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A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman's master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love - however Red Sonja's power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man... Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Arnold Schwarzenegger himself eschews this movie as one of his worst, yet he (laughingly) claims that it's an excellent disciplinary tool for his children: "I tell them, if they get on my bad side, they'll be forced to watch Red Sonja (1985) ten times in a row. Consequently, none of my kids has ever given me much trouble." See more »
The credits say that the movie is based on characters created by Robert E. Howard (who died in 1936), who created the basic Hyborian setting, as well as the character Conan (who appears here under the name Kalidor), but omit mention of writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Barry Windsor-Smith who created the title character Red Sonja in 1973. See more »
I know you're a brave girl, but danger is my TRADE.
If danger is a trade, I'll learn it by myself.
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you know, i gave this movie an eight. yeah. really. i shouldn't have, but i did, and it's because it's a feel good movie, and better then that "santa clause: the motion picture," thing, even though santa and sonja are both kinda red. sort of. like, whenever you're watching it, you have this stark realization that life isn't so bad, that the vapors vapping your inner peace are really just the nasty shrimp you ate for dinner. i don't recommend shrimp for dinner or any time else. but shrimps are red, like sonja, and "red sonja," unlike shrimp, is worth it if only for some of the sword play and the fallen limbs, heads, rocks, etc. plus there's a bunch of scars and costumes, and costumes that are scars. oh, and arnold lifts a bunch of stuff too.
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