The old saying is true: being a legend isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not when you’re Hercules, in this case the older, sadder sort of Hercules played by Dwayne Johnson (The Other Guys), who finished his famous Twelve Labors long ago and now wanders around the Mediterranean as a mercenary for hire.
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First of all, it’s wrong to say we only use 10% of our brain, or “cognitive capacity”, as it’s called here. The fact is, just sitting around listening to music lights up a good portion of the brain with activity, and concentrating on solving a problem involves even more, much more than a mere 10%. But it sounds good, doesn’t it? Admittedly it makes us seem like underachievers, but it also lets us imagine a time when the world will be a utopia simply because we’ve all figured out how to unlock our full potential.
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The characters have finally figured out what I said about the first movie — the only reason the “New Founding Fathers” came up with this Purge idea was to get rid of what they considered the riff-raff. All right, to be fair, all the characters in the first movie were rich enough not to care so much about that, and apparently they were also self-centered enough not to think much about that sort of thing, except for the annoying little boy.
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It’s been ten years and one really nasty genetically-engineered plague since the first movie in this new series, and the world just isn’t what it used to be. Caesar (Andy Serkis of the Hobbit / Lord of the Rings franchises) and his followers, settled comfortably in the redwood forests near what’s left of San Francisco, haven’t seen a single sign of a human for two years now and are reasonably sure they’re all gone.
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