'Hercules' - Brilliant 3D Effects Make It A Treat

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BANGALORE: This is the second film this year based on Hercules, the son of Zeus. The first being the Kellan Lutz-starrer "The Legend of Hercules", which released in mid-January.



But unlike the previous film, director Brett Ratner's "Hercules" is a revisionist take on the classic myth,



based on Radical Comics' "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" by Steve Moore.



The film begins with questioning the audience, "Do you know anything about the son of Zeus?" and it further goes on to explain the myth of the demi-god Hercules and how he overcame the 12 dangerous missions before being accepted as a legend. All this is narrated through a montage that forms a sort of a prologue to the tale.



Then the narration shifts to the Macedonian Coast of Thrace, where we actually encounter Hercules who isn't the son of Zeus but a mercenary orphan albeit a selfless one, who over the years has engineered his reputation as a demi-god, allowing him to make good of the image he has created of himself. He is there to drive away the pirates who have infested the coast.



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