"Hercules": AWFUL



Probably the worst Disney animated film of the modern era. They sanitized the lusty, humanist story of Heracles. Example:

One of Heracles's challenges was put to him by King Thespius of Thespiae who wished him to kill the Lion of Cithaeron. As a reward, the king offered him the chance to impregnate each of his 50 daughters. Accordingly, Heracles did this in one night (sometimes referred to as his 13th Labour).


Yeah. This is a Rated 'R' story turned into a redemptive tale.

Anyway the movie itself:
- The songs are stupid, trite, and forgettable.
- The characters are wooden, minus James Woods's excellent Hades.
- Disney cliché abounds--shrill sidekick, outsider protagonist, etc.
- The animation's no great shakes. I think they killed their 2D studio after this turd.

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