The SECOND Hercules movie of 2014 (the other The Legend of Hercules), this time with a star in the muscle position, Dwayne Johnson. On hand at the premiere at Los Angeles' Chinese Theater was singer Mariah Carey and Eddie Murphy.
HERCULES is an American adventure film directed by Brett Ratner, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes, and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
PLOT: Having completed his legendary twelve labours, Greek demigod Hercules has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King Cotys of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
As soon as this version of Matrix-esque, fly-kicking is over hopefully this movie will do proper justice to the Ancient Greek Hero Herakles (Roman name: Hercules) and again shine a spotlight on the glory of Greece.
Visit, via video, Herakles' (Hercules to Romans) birthplace in Tiryns, Greece.
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