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Movie Review

No heavy lifting in ‘Hercules’

Where is Steve Reeves when you need him?

True, the 1950 Mr. Universe couldn’t act, but he brought a meaty conviction to the Greek hero Hercules in two films from the ’50s. When he pulled down the pillars he was chained to, you believed every tendon-straining second. Here here’s replaced by Kellan Lutz (he plays Emmett Cullen in the “Twilight” series no one remembers), who not only can’t act but has less presence than the snowflakes with which Renny Harlin punctuates every scene.

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