Conan the Destroyer


Action / Adventure / Fantasy

IMDb Rating 5.9 10 70


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Grace Jones as Katrina
Olivia d'Abo as Courtney
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Reviewed by Smells_Like_Cheese 7 / 10 / 10

The destroyer of Arnold's sequel phobia

When I was a little girl, my parents were hooked on the Conan movies, but The Destroyer always stood out to me more for some reason. But I haven't watched this movie for a very long time, so the other night, I was in a weird mood, I decided to watch the Conan movies. So The Destroyer was more familiar to me. But the thing is, this movie is a sort of break through for Arnold, since this movie was a flop at the box office, he doesn't like sequels, The Terminator being his only exception. So I was curious as an adult if this movie really was as bad as it's made out to be, I liked it a little bit when I was a kid, but when you're a kid, you're fascinated by anything. So watching this movie, as cheesy as it was, I still had a good time watching it. I understand why a lot of people have a distaste for it, it's definitely not up to par with the first Conan, it's more of a comedy vs. adventure. But I still enjoyed this movie, it's a good bad film that entertained me. Conan and his partner, Malek, are brought before Queen Taramis, who asks that Conan perform two tasks for her: obtain a special gem and retrieve the magic horn that can awaken the god, Dagoth. In exchange, she offers to resurrect Conan's dead lover, Valeria. Conan agrees. Conan, Malak, Jehnna, the queen's niece, and Bombaata set off on their journey. Along the way, Conan enlists the aid of his old comrade Akiro and the group later encounters Zula, who joins the party. They then set off after the magical horn, which is kept inside of a mysterious fortress. Jehnna retrieves the horn. After some difficulty from the cult residing in the fortress, they try to make their way back to Queen Taramis however, Bombaata betrays Conan and takes Jehnna, leaving the others to fight for their lives. The story is a bit much and it's not the same as the original, but if you give it a fair enough chance, I think you'll enjoy it too. It is a bit more comedic and steers away from the original story, but I think the comedy still made it fun. I loved the addition of Grace Jones, she was one tough chick and could stand proudly next to Conan; even if she did have a silly Japanese anime type of look to her hair in the end. I loved the costumes and the special effects and of course, Arnold. Conan is the part that he was meant to play and he carries the movie well with the other cast. Granted I know the direction isn't really good, it does have a more cheesy vibe as this was the same director for our favorite barbarian box office flop that was Red Sonja. There are a lot of plot holes and a script that could us a more than a few touch up's, but give the movie a fair enough chance, don't compare it to the original, on it's own, I'm sure you'll have a good time watching it. 7/10

Reviewed by ozborovac 10 / 10 / 10

Okay, an Austrian, a basketball player, a supermodel, a Japanese-American and Andre the Giant go into a bar...

For the sake of argument, let's presume that Conan the Destroyer is better than Conan the Barbarian. Now, why would anyone say something as crazy as that, what can compare to the riddle of steel? After all, what kind of a fantasy movie can stand up to Milius' quintessential sword and sorcery epic? A very, very stupid one. After the end of the first movie, Barbarian extraordinaire Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his new thief friend Malak (Tracey Walter) are hanging around a stone bed inside some random quarry, doing nothing in particular, when suddenly a band of marauders appears and tries to kidnap them. Conan and his friend dispatch them with ease, when the marauder's leader, queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) steps forward and reveals her intentions with the duo. She needs them to escort her niece, princess Jehnna (Olivia d Abo) on a quest for a mystical item that will resurrect her imprisoned god. Spurred on by Jehnna's promise to revive Conan's lover Valeria, he embarks on an adventure filled quest that has him questing alongside Jehnna's sworn protector Bombaata (Wilt Chamberlain), the badass Amazonian warrior Zula (Grace Jones) and Conan's chronicler, the wizard Akiro (Mako). Let's be frank, the storytelling in this movie isn't exactly profound as it is more focused on delivering a satisfying fantasy experience. The main goal instead is to instill a sense of adventure by having the characters move through a series of situations straight out of a pen and paper role-playing game. And what a group of characters it is, Wilt Chamberlain's character is an excellent foil for Conan especially considering the fact that he makes Schwazenegger's mountain of muscles seem tiny when compared to this towering Harlem Globetrotter. Conan's friend Malak has the spurious distinction of delivering some of the most cringe inducing lines in any fantasy movie. A couple of the jokes halfway hit the mark, and while the rest of them are generally painful there is humor to be had. While comedies generally have scores of writers forging the perfect jokes , Conan the Destroyer has an obliviousness to how to world works, a kind of savant naivety that makes it feel earnest rather than just plain dumb. Elsewhere, Grace Jones' manic portrayal of Zula is one of the more intense parts of the movie. The idea of having a supermodel act in a trashy fantasy film might seem oddball, but Jones' ferocious energy and striking appearance make her a suitable part of this merry band. Olivia d Abo's Jehhna serves as something of an emotional anchor to this world filled with weirdos, and she remains a sweet if ineffective romantic counterpart. Mako's Akiro is destined to be your stoner friend's favorite character, because Hey! He is the goddamn wizard, dude! He does cool spells and knows stuff about the world! He also saves the day in a deus ex machina kind of way! It's genuinely hard to get a census on what the definitive Schwarzenegger movie is, but you can't say that the Conan movies are one of the Austrian behemoth's finest movies. And I stress movies over acting here as, let's face it, Scharzenegger isn't exactly the greatest actor. Sure, he is an avatar, an idea of a brawny ubermensch that people strive to. But these movies understand what it takes to effectively sell that idea. Stick Arnold in a loincloth, have him speak as little as possible, have him lift one of those styrofoam rocks you see in fantasy movies, get a beautiful woman to swoon over him, have him fight room-sized rubber monstrosities, add in the occasional sword battle and bada-bing! Instant classic. Another noteworthy part of the movie is the exceptional set and environmental design. You simply don't get this kind of attention to detail, even with high tech CGI. The interiors of castles and dungeons are delightfully stylized, ancient tombs are well realized and foreboding and the move lets the viewer sink in all of the impressive minutia. Sure, it's plexiglass and styrofoam, but it does it's best to sell a rich fantasy world. But the unquestionably finest part of Conan the Destroyer is Basil Poledouris' majestic score. Reusing elements from Conan the Barbarian and adding a number of new themes, this soundtrack effectively brings this fantasy to reality. Choppy editing and corny dialogue fail to kill the impact certain scenes have the moment the score kicks in. At times dreamlike, at others thundering, the music provides this film with a drive far beyond the one found in the screenplay or the acting. To go back to the initial idea about Destroyer being better than Barbarian, let's compare it negatively as well. Firstly, Barbarian has a far stronger introduction, one that sets up the movie's basic themes and conflicts extremely efficiently. The iconic beginning might be that movie's finest part, and Destroyer's does measly little in that regard except establish that this ride will be more relaxed. Overall, Barbarian is noticeably more serious, and there are fans that far prefer that kind of tone for a fantasy movie, this one on the other hand is more fanciful and spontaneous in its depiction of Conan's world. Both Barbarian and Destroyer are structured in almost episodic way, and while Barbarian seems to linger on these vignettes a little too long with inconsistent payoff, Destroyer at least delivers a fascinating new locale, or a dynamic action scene or at the very worst, innuendo-laden dialogue. One thing that Destroyer absolutely lacks , is a villain. Barbarian has James Earl Jones' magnificent portrayal of Thulsa Doom, a truly epic villain, brimming with memorable lines. Destroyer's gallery of rogues fails to come anywhere near. To enjoy Conan the Destroyer, you need to see it with a child's eye of wonder. Have a drink, call in your friends, spark a little doobage and let yourself be drawn into this often silly, occasionally inspired and always bat-poop crazy world.

Reviewed by Eddie Cantillo 10 / 10 / 10

Conan The Destroyer (1984)

Conan The Destroyer (1984) Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Tracey Walter, Mako, Sarah Douglas, Olivia d'Abo, Pat Roach, Jeff Corey, Sven-Ole Thorsen, André the Giant and Ferdy Mayne Directed By: Richard Fleischer Review THE MOST POWERFUL LEGEND OF ALL IS BACK IN A NEW ADVENTURE. After the first Conan film making it big at the box office a sequel was on the cards an not just a sequel but apparently Arnold was signed on for a ten year contract with Deno De Laurentiis, the plan was to produce a Conan movie every two years. After watching this I wish that was the case. Conan the Destroyer features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely escort a teen princess (Olivia D'Abo) and her powerful bodyguard (Wilt Chamberlain) to a far away castle to retrieve the magic Horn of Dagon. Unknown to Conan, the queen plans to sacrifice the princess when she returns and inherit her kingdom after the bodyguard kills Conan. The queen's plans fail to take into consideration Conan's strength and cunning and the abilities of his sidekicks: the eccentric wizard Akiro (Mako), the wild woman Zula (Grace Jones), and the inept Malak (Tracey Walter). Together the hero and his allies must defeat both mortal and supernatural foes in this voyage to sword-and-sorcery land. This follow-up was made to address the issues fans had with the first movie. They put in a higher fantasy element and the film was more outlandish and colorful much like the comic from Marvel(funny actually) from the 1970s-1993. It left fans of the first film disappointed(shocked I am not) many cited the change of tone and push for a more family- friendly approach as the wrong way to go but on the plus side some critics felt it was a fun sword/sorcery film that was obviously faithful to the Marvel comics, since Edward R. Pressman suggested that the writer of those comics Roy Thomas write the script. The ending was suppose to have a demon instead but things seemed to expensive and they had to be scaled down. Roy and Gerry weren't happy with the end result of the script. Universal and Dino wanted to maximize profits for the sequel and the best course of action was to try and reduce the rating to a PG and appeal to younger viewers. Arnold expressed his concern on the reduced violence he felt they were going to alienate the fans and would cause problems with its success, but he still had fun making the film. Arnold is back and he does a pretty good job in the film, I can't necessarily say that he was just as good as he was in the first because I don't think hes that good here but hes still the person that will always come to mind when I think of Conan. He put on an extra ten pounds for the role. Sarah Dogulas who plays queen Taramia is just as great as she is in another comic book movie Superman II. Grace Jones plays Zula a character who was originally a man and created by Roy Thomas in the Marvel comics. Olivia d'Abo in her film debut and was only 15 years old at the time of shooting plays the beautiful princess Jehnna, for her film debut she did pretty good but was mostly screaming every time she got captured which for some could be pretty annoying but it didn't bother me. Tracey Walter plays Malick a thief who works along side Conan and is a bit of a coward who doesn't care much for the quest. Mako is back as Akiro the wizard to help Conan fight off other wizards along the way and is only other returning cast member from the first movie. The movies visual effects are still pretty great despite usage of blue screen. But the miniatures are the effects that are the best, like the castles and expand the world. The beast the wizard turns into is a nice design but doesn't give the actor much to do with his facial features. The winged creature that he also turns into is also nicely executed. The films goal was not only to capitalize on the success of the first film but to also make a more comic book style sword and sorcery adventure. The story and other characters do feel pretty weak given how good there performers are. The film does have quite a few problems such as that and can suck you out of it if your looking for something more. The tone is also not consistent with its first movie which is kind of problem considering how masterful I think that movie is. Conan The Destroyer is a fun watch but don't expect the first movie. Its goal was to have a higher fantasy elements and be more colorful towards children. With that in mind I think its great as a stand- alone film not as a sequel and I'm a huge sucker for sword/sorcery. It has good performances and great action and music but it is weak on story and side characters. Call me crazy but I still love it just as much as the first but for totally different reason I'm giving Conan The Destroyer a five out of five.

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