Hercules: Looking Backward--Seeing Now
Kevin Sorbo, the actor who brings Hercules to life in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, quipped that "we had to go back over two thousand years to find a hero for the '90s" (Inside Hercules and Xena, E! Entertainment Television). However, the character that Sorbo plays is little like the Hercules of Greek mythology. To help make Hercules acceptable for present day audiences, the filmmakers remade the character in a present day image.
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