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The Trailer For Brett Ratner’s Hercules Lands
The Rock is the demi-god you’ve been waiting for

25 March 2014  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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If you've ever dreamed of seeing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson running up a tree and clubbing a gigantic wild boar about the face with a big club, this is the day you've been waiting for. The trailer for Hercules is here.

 

Directed by Brett Ratner and centring on the myths surrounding – you guessed it – Hercules, everyone's favourite Greek demi-god, this promises to be a darn sight grittier than Disney's talking imp-filled version from the late '90s.

Making things a little simpler, the 12 labors that define the complicated hero have already been completed by the time this film's action starts, though as you can see from the trailer, some are shown in flashback (which explains the giant wild boar). Shot in Budapest and requiring eight months of solid workout time for the Fast & Furious star, it's less green screen and more red blood.

Adapted from the Radical Comics title, the plot sees the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord. To do so, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he has to become a hero again – and discovers that the real battle will be for his soul...

With Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Aksel Hennie, Tobias Santelmann, Rebecca Ferguson, Joe Anderson and Ingrid Bolso Berdal in the cast, Hercules will stomp into our cinemas on July 25.


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Did (Brett) Ratner aimed for second rate Visual effects, over the top acting, And a stupidy level of a rutabaga? Because it looks like he hit bulls eye on all of those categories! More

Posted by Darren47 at 23:27 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

Dialogue? No? Ok then... More

Posted by lsdbaby at 16:34 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

And I thought the poster was bad...
This is worse. My eyes nearly combusted spontaneously. More

Posted by pgmark at 15:04 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

Scorpion King- lite
This looks like all sorts of terrible. Good job Dwayne's not been wasting tones of time in the gym...oh...wait... More

Posted by kristof07 at 13:06 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks like the rock in a wig
I know I know More

Posted by Aticus at 11:21 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks like the rock in a wig
I know I know More

Posted by Aticus at 11:08 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

These movies all look the same
And with GOT on tv, I think I'll save my buck. Such a shame none of these Ancient Epic Directors have any original takes on their stories. It just look like more stupid CGI-violence for the Disney generation, judging form the trailer. Would love some real grit. More

Posted by Poulster at 10:17 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks a darn sight better than the Renny Harlin effort More

Posted by durelius at 00:28 on 26 March 2014 | Report This Post

First Immortals and now Hercules, perhaps John Hurt should stop making films about Greek mythology. More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 23:52 on 25 March 2014 | Report This Post

I! AM! BEOWULF!
No wait, wrong movie... More

Posted by chaz2k at 22:31 on 25 March 2014 | Report This Post

Really needed Kevin Sorbo back as Hercules IMHO! More

Posted by sifter132 at 21:27 on 25 March 2014 | Report This Post

What a thinly veiled remake of Conan More

Posted by TheLonelyGod at 17:54 on 25 March 2014 | Report This Post

Ratner blows
Hard to believe this is current day CG More

Posted by rich at 17:50 on 25 March 2014 | Report This Post

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