Hercules Torrent - I mentioned something similar these last days, but before such a weak work, I need to say again, as someone not review a screenplay before pouring it into practice? How to spend loads of money on something so weak and taste so fishy?
Hercules Torrent is a new Hollywood production about the demigod, which seeks to mix elements and concepts of other articles to try and please the viewer who likes action movies. And for once is another work that does not hit anything, about to give shame / anger you have paid to be in the movie theater watching it.
Hercules Torrent grows in history thinking that is the second son of an evil king, ruler of a great kingdom. His mother until adulthood hide that he is actually the son of Zeus. The demigod grow in love with Hebe, who is betrothed to his older brother. So to experience this great love, Hercules Torrent will face a battle.
The script, without foot, or head uses a novel bland and chemistry, as the carrier of the plot. The lack of originality in the way of telling the story is stark, often leaving us without knowing what we are actually seeing. To 300? Spartacus? Gladiator? The point of the works cited have identical scenes. And it is not only the scenes, the aesthetic concept itself, the visual identity, especially 300 is clearly reprinted here.
If this were not enough the director Brett Ratner, Ian McShane seems to have built, using its famous scenes in slow motion in action sequences, with those heavy soundtrack in the background. During the narrative of Hercules Torrent it is used in an attempt to accentuate the drama of the plot. It becomes almost impossible, before disaster strikes the cast, at various times, we feel before a Mexican soap opera, the most canastronas (and still has people talking ill of national films).
In addition to talk of computer graphics? In a film that seeks to show greatness, you can not put a scene like that lion, made “very badly” in digital form and find that everyone will buy it (It’s pathetic). And the scenarios that arise beautiful and wonderful out of nothing, like it was all a big fairy tale? (Even fairytales, need a bit of consistency). And the makeup job? Passing is 20 years old and people get you identify here surely wanted to rival the Globo soap operas, to see who gets the (worst) result, and I’ll say the shorts is hard (laughs).
Before concluding it is worth mentioning the overuse and often pointless 3D. Ok, the target audience of the film are fans of long action, preferring sequences of pure adrenaline intelligent dialogues therefore “abuse” of the 3D effects, it makes sense, but even for that, it is important to have consistency. In the film in almost every scene has 3D effects in several of them is to cool the interaction with the public. But for example, a scene in which Hercules Torrent and Hebe kiss in the lake, suddenly starts to fall a sort of snow, greater detail is the sun (how so?). But to admit that there is an overall efficient resource usage, you are exploring, especially in the battle scenes, giving the feeling that the viewer is inside the action, often needing to shred you close or swords that fill the screen.
The identity of undefined Hercules Torrent too underestimates the viewer then if face, it is best to not want to understand anything and just have fun with the use of 3D. Oh maybe you will not be angry to have paid dearly for something so bad.