“Do I look like a raging psychopath?”
Myth Note: The Titans were actually trapped by Zeus’s grandfather Uranus which is located in the depths of the Underworld and not at the bottom of the ocean as depicted in this movie.
But the folks at Disney have never been adverse to major changes from the source material and as long as the story holds up I don’t normally have a problem with it.
“This is the Gospel Truth.”
“Dear husband, are we sure he’s mine?”
Zeus, father of the gods and colossal asshat.
Hades god of the Underworld and poor delegator.
Because baby Hercules is a god and thus immortal he can’t be killed, so Hades comes up with the brilliant plan of forcing the infant to drink a potion that will turn him mortal and then have him killed. If immortality was that easy to remove I’m betting all the gods would be much more leery about enemies spiking their drinks.
Where did Hades even get such a powerful elixir?
Myth Note: In the myth it was Hera who sent snakes to kill the infant.
After causing years of consternation with his adoptive parents due to his super-strength causing mayhem and disaster wherever he went, he finally finds out that his real father is Zeus the king of gods. He thinks this is fantastic and welcomes the chance to go live on Mount Olympus.
“Screw those losers who raised me.”
“Sorry son, I can’t restore your godhood because…well, reasons.”
Meet Philoctetes trainer of heroes.
Myth Note: Adult Hercules was one of Jason’s shipmates aboard the Argo yet here Teen Herc bumps his head on part of the mast of the Argo.
Myth Note: The defeating of the River Guardian is how Hercules met his second wife not Megara who was his first.
“Odds are his power lies in his hair.”
Myth Note: The Cyclops is not a Titan and it was Zeus who actually freed the Cyclops and other giants from Tartarus.
Olympians the original racists.
Final Myth Note: Hera induced a fit of rage and madness in Hercules making him kill Megara and all their children. An epilogue I can understand Disney leaving out.