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Watch: Dwayne Johnson Faces Hell on Earth in Full 'Hercules' Trailer

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June 3, 2014
Source: IGN

Hercules

"No matter how fast you run, no matter how far you go, the beast will follow." Following an intriguing but not wholly convincing teaser trailer for the second Hercules film of the year, a full theatrical trailer has arrived. This time we get a better idea of the story, and the kind of threats Dwayne Johnson is facing along with the typical mythical creatures. There's a lot of epic style here, but for some reason, I just can't buy Johnson in this role, and I've been having a lot of fun watching the actor on screen over the past couple years. Plus, that reamix of the Queens of the Stone Age track "No One Knows" just feels all wrong in this trailer. But at least we get to see Ian McShane kicking some ass briefly. Could this turn out well? Watch!

Here's the original theatrical trailer for Brett Ratner's Hercules, originally from IGN:

Here's the full international Hercules trailer that popped up, which is totally different, via YouTube:

And here's a new poster with the obligatory flames and flying embers from IMP Awards:

Hercules

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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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/skazillashmack Danimal
    Looks fun! Can't say it looks great, but i'm sure it'll be a good time.
    • Enola
      Fun, yes. But to me it looks like there is too much going on for one movie... I'm not hyped yet, but this trailer worked better than the previous ones. That poster looks awful, three fonts in one poster, eh okay...
  • TheOct8pus
    I am no hero.... I'm just a regular dude who kills lions, boars, three-headed hellhounds, and giant serpents with my bare hands....
    • TheOct8pus
      Oh Wow!! Tell me more about your classmate's cousin's nephew's aunt! How does she make so much money? Does she write a movie blog? Is she hot? Can I marry her? So many questions....I'm DEFINITELY going to visit your site now. Wow! What an opportunity!
      • mooreworthy
        I would do it, but a prince from Uganda is supposed to send me a check for a hundred grand because I helped him by giving him ten grand, so beat that!
  • NathanDewey
    You're right about the song not fitting. I love UNKLE's remix, but it doesn't go well with this. The teaser had me intrigued, but this one, not so much. I still think Dwayne Johnson is a superstar though. From his wrestling days, the guy has so much charisma and character. Hopefully he'll continue getting lead roles like this in the future.
    • David Diaz
      That's funny, I thought the opposite. The teaser didn't do too much for me but this one has me interested. Maybe it was the revenge for the family that got me. I'm a sucker for revenge plots.
  • ANOTHERDUMUSER
    What? Can't buy?? Man... i'm sold. Who else would be as great as Dwayne at this? Don't love the sound although.
  • Steven
    Looks better than the Titan crap with Sam Worthington.
    • JBrotsis
      I was about to say that looks like a mash up between clash/wrath and immortals.
  • http://www.sonicmayhem.com Sascha Dikiciyan
    All that effort...and he could not simply grow a real breard? Yes. Thats what i call actors commitment. This looks beyond lame and no QOTSA song can save it...
    • Nielsen700
      Some people actually can't. Genetics and stuff.
      • kuzosake
        Exactly. I'm 31 and I can't grow a full beard, and my dad was over 40 before he could.
      • http://www.sonicmayhem.com Sascha Dikiciyan
        Well fair enough! It just looks so fake. Not a big deal.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Looks a lot better than The Legend Of Hercules.
  • Avi
    I think you are right on this on! Dwayne Johnson is simply to big and to much muscle... They should have used an actor like brad Pitt in the fight club. But something positive also can be said. The rock has allot of charisma...
  • http://djkento.com/ Kento
    this is hilariously awful. I can't wait to smoke up and enjoy.
  • mooreworthy
    It's been awhile for me seeing Dwyane Johnson on the big screen, and this one looks like I will once again wait for Redbox. I can't help think of Scorpion King when I see this.
  • DAVIDPD
    Really not looking good. I wish they would have got another director besides Ratner. Ratner is not skilled. The Rock could have been so much better.
  • Bill
    Looks good, not great... I'll get the Blu Ray to watch at home.
  • Trey Wilson
    Well that looks terrible.
  • http://www.sonicmayhem.com Sascha Dikiciyan
    Have to say, I really liked The Rock in Pain and Gain. Hilarious movie. A bit unexpected coming from Bay. Rock was def funny in it.
  • Jon Odishaw
    This looks dreadful. John Hurt mentoring Demi gods again is he?
  • http://www.roamandthink.com/ Quanah
    I really think Hollywood is missing a golden opportunity to not only make a great Hercules film, but a trilogy.
  • IamSlave
    Ugh…Brett Ratner…
  • Sineman
    Gladiator de ja vu at 1:29 (Without the epic music)
  • DavideCoppola
    lol this looks funnier and funnier every day. I like the cast and it looks like a lot of fun so it should be good :)

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