With the power of Nietzsche, a barbarian-turned-warrior seeks revenge on those who killed his people.
I love it, but I'm biased because of this movie's significant influence on my early self.
Being "from back in the day", this movie is unashamedly-specific about its audience.
More recent sword-and-sorcery movies are watered-down to broaden their audience. Think The Lord of the Rings, which is a phenomenal movie in its own right, but its stark contrast has pushed movies like this one into a "classic" sub-genre. To fans of the recent movies, this one will seem crude.
For fans of the classic style, I'm confident in strongly recommending this. I think it stands out as good, and won't need to be considered "good, but only because of its historical significance".
See also Conan the Adventurer - (1999 television show), only.. don't.
An ex-commando's daughter is kidnapped in a ploy to have him help overthrow a foreign government, but this single father will instead fight to rescue her.
This is a movie that gets to the god damned point. It's full of tension and action, and every other line is memorable. It holds up exceptionally well, only being unsurprisingly limited by the lack of mobile phones in 1985.
I really hope you like steel drums.
From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.
A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.
- Inspired by La Jetée - (1962 movie), written by Chris Marker
- See also 12 Monkeys - (2015 show)
- TODO - watch with the commentary
TODO - At the end of the making-of is a secret menu and more stuff.
Two young losers somehow make a hot woman who has magical powers.
One of the fundamental parts of this movie involves some really terrifyingly-old technology. Even back then it was comical. If that can be excused, the rest of this holds up perfectly.
So with that out of the way, I can highly recommend this. I know my nostalgia must cloud my judgement, but I still think it would be a fun movie for a first-timer. It's bubblegum.
An evil sorcerer queen hunts a baby who's prophesied to kill her, but the baby is being spirited away by a pair of unlikely heroes: A scoundrel and a gnome.
Fun as hell. Mandatory viewing.
TODO - To watch with commentary and all the bonus material.
College kids go on vacation out into the woods, and everything goes horribly wrong when misunderstandings spiral out of reason.
A great movie with a great tone. Really fun to watch, but, as with most of its peers, it's great for just the one watch.
In the far future, the scarcity of water prompts pirates to steal ice, but they are swept up into a rebellion.
Swashbuckling-and-blasters, this movie is cheezy without being funny. I think it has some cult following merely because there wasn't much of interest back then, and this style of movie was popular for reasons outside of quality entertainment. This is like some sort of movie version of shitposting.
Absolutely not recommended, as it doesn't tick any boxes outside of nostalgia.
A woman is pulled back into a life of crime, only to learn that what she helped steal has other interested parties.
A mediocre movie which just feels off and awkward. Definitely not recommended.
Olga Kurylenko is either an absolutely awful actor, or playing an absolutely awful character, or maybe both. Probably both.