Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Conan The Destroyer

Last night was round 2 of 'TWO WEEKS WITH ARNOLD'. An adventure to watch, explore, and review 14 Schwarzenegger movies in 14 nights; and to document my feelings toward Arnold during the course of this clinical evaluation.

Why Arnold? Why 14? I'm not an Arnold freak, but I am a fan. My review on Terminator Salvation sparked an interest and curiosity regarding Arnold and a light bulb went off! "TWO WEEKS WITH ARNOLD!!" What an interesting story! Will I have troubles making it two weeks straight? Will I grow sick of Arnold? What will I learn? Time will tell.

Two Weeks With Arnold Night 2
Conan The Destroyer (1984)

Whew, it's been a busy day for me today; working 12 hours at the wash, then family time this evening... finally back to the house at 10pm to write my thoughts on Conan The Destroyer. I can see this is going to be a task, to watch and document my emotional attachment to each movie. Here goes...

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as Conan The Destroyer; galloping along the countryside with his gang of wild misfit warriors, killing monsters and defeating wizards. Reminds me of Billy The Kid and the old west. Wilt Chamberlain, former NBA superstar who holds the record for most points ever scored in a game (100), and the record for most women ever slept with (20,000!), guest stars.

Overall the movie was pretty good. I kept flashing on 1980's Superman, Robin Hood, Zena Warrior Princess, and He-Man. There's good fight scenes, blood, and more dialog in the first 5 minutes than all of Conan The Barbarian.
Highlight: Conan VS. the red caped gorilla/swamp thing monster in the mirror room.

Simeon gives it a 3.

*I'm off to watch KINDERGARDEN COP!! Tune in tomorrow night for the review and more feedback from my honest heart.*


  1. I think to FULLY appreciate "The Arnold" you must figure out a way to stream the remaining movies together into one continous loop so there would be no break in between, drink a case of redbull, pry your eyes open with those things from A Clockwork Orange, and tie yourself to a chair for the remaining flicks?
    -Clayton "Soupie" Sales-

  2. :) I might just have to do that Clayton!