Hercules, son of the Greek God, Zeus, is turned into a half-god, half-mortal by evil Hades, God of the Underworld, who plans to overthrow Zeus. Hercules is raised on Earth and retains his god-like strength, but when he discovers his immortal heritage Zeus tells him that to return to Mount Olympus he must become a true hero. Hercules becomes a famous hero with the help of his friend Pegasus and his personal trainer, Phil the satyr. Hercules battles monsters, Hades and the Titans, but it is his self-sacrifice to rescue his love Meg which makes him a true hero.Written by
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When Hermes delivers the flowers to Hera, he says, "I had Orpheus do the arrangement. Isn't that too nutty?" The joke here is in the double use for the word "arrangement" - as in "floral arrangement" and "musical arrangement". The voice for Hermes is bandleader Paul Shaffer, and in Greek mythology, Orpheus is known as "the father of songs", so he would be the perfect choice to do an "arrangement". See more »
Between shots of Zeus saying "I swear Hades, when I get out of here," the mountain of molten lave he is trapped in rises further up his body. See more »
Long ago, in the faraway land of ancient Greece, there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes. And the greatest and strongest of all these heroes was the mighty Hercules. But what is the measure of a true hero? Ah, that is what our story is...
Will you listen to him? He's makin' the story sound like some Greek tragedy.
Lighten up, dude.
We'll take it from here, darling.
You go, girl.
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The film opens with a prologue by a narrator, but the Muses interrupt and take over. See more »
For the UK release, the deleted song 'Shooting Star' by Irish boy band Boyzone is play at the ending credits. See more »
I think this film is wonderful. It is sheer entertainment for kids and hilarious for adults.
I first watched this movie age 7, and i loved it...now i watch it again age 14 and I'm howling with laughter. The 'You wanna buy a sundial?' sequence renders me unable to breathe for laughter, whilst when i was younger it got not so much as a giggle.
As with all Disney films, the jokes are for the 'big kids' and the entertainment value is for the little ones.
This film has been criticized for not staying true to Greek Mythology. My response is, it doesn't matter. This a witty, sarcastic and enjoyable film. Accuracies play no purpose.
The characters are wonderful, particularly Phil and Hades. Also, Megara provides a feisty, totally non 'princessy' female character, which is wonderful!
Overall - 8/10
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