When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen...she shall choose a king...and together they shall rule the planet. And their son shall rule the galaxy. Written by
When the "Fire mares" first appear they are shod, but a later close-up of their feet (with fire) shows them unshod. See more »
[Colwyn gives the king's key to Torquil to rid himself of his manacles]
I thought I might keep them as a momento of our journey.
Well, the key is yours.
Only the king and his Lord Marshall carry this key!
[Torquil laughs realizing he's just been appointed Lord Marshall]
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This has always been one of my favorite movies for some reason. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's good; just that I like watching it.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone searching for a good fantasy title from the 80's. I would put "Krull" right up there with Ladyhawke, both Conan's, Willow, and the Dark Crystal.
What separates this fantasy film from the others is a plot involving a more science fiction- type element. Visitors from somewhere in space have landed on a planet named Krull to wreak havoc. After they snag up our hero, Prince Colwyn's bride-to-be, he goes on a quest to save her with the help of a star-shaped boomerang with knives called the Glaive and a band of strange characters including a cyclops and a goofy guy who can change into animals.
Good time fun worth the rental price. What else do you need here?
For film buffs, check out early performances by Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane.
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