Conan The Destroyer details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Pat Roach, Grace Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mako, Tracey Walter, Sarah Douglas, Olivia D'Abo|
|Collections:||100 Swords and Sandals Films|
Conan The Destroyer
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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conan 2nd time around!By james hilton from carlisle UK , 30 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]While not the masterpeice that conan the barbarian was (and still is) this 2nd outing for the muscled hyborean hero is still worth a watch! The action is very good in parts and the final battle is great. The supporting cast varies from very good (Mako) to very poor (Tracy Walters). But the overall adventure is worthwhile. Pity there probably won't be a third film (Crown of Iron)now that Arnie has taken to politics!
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Fun, but not greatBy TechnoHippy (109 reviews) , 06 Sep 2013The sequel to Conan the Barbarian this is a fun watch, but nowhere near as good as the first film. In this film Conan is tasked with helping a young girl fulfil a prophecy. As with the first film the story isn't anything special, it's all about watching Conan in action. The main problem with the film is that is was softened to reach a wider audience. The first film was rough and had a dark aspect to it, this one is lighter and relies more on the character interaction. It's far from a bad film, it's full of entertaining moments, in fact some of the components are superior to the original. For example Arnie is more comfortable in this film making this Conan a bit more world wise and as before he has some good one liners, but these are more quips than the dramatic tones of the first film. It also has better effects and fight choreography, although that does make the fights seem more staged, although the fight with the Queen's guard is still entertaining to watch. As before the soundtrack is superb. All in all it's good, but lacks the strength of the original, still worth a watch though.
Sequel Not As Good ShockerBy Roddenberry (40 reviews) from Bristol , 06 Jul 2013A cash-in if their ever was one, nowhere near the prescense of the first film. A shame, as I had hopes having only watched the first film for the first time recently and thought it was excellent.
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conan the detroyerBy elaine allison from falkirk scotland , 28 Oct 2011Liked this film not as good as the orginal but still was an ok storyline. Arnie very much the star of the story
Okay-ish, but nothing really outstandingBy lastengland (105 reviews) from Winchester , 16 Jun 2011It was OK.....think Tracey Walter was a bit too daft for the film.
Also think they could have made more of Pat Roach's role.
if you have a wet day & nothing else to watch it will while away a couple of hours
Krom Laughs at you if you didn't rate this 5 stars!By BimBawBagus (34 reviews) from edinburgh , 16 Sep 2010Well, maybe not worthy of 5 stars but this was another one of those trips down memory lane.
Funny action sequences that were cool at the time, a fine slew of catchphrases ('Get to the boat!', Schwarzenegger actually says that!) and some events that didn't transpire as I remembered them. That Lizard guy wasn't as good as I remember and the final fight certainly wasn't as good as I remembered either, which is a shame.
The action is pretty funny. Seeing someone that big trying to gracefully move is laughable at times but it still has a wee place in my heart but probably not to someone watching it anew.
Slimmest of stories with a now dated idea of what action cinema should be like = an average film unless you're collecting Schwarzenegger quotes.