The first trailer for Hercules hardly filled me with confidence. Thankfully this is much better.
Chiefly it succeeds by letting the perfectly cast Dwayne Johnson punch things really hard. And also confirms that thongs were very popular in ancient Greece.
Honestly, it kind of looks like fun. There are plenty of faces to spot and while I never would have considered Rufus Sewell for the comic relief he seems to be giving it all he has here. And if they can pull off a slightly mocking tone and still deliver on the action scenes (that warthog stuff looks fun, the final sting not so much) then this could be a bit of a late summer treat.
Or at least better than The Legend of Hercules.
The Hercules starring The Rock skips into cinemas on the 25th of July 2014.