Well, technically, it’s simply titled
Hercules, but I threw in the Disney part
since it’s not the only title by that name.
Cast, Crew, and Other Info
Tate Donovan as (adult) Hercules
Joshua Keaton as (young) Hercules
Danny DeVito as Philoctetes
James Woods as Hades
Susan Egan as Megara
Bobcat Goldthwait as Pain
Matt Frewer as Panic
Rip Torn as Zeus
Written by Ron Clements, Barry Johnson, Don McEnery,
John Musker, and Bob Shaw
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
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Hercules quests to become a true hero and return to
Hades notices Pain’s footwear.
Danny DeVito gets to sing.
As with a lot of Disney fare, it’s actually an
adaptation of some sort of
classic, copyright expired fare, so it can’t be
original. They did, however, do a nice job
on the revamp.
Don’t watch this if you are trying to study the actual
(In the actual mythology, Achilles came well after
example.) I give it 4 out of 6.
The animation was generally smooth. The CG
didn’t blend in with the surroundings. I give it 4
out of 6.
The story was nicely assembled. As I
mentioned above, don’t
expect the actual myth. Instead, expect the youth of
Clark Kent, the
appearance of a Yoda, and then some predictable
heroism. I give it 4
out of 6.
The voice acting was very well cast. The
“talent over names”
technique pays off, with excellent voice casting all
around. I give
it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response was good. This is a
movie, with all the inspiration heroics that I’m such
a sucker for. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The production was fairly good. Some of the
editing was a
bit shaky. The montages were great, though. I give
it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a decent movie, particularly
for fun family
entertainment. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Herculues receives 31 out of 42.