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Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Conan the Destroyer (1984)


Arnold Schwarzenegger
Grace Jones
Wilt Chamberlain

Directed by Richard Fleischer

Why was Conan the Barbarian met with mixed reviews and Conan the Destroyer met with negative reviews?
Well, the screenwriters decided to water down the violence which I bet was due to the complains that there was more than enough in the first. They went one step lower with the most annoying supporting cast they could find.
You do not want to see the character portrayal of the thief in this movie, he was such a bad actor I do not believe nobody noticed the crappy acting before pushing this movie out to be seen.

The movie focused on Conan on another adventure, this time to help Queen Taramis fulfill a quest which involves her daughter, she promised to help unite him with is love Valeria by bring her back to life.
Conan was to escort the daughter Jehnna and her guardian to Bombaata to recover the horn of the god Dagoth. Along with Conan was his companion a thief, Zula (Grace Jones) a villain who he rescued from being killed. Knowing of the magical journey ahead of them, he sorts out his wizard friend from Conan the Barbarian,  Akiro.

Together the team went ahead to recover the horn, regardless of the warning given to them that the raising of Dagoth will signify the end of the world.

The movie also had Grace Jones who decided that her place in this movie will be one that is just screaming all over the place.
The writers wanted to make Conan look like he had grown over the years and perfected his skills, but all of that just made Conan’s ability to survive more unbelievable and unrealistic.

Leave it to Hollywood to see a movie make more money than they expected and immediately they decide to turn the movie into a trilogy and Conan fell into that mix.
The plan was to make Conan the Destroyer and Conan the Conqueror, but as we all know instead of Conan the Conqueror we had Kull the Conqueror. The reason was because Arnold’s contract had expired on making Conan films and he didn’t renew it as he decided to stay away from swords and magic.
Kevin Sorbo was cast to play Kull which was based on another Robert E. Howard character as Kevin refused to play Conan.
Kull was totally crap and was both a financial and critical disappointment.

If you watch Conan the Barbarian don’t bother watching this.


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