Hercules (Blu-ray release 2014-11-4) does not clearly establish whether the character is really a demigod.  In fact he looks more like a mortal here, relying on a story teller in his team to exaggerate his legend.  Is this a better movie than the disappointing The Legend of Hercules early this year?  Surprisingly, the answer is yes.  Although not a masterpiece, it has most of the elements required for an entertaining action movie, except romance.  It uses the storytelling trick to give it some fantasy monsters while grounding in reality.  It puts Hercules’ super strength to good use in the climax.

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