Trailer: ‘Hercules’

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The second trailer for Brett Ratner’s Hercules has landed online, and this time we get a much more detailed look at Dwayne Johnson in action.

At first glance Hercules seems almost laughable – it does star The Rock in the title role – but look again and you’ll see a supporting cast (John Hurt, Ian McShane etc…) that will make you question your original assumption.

The film starts with Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules mourning the loss of his family and slowing ruining his reputation, but it’s not long before an opportunity to redeem himself appears.

The slow mo action shots and contemporary soundtrack, not to mention the final cry at the end of trailer (“I am Hercules!” – sound familiar?), seem to suggest that Hercules is trying to mimic the success of 300. But with Renny Harlin’s The Legend Of Hercules (starring Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz) failing to make an impact, are they fighting a losing battle or could this be the Hercules film we’ve been waiting for?

Hercules hits UK cinemas on 25 July 2014.

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