From their stronghold in Icepeak, the evil Queen Juliana (Eileen O'Neill) and her son, Nekron (Stephen Mendel), send forth a wave of glaciers, forcing humanity to retreat south towards the equator. Nekron sends a delegation to King Jarol ( Leo Gordon) in Firekeep to request his surrender, but this is a ruse orchestrated by Queen Juliana for Nekron's sub-humans to kidnap Jarol's bikini-clad daughter, Princess Teegra (Cynthia Leake); Queen Juliana feels that Nekron should take a bride to produce an heir. However, Nekron is incensed and rejects the notion of peace, Teegra and his mother's plan. Later, Teegra makes an escape and comes upon Larn (Randy Norton), a young warrior and the only survivor of a village razed by glaciers, who offers to escort her back to Firekeep. As Teegra is recaptured, Larn teams with the mysterious Darkwolf ( Steve Sandor) to save Teegra and then travel to Icepeak to stop Juliana. Darkwolf faces Nekron and kills him as Icepeak succumbs to lava released by King ...Written by
Mohammed Salman Khan
The two credited writers for this film, Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, were well-known comic book writers, and both had served as editor-in-chief at Marvel comics in the 1970s. Thomas took over the position from Stan Lee in 1972, and Conway held it briefly in 1976. See more »
Darkwolf rescues Larn from Nekron's iceberg, then both head to Fire Keep. They proceed to convince Jarol to lend him the Dragonhawks so they can return to the glacier to rescue Teegra and kill Nekron. Why didn't they simply infiltrate the glacier while they were still there? After all, Larn got close enough to fire an arrow at Nekron. Darkwolf could have killed him there, instead of wasting time heading back to Fire Keep. See more »
If you peacefully surrender, my Lord Nekron will cease the destruction of...
This is your message of peace? A demand for our total and unconditional surrender?
We call it an offer of alliance, Your Majesty.
I call it blackmail.
My Lord Nekron's offer...
To hell with Nekron and his offer. We are free men, not slaves.
King Jarol, be reasonable.
My son, Taro, speaks more with his heart than with his head. But he speaks for all of us.
There can be no alliance. We will fight you to the death.
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Let me say something first: The world of animation owes a great deal to Ralph Bakshi. He was one of those who constantly fought against the limitations of the medium; maybe some kind of anti-Disney. Animation as we know it today would be a lot poorer without Bakshi (without Disney too, of course). Now, as important as Bakshi is for the medium, the sad thing about his career is that nearly all of his projects seem half-finished at best; even if they made it to the big screen many of his films are uneven rides. The one exception (in my opinion) is "Fire and Ice", a fantasy flick with some really good animation and high quality from start to finish. The character designs are based on Frazetta (good choice) and the animation often rotoscoped, therefor realistic.
Now - why then do I give it only 4 out of 10?! Answer: The story is so weak you basically have to turn off the speakers to enjoy the pictures. They took some Frazetta drawings and put them on film without filling them with character or life. Then they wrote a story so these cardboard "characters" had to move around so they could show off some cool animation. It's truly mind-boggling how much work they put into this, instead of filming something like, say, a "Dragonriders of Pern"-story.
Recommended for animation nuts (like myself)
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