The gods shine down upon us! We are given not one but two movies about the Son of Zeus. Dwayne Johnson stars as the mighty Greek hero Hercules and he looks awesome. In the previously released “Legend of Hercules”, the character’s look was based upon how he is depicted in the Roman Mythos. Here, Hercules is given the more familiar depiction from the Greek mythos. I have to say that in make up, Dwayne does resemble Kevin Sorbo who portrayed the character in the TV series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.
The plot follows Hercules after having completed his legendary twelve labors. He has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. As a fan of Greek mythology, I am excited for this film. Dwayne has risen from his days of WWE to become an amazing actor and he feels right for this role.
Dwayne Johnson is “Hercules” on July 25.