The Legend of Hercules review score probability

The Legend of Hercules is the upcoming movie co-written by Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve and Sean Hood, and directed by Renny Harlin expected to release this month, and we are intrigued about a review forecast for this movie that was formerly known as Hercules: The Legend Begins.

With Kellan Lutz starring as Hercules, this film also includes the likes of Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee and Liam Garrigan, and revolves around the son of Zeus who has been betrayed by his royal step-father. As Hercules battles his way back from exile and slavery to depose the king, we are unsure how much of this film will relate to the stories or whether this is just another excuse to highlight special effects in the old world.

The movie is scheduled to release on the 10th January, 2014 and another is also expected this year with Hercules: The Thracian Wars, so we are intrigued to know whether this movie will prompt us to get excited for the next film, or whether we will give this a miss.

In an article on Cinema Blend they prematurely predict The Legend of Hercules reviews, although they do highlight the fact that they are not reviewing this movie, just predicting how far it will rise up the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.

Going by the trailer as their indication they feel Kellan Lutz will not have a large talking part within the film, and that this movie will be more about Hercules staring blankly, flexing his muscles and getting involved in a few slo-mo-speed-up-style fighting sequences.

While it is hard to predict what score this film will get on Rotten Tomatoes they feel that The Legend of Hercules will get around 23%, which doesn’t sound too promising, although we have seen some erratic percentages in the past. Reflecting on director Renny Harlin’s recent film scores like Cleaner (17%), 12 Rounds (29%), and 5 Days of War (33%) we cannot help feeling that this prediction is a plausible outcome.

Do you think the ratings on Rotten Tomatoes can be a bit strict? Or do you use their scores as a guideline when it comes to watching all movies?