Did you know that Dwayne Johnson has made a Hercules movie with Brett Ratner? Well now you know!
Soooooo this looks like it might be the fun kind of terrible. It doesn’t look good and given that it’s Brett Ratner (whose track record is spotty) directing I can’t say I’m hopeful, but Dwayne Johnson is charismatic and fun to watch and the action looks completely over the top. Like, wearing a dead lions head and pelt as a helm and cloak over the top. So yeah, I think I’ll check this one out even if Johnson screaming “Herculeeeeeeeeeees” at the end kind of seemed ridiculous. Like the happiest guy you ever met playing at being angry.
The film also has a pretty impressive supporting cast going for it, Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, and John Hurt are all in there somewhere, just not in this trailer.
The Rock himself also released the poster for the movie on Twitter yesterday, so here that is.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 24, 2014
Not amazing. Oh well. Hercules comes out 25th July.