Director: Ron Clements
Writers: There are 18 writers credited on IMDB. WTF
Staring: Tate Donavan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan
Streaming: HBO MAX
Release Date: June 27, 1997

What possessed Emma and I to watch Hercules? I have no idea.

Was I happy to do it? Yes, for the most part.

Hercules starts out grooving with a fantastic fast-paced musical introduction, however it ends with a fizzle. The climax of Hercules just doesn’t pack the same punch as I remember. After the battle on Mount Olympus (which is solid, not as cool as it could be), when Hercules goes down to the underworld, it was just a drag.

The best part of Hercules is Hades (James Woods). What an underrated Disney villain! Woods’ voice is iconic, the animation of his voice inflections is the strongest in the movie, and he is hilarious with his smarminess. Also it has to be said that his plan was clever as hell and only his contractually mandatory stupid minions messed it up.

Another underrated character from Hercules is Meg. Voiced by Susan Egan, there is no denying that Meg is sexy as hell. She is spunky and deceptive; the typical dangerous love interest in many a movie.

The most action packed and visually stunning part of Hercules is when he is battling the Lernaean Hydra. The animation seems to change drastically, but that doesn’t matter. It is Hercules coming out party and it was Hercules animation staff showing their most updated metal and technology.

  • Typing this little blurb out, I had no idea the sideshow characters were named Panic and Pain.
  • The voice actor of Zeus is Rip Torn. That’s his name. Rip Torn.
  • It is REALLY crazy how Disney-fied Hercules is. Honestly it is almost insulting.
  • I would watch a Game Of Thrones-esq show about ancient Greek gods. Gimme the adult version of their drama and messed up shit.

Stanko Rating: C+ (2.5/5 Stars)

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