So folks, we’re finally getting a look at the footage from the upcoming Hercules movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. If you follow the man on twitter, he’s been tweeting pictures of himself on set looking freaky huge and baddass, much like this one:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 11, 2013
And without further adieu:
What say I? Cautiously optimistic. I’m rooting for The Rock. I think he’s got tremendous star power. He’s likable. Despite the fact that this is no longer the era of the muscle-bound action star, he’s managed to carve out a niche for himself in the entertainment landscape. Still, I feel like he’s never had a true vehicle for him to really shine as a multi-picture epic asskicker. Schwarzenegger had the Terminator and Conan films. Stallone had the Rambo and Rocky films. JCVD had Bloodsport and Kickboxer. Statham – the Transporter series.
The Rock needs his definitive action role. Will this be it? Maybe. However this film turns out, I think he’ll look good. But will it be a classic? I dunno. With the man who pooped out X3: The Last Stand at the helm, my thoughts are becoming more cautious than optimistic.
Judging from the trailer, though, I’m concerned that the film doesn’t have it’s own visual style. It seems a bit all over the place in that regard. It feels like a mix of 300 and John Carter at this point. I hope I’m proven wrong. One thing for sure though: that sword is badass. Also, Hydra. Also, I can’t wait to see him throttle the Nemean Lion with his bare hands.
Hercules – Release Date: July 2014