Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action-adventure film directed by Brett Ratner.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rebecca Ferguson and others.
MGM on Monday, June 09, 2014 released the trailer:
Hercules - Official Trailer 2.
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries comprising the spear-wielding king-turned-prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) of Argos, the knife-throwing thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) of Sparta, the feral warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie) of Thebes, the Amazon archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) of Scythia, and his nephew storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) of Athens.
Hercules is said to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors after he was betrayed by Hera, who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara (Irina Shayk) and their children during a visit to King Eurystheus (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the film, it is not clearly established that Hercules is truly the son of Zeus and many are skeptical of the claim as well as of the stories of Hercules' famous Twelve Labors. Despite this, Hercules displays unusual inhuman strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. Hercules is frequently haunted by the memory of the deaths of his wife and children by his hand, as well as visions of Cerberus.
After finishing a recent mission and saving his nephew on the Macedonian Coast in Northern Greece in 358 BC, Hercules and his team are celebrating and drinking at a tavern when they are approached by Ergenia (Rebecca Ferguson) on behalf of her father King Cotys who wants Hercules to train the armies of Thrace to defend the kingdom from bloodthirsty warlord Rhesus (Tobias Santelmann). Hercules accepts after he and his men are offered his weight in gold, and the band is welcomed to Thrace by Cotys and General Sitacles (Peter Mullan), leader of the Thracian army.
However, Rhesus has reached the Bessi tribe in Central Thrace and Cotys insists that Hercules lead the army into battle to defend the Bessi, despite their lack of training. However, they are too late as Rhesus' supposed sorcery has turned the Bessi against the Thracians. After the Bessi are defeated following a long and disastrous battle which results in at least half the Thracian forces fall, Hercules and his allies properly train the army.
Here is the full cast and characters of Hercules.
The film Hercules was scheduled to be released on July 23, 2014, on July 24, 2014 (Hungary), on July 25, 2014 (United States) and on September 4, 2014 (Germany) by Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Fórum Hungary, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Paramount Home Entertainment, B&H Film Distribution, Central Partnership, Columbia Pictures, Forum Film Poland, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Svensk Filmindustri (SF), United International Pictures (UIP), Westec Media Limited, Film1, Kanal 2, Odeon and Veronica.
The duration of the film is 98 minutes. With a budget of $100 million, the film grossed over $244.8 million.
The film Hercules is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Hercules got average rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Hercules you can get at:
Official website: web.archive.org/web/20150709142719/http://www.mightyhercules.com
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