A weird mix between "The Scorpion King" and "Conan the Barbarian" (the Momoa one), this version of "Hercules" shuns away from all the magic and offers realistic, "dark & gritty" view on the character - which, coupled with Brett Ratner's lightweight approach and Dwayne's charisma, this movie is everything but.
More like an excuse for The Rock to play his favourite hero and beef up to truly epic proportions, "Hercules" is mindless and simple, but good-hearted summer entertainment.
Tough, gritty and quietly powerful, this film not only delivers great Guy Pearce and surprising Robert Pattinson performances, but also answers one of the most important questions out there - is Australia really the best place to be after the apocalypse? Definetely not!
With influences ranging from "Max Max" (the 1st one) to "High Plains Drifter", this is "The Road: Down Under". Highly recommended!
Continuing the estabilished trend, Bennet Miller's "Foxcatcher" is one of the most subtle, nuanced mainstream dramas of recent years and delivers powerhouse performances of all three male leads, especially from almost-unrecognizeable Carrell.
Follow this one, as the nominations are sure to follow.