It turns out there’s some humor in the new Hercules, you know, the real Hercules, not that made-for-TV thing that somehow made it to theaters back in January.
There are more than a few jokes thrown in there, which makes me think this Hercules might not take itself as serious as it seemed at first. Being someone who grew up watching Kevin Sorbo throwing guys around as Hercules in the 90’s Sam Raimi TV show, I’m staring to like what’s shown here. Yeah, it’s definitely more gritty than that one, but the overall tone seems alright. Also the CGI, while not exactly worthy of any awards, is in a different league compared to the one found in The Legend of Hercules.
Before anyone jumps at my neck screaming “but what about Brett Ratner directing”, I say give the man a chance. He has shown a good eye for action and comedy in the first two Rush Hour movies, though I don’t know if we’ll ever forgive him for X-Men: The Last Stand. On the bright side Dwayne Johnson looks like the right man for the job in Hercules, so at the very least we’ll have that.
Hercules flexes his muscles starting July 25th.