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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…
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…
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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…
First half of the movie was pretty weak....especially for a Disney Animated Movie. Second half was much better. The movie borrows heavily from other Disney movies as I saw parts of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Mulan in Hercules. Music is average at best. Kept the kids entertained...but they did not want to watch the movie again when it went off....that is a bad sign in my house. Ranked 27th of 54 movies are my Disney Animation Cogerson Movie Score table. cogersonmoviescore.com/disney-animated-movies-best-to-worst.html
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…
The art and the songs... oh the songs... have always left me in awe. This gobbled up many days back in my childhood and revisiting it now has only made me appreciate it more.
I really wanted to rewatch this. So many funny moments.
Sembra un grosso spot per vendere giocattoli, ciabatte e robe varie col marchio Hercules. Ma lo è anche abbastanza palesemente da essere a modo suo perfetto. Intrattenimento base fatto alla perfezione, come solo la Disney - e non è retorica, è la verità - sa fare. Di conseguenza non è tra i migliori e più dirompenti classici Disney, ma il ricordo che ne ho di quand'ero bambino è magico. E qualcosa vorrà pur dire.
"For a true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart."
Standing as one of the most underrated Disney films in history, Hercules is a non-stop, fun ride from the minute the Muses start singing. With music that makes you wanna stand up and dance, to James Woods' hilarious rendition of the God of the Underworld, Hercules fires on all cylinders.
Why is this film so underrated? Who knows. It is a bit outside of the classic Disney mold, being a bit more "animated" in its action and dialogue, along with the fact that the main character only has one song, while the supporting Muses take care of the rest. Perhaps people…
i won't say i'm in love > anything by the beatles, pink floyd, queen, and led zeppelin combined
if anyone ever needs anybody to recite the entirety of this film line for line.... hit me up, i'm your girl
JEEPERS MR UR REALLY STRONG
im such a hercules stan hannah & nevin text me while i was out saying this was on telly and i legged it home
Not the best of the 90s Disney Renaissance canon (and downright silly in places), but still fun and highly watchable. I think the Looney Tunes-esque depiction of Ancient Greece is what made it for me.
what are films that you personally (and unironically) adore and will defend to the end, but find are generally maligned…
Help me out with this one guys.
"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.