Mixed bag, good story-bad print.
M. G. | Portland, OR USA | 10/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The print that this DVD was taken from has some issues, mainly the lighting/tone colors bleed red. The Pictures are clear and sharp, no snowing, just a weird red hue. The beef-cake and patty-cake in this movie is very good. Lots of skin. Decent fighting scenes. Non-stop action. B grade monsters every once in a while. One of the monster scenes (very breif) shows a giant lizard that must have been lifted from another film as it is a real lizard and not the puppets used in the rest of the film. Does anyone know what film that scene was taken from? Reg Lewis (Mr. America & Mr. Universe) is very beefy. The scenes of the hoochie-coochie women dancing reminded me of Esther Williams in nightmare land. Lots of fodder for MST3000 here.
Two Tribes go to war. The mean tribe steals the good tribes women. Good tribe gets help from Reg Lewis who just happens to be the Son of Hercules.
This is a fun Sword & Sandel flick with weird red lighting."
My Hercules, what shiny pecs you have!
Hammock Rider | Talk of the Town Trailer Estates Park - Southern C | 06/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is chronologically challenged. First off, it takes place in the Ice Age and stars the Son of Hercules,Maxus. Hercules himself, however, wasn't born until several thousand years later in Ancient Greece. How could his son appear in a movie that takes place thousands of years before he was born? The movie never answers that question and frankly, has bigger chronological fish to fry, namely, Reg Lewis' haircut. It's an old b-movie axiom, that while technology changes in these movies from that which we experience in the present, hairstyles will always remain constant to the time period in which the movie was made. In other words, the Son of Hercules sports and Elvis haircut, or what my mom would call a "Duck's @ss". And it works, for this type of film. It's just the type of anomally that makes these movies amusing. And Reg himself makes an intersting hero.He is a rather easy going avenger, and with that hair I kept expecting him to break out into a rambling, rockin' rockabilly tune all the time. He plays Maxus a little like you think Elvis would have, and if he would have pushed the Elvis bit a little harder, we'd have a bona fide classic on our hands. Mr. Lewis is sufficently beefy to make a convincing if low-key Hercules.
Basically there are two tribes in this part of the world, the good Sun tribe and the rotten Moon tribe.Maxus befriends the good tribe by saving their crown prince from a water dragon. He hurtles a spear about 200 yards and nails it right in the eye. He then waves and quickly departs, because he never knows where he'll be needed next. This leaves our prince Idar, to romance his harpy of a girl friend, a babe that looks a bit like Ann Margaret. I couldn't really make out her name, but I think it was Brian(?) Brian pesters Idar, who just wants to spear fish, until he marries her in a ceremony where she promises to raise his children and skin his catch.(Is that a euphemism?) Furthermore, if she fails to obey him, Idar can have her put to death. Both seem content with this arrangement. Ah the good old days. As soon as (And I mean this literally) they finish the vows, the evil Moon tribe attacks! There is some pretty good fighting and the bad guys make off with the good guy's women.
After this it's pretty by the numbers. The good guys find Maxus wandering around the woods and recruit him to their cause. There are some good fights, Maxus gets buried up to his neck in the earth and is then freed by an earthquake, and a few more papier mache monstrosities are ferociously dispatched by the hero. Somewhere along the way another hottie named Moa or Mona joins Maxus' team and of course the two eventually ride off together. And yes, Maxus has the shiniest pecs I've ever seen. They are shiny on mountaintops,in caves, even underwater. Not a bad Herc movie at all, and the theme song is kinda catchy and fun. I wonder if there's a way I can make a ring tone out of it. BTW I've changed my mind but there's no way for me to change my rating. I now give this puppy 4(FOUR) stars!!!"