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Hercules Against the Moon Men
Earth's mightiest man battles moon monsters!
Hercules is summoned to oppose the evil Queen Samara, who has allied herself with aliens and is sacrificing her own people in a bid to awaken a moon goddess.
It wasn't too bad until the sand storm scene at the end, which dragged on 10 minutes longer than it needed to be.
You had me at "An alien race from the moon lands in ancient greece,"
No movie could possibly live up to this title but there is some enjoyable cheese to be had like the queen ordering Hercules brought to her chamber after he breaks the pin cushion contraption. However, the show down with the Moon Men comes in the last five minutes of the film and they are otherwise underused. Sergio Ciani in the title role is as good a Hercules as anyone and there was a decent amount of action to keep it moving.
The sandstorm scene was hilariously bad. If this movie was okay with being a 60 minute movie and not needing to fill in 90 minutes it might be slightly bearable. It is funny in how terrible it is, but that's about it.
I enjoy how Hercules's solution for most of his problems in the latter half of this movie is simply to push shit over. Columns, statues, rock men - you name it, he sends it toppling.
Sounds like that has a ton of real-life application.
My dad grew up a fan of Westerns, having watched them nearly every Saturday morning as a kid. I came relatively late to movies in general, and even then I tended to zero in on horror movies. By and large I didn't really get into Westerns (although there's talk about an all-Western channel, so that sounds promising), but for whatever reason, I am into sword-and-sandal movies.
I really enjoyed the hell out of this movie.…
I bought a DVD set with 50 classic (B) sci-fi movies--thought it would increase my palette. This is the first movie.
I don't get why people make such a big deal about the 'Deep Hurting' scene. So its ironic that this movie is actually fairly well known and that it has a infamous scene where characters run around in a sandstorm for an extended period of time. I was unbothered by the sandstorm scene. The visual/audio piece made for an often atmospheric experience, and it reminded of The Wizard of Oz. I just let the sound of the wind carry me along.
Hercules Against the Moon Men (great title) shares many plot similarities with Hercules and the Captive…
One of those movies that feels like its 3 hours long. Boring and just about the same movie as all the other Maciste flicks.
This slightly odd 1964 french/italian (fritalian?) sword and sandal flick, directed by Giacomo Gentilomo is excellent if only for what has been come to be known as the "Deep Hurting" scene. An exceptionally lengthy and unneccessary sandstorm scene where the cast just flail about for an amazingly extended period of time.
It is notable also for being Giacomo's last ever film. You decide for yourself why this might be after watching the flick here www.ziln.co.nz/video/1055
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