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"THE LEGEND OF HERCULES"
(2014) (Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Fantasy Action: The half-son of Zeus overcomes treachery, deceit, and being sold into slavery to defeat an evil king and win the heart of a princess.
PLOT:
Amphitryon (SCOTT ADKINS) is a power-hungry young king who leads his troops into the kingdom of Argos and defeats its king. Realizing that her husband is becoming a ruthless, blood-thirsty dictator devoid of compassion, his wife, Queen Alcmene (ROXANNE McKEE), agrees to become pregnant with the son of the god Zeus and raise the child to one day defeat Amphitryon.

Flash-forward 20 years later, and her son Hercules (KELLAN LUTZ) is a magnificent young warrior who loves Princess Hebe (GAIA WEISS) of Crete. Amphitryon, though, has arranged with the King of Crete for Hebe to marry Amphitryon's petty, unremarkable first-born son, Iphicles (LIAM GARRIGAN), in a bid for further conquest. When Hercules tries to run away with Hebe, he is captured and sent on a mission that Amphitryon has arranged for him to be killed on. He is not and is instead sold into slavery along with the good-hearted family man, Captain Sotiris (LIAM McINTYRE).

The two become gladiators and eventually fight their way back to Greece. Hercules is reunited with Hebe and becomes a folk hero of sorts for his god-like strength. Soon, he is rallying downtrodden villagers everywhere to join him on his crusade to defeat Amphitryon and return order to the land.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Teen and pre-teen boys may have some interest due to the PG-13 rating and high action quotient.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sequences of intense combat action and violence, and for some sensuality.


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