Excerpt: Red Sonja, the offshoot of the Conan films which in particular this film was intended to be. The Sonja character lives in the same universe as Conan and Arnold essentially signed on to do a few cameo's as Conan but his role got extended to make him more or less the co-lead but the studio didn't have the rights to 'borrow' Conan and therefore his name was changed.
Excerpt: I'm a fan of Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer and i thought that Red Sonja was as good as i remembered it watching it on VHS back in the 90's but of course i was quite dissapointed. The movie itself is so silly at times that it's fun to watch, especially the poor acting and the hilarious costumes the actors had to wear.
Excerpt: Movie: I bought this film in three pack with Red Heat and Total Recall for a good price. Compare to the Conan, its disaster. Actors (not counting Arnold and Brigitte) are bad, story is supid. Most of the movie is boring interrupted with action scene with sword massacre - one positive fact. You must count that movie is 25 years old. Video quality: Picture is grainy and soft most of movie, som scenes in daylight are slightly above average.
Summary: This is Saturday afternoon fodder, and it is great fun. Brigitte Nielsen plays Red Sonja a little as though she is reading her lines off hidden cue cards, in fact the entire cast appears to have received the script on the day they began shooting, but this is still great comic book stuff all the same. It lacks the fancy CGI that we have come to expect, and is, in my opinion, actually the better for this lack.
Summary: It's been ages since I've seen this film, and it holds about as much interest for me as when I first saw it. It's entertaining on a certain level, and holds some interest. Some minor notes before progressing with my comments; Kalidor in reality is Conan's alternate name. That is to say Conan and Kalidor are one in the same person as per Robert Howard's authorship.
Summary: Personally this is one of my all time favorite movies since I was very young. That being said I had not seen this movie in over a decade before seeing it on the shelf at the grocery store where I purchased it. I had just watched the two Conan movies a few nights prior and I sat down with my lady to watch an old favorite. To me this movie was infinitely more enjoyable than the Conan movies.
Summary: OK, I know I'm going to either get a lot of hate for this and a lot of confused emails, but Red Sonja to me is an ultimate guilty pleasure. My sister and I used to watch this movie all the time when we were kids, we both wanted to so badly fight with Red Sonja and be apart of the group. So oddly, after years of not watching this since I was a kid, my sister and I found the DVD for 5 dollars and decided to watch it.
Summary: This is a wonderfully moral sword and sorcery epic. Arnold Schwarzenegger portrays a heroic man of high character unlike the amoral Conan. His portrayal of Kalidor is understated and that makes it WORK. Brigitte Nielsen while a raw talent, still manages to put this film over. She is what one expects a Red Sonja to be: a simple, brave, barbarian woman with a sense of loyalty and oath upholding that is so alien to our modern world.
Actually, As Much As People Hate This, It Still Runs Like Conan 3.
22 April 2007
Summary: It is sad that Schwarzenegger was the best thing about this production, especially considering the fact that he had not yet come into his own, and was still as stiff as cardboard in his dialog delivery. Actually, this isn't as bad as some critics say, but it isn't good, either. It IS amusing, and DOES play like a poor country cousin of the Conan line, making it a conflicted, uneven, poor work.