This is an Epic Bad Movie. Possibly the best looking B-movie I've ever seen. Considering it's utterly preposterous, mind numbingly ludicrous, the characters are shallow fantasy archetypes straight out of a very very very VEEEERY bad Dungeons & Dragons game, the villain is less competent than an Enron executive, and, most bizarre of all, the entire movie is framed as a bed time story told to a young girl by her mother this movie actually has a lot going on.
It just doesn't make much sense!
Still a must see flick. Check out my slightly longer review at Mise-en-scene Crypt
but, for those who've never seen this, know that this is one amazing genre bending production. It's at once a Arabian Nights Fantasy and
sword-and-sorcery; yet with Lou Ferrigno as the star this manages to be a "muscleman" movie as well. It's simply, utterly, outrageously unbelievable and yet. . yet . .
This is a must rent movie for bad movie night.
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