Hercules: a Myth Made for Movies

Hercules: a Myth Made for Movies

The recent release of the newest film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, is sure to be a reminder to audiences that the legendary myth was practically made to be adapted for movies. Some could regard the mighty son of Zeus as the world’s first superhero. After all, Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster took some […]

Hercules Reviewed by a Classics Professor

Hercules Reviewed by a Classics Professor

It is a good sign when Hercules is depicted in film draped in a lion skin and wielding a club. It means the writers were paying attention to the ancient Greek hero’s original iconography. It is also a good sign when the writers and director do not take the Hercules legend too seriously. There are […]

Hercules With Dwayne Johnson: An Alternative Story of a Demigod (Review/Trailer)

Hercules With Dwayne Johnson: An Alternative Story of a Demigod (Review/Trailer)

The MGM and Paramount feature Hercules, with Dwayne Johnson is an impressive retelling of the legendary myth of a stupendously strong hero in an alternative story of a demigod. While many will automatically think of the actor Kevin Sorbo and his small screen portrayal of the “half God” hero, this film’s different slant on the […]