Thursday, September 30, 2010

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

In the sequel to the 1982 film, Conan the warrior is called upon by Queen Taramis to accompany her niece, Princess Jehnna on a perilous journey to find a treasure which only she can touch. She tells him that from the day she was born she's been preparing for it and that it is her destiny. The treasure she is to get is a jeweled horn that is guarded in a castle by a wizard. In exchange, the Queen says that she'll bring back Valeria, the woman Conan loves from the dead. So along with the Princess, Conan, Malak, Conan's sidekick, and Bombaata, the Captain of the Guards set out on the journey. Along the way he retrieves Akiro the wizard and save Zula, a woman warrior. What Conan doesn't realize until later on is that once the Princess brings the horn back to the Queen, she is going to sacrifice the virginal Jehnna to summon Dagoth, the dreaming God to rebirth. Although not as good as the first film, Conan the Destroyer is still an entertaining adventure and worth watching. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter, Sarah Douglas, Olivia d'Abo 7/10

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