The Rock faces off with a lion + sea beast in insane new Hercules trailer

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Jun 3, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

If you were on the fence about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming Hercules flick, this new trailer should put you over the top. This thing looks really, really fun.

The flick stars the Rock as a mostly retired version of the mythical half-god, who gets pulled back into service after the gods unleash some insane badness upon the Earth. If the tone of the film can hit what they’ve established in the trailer, it should be one heck of a romp.

Along with the Rock, this new footage offers up a good look at Ian McShane (Kings) and John Hurt (Doctor Who) in supporting roles, along with some of the humor and positively epic action beats. Think Wrath of the Titans, but less cheesy. Maybe.

Regardless, we’re actually really excited to check this thing out now. Give the trailer below a look and let us know what you think:

Hercules is slated to open July 25.

(Via IGN)