This year was a drought for movies depicting Ancient Civilization because 2013 was riddled with flicks about heroes, post- apocalyptic worlds and some darned scary movies. Sure there was the movie about Percy Jackson, but even that wasn’t hardcore Ancient Civilization. Not much gore and chiseled abs and golden sunrays were shown there.
Now, 2014 begs to differ. Four movies about the theme hit the big screen next year and Friday Magazine gives you the rundown below:
US Release: February 2014
Talk about a dramatic homecoming. Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington stars as the slave who comes home just before Mt. Vesuvius erupts. His quest: save the woman he loves as well as his gladiator best friend who was trapped in the coliseum.
The love story itself is the cliche poor-boy-rich-girl storyline while the fight scenes are unlike the normal ancient war movies.
2. 300: Rise of An Empire
US Release: March 2014
After many memes and YouTube dubs, the popular “300” franchise returns with another sequel that promises gore, flare and destruction. This time, Xerxes takes the battle out to the seas with Persian Naval commander Artemesia on his side and pitting his forces against Greek general Themistokles and his Greek warriors.
After the dust has settled, do you think the YouTube dubbers will strike again?
3. Hercules: The Legend Begins
US Release: TBA 2014
A one- handed chokeslam, women betrothed, and testosterone- filled coliseum wars wrap the story about Zeus’ son on his way to building his legend and discovering the powers endowed on demigods.
It’s the kind of movie you’d want to watch when you’re a student- athlete gearing up for competition battle while being hounded with self- doubt and trust issues. Hey, #believe.
4. Hercules: The Thracian Wars
US Release: July 2014
And to make Hercules the “hero” of the year, The Rock stars in another movie about the demigod. Step aside Superman and Spider- Man, Zeus’ son is coming back to take his rightful place as the original hero. Time to step up to the plate and be the man.
But, while the trailer’s yet to be out, here’s a look at The Rock on the set.
Yes, that’s all your gonna get for now.
Oh, he also shared these photos of him on set and bulking up for the role via his official “Dwayne The Rock Johnson” Facebook page.”