|Release Date :||25 July 2014|
|Director :||Brett Ratner|
|Writers :||Ryan Condal (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay),|
|Stars :||Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Norman Hardie|
|Genres :||Action , Adventure|
|Runtime :||98 min|
|The Brett Ratner factor is the alienating element here, but Dwayne Johnson leading an army that looks similar to Daenerys Targaryen’s might be enough to defeat hack filmmaking. The Rock is the closest thing Hollywood has to a male movie star (his movies grossed $1.3 billion last year) so the biggest labor here is surpassing box-office expectations, which is always a challenge with the sword-and-sandals genre. Johnson and company might look overseas for their greatest victories.|
Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.