Exiled by his father, for a forbidden love, legendary warrior Hercules is faced with a life in the gladiatorial arenas of ancient Egypt. As he wins renown for himself, the mythical son of Zeus vows to return to his beloved princess in Greece and seek revenge against those who've wronged him. The valiant hero faces ruthless gladiators and armies of ancient warriors in epic and exciting battles. Along the way, he must embrace his true heritage, and as the son of Zeus, king of the gods of Ancient Greece, Hercules discovers powers and strength he never knew he possessed. Using his powers and godly abilities, Hercules wields bolts of lightning and superhuman strength to overcome his enemies.
The film shows the rise of the iconic legend and tells the story of half-god, half-human Hercules before the myths that are widely known. Hercules must face his ruthless father and lead those who are oppressed and imprisoned to justice.
This week the box office comes back to life after several long, cold weeks without a compelling new release. Since early December, "Frozen" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" have been trading the first-place trophy back and forth between themselves, but on Friday, two well-reviewed films expand into wide release and one bombastic action pic debuts. The first expanding film is "Her," the sci-fi-ish comedy from director Spike Jonze. In it, Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely writer who falls in love with the alluring software-generated voice of his computer.