Hercules in New York

release year: 1970
genre: comedy/drama
viewing setting: home DVD, 9/5/06

synopsis: Musclebound Hercules gets bored in Olympus and heads down to Earth for some fun.

impressions: This was Arnold's first role, and as bad as his English was in his 1980s movies, trust me - it's much worse here. I had to resort to the subtitles to understand what he was saying sometimes. He does have one thing: screen presence due to his gigantic body. Unfortunately, the sole purpose of this movie is to get him into situations where he can rip his shirt off and throw people around. He gets to utter lines like "Hercules goes where he wants" and other proof that he's a fish out of water. It's good stupid fun.

something this movie has that no other movie has: an optional alternate audio track with a horrible dubbed American voice for Arnold's character

acting: Arnold actually gives it his best try, but his accent is too thick at times. Everyone else was straight out of the early 1970s.

final word: Goofy fun.

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