Hercules: The Legend Begins Trailer

If you haven’t already, you have to watch the trailer for Hercules: The Legend Begins. No, not the Rock one, this is the one with Kellan Lutz as Hercules. And it looks like Gladiator meets 300 with about ten seconds of Hercules things. Also Hercules can whip lightning around, something so strong in the Hercules legend it seems to have been made up for this film.

This trailer hits all the classic “epic” trailer notes – a hero is sent off to war and becomes a slave, but rises through the gladiator ranks thanks to his skills of jumping high up into the air in slow motion and slaying all opponents. An evil king calls him a funny insulting name, he and his forbidden girlfriend make out in a lake (and he gets a necklace), and Hercules talks about how they are fighting for their lives. The real question is will this Hercules: The Legend Begins film be so generic it impacts The Rock’s Hercules movie? Whatever the effect, we have a contender for 2014’s most overblown production, and I’m hoping for a camp classic.

Hercules the Legend Begins Lutz

Hercules the Legend Begins Lutz

Hercules the Legend Begins Lutz

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