Daily Photos: April 14, 2002 (Grecian Sunset)

Grecian Sunset

A Grecian sunset from long ago.

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.

Daily Photo: April 14, 2002

Gorgeous Grecian sunset.

 

One of the few photos that isn’t mine—this was taken by my father on a trip to Greece in 2002.

  • Camera: DiMAGE 7
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length: 22mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.5
  • Shutter Speed: Unknown

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Movie Night: The Legend of Hercules

Year: 2014

Director: Renny Harlin

Production Company: Millennium Films

Leads: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss

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.

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