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    Hercules: The Thracian Wars – 2014

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    Hercules: The Thracian Wars - 2014Genre:
    Action, Adventure

    Release Date:
    July 23, 2014

    Duration:
    98 minutes

    Plot:
    Hercules (Dwayne Johnson), after finishing the Twelve Labours, makes a living selling his services for lots of gold. With him are Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), Autolycus (Rufus Sewell), Atalanta (Ingrid Bolso Berdal) and Tydeus (Aksei Hennie). Gold and battlelust are the driving force of that team of heroes. This is how they find themselves in Thrace, under the command of Lord Cotys, fighting Warlord Rhesus and his men. But, after defeating them, Hercules and his companions discover that Cotys lied to them and used them, and he is actualy an evil tyrant. Hercules will not let him get away with this!

    Our impressions and movie review:
    hercules thracian wars 2014This is a movie adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, written by Steve Moore, designed by Cris Bolsin and published by Radical Comics. From the first scene of the movie you can realize that, once again, Hollywood has kept only the names of the heroes from Ancient Greek Mythology. Hercules is presented as a Conan the Barbarian with an apettite for more and more gold, and at some point he sees the results of his actions and decides to behave… like a real hero.

    The above description, while is very frankly, is a little unfair to this film, which is neither the first nor the last movie starring a “Hercules”. If you can overlook the fact that this “Hercules” character has nothing in common with the Mythical Hercules, and you see this as an original story in the footsteps of Conan, then you will enjoy this movies. This is an adventure movie, a “cineak” as we called them in the past, with the heroes performing the most amazing and incredible feats, as if they are as simple as breathing in and out. Dwayne Johnson seems to enjoy his role, the company of heroes has good chemistry and beautiful women make passes through the film to break the… monotony! Brett Rattner (“Prison Break”) in directing and Dwayne JOhnson in the lead role are the strongest cards of this production. If you want to take a pleasant break this summer, see and enjoy this movie 😀

    Hercules: The Thracian Wars – Trailer (Greek subs)

    Credits:

    Writers:
    Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos

    Director:
    Brett Ratner

    Cast:
    Dwayne Johnson – Hercules
    Ian McShane – Amphiaraus
    John Hurt – Lord Cotys
    Rufus Sewell – Autolycus
    Aksel Hennie – Tydeus
    Ingrid Bolsø Berdal – Atalanta
    Reece Ritchie – Iolaus
    Joseph Fiennes – King Eurystheus
    Tobias Santelmann – Rhesus
    Peter Mullan – Sitacles
    Rebecca Ferguson – Ergenia
    Isaac Andrews – Arius
    Joe Anderson – Phineas
    Stephen Peacocke – Stephanos
    Nicholas Moss – Demetrius
    Robert Whitelock – Nicolaus
    Irina Shayk – Megara
    Christopher Fairbank – Gryza
    Ian Whyte – Bessi Leader
    Karolina Szymczak – Alcmene
    Matt Devere – Cotys Guard
    Máté Haumann – Cotys Guard
    Barbara Palvin – Antimache
    Tonia Sotiropoulou – Vixen
    Caroline Boulton – Vixen
    Robert Maillet – Executioner
    Oliver Doherty – Hercules’ Child
    Tom Doherty – Hercules’ Child
    Panka Kovacs – Hercules’ Child
    Mark Phelan – Corsair
    John Cross – Lt. Marcos
    Peter Ivanyi – Wolf Handler
    Erika Marozsán – Ergenia’s Maiden
    Nora Horich – Ergenia’s Maiden
    Athina Papadimitriu – Midwife
    Anna Trokán – Midwife
    Judit Viktor – Tavern Madame
    Csilla Baksa – Tavern Vixen
    Elena V. Holovcsak – Tavern Vixen
    Petra Piringer – Tavern Vixen
    Erika Lajos – Tavern Vixen
    Dora Kanizsa – Tavern Vixen
    Sydney van den Bosch – Tavern Vixen
    Lilla Bozoki – Tavern Vixen
    Dalma Lörincz – Tavern Vixen
    Patricia Hegedus – Feasting Hall Server
    Timea Palacsik – Feasting Hall Guest
    Benjamin Blankenship – Feasting Hall Guest
    Erik Orgovan – Feasting Hall Guest
    Shay Sabag – Athenian Citizen
    Anna Zsíros – Athenian Citizen
    Jean Pigozzi – Athenian Lord
    Anna Skidanova – Athenian Lady
    Kristina Starostina – Dancer
    Dorottya Podmaniczky – Dancer
    Lilla Babos – Dancer
    Aden G. Wright – Child Hercules



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