By the Gods!

Hercules (Steve Reeves) bending steel in order to remind him that he's Hercules in HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959)

Many people today ridicule these scenes as old fashioned, always shouting out that it's not real steel being bent and yet they have no problems with CGI effects, which are 100% fake. Anyway, this is a popular cliché which is part of the whole PEPLUM mystique. Can't have a beefy super strong hero not end up bending something during the story.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

Well, if you have a strongman in your movie, don't you want to see him perform feats of strength? This is the kind of stuff I like to see, throwaway scenes where the character casually demonstrates his powers.