I believe they’ve finally found a formidable actor to play the legendary demigod in the latest adaptation of the Hercules mythology. Live action blends well with CGI and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s beefed up physique–something I’m sure the ladies will love–to display the Greek tale in its greatest visual representation since the days of Kevin Sorbo. In the trailer, we see Hercules battling it out with a Hydra, Cerberus and other mythical creatures among more human opposition. With the bevy of large-scale action and The Rock’s badassdom, it’s no wonder we’ve been waiting so long for this. But, will this be a sign of The Rock’s box-office dominance or prove that there are some stories that shouldn’t be retold? Check out the trailer below and tell me what you think by leaving a post in the comments section. Hercules smashes into theaters on July 25th, 2014.
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.” [IMDB.com]