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Hercules, the mythical Greek hero - the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
Action Adventure - This is an effects- and action-heavy take on the familiar hero of
Greek mythology. Young adult males are the target but the presence
of Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz in the lead gives it some female
appeal. While there is not any graphic bloodshed, the violence and
some scary images are too intense for kids, and there is some brief
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 69 moviegoers:
TEENS: Great reviews from the ladies. The male reviews are close to great. Three-quarters of them loved "The Legend of Hercules." Unfortunately, the remaining quarter only felt it was an average movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Two ladies loved "The Legend of Hercules" and one rated it above average, which indicates a movie she enjoyed very much. Like teen males, the males in this group mostly enjoyed it very much but a couple felt it was just an average movie.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. About a quarter of them loved "The Legend of Hercules." Forty-percent rated it above average, which indicates they enjoyed it very much. Another quarter, or so, felt it was just an average movie. The remaining 10% to 15% were actually disappointed, rating it below average.