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Dwayne Johnson Catches a Flaming Arrow in 'Hercules' TV Spot

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July 16, 2014

Hercules

"My time has not come yet. Not sure about yours." We're anxious to see if anything that Brett Ratner has done with the Greek epic Hercules can get us interested in the film, and if the latest extended TV spot for the film starring Dwayne Johnson is any indicator, we're going to be very disappointed. The film just looks like a dud, with dialogue that feels contrived, forced and phony. Johnson's charisma just isn't working this time, and it actually seems to be working against him here. Not even John Hurt or Ian McShane seem to be able to offer anything of value to the proceedings. It's like The Scorpion King all over again. Watch now!

Here's the extended TV spot for Brett Ratner's Hercules from YouTube:

Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and based on Steve Moore's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Dwayne Johnson leads the film as Hercules, haunted by a sin from his past and forced to become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he must again become the hero he once was. MGM and Paramount release the film July 25th.

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  • Enola
    This just looks so Brett Ratner... I'm a big fan of Dwayne, but this movie just looks bad and I can't make myself go see it just because of him...
    • Stephen Ritchie
      Oh yeah it would have been hundred times more better if Uwe Boll made this, I mean like he obviously makes bad movies but at least they are so funny they are so bad in a way!
  • JBrotsis
    I wonder if he kills the lion...I wonder if he kills hogzilla Oh wait! It's all been revealed in the trailer.
    • Stephen Ritchie
      Oh gee it's not like it's based on some old story within Greek Mythology, what blasphemy! It's like making a Titanic movie and showing the Titanic sinking in a trailer my god what is wrong with them spoiler alert duh!
      • Jon Odishaw
        It's not THAT it happens it's how they depict it. And if they are just going to show it then who cares by the time The movie is out.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Well it looks like this Hercules version unfortunately has a higher production value than the Lutz version, looks like Ratner forgot to overblow the slow motion budget I mean that's the thing with action movies today!
  • DAVIDPD
    I wish this looked more fun. It just looks dumb.

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