Fear of breaking patterns in tatters and striving to meet the traditions of the genre is not spoiled one great idea. Another biography of Hercules did not escape this fate. Authors of the film Hercules («Hercules” in domestic box office), which is playing tricks on Greek mythology, pleasing action scenes, but the story periodically leaning toward nabivshih nauseam turns and rants.
According to the author’s version, Hercules (played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) was the usual mercenary who traveled to ancient Greece in the company of friends. All his feats – no more than advertising, designed to give the bounty hunter halo superstrong, invulnerable warrior. Nephew Hercules perfectly able to invent and tell stories about what his uncle, he says, the son of Zeus and bare hands killed the Nemean lion. Tales circulated commoners, they believe in them and the glory of the heroes and enemies fear. Once in the tavern gatherings interrupts daughter of the ruler of Thrace and Hercules offers a generous reward if he will deliver the province from Rhesus villain.
Home is not just encouraged, it inspires. The authors skillfully alter the canonical tale, and the characters are his words do not climb and masterfully ridiculed mythological nonsense. “The Rock” perfectly fits the image of a warrior without fear and without reproach. He playfully deals with gangsters, finds time for jokes on the fictional biography and flaunts Herculean muscles before beauty. After this film, another actor in the form of Kratos is difficult to imagine. Actually, this Hercules enough to shave, anger, covered with ashes, and now ready to tear to pieces the gods.
However, the authors did not continue the job. Hercules with his company comes to the aid of Thrace, teaches soldiers makes them invincible army. In between, he communicates with the boy-prince, who also wants to become a great warrior. Mercenary in a cold sweat remembers the past, and his friends broadcast about the hard life and brotherhood in arms. All this hinders the story, makes it boring.Most writers moves so verified that converted into a crosslinked film of cliché tale of betrayal and a simple transformation of a mercenary leader.
But at, so to speak, dramatic scenes have one plus – transience. The authors do not take the time to make the attempts of the minor characters multifaceted personalities. Comrades Hercules, as well as other heroes, not prone to tiring dialogues. Just thrown joke relieves the tension.
In the moments when the authors again switched to a mockery of myths, the film opens with the best hand. Fantastic stories about the exploits of Hercules run up quite reasonable questions from the crowd. Clash of Legends and reality in the film shows excellent and often brings a smile.
In battles converge armies, heroes deftly ravpravlyayutsya enemies who archery who throwing knives, who rushes into the crowd berserk with axes. Hercules fighting club. He literally hammers opponents into the ground, scatters them to the side with one hand off the ground and used as a projectile. Long plans is not here, but due to the skilful combination of panoramic views and a show of force Hercules battles look great. Sometimes low age rating makes itself felt, there really is no blood that causes rejection during rough battle. Although entertainment fights is not affected.
A pleasant surprise for fans of God of War is not only the appearance of the main character in a loincloth with a naked torso, but amusing reference to the well-known series. This familiar monsters, and some scenes, and the manner of Hercules to open locked doors. Moreover, these “quotations” which is woven into the overall picture.
The authors suggested an unusual image of Hercules, masterfully mock myths and do not forget about the simple but moderately amusing, secondary characters. But the original base was clamped within mediocrity. The painting consists of unequal parts and switches it on boring conversations, the obvious twists. Vigorous narrative, a rapid transition from drama to jokes, large-scale slaughter and beautiful surroundings brighten the overall secondary film and justify Movies. Still, the heroic epics, and even with such a brutal protagonist, shoot every day.