Thursday, May 21, 2015

Movie Music and More #11: "Hercules" (2014)

As stated in my review of Hercules yesterday (review here), Hamlette will be highlighting some of the best parts of the Hercules soundtrack.

Hamlette here again, to discuss another enjoyable soundtrack.
I almost didn't go see Hercules (2014) in the theater last summer.  I do enjoy Dwayne Johnson's movies, but I don't know a lot about the Greek gods and goddesses, and the trailers for this didn't really grab me.  But I'm glad I did, because it turned out to be a truly fun movie, not serious, but not too cheesy either.  In fact, I went to see it twice, and ended up buying the DVD too!

The music fits it incredibly well, with lots of gutsy action stuff, bold and epic.  Hands-down, my favorite track is "Arrival at Lord Cotys' City."  It's full of swagger and bravado, and makes me want to hop in a chariot and do a victory lap around the city.

But I also really like "The Lion's Tooth" because it's a complete change of pace from most of the other tracks.  It's soft and tender, a quiet moment in the middle of all the mayhem.  I like soundtracks that don't sound all the same all the time -- variety is important!  Even a big, brawny action movie needs some quiet time, and I like the soundtrack to reflect that too.

That's all for today, friends!  I hope you're enjoying this series of guest posts as much as I am.


  1. I love that first track! Great choice! I haven't seen this movie, but I might give a try now. :)


    1. It's totally worth a watch if you like actiony movies with lots of non-gory slice-n-dice and quipping. Also, some excellent acting from Rufus Sewell and Ian McShane, who are clearly relishing getting to do a much more brawny movie than their usual fare.

  2. Nice post. I may see hercules some time. My only regret is that they didn't make the movie about the twelve labors of hercules. I think that idea has a lot of potential. Looking forward to more guest posts.

    1. They do include some of the twelve labors, some of them in flashbacks and another in the central plot. They don't have them all (not really any way to turn cleaning the stables into an action piece, I guess), but slaying the lion, killing the boar, dispatching the three-headed dog, and a couple others are there.

      Glad you're liking the guest posts! I'm having such fun writing them.


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