Customer Review

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Conan., 27 April 2010
This review is from: The Sword And The Sorcerer [DVD] (DVD)
In the Same way that 'Robocop' was a much better Judge Dredd film than 'Judge Dredd', this is a much better Conan film than any of the Conan films. Lacking the pretention (and inteminable length) of the 1st Conan film, this is closer in feel to 'Jason and the Argonauts', or 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad'. Only with more violence and nudity.

The low budget is obvious, but the FX are good, especially the opening scene (stolen wholesale from Robert E Howard) and can anyone say they thought the (very expensive) giant mechanical snake from the Conan film looked even slightly convincing? The lead actor may not be as impressively muscled as Arnie, but he can act, and is much more athletic, rather than muscle bound, so the fight scenes are fast and entertaining.

There's an element of humour here, which is just about at the right level - it reminds me of 'Big Trouble in Little China' in that respect. Good (cheap) fun. It's not great art, but that's no bad thing.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: SE London

Top Reviewer Ranking: 261,982