Mr Sunday Reviews DWAYNE JOHNSON'S HERCULES (It's Better Than You Think)

Brett Ratner's latest directorial effort Hercules explodes into cinemas this weekend hoping to steal the top spot from DOTPOTA whilst holding off Scarlett Johansson's Lucy. Hit the jump to find out Mr Sunday's spoiler free thoughts on The Rock's highly anticipated interpretation.

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By MrSundayMovies - 7/23/2014


As an audience we've endured many adaptations of the popular Hercules mythos over the years ranging from the phenomenal high's of the Kevin Sorbo era to the lows of last January's The Legend Of Hercules. Check out the embedded video below for a look at the latest retelling featuring The Rock and based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War.  And be sure to subscribe to Mr Sunday's new channel, youtube.com/mrsundaymovies.
 

 

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Chucky2003 - 7/23/2014, 7:55 AM
OMG the voice of the guy who reviews the movie its annoying as hell,I couldn't even force myself to listen
shabat - 7/23/2014, 7:58 AM
I wanna see it.
ckal - 7/23/2014, 8:01 AM
BUT DO THEY EXPLAIN THE SIZE CHANING LION HEAD?!?
pesmerga44 - 7/23/2014, 8:04 AM
Okay that is cool I might see it probably won't be until it's on dvd. I got comic con this week and next week is Guardians of the Galaxy so that definitely takes precedent over this. Then after that I probably won't have time or remember to see it in theaters.
ALmazing - 7/23/2014, 8:05 AM
Some websites are claiming Lucy will beat Hercules this coming weekend.
MrSuperheromoviefan - 7/23/2014, 8:07 AM
inetersing, i'll check it out
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Can't wait to go see Hercules this Friday.
SuperCat - 7/23/2014, 8:14 AM
Again, I'm surprised critics like this. May have to check it out.
InfiniteMonkey - 7/23/2014, 8:17 AM
Can't wait to see this on TNT!
Mrcool210 - 7/23/2014, 8:19 AM
I just noticed that one of the posters used in the video just said Hercule. It would be quite a different movie if he was the star.

SuperCat - 7/23/2014, 8:27 AM
LOL!! @ InfiniteMonkey

That's my line! :)
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 8:35 AM
@Chucky2003
You realise he's a user of the site and the site sponsors his podcasts, right?
Montrovant - 7/23/2014, 8:44 AM
The phenomenal highs of the Kevin Sorbo era? LOL
Fun1gUy - 7/23/2014, 8:44 AM
LOL i think FX will get first rights and when it does i'll be there watching :)
Thegeekygurl - 7/23/2014, 8:48 AM
Top critics don't like this movie. It has gotten a few fair reviews from reporters who do double duty as critics and that's it.

But legitimate critics are calling this a bad movie.
JorL5150 - 7/23/2014, 8:54 AM
ANOTHER Hercules article?? Already?!

What does this movie think it is ? Gaurdians of the galaxy ?
Pfft
ManofSteel23 - 7/23/2014, 9:02 AM
still not seeing it, I'm going to judge it from what I've seen, and I aint impressed, and I DO NOT GET! the draw to dwayne at all, ive had this argument before, since when was he a box office draw? pass
AlphaMasterFlex - 7/23/2014, 9:05 AM
Early bird special on Saturday for me.
DrunkenNukem - 7/23/2014, 9:07 AM
idk about this one...
Arrow96 - 7/23/2014, 9:12 AM
Can't take the guy seriously when he gave Apes "Worst Movie Ever". I mean, come on, if one film in 2014 didnt't deserve, it's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes... Also his reviews just constist of him mumbling nonsense 3-4 minutes before he gives a rating. Had a respect for this dude before, not any more.
Tevii - 7/23/2014, 9:22 AM
I keep forgetting this movie is even coming. Guess Im not that interested in it.
I like the Rock, but this actually looks pretty bad
CaptainAmerica1945 - 7/23/2014, 9:28 AM
I will see it on DVD with Redbox (but only if I have a free coupon text!)
Alfredo27 - 7/23/2014, 9:29 AM
if dont like mrsunday you are probably gay? or European? or Both?

and he actually said Dawn Planet of Apes was best movie ever on his podcast, but he gives every movie worst movie ever on his videos so he can say a joke, whether it is funny or not?
rabid - 7/23/2014, 9:37 AM
I naturally presumed it would be good just because Brett Ratner has never made a bad movie. Some of you might have disliked that one X-Men film, he did, but it wasn't horrible. And the rest of his work is solid.
GodzillaKart - 7/23/2014, 9:44 AM
Great review, as per usual. It has actually convinced me to check this film out.
Chucky2003 - 7/23/2014, 9:45 AM
@NovaCorpsFan it doesn't change the fact he is annoying and has an annoying voice
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 9:46 AM
@Chucky2003
It changes the fact that you can insult him though.
Jyelv833 - 7/23/2014, 9:55 AM
Without a doubt the most entertaining reviews around. Love to listen to everything this guy does. Keep up the great work Mr. Sunday.

PS Chucky2003, I hope you get a huge gas bubble but can't fart so you get a stomach ache.
Ranger14 - 7/23/2014, 10:01 AM
"Top critics don't like this movie. It has gotten a few fair reviews from reporters who do double duty as critics and that's it.

But legitimate critics are calling this a bad movie."

Only one Top Critic review has been posted at this time, so I am not sure where you are coming up with that information. I would be curious to see your criteria as to what makes up a "legitimate" critic. Jamie Graham with Total Film is not a legitimate critic? I give little stock to the so-called "top critics". Their opinion is no different than any other critic or regular person. It all comes down to what one's individual perspective and opinion is. Sometimes I give less credence to a top critic because they tend to overthink things too much.
TheKingSalami - 7/23/2014, 10:01 AM
Without question this movie was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long, long, long, long.......long time. Please don't waste your money on it, wait until it is the ABC movie of the week.
Chucky2003 - 7/23/2014, 10:05 AM
@NovaCorpsFan so because I find him annoying its insulting!!!I don't think you know what insulting means
Nivekian - 7/23/2014, 10:10 AM
When reviews say "It's not as bad as you think", it is saying the movie is as bad as many people said it was going to be. Brett Ratner is the person to hang this films shortcomings on, the guy is a damn blight on Hollywood.
kirbyfan - 7/23/2014, 10:14 AM
I don't understand people who tell others not to see a movie?

Go see the movie and form your own opinion.

As for me, I can't wait to see this movie, I like this type of film and I know already that I'm going to enjoy it, because I'm enjoying the trailer.

This guy who did this review, I don't believe a word he said!

I think this is going to be a great movie!
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 10:20 AM
@Chucky2003
Saying something negative about someone, when that person may actually see what you've said, is insulting to the individual. Show some respect, the guy goes to the trouble of making videos for this site every week and advertises this site to people with his videos.
Also, here' the definition of the word insulting, how 'bout you tell me if what you said doesn't fall squarely under this definition.

Insulting: giving or causing insult; characterised by affronting rudeness, insolence, etc.

Here's the definition of rudeness.

Rudeness: Discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way.

Now, how's that clear thing up for you? You were being disrespectful, it's not like this is some robot voice-over, that's an actual human who puts effort into turning out videos whether you like the sound of his voice or not. So, you had to stop the video, you didn't have to then comment on his article, that you don't like the sound of his voice. Just stop the video and come off the thread.
RetroFit - 7/23/2014, 10:27 AM
You lost me at "phenomenal high's of the Kevin Sorbo era".

Seriously.
Jyelv833 - 7/23/2014, 10:52 AM
@NovaCorpsFan
Beautifully said.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/23/2014, 10:57 AM
@Jyelv833
Thanks mate!
Newbus - 7/23/2014, 11:11 AM
Mrcool210 - "I just noticed that one of the posters used in the video just said Hercule. It would be quite a different movie if he was the star."

That's why I chose my avatar - he's a reeeeel superhero.
MercwithMouth - 7/23/2014, 11:27 AM
Great review as usual @MrSundayMovies. Looks like it'll be a lot of fun.
fettastic - 7/23/2014, 11:34 AM

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