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Kull the Conqueror (1997)

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An barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.

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A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Kull reigns. Kull rules. Kull rocks. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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29 August 1997 (USA)  »

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$6,086,891 (USA) (3 October 1997)
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Originally meant to be "Conan the Conqueror", the script was rewritten as "Kull" for Kevin Sorbo when Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to reprise his Conan character. See more »

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The amount (and position) of white in Zareta's hair changes several times. See more »

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[repeated line]
Zareta: [to Kull] Shall I undress now?
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Sinbad with more muscles and less charm, still not all bad
24 June 2001 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The screenplay writer must have read Howard's book, since there are literal quotes like `By this axe I rule!', which Kull exclaims during the coronation, yet again, this movie is no serious attempt to capture the raw, barbarian spirit of Howard's heroes. `Kull the Conqueror' reminds me of `Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger' rather than `Conan the Barbarian' or `Hercules'. Exactly like Patrick Wayne, Kevin Sorbo has to sail to the Land of Ice to find a solution to his problem: the evil witch threatening the once peaceful kingdom. `Kull' is nice, colourful adventure, Sinbad with more muscles and less charm, nothing special, but not as bad as some reviewers wrote, either. I'll watch it again on a rainy day. Of course, if you expected another `Conan the Barbarian', you'll be disappointed, but `Conan the Destroyer' and `Red Sonja' were no match for this masterpiece in the past, and `Kull' is at least a bit better than these two.

Tia Carrere as the red-haired witch Akivasha who cannot be killed, for she is living in a fire, is brilliant. Her immediate transition from the enchanting beauty to screaming rage compares to nothing. I still didn't figure out why Sorbo chose the same profession as De Niro and Dustin Hoffman, but he's passable here. Give it a try if you like the genre.


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