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‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’ Debuts New Trailer

We already saw a lot of the footage last month in the bloated teaser for Hercules: The Legend Begins, but the first theatrical trailer cuts to the core of director Renny Harlin’s upcoming action film, setting up a story about betrayal, true love and sibling rivalry. In short, it’s much better than what was screened at New York Comic Con.

Opening Jan. 10, the film stars Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Lian Garrigan, Liam McIntyre and Jonathon Schaech.


  • Black Doug

    What the hell was that?

    They put “Gladiator” in a blender with “300” and the most minimal bit of actual Greek mythology. If it were about a gladiator who happened to be named “Hercules” as a gimmick (which I’m not sure ever happened but it sounds like something the Romans would do), and his life played out based on the myth, I’d get behind it. But then there’s that one shot of him wielding lightning…

    Are they trying to pass this off as taking place in Ancient Greece? Or is it intended to be told through a Roman standpoint since they’re using “Hercules” instead of “Heracles”? Because if they’re claiming that’s Greece, then I’m going to apologize to Disney’s “Hercules” for citing it as the least accurate adaptation of the myth. At least that movie has the advantage of earwormy songs like “I Won’t Say I’m In Love”

    Oh, and the scene at the end ripped straight from the story of Samson? Either that’s supposed to be an allusion to Euripedes’ play or someone didn’t get the memo that the pillars of Hercules aren’t supposed to be a place where he was chained, but rather were placemarkers used while herding the cattle of Geryon.

    I just… wow. So much wrong in such a short time. God knows what the movie itself is going to be like. Here’s hoping the Rifftrax crew are getting their pencils ready.

    EDIT: Wait, that’s the better version?! How bad was the previous one?

  • He-must-not-be-named

    Why is there a gladiator battle in Anciet Greece? Last time I checked it was a Roman thing not a Greek thing. XD