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The film begins by detailing the great legends of Hercules.  As a child he defeats snakes sent by a jealous Hera. He fought the Hydra.  He defeated the Erymanthian Boar.  The Nemean Lion.  We discover this is a tale being told to some pirates about to kill a young man. Hercules walks into the camp, and before the lead pirate’s eyes, dispatches his crew.  We the audience realize he is not doing it… Read More

After a somewhat lackluster reaction to At World’s End (don’t get me wrong, it made money) the franchise went quiet.  And it may be that it could have been just left at being a trilogy. But Disney wanted to keep it going, and four years gave us On Stranger Tides.  This time, they leave aside Will and Elizabeth Turner.  Will is apparently off being the new Captain of the Flying Dutchman, content… Read More

When we last left John Wick…he was still working to get his car back.  And after a very crazy and intense fight to do so, he heads home.  He buries his weapons, planning to quietly slip back into retirement.  But instead, his actions have come to the attention of Santino D’Antonio, to whom Wick owes a favor…and seeing how John left retirement, he is determined to cash it in. John refuses and… Read More

John Wick is having a bad day.  A really bad one.  This is the gist of the film.  John Wick is mourning the death of his wife.  He is gassing up his car one day when some punks express interest his car.  That night, they break in, assault John, hurt his dog and steal his car. One little thing…John Wick is a notorious hitman.  He is the boogeyman hitmen tell each other… Read More