Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 buckets
Release Date: January 10, 2014
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drugs and Alcohol: None
Will it Appeal to Kids? Yes

Hercules (Kellan Lutz)... the son of Zeus, half-god, half-man. This is the story of the very handsome and strong mythical hero named Hercules. When we initially meet Hercules, he is happy and madly in love with Hebe (Gaia Weiss); a beautiful young woman and daughter of a powerful Greek king. However, Hercules' life changes when his stepfather, the King, announces the marriage between Hercules' deceitful half-brother, Iphicles (Liam Garrigan) and his true love Hebe. Now Hercules is exiled and sold into slavery because of his forbidden relationship with Hebe. Through vicious battles and gladiator arena death matches, Hercules hopes to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.

The film may appeal to the Twilight Saga fans, as vampire Emmett Cullen stars as Hercules. Also, pre-teen boys may like the action and adventure throughout the film. Having said that, parents may want to stay home. It's a low budget film and very corny in parts.
Sexual Content: Moderate
• We see Hercules and his true love Hebe kissing under a waterfall.

• Hercules and Hebe are in a sexual encounter. We see them wrapped in sheets and her chest is briefly exposed.

• There's also a sexual encounter involving Alcmene (Hercules' mother) and Zeus. We see Alcmene lying in bed covered with blankets while Zeus takes the form of a strong breeze. It's clear as to what they are doing.
Violent Content: Excessive
• There are several battles and gladiator-arena matches. Characters are stabbed and killed by swords and arrows.
• We see dead bodies hanging from ropes, and bloody corpses covering the ground.
• A woman stabs herself in the chest and the blade goes through the man behind her as well.
• There is a scene where a lion attacks Hercules, though Hercules kills the lion.
• Woman are hit, stabbed and thrown around.
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drugs and Alcohol: None
Will It Appeal to Kids? Yes
Overall The Legend Of Hercules is a film that pre-teen boys may find entertaining. Parents need to be aware of the excessive violent content throughout the film.

Courtesy: Jackie Solberg,