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Zero to Hero!
Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!
"I've got 24 hours to get rid of this bozo, or the entire scheme I've been setting up for 18 years goes up in smoke....AND YOU ARE WEARING HIS MERCHANDISE??????"
It's pretty disappointing that this is still the best Hercules movie I've seen, considering that it still isn't *great*. Is it seriously too much to ask for a historically-accurate Herc movie that doesn't make him a gladiator or turn him into Robin Hood?
Anyways, gotta focus on this movie. The songs are silly, the action is silly, James Woods hams the hell out of Hades (but it's a glorious performance). So it's all pretty silly...but it's fun which, right off the bat, is better than I can say about any Herc movie I've seen. One of Disney's lesser "animated classics", but still good enough.
"Two thumbs way, way up"
No, James Woods, not quite. Not quite.
Hercules is a film that doesn’t stray far from the Disney formula but what it lacks in surprises and originality it makes up for in its brisk pacing and breezy tone. Directed by the duo of Ron Clements and John Musker, two men heavily involved in the studio’s ‘90s renaissance, this is a stylish and brightly animated family film that gets by thanks to its relentless energy and charm.
Having practically exhausted every famous fairy tale it was only a matter of time before the house of mouse turned their attention to Greek mythology. Even with so many stories to choose from it is hardly surprising they chose the story of Hercules, not least because it is one of the…
i'd never seen it and i figured, eh why not, it was time for a disney movie. it was ok for the most part. Hades was actually pretty funny & i liked Meg. everything else was just meh
Animation Sunday 2015 #12
I remember as a kid that Hercules used to be one of my all-time favorite Disney movies. There was some oomph of energy that was breezing by in my youth that made the film highly enjoyable and entertaining. But that was until I revisited the film in 2011, which I don't know if I was having a bad day or something, but something didn't click and I disregarded it as one of the worst Disney films ever made. Though Hercules is often regarded as the film that led to the slowly but surely downfall of the Disney Renaissance, after revisiting this odd film yet again, and looking at all their 90's hits in general, there's not…
Though "Hercules" can not compete with the best of Disney's late 20th century output, the Greek mythology-inspired hero quest is still a fun, funny, and animated-action-packed romp. Boasting top-notch songs and inspired designs, the film wrests with a token story and flimsy characters but still makes for an enjoyable and exciting animated fantasy.
John Musker and Ron Clements' take on the demigod finds the son of Zeus and, here, Hera wandering Greece with no knowledge as to his Olympian heritage. Soon, the young hero meets up with a helpful satyr, minions of Hades, and an adoring public as he embarks on a quest become Earth's greatest hero.
The story is a family-friendly rendering of the Hercules myth with a narrative…
Review In A Nutshell:
There is a reason why John Musker and Ron Clements are my favourite directors from the Disney studio; they were the ones that brought life back in the studio’s feature animation, capturing the souls once again of its viewers, the same way that Walt Disney and his Nine Old Men were able to achieve in the studio’s initial prime. It all started with The Little Mermaid, Musker and Clements providing a modern take on the studio’s core values, a slow push of reality in the vein of its characters that audiences could finally find ease in relating to them and the journey, whether internal or physical, they embark on. The directors would move on to make…
My favorite movie as a child
If Hercules wasn't such a diluted brand, I would be looking forward to the live-action Disney remake with Michael B. Jordan as Herc.
To regain his rightful place on Mount Olympus, Hercules (Tate Donovan) must become a hero. Sure to inspire many a headache in Greek mythology scholars, but this is a consistently engaging feature; strikingly designed and rich with clever humor. James Woods is a hoot as the fast-talking Hades.
i'm not crying, YOU'RE crying.
i love this movie honestly it is my life and soul and i love the historical inaccuracies and i love all the songs
Nominated - Best Original Song, "Go the Distance"
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Hercules visibly diverges from the darkness of its Greek mythology source material for a brighter, more hopeful tale. It posits that a hero is not just someone who does heroic deeds but can also place himself in front of others and sacrifice his own well-being for those who need it more. Pretty simply, sappy Hollywood stuff. But it works marvellously. Disney do not ever hold back on the camp, which is perhaps why it is able to be digested and enjoyed so easily. The gods of the Olympus are all clearly drawn, multicoloured caricatures - not withholding the power couple themselves, Zeus with his hulking, bulging muscles and the stick-thin, bright pink Hera. The sarcastic yet sultry Megara is animated…
I'm a sucker for old Disney films. They're just too good to give a bad review 😛
I don't know how I managed to go so long without seeing this movie, considering the fact that I love everything Greek Mythology related. The artwork was beautiful. But I definitely was having flashbacks to when I used to play Kingdom Hearts 2.
pick any 5 from this list at random and you have a great squad..... the possibilities are endless
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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