'Hercules' Trailer Ratnerizes the Legend

Hercules

If you want to make a Hercules movie that works, you've got to go big or go home -- both in terms of your hero's physique as well as your approach to the level of cheddar-scented bombast that should coat every page of your screenplay. With Brett Ratner in the director's chair and Dwayne Johnson in the lead, MGM's Hercules would seem to have everything it needs to go big -- and judging from this first cheese-riffic trailer, very few action fans will want to stay home when the movie opens on July 25.

The trailer doesn't give much away in terms of story, opting instead to offer a series of quick-cut glimpses of all the mayhem Johnson's going to get himself into as our titular hero, from seething in chains to whupping giant monsters and watching exotic maidens do the hoochie dance. It's all fairly basic stuff, to be certain -- which, as luck would have it, is pretty much exactly what Hercules' target demographic is looking for in a well-muscled summer blockbuster. Feast your eyes, folks:

Jeff Giles's Latest Blog Entries:

Marvel clearly isn't in any rush to make a Black Widow movie, and although Scarlett Johansson is presumably on the hook for appearances in any number of the...
It's going to be quite awhile before we really get an honest look at the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel -- that April 2017 release date seems awfully distant on...
We all chortled when Warner Bros. decided it was going to go ahead and make a movie "based on" Lego bricks, but that turned out pretty okay for everyone, so we...
We knew Warner Bros. execs had big things in store for fans of its DC properties, as well as visions of a new franchise for its Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic...
When Robert Downey, Jr. sent film sites around the world into a frenzy last week by intimating -- and then backpedaling very quickly -- the idea that he might...

Hercules Photo Gallery

More Hercules News

Comments

About Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles's picture

Jeff is an entertainment writer and editor whose work currently appears at a variety of sites, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste, American Songwriter, Popdose, Dadnabbit, Diffuser, and Ultimate Classic Rock.

RSS Feed   Subscribe to RSS Feed