Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) in this new Brett Ratner movie is a trifle too naïve for my taste, and assuredly the dialogue isn’t brainy. But the battle scenes, involving Hercules and the Thracian army, are fun and sweatily compelling. Also, it was savvily photographed (by Dante Spinotti) and costumed—the actors, I mean—(by Jany Temime). Rebecca Ferguson looks like a million bucks in hers, for she’s a classical beauty—and has acting ability to boot.
Nothing great, this Hercules, but it is watchable.