You know when some movie is bad, but it’s so bad that it’s actually quite good, if you prepare yourself for it. And by prepare I mean gather bunch of friends, buy some beer and be ready to laugh your ass off, although this is not a comedy. It’s an all-out Conan reap-off, I mean they just took the whole premise of some muscular, masculine guy with the same haircut as Conan, to be in the lead role. At this point, I should probably inform you that Kull is based on works of Robert E. Howard, who also wrote Conan. Also, the man who wrote the script Charles Edward Pogue, stated that the studios interfered too much with his work, leaving him very displeased with the final product. The fun section for this movie just continues, because this was originally the third part of the Conan trilogy! However, after Arnie refused to reprise his role and Sorbo refused to play a character so linked to Arnie, the studios decided to go in another direction and base the movie on another character from Howard’s novels.

Kull the Conqueror [1997] Movie Review Recommendation PosterI think that’s it. Wait, it’s not. If you’re from Finland please confirm that the word Kull means penis, because that’s apparently true. I also think that most of the people involved with making this movie knew what the fuck is going on. I mean, the ridiculous script, hilarious soundtrack, “witty and cool” one-liners and everything else was so funny that I had to pause Kull the Conqueror just to get some air into my lungs. Just take the fights, so ineptly choreographed that it’s actually amazing how they managed to do them. And the effects, as well as the plot are just ridicules, it’s like this movie was written and directed by bunch of children, for a bunch of children. Just relax, play the movie and be prepared to be dragged into the world of cliches and bad and predictable dialogues. The only thing that’s missing is nudity, this being a PG-13 presentation. With a little tits, ass and blood this could have been a true cult classic, not that Kull hasn’t achieved that role over the years. It works well also as an eighties fantasy movie, if you like that sort of thing.

Director: John Nicolella

Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Harvey Fierstein

Fun Facts: While practicing for the fight scenes, Kevin Sorbo nicked himself with a dull-bladed prop sword. At his request, producers gave him a rubber sword.

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