Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
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
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…
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…
"Is... Is that the voice of James Woods?"
"I don't know."
"I think it is."
Turns out it was.
So there's that.
The platformer 'Hercules' for the Mega Drive/Genesis was quite good too, I seem to remember. Difficult, but fun.
Did you know there are two live-action Hercules films with huge budgets, completely independent of each other, coming out in 2014? One of them has The Rock and Lovejoy in it. The other I don't really know anything about.
I'm basically trying to skirt around the issue that this isn't a very good movie. Sorry. I know to some people that's sacrilegious to chastise a Disney movie, but it is actually pretty rubbish. It's only ever funny when it's unintentional, the bloody music / dance number in the middle of the film goes on for an age but I suppose at least it looked quite pretty.
Otra joya de la corona de Disney y que esta en el podio de las tres mejores de la franquicia. Al igual que sus predecesoras logra envejecer muy bien y logra que disfrutes de ella teniendo la edad que tengas.Ojo al momentazo dramático del final que cuando eres niño lo pasas por alto fijo pero cuando lo ves de adulto dices QUE HAS HECHO DISNEY y que le da mas puntos a la película. Lo dicho una joya y hades sigue siendo para mi el mejor villano de disney.
Part of my top three animated films ever, Hercules takes a different spin on an old tale, enchanting us with a ridiculously catchy soundtrack filled with soul and claw, and a giant set of sarcastic and hilarious characters that give an original twist to the typical Disney film. Who watched this film as a kid and didn't fall in love with Meg or sang along to the muses and wished they were as strong as Hercules? This film gave hope to millions of awkward kids and helped them embrace their quirkiness and stay true to yourself. Maybe I'm getting a little too deep into what 'Hercules' did for humanity, but at least it's the case for me.
Ps: This is still the best take on Hercules the history of film has ever seen.
Bonus points: The muses / Hades's minions Panic and Pain / Soundtrack.
For being one of the "lesser-known" Disney animated features, this film has a lot going for it. Besides the animation, which is impeccable, the story itself has multiple layers of intelligence.
The film is a send-up to the screwball cartoons of Tex Avery, a clever musical, a satire on modern hero worship, a morality play, and much more.
The use of gospel music in a Greek chorus was a particular inspired choice.
A light hearted romp that might not your cup of tea if you're wanting more actual Greek mythology than pop culture references but I've always really enjoyed it for what it is. The animation is terrific, James Woods is very memorable as Hades and there are some very interesting ideas.
Can I just say that I appreciate the fine specimen that Hercules is now that I'm older?
Hercules is a really fun animated family film.
The last time I've watched 'Hercules' was about ten years ago and I didn't actually remember much of it so when my little brother asked me to download it so he could watch it I was more than happy to do so!
And honestly thank God I did, I had forgot how charming it actually is and it was also pretty funny, one of the greatest accomplishments of this movie is how well-paced it's designed, maybe the first 1/4th of the movie is kind of slow but then it just becomes enjoyable and great!
Maybe it doesn't live by the standards of classic Disney movie but it's not bad and it's definetly worth a rewatch after 10 years of not seeing it!
Also the muses are EVERYTHING.
danny devito is half-man, half-goat in this movie and he still manages to look less dirty than he is in real life. wut.
Part Superman rip-off, part Harryhausen throwback, part gag-filled comedy, Hercules is one of the weirder -- yet more interesting of the '90s Disney pack
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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