Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1997. Universal Pictures, Raffaella De Laurentiis Productions, Korsala Productions. Screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue, based on worlds and characters created by Robert E. Howard. Cinematography by Rodney Charters. Produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis. Music by Joel Goldsmith. Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez. Costume Design by Thomas Casterline, Sibylle Ulsamer. Film Editing by Dallas Puett.
In the great tradition of Conan, which isn’t that great a tradition by the way, Kevin Sorbo plays a barbarian king who must defend his people against his sorceress-witch wife and save the world from complete destruction. It’s big, it’s loud, it’s gloriously fun and full of lots of great action scenes and plenty of opportunities for Sorbo to take off his shirt. Karina Lombard co-stars, and as usual, she’s beautiful and not so great. Watch it if you think you might have a great time.