The Rock, if you prefer). I haven’t seen that movie, and after watching this one, I’m not sure I’d want to. This one wasn’t half bad!
The Legend of Hercules really gets some awful reviews, but I have to cut it some slack: it’s a B movie, and doesn’t pretend to be anything but. It has B-list actors, B-grade special effects, and a B- plot. Summary in a nutshell? Tyrannical king gets deposed by the son of Zeus, who goes on to find true love. You get what you pay for, and I paid nothing since it was on TV (well, I guess we pay cable).
The point is, it was a rather enjoyable 90 minutes of action, with just a dash of romance. The best acting actually came from Hercules’ right-hand man, Sotiris, ably portrayed by Aussie Liam McIntyre. Kellen Lutz’s Hercules was a bit ham-fisted—kind of Shatner-esque, in a way—and it’s hard to imagine that he played a lead(ish) character in the Twilight films. Scott Adkins was passable as the villainous king, and Gaia Weiss was frankly a bit forgettable. The best bits of the movie were ultimately the action sequences, of which there were thankfully many.