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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
Following almost a year of pre-production, which saw Peter Yates meticulously storyboarding, Production Designer Stephen B. Grimes sketching hundreds of set ideas, Visual Effects Supervisor Derek Meddings experimenting with elaborate combinations of opticals, and scores of construction workers building fantastical landscapes, Krull (1983) began production in early 1982. See more »
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Nowadays the fantasy-sci-fi genre has fallen somewhat into decline. If not for the present day Star Wars film, 'Phantom Menace', and others like 'The Princess Bride', the genre would be almost non-existent.
Krull delivers itself similar to the way in which we are presented Star Wars. On the one hand we have all these lavish charcaters, creatures, and landscapes; giving a ripe fantasy apeal to it, and then there is the electrifying special effects (the enemy soldiers are black horned creatures whose weapons fire blades out of (lightsabre-looking) rods, giving off bursts of blue energy when they impact).
But differing from Star Wars, Krull makes more room for accentuating the death scenes. In Star Wars we are presented with storm troopers who don't bleed, and old Jedis who just vanish when they have a searing electric sword cut them in two. In Krull, we have the bad guys' heads split open and squid-like creatures fly out and bury themselves in the ground. We also have a morbid quicksand sinking victim, a man who is impaled by a spike that moves at about a half inch per second to slowly embed itself through his chest, and not to mention, where Leia, Han and Luke are saved from the crushing walls of a grabage compactor, the same cannot be said for one unfortunate man in Krull.
All in all a very enjoyable movie (Where do I get one of those shuriken's from), with Liam Neeson performing a minor role as one of the brigands who helps Prince Colwyn search for his missing bride.
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