Somehow someone thought that it would be a great idea for there to be not one, but two Hercules movies hitting our cinemas next year. First up is Renny Harlin's (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight) offering, staring Twilight's extremely buff Kellan Lutz which is coming out on 8th August in the UK and on January 10 in the US.
In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfil his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit. (IMDB)
From the trailer it looks like a cross between Gladiator and 300 but judging on what I can see I don't think Lutz it going to have as much punch as Crowe and Butler. The word cardboard comes to mind but I will reserve opinion until I have seen the whole thing.
Also, someone needed to step in and confiscate the slow-mo technology. There is such a thing as too much where that is concerned.
Here is the trailer so you can judge for yourself, let me know what you think in the comments!
By Kate Phillips