Here’s the latest trailer for Hercules (July 25th) starring Dwayne Johnson, and before you say it: Yes, I am aware that it looks kind of dumb. And you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. The thing is, I have a deep, deep love for movies that I call ‘dumb boners,’ so named because … well, you figure it out. The movies that so gleefully bound away from logic and common sense that they become sublime master pieces. Like Hansel and Gretel, which was surprisingly delightful the further away from reality it ventured. So yes, I’m aware that Hercules might be dumb, but I don’t care. I’m fully aware it’s not going to be an Oscarbait piece. All I care is that it’ll be entertaining, and that Dwayne will be shirtless and/or in a kilt for most of the movie. I’m a simple man, and I like simple things.
June 4, 2014