Hercules does not try to do anything special and for the most part this can be considered a film that is very conventional and definitely becomes distracted from some of the ideas that it presents. For example it tells us that Hercules is not really a demigod and the Greek gods do not even exist in this film. This is a very interesting and smart idea in my opinion if you're going to make a live action Hercules film, but then it makes Johnson do things that simply are not human, especially in the final act. As for as the cast goes, The Rock I found to be an excellent fit as Hercules, and Ian McShane was also very good. Everyone else is fine and John Hurt played John Hurt. Action scenes were gratefully very well directed, and the film pulled off a surprising feat of being the hardest PG-13 film I think I've ever seen. Blood and scenes of Johnson blasting enemies with his club into outer space were common. There were even a few scenes showing Johnson's on screen family dead and covered in blood (not a spoiler) the film also had a solid twist to it. Overall, Hercules is the definition of dumb fun, and that was all I expected, and my expectations were met.