History Film / Hercules

19th Nov '15 8:59:12 AM TheDoomSong
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* DubInducedPlotHole: In the dub, after Iphitus is killed by the lion and everyone shuns Hercules for "allowing" him to get killed, he goes to the Oracle and tells him that his strength is a curse and wants it gone so he can understand the feelings of mortals. Doesn't make much sense, does it, especially when he keeps using his strength throughout the movie. Because in the original he says his ''immortality'' is a curse that he wants gone so he can understand mortals better.
22nd Jun '15 1:28:57 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Hercules''''' (aka ''The Labors Of Hercules'')\\
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'''''Hercules''''' ''Hercules'' (aka ''The Labors Of Hercules'')\\

'''''Hercules Unchained''''' (aka ''Hercules And The Queen Of Lydia'')\\
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'''''Hercules Unchained''''' ''Hercules Unchained'' (aka ''Hercules And The Queen Of Lydia'')\\
22nd Jun '15 1:49:32 AM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* FiveManBand: The Argonauts, mostly in the first film. Even then, Hercules is at the center of most of the action. **TheLeader: Technically Jason, though he's not the main character **TheLancer: Hercules, or possibly LaŽrtes **TheBigGuy: Hercules again **TheSmartGuy: Asclepius, and Argo a little bit **TheChick: Ulysses.
4th Apr '15 1:00:05 PM JG98
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* LovableCoward: Aesculapius. Being TheMedic and an old man, [[JustifiedTrope no one expects him to get in a fight.]]
16th Mar '15 8:19:34 PM jormis29
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Based very loosely upon the myth of Hercules and Omphale, the second movie's {{t|heTeaser}}easer introduces us to FemmeFatale Omphale, who skates through the male population like a hot knife through warm butter -- and then has them killed when she's done. The film proper starts with newlyweds Hercules and Iole, along with Herc's young sidekick Ulysses (and yes, he is ''{{th|eTrojanWar}}at'' [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]]), arriving in Thebes to begin new adventures. They are immediately set upon by Anteaus, son of the Earth Goddess, but Herc quickly defeats him by dumping him into the sea.
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Based very loosely upon the myth of Hercules and Omphale, the second movie's {{t|heTeaser}}easer introduces us to FemmeFatale Omphale, who skates through the male population like a hot knife through warm butter -- and then has them killed when she's done. The film proper starts with newlyweds Hercules and Iole, along with Herc's young sidekick Ulysses (and yes, he is ''{{th|eTrojanWar}}at'' ''{{UsefulNotes/th|eTrojanWar}}at'' [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]]), arriving in Thebes to begin new adventures. They are immediately set upon by Anteaus, son of the Earth Goddess, but Herc quickly defeats him by dumping him into the sea.
10th Mar '15 3:33:30 AM Jukkaimaru
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* GuileHero: Ulysses. Not a surprise at all considering, again, he is ''that'' Ulysses.
17th Dec '14 6:16:43 PM mlsmithca
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Indentation fix.
As stated above, there were several subsequent films detailing the various exploits of Hercules, but presumably not in the same [[TheVerse continuity]] as Reeves' films given the wholesale replacement of the entire cast of characters, save Herc, in each new film. In fact, as it turns out, many of the subsequent "Hercules" films were originally centered on other mythical strongman heroes such as Sampson, who were renamed to "Hercules" when re-dubbed for American distribution (for example, HerculesAgainstTheMoonMen). For this reason, not to mention for purposes of relative brevity, this page deals mainly with the two films of the Reevesverse. [[folder:MysteryScienceTheater3000 versions of Hercules Movies]]
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As stated above, there were several subsequent films detailing the various exploits of Hercules, but presumably not in the same [[TheVerse continuity]] as Reeves' films given the wholesale replacement of the entire cast of characters, save Herc, in each new film. In fact, as it turns out, many of the subsequent "Hercules" films were originally centered on other mythical strongman heroes such as Sampson, who were renamed to "Hercules" when re-dubbed for American distribution (for example, HerculesAgainstTheMoonMen).''Film/HerculesAgainstTheMoonMen''). For this reason, not to mention for purposes of relative brevity, this page deals mainly with the two films of the Reevesverse. [[folder:MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[folder:''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' versions of Hercules Movies]]

* BreakingTheBonds: Hercules. Ironically, this happens in the ''first'' film, not in the second. ** Furthermore, he remains ChainedByFashion.
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* BreakingTheBonds: Hercules. Ironically, this happens in the ''first'' film, not in the second. ** second. Furthermore, he remains ChainedByFashion.ChainedByFashion. * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At the beginning of ''Unchained'', Ulysses is a PluckyComicRelief guy who can't fight to save his life. In the middle of the movie, he's pretending to be a deaf NonActionGuy, which puts him beneath the guards' notice and allows him to eavesdrop freely. When it comes time to escape Omphale, [[LetsGetDangerous the gloves come off]] and Ulysses personally dispatches the captain of Omphale's guard.

* EasyAmnesia: the Waters Of Forgetfulness. ** Further, it's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia laser-guided]]; Herc forgets his identity, his friends, his history, even forgets how to use his own strength -- but he still remembers Iole's face (if not her name).
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* EasyAmnesia: the The Waters Of Forgetfulness. ** Forgetfulness. Further, it's [[LaserGuidedAmnesia laser-guided]]; Herc forgets his identity, his friends, his history, even forgets how to use his own strength -- but he still remembers Iole's face (if not her name).

* JerkJock: Iphitus in the first film; Polynices' General in the second.
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* JerkJock: JerkJock: ** Iphitus in the first film; Polynices' General in the second.

** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At the beginning of ''Unchained'', Ulysses is a PluckyComicRelief guy who can't fight to save his life. In the middle of the movie, he's pretending to be a deaf NonActionGuy, which puts him beneath the guards' notice and allows him to eavesdrop freely. When it comes time to escape Omphale, [[LetsGetDangerous the gloves come off]] and Ulysses personally dispatches the captain of Omphale's guard. * [[ThatsNoMoon That's No Hill]], it's a [[{{Kaiju}} dinosaur]]!
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** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: At the beginning of ''Unchained'', Ulysses is a PluckyComicRelief guy who can't fight to save his life. In the middle of the movie, he's pretending to be a deaf NonActionGuy, which puts him beneath the guards' notice and allows him to eavesdrop freely. When it comes time to escape Omphale, [[LetsGetDangerous the gloves come off]] and Ulysses personally dispatches the captain of Omphale's guard. * [[ThatsNoMoon ThatsNoMoon: That's No Hill]], no hill, it's a [[{{Kaiju}} dinosaur]]!
4th Nov '14 8:05:11 PM Angeldeb82
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Based very loosely upon the myth of Hercules and Omphale, the second movie's ColdOpen introduces us to FemmeFatale Omphale, who skates through the male population like a hot knife through warm butter -- and then has them killed when she's done. The film proper starts with newlyweds Hercules and Iole, along with Herc's young sidekick Ulysses (and yes, he is ''{{th|eTrojanWar}}at'' [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]]), arriving in Thebes to begin new adventures. They are immediately set upon by Anteaus, son of the Earth Goddess, but Herc quickly defeats him by dumping him into the sea.
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Based very loosely upon the myth of Hercules and Omphale, the second movie's ColdOpen {{t|heTeaser}}easer introduces us to FemmeFatale Omphale, who skates through the male population like a hot knife through warm butter -- and then has them killed when she's done. The film proper starts with newlyweds Hercules and Iole, along with Herc's young sidekick Ulysses (and yes, he is ''{{th|eTrojanWar}}at'' [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]]), arriving in Thebes to begin new adventures. They are immediately set upon by Anteaus, son of the Earth Goddess, but Herc quickly defeats him by dumping him into the sea.
4th Nov '14 8:04:26 PM Angeldeb82
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Demigod Hercules travels to Iolcus, where he is to become a personal trainer to Prince Iphitus, heir apparent to the throne of the city. Along the way he [[DistressedDamsel rescues the lovely Iole]], who it turns out is Iphitus' sister and Princess of Iolcus. Iole tells Hercules of the night her father, Pelius, ascended the throne when his brother the king was killed; it is suspected that Pelius himself was involved in the previous king's death.
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Demigod Hercules travels to Iolcus, where he is to become a personal trainer to Prince Iphitus, heir apparent to the throne of the city. Along the way he [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress rescues the lovely Iole]], who it turns out is Iphitus' sister and Princess of Iolcus. Iole tells Hercules of the night her father, Pelius, ascended the throne when his brother the king was killed; it is suspected that Pelius himself was involved in the previous king's death.

Based very loosely upon the myth of Hercules and Omphale, the second movie's ColdOpen introduces us to FemmeFatale Omphale, who skates through the male population like a hot knife through warm butter -- and then has them killed when she's done. The film proper starts with newlyweds Hercules and Iole, along with Herc's young sidekick Ulysses (and yes, he is ''[[TheTrojanWar that]]'' [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]]), arriving in Thebes to begin new adventures. They are immediately set upon by Anteaus, son of the Earth Goddess, but Herc quickly defeats him by dumping him into the sea.
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Based very loosely upon the myth of Hercules and Omphale, the second movie's ColdOpen introduces us to FemmeFatale Omphale, who skates through the male population like a hot knife through warm butter -- and then has them killed when she's done. The film proper starts with newlyweds Hercules and Iole, along with Herc's young sidekick Ulysses (and yes, he is ''[[TheTrojanWar that]]'' ''{{th|eTrojanWar}}at'' [[Literature/TheOdyssey Ulysses]]), arriving in Thebes to begin new adventures. They are immediately set upon by Anteaus, son of the Earth Goddess, but Herc quickly defeats him by dumping him into the sea.

Or, rather, he attempts to. Along the way Hercules drinks from an enchanted well and [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]]; he and Ulysses are captured by the royal guard of Queen Omphale. We learn here that the enchanted well is how the Queen acquires all her men; she tells the amnesiac Hercules that he is her husband, and that Ulysses (who is pretending to be deaf/mute) is just a servant. As Hercules basks in royal luxury in Omphale's palace, Ulysses snoops about and eventually discovers just what Omphale does with her discarded "husbands" -- she hires Egyptian taxidermists to create a WaxMuseumMorgue of her conquests -- and sends a messenger pidgeon back to his family in Iolcus; in the meantime, he attempts to help Hercules regain his memory, to no avail.
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Or, rather, he attempts to. Along the way Hercules drinks from an enchanted well and [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]]; he and Ulysses are captured by the royal guard of Queen Omphale. We learn here that the enchanted well is how the Queen acquires all her men; she tells the amnesiac Hercules that he is her husband, and that Ulysses (who is pretending to be deaf/mute) is just a servant. As Hercules basks in royal luxury in Omphale's palace, Ulysses snoops about and eventually discovers just what Omphale does with her discarded "husbands" -- she hires Egyptian taxidermists to create a WaxMuseumMorgue of her conquests -- and sends a messenger pidgeon pigeon back to his family in Iolcus; in the meantime, he attempts to help Hercules regain his memory, to no avail.

Or, rather, he attempts to. Along the way Hercules drinks from an enchanted well and [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]]; he and Ulysses are captured by the royal guard of Queen Omphale. We learn here that the enchanted well is how the Queen acquires all her men; she tells the amnesiac Hercules that he is her husband, and that Ulysses (who is pretending to be deaf/mute) is just a servant. As Hercules basks in royal luxury in Omphale's palace, Ulysses snoops about and eventually discovers just what Omphale does with her discarded "husbands" -- she hires Egyptian taxidermists to create a WaxMuseumMorgue of her conquests -- and sends a messenger pidgeon back to his family in Iolcus; in the meantime, he attempts to help Hercules regain his memory, to no avail. * DamselInDistress: Iole.

* DistressedDamsel: Iole.
23rd Mar '14 3:52:00 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Or, rather, he attempts to. Along the way Hercules drinks from an enchanted well and [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]]; he and Ulysses are captured by the royal guard of Queen Omphale. We learn here that the enchanted well is how the Queen acquires all her men; she tells the amnesiac Hercules that he is her husband, and that Ulysses (who is pretending to be deaf/mute) is just a servant. As Hercules basks in royal luxury in Omphale's palace, Ulysses snoops about and eventually discovers just what Omphale does with her discarded "husbands" -- she hires Egyptian taxodermists to create a WaxMuseumMorgue of her conquests -- and sends a messenger pidgeon back to his family in Iolcus; in the meantime, he attempts to help Hercules regain his memory, to no avail.
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Or, rather, he attempts to. Along the way Hercules drinks from an enchanted well and [[EasyAmnesia loses his memory]]; he and Ulysses are captured by the royal guard of Queen Omphale. We learn here that the enchanted well is how the Queen acquires all her men; she tells the amnesiac Hercules that he is her husband, and that Ulysses (who is pretending to be deaf/mute) is just a servant. As Hercules basks in royal luxury in Omphale's palace, Ulysses snoops about and eventually discovers just what Omphale does with her discarded "husbands" -- she hires Egyptian taxodermists taxidermists to create a WaxMuseumMorgue of her conquests -- and sends a messenger pidgeon back to his family in Iolcus; in the meantime, he attempts to help Hercules regain his memory, to no avail.
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