Saturday on the blog means Saturday Double Feature, right? Remember, the basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.
Okay, I’m just going to say it up front: sometimes you just have to go with the ridiculous.
With that in mind, let’s start with a movie that actually hit theaters a couple of weeks ago, The Legend of Hercules.
Now I know, some of you may be thinking, yeah, moosey-boy, you’re right, that’s pretty ridiculous. And while you’d be right, that’s actually not the ridiculousness I’m here to sell you. Nope, because in today’s double feature pairing I’m not only going to give you Hercules, I’m going to up the ante by having him played by a very-early*in-his-career Arnold Schwarzeneggar, and then I’m going to transport him all the way from the Greek isles to 1969 New York City. That’s right, boys and girls, we’re talking the “Arnold Strong” (seriously, that’s how he was billed in some of the poster art and promotional material) -starring Hercules in New York!
Oh, by the way, just in case you didn’t notice, yeah, they did dub Arnie’s voice in the film for some reason that I guess we’ll never really know.
Anyway, what do you think? Do you have any other ideas for pairing films with The Legend of Hercules? if so, let me know below. And also let me know of any other upcoming movies you’d like to see “double featured”. Consider it, if you will, your chance to challenge me to come up with an interesting pair.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!
- REVIEW: The Legend of Hercules (ninashlynx.wordpress.com)
- Movie Review: The Legend of Hercules (2014) (ageeksblog.com)
- (AUDIO) King Felix At The Movies: On “Lone Survivor”, “Her”, “The Legend Of Hercules” And Walking Out On Movies (tampa.cbslocal.com)