What makes a legend? The stories? The deeds? The mark of the man? Or is it the change from a man to something more? Hercules is a story about this. We have been exposed to the legend, we have heard the stories, the tales. What if he really was a man who rose up and became larger than life itself? And in doing so, does he truly become immortal? Too many questions, huh? Never mind, director Brett Ratner answers them with his sword-and-sandal epic. Dwayne Johnson dons the mantle (make that the lion’s hide) of Hercules. This movie takes place in ancient times where legend and fact mix. However, the story here is rather straightforward. Mercenary turns hero, sinner turns saint. But it falls short of the mark.
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