The producers fired the first two directors after principal photography. Henry Crum was hired months later to re-edit, re-write and direct 45 pages of new material in seven days on location in the Crimea. See more »
On the first day of the tournament, Zigrid kills the hammer warrior. Yet, both at the end of the first day and at the beginning of the second day, the hammer warrior is standing among the other surviving champions. See more »
In the opening title sequence, several nonspeaking extras or bit players are credited as if they were principals simply because their English-looking names would be more easily readable by American viewers. See more »
OK, OK, I can understand how some movies try to use womanly figures to promote their movies and give some cheap thrills to the male audience, but you have to begin questioning a film that has the main lead getting it on with the first two nameless bare breasted chicks he rescues.
But that's not what makes the movie bad, nay painful. The script was a disaster and the delivery of said script was a travesty in the art of character portrayal. That being said, the characters in need of portrayal were shallow, one dimensional stereotyped fantasy figures and overused to the extent of being nauseous, so the actors can't take all of the blame.
The worst part of the movie occurs with the introduction of the "cute little sidekick" in the form of the abomination named Wooby. It is some mix between an Ewok and a giant teddy bear but shares none of the admirable qualities of either. The costume looks like it was a halloween costume thrown out by a 10 year old who knew better. The fight scenes involving Wooby are equally ridiculous and are little more than the light tossing of stones that plink of the chests of the bad guys but somehow manage to do enough damage to kill or otherwise disable them.
The only redeemable quality of the movie is O'Hearn himself, but not because of his acting ability or skill with martial arts and clearly not for his theatrical fighting abilities. The sole benefit he gives to the movie is that he looks the part and looks it well. The plot is overly cliché and reminiscent of fourteen year olds playing Dungeons and Dragons and the film doesn't even take itself seriously enough NOT to steal footage from other movies. Yes, an entire scene was taken right out of "DeathStalker".
The movie was a disaster and rivaled only by the likes of films such as Time Bandits and Cave Dwellers.
And for goodness sakes, it has Wooby.
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