6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Slow Krull can disturb and fascinate children,
This review is from: Krull [DVD] (DVD)
As a child I found this film disturbing and fascinating. So many scenes were burned into my consciousness even after a single watching - the Slayers attacking the castle, the noise they make when they die (like the Nazi warewolves in one of the dream sequences from 'An American Warewolf in London'), Colwyn (great name!) pulling the death star out of the lava, the old blind seer being replaced by a shape-shifting Slayer with black eyes in the swamp, the widow of the web who changes from shrivelled old woman to a beautiful young girl in front of our eyes, the Cyclops who swapped one of his eyes for the ability to know the moment of his own death getting crushed by the closing rock walls of the Black Fortress, and the 'princess' trapped inside, at the mercy of a hideous 'Beast' who loves her selfishly.
Watching it again as an adult the following went through my mind (1) it's a slow film, especially compared to more modern films, (2) Colwyn is even duller than I expected, and looks a bit like Patrick Swayze and a bit like a lion, (3) it's very similar in plot and characterisation to 'Starwars', (3) I felt sorry for the Beast: the princess doesn't love him because he's ugly; Colwyn winds up with the girl because he's handsome (if you like Patrick Swayze and lions), and she smiles maliciously as he cuts up the Beast with the death star. Poor Beast.
Unlike most of the other reviewer's, I don't go much for the Horner soundtrack. The music always seems to be going somewhere else, and then... cops out. It's a mishmash of other melodies all thrown together in a big bluster of horns.