Caitlin Grey (foenix) wrote,
Caitlin Grey
foenix

MST3K Rewatch Week 25 - Hercules Unchained

"I'm pretty sure this is a Star Trek set..."

This is a pretty briskly paced movie, with a lot happening, and it gives them plenty to mock.  Not to mention the sweaty fantasy strongman genre is kinda already tease-worthy.  Hercules goes to settle a dispute, but along the way takes a drink from the Well of Forgetfulness, and forgets...well, everything.  Hence the name.  He gets conned by a rival ruler that he is her husband and king, and spends much of the movie carousing and such.  Then he gets his memory back and goes to war because he spent too much time forgetting.  Whoops.

Probably the best part is Mike putting in an early guest appearance as Steve Reeves himself, long after his movie career, and mopping up after the Mads.

Aaah, and this was  back in the days when Joel tried to protect the bots like kids from sexual situations.  The more innocent days of their existence.  I still think that was a cute take to run with, and the bots pestering Joel to tell them what was REALLY going on with Herc and the queen, even though they clearly know...it's like kids trying to get the truth about Santa.

More fun stuff here, and another Hercules movie next week, too!

J
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