Kull the Conqueror Reviews
Howard was a great storyteller and the imaginary world where he develops his stories and heroes, mainly during the Hiborian Age, has a notable charisma. This movie is based in one of the Howard's most famous heroes along with Conan: Kull, the mighty Barbarian who rules over Atlantis. Maybe because of this special interest that I have for Howard's work, "Kull" makes me remember of the paperback books of my youth. In a critical mood, I know this movie is not a great deal. But I have to say I was tighted to the screen and had a great time watchiong this. For me, even Kevin Sorbo was good and convinced. Sorry, fellows, I'm back to my childhood!!!!
I enjoy the fact that this was supposed to be a Conan film with Ah-nuld, but when he refused to sign on the filmmakers changed it to a Kull story (both characters were created by Robert E. Howard). In it, Conan had become the King of Aquilonia (as we saw in the foreshadowing in the first Conan film), instead of all the made-up shit in this film.
They could easily have replaced Conan with Bran Mak Morn, Black Turlogh, Solomon Kane or any of the other loner, mythic warriors that Howard wrote about. They were all pretty much the same. Except that Kane was a Puritan, um, and Conan believed in Crom.
The ever-delectable Tia Carrere plays the red witch who plans to take over the world, and she is absolutely delicious as a supernatural villainess. The fights are clumsily staged, the sets are from hunger, but the dialog is a lot of fun and everyone would appear to be having a good time.