At the beginning of 2010, shortly after the release and success of “Avatar” moviegoers saw more and more advertisements of movies that were in 3D. These commercials and trailers really emphasized the 3D as if it were a real big deal. What those ads failed to mention was most of those movies were not shot using 3D cameras. They were shot using regular 2D cameras and converted into 3D during Post-Production which led to a lot of bad looking 3D effects and audiences with lighter wallets. This practice sadly continues today, four years later. However, not every one of these conversions are a nightmare to view. Some, like the new movie “Hercules” does a pretty good job.
“Hercules” opens with a narrator stating, “You think you know the truth about him.” Then we are told how Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the supposed son of Zeus and we are quickly treated to a montage of him fight such creatures as a giant boar and the Hydra. The we lean that he has a crew of people fighting along side him and they are actually a band of mercenaries. They take on a new mission to help a king end a civil war in his kingdom, but is it a task too big for the mighty Hercules?