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Movie Review: Hercules (2014)

Action, Hercules, Movie Review

By: Mobile Movie Man

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the Mobile Movie Man and may not necessarily reflect those of The Guy Corner NYC.

Good. The Mobile Movie Man is an action guy and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is growing on me. Let’s be honest kids…was the Rock not born to play this role?  With his wrestling past and his physique I don’t think anyone could play Hercules better than him.

I had relatively low expectations going in but I was pleasantly surprised as I thought everything just worked. Don’t expect any Oscar worthy performances but The Rock is very charismatic, so don’t try to over analyze it, just grab your popcorn, shut down your brain, and sit back and enjoy the ride…you’ll thank me later. On a side note I read that the Rock’s beard was made with hairs that were plucked off the balls of a yak. What is funny to me is that with all of the technology and green screens they can make it really look like the Rock is coming down from the heavens but they can’t create a realistic 5 O’clock shadow without the assistance of a yak’s pubes.  Now in fairness to the costume designers the beard does look tremendous, but c’mon people.  The Rock got paid 10MM for this movie, and I would do a lot worse for a hell of a lot less. Just my 2 cents. THE MOBILE MOVIE MAN has spoken…. Now go about your day.

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more) Married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". We will be sharing Tech tips, mobile app reviews, sports stories, talking about my favorite foods and adult beverages & a whole lot more.

Posted on December 10, 2014 10:01 am, in The Movie Buff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My boys would love this movie. Is it appropriate for 6 year olds?

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    • Probably not. The movie has lots of action/fantasy violence, a high body count (people are killed in battle, as well as by wolves and crushed by falling structures), and a scene in which a boy’s life is threatened. There’s also occasional but not frequent strong language (mostly “s–t,” plus one “f–king”) and brief flashbacks of Hercules’ wife looking sultry, kissing or even disrobing (her behind is shown).

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