Dante Spinotti

Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' packs action-filled punch

Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' packs action-filled punch

Was anyone waiting for yet another movie incarnation of the tale of Hercules, especially given that Renny Harlin's poorly reviewed sub-spectacle "The Legend of Hercules" was unleashed in theaters a mere six months ago? The quick answer: probably not.

That said, the mythically powerful demigod is back on the big screen in the simply titled "Hercules" and the results are canny, fast-paced, and, for what the film attempts to accomplish, enjoyable.

If at first blush it feels as if casting Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the mighty son of Zeus was more inevitable than inspired, the truth is the part fits the big guy like a glove. Without putting too...

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