We’re about to drop some knowledge here. Hercules is a seriously romantic movie, and you’ve probably never realized it. When you actually think about it, it really makes sense. Boy meets girl, boy tries to save girl (girl can take care of herself), boy and girl fall in love, the romance goes on and on.
First, we meet the boy.
We watch as Hercules grows from a tiny adorable baby to a gangly, awkward teen.
He has the drive and the commitment to become a hero, and he does just that with the help of Phil and Pegasus.
Friends are always there to help you through the tough parts of life.
Next, we meet the girl.
We don’t have much insight into Meg’s early life (except for that whole Hades owns her soul thing), so all we really know is that Meg is just so awesome.
Serious meet-cute alert. Hercules comes in trying to be a hero, and Meg is like, thanks but no thanks.
She’s a damsel, she’s in distress, but she can handle it. Seriously, why is she so perfect?
A whole bunch of other stuff happens, but let’s get to the really romantic part. Meg waltzes in one day and gets Herc to play hooky from his normal hero duties (it really wasn’t that hard).
We all need a break from hero-ing sometimes.
They have basically the best day ever. Restaurant by the bay, a play (Oedipus really has problems), and it’s all just the cutest.
Also, we really want Meg’s outfit.
Even though we know this is just an assignment for Meg, she’s obviously falling head over heels in love.
Herc is mending her broken heart!
We won’t focus on when Phil ruins their first kiss. Instead, let’s talk about Meg’s perfect song where she pretends that she’s not in love but she totally is.
IT’S JUST SO ROMANTIC.
Then we get to the dicey part where Hercules discovers that Meg betrayed him after he gives up his powers to save her.
We try to block this part out of our brains.
It’s okay though, because true love always wins! Except for that part where Meg sacrifices herself to save Hercules and all of the tears come.
This is the face of heartbreak.
But then it’s even more okay, because Hercules sacrifices HIMSELF to save Meg and saves them both in the process! Also, he turns into a god! What a great moment for everyone.
Disclaimer: we do not support sacrificing yourself for love. Staying alive is much better.
Hercules finally has what he’s always dreamed of – he can go live on Mount Olympus with his parents. It’s totally not worth it without Meg though, and he gives up his powers so he can stay with her on Earth.
We finally get that kiss. Finally.
ROMANCE, folks. It’s all over this movie. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments below!