Conan the Destroyer (1984)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess.


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9 May 2007 | benuk
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| Not bad - but blimey - the most annoying sidekick ever!!!!!
The plot moves on at a fair old pace from one big set piece to another and it is clear the film had a decent budget. In fact, I would say that this is excellent bubblegum sword and sorcery fodder except for a few minor, but annoying quirks. For one thing the comedy sidekick Malak is phenomenally irritating, badly acted, and takes any tension, interest etc out of any scene. Clearly they were going for a wider 'family' appeal with this film, but this was also clearly a decision made some time down the filming process. Most obviously this hits home during the fight scenes with some very choppy cutting as some of the more gruesome bits have been removed. And Conan's second encounter with the camel suffers from this too! That aside the cast carry off their roles with aplomb, Grace Jones in particular really getting across her character's zest for and love of combat. One of the better hack and slash films out there.

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Release Date:

29 June 1984

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Mexico

Filming Locations

Yuma, Arizona, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,958,872 1 July 1984

Gross USA:

$31,042,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,042,035

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