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Hercules (2014)

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Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ryan J. Condal (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Hercules
Ian McShane ... Amphiaraus
John Hurt ... Lord Cotys
Rufus Sewell ... Autolycus
Aksel Hennie ... Tydeus
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Atalanta
Reece Ritchie ... Iolaus
Joseph Fiennes ... King Eurystheus
Tobias Santelmann ... Rhesus
Peter Mullan ... Sitacles
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ergenia
Isaac Andrews ... Arius
Joe Anderson ... Phineas
Stephen Peacocke ... Stephanos
Nicholas Moss ... Demetrius (as Nick Moss)
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Storyline

1400 B.C., a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) was the powerful son of the god King Zeus. For this, he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors, and the death of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years, he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting, and the presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight, or why, or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now, the King of Thrace, Lord Cotys (Sir John Hurt) has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen, when they must train an army to become as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their reputation has become. Written by ahmetkozan

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Before he was a legend, he was a man. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences, violence, suggestive comments, brief strong language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Writer Steve Moore received no payment for his comic being adapted into a film. He then requested that his name be removed from this adaptation of his work.

Moore died in March 2014, three months before the film released, and a dedication to him is in the closing credits. See more »

Goofs

Some close-ups of Hercules facing Rhesus' army have been flopped. The rectangular Thracian shields have a space top-right for a spear but in at least two shots the soldiers behind Hercules have a space on the top-left of their shields. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amphiaraus: ou think you know the truth about him? You know nothing. His father was Zeus. The Zeus. King of the gods. His mother, Alcmene, a mortal woman. Together, they had a boy. Half human, half god. But Zeus' queen, Hera, saw this bastard child as an insult, a living reminder of her husband's infidelity. Alcmene named the boy Hercules, which means glory of Hera, but this failed to appease the goddess. She wanted him dead. Luckily, he took after his father. Once he reached manhood, the gods...
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Crazy Credits

When the credits roll, there is a 3d animation sequence going over Hercules' labors against the beasts which shows how his companions helped him to slay them. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical version was pre-cut following advice from the BBFC to remove "bloody detail" in three scenes, in order to obtain a 12A rating. These cuts persisted into every theatrical version worldwide and was the version also released on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK. See more »


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Written by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons), Mike Del Rio (as Michael Gonzalez), Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant) and Sam Nelson Harris (as Samuel Harris)
Performed by Jamie N. Commons (as Jamie N Commons) and X Ambassadors
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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More Braun than Brain
24 July 2014 | by coltsfan18288See all my reviews

Look, I know going into a Brett Ratner film starring The Rock as Hercules shouldn't have expectations high, but I expected more from this. Right from the start of the film we are immersed into a world without character development and rushed story telling.

The action scenes are all very well shot (by PG-13 standards) but everything else is subpar. Besides Dwayne Johnson most performers range from hammy to awkward, and the special effects are nothing special.

If you are capable of 100% turning your brain off, I'm talking Transformers level, you may be able to enjoy this film. But all others need not give this myth any more life.


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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,800,263, 27 July 2014

Gross USA:

$72,688,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,819,862
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

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Datasat | Dolby Atmos | SDDS | Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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