The Critics Were Wrong (Maybe)- Kull The Conqueror (1997)

In the late 1990’s Kevin Sorbo was the King of the scifi/fantasy genre. He was known at the time for playing the title character in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.  Hercules was schlocky, hokey and the writing was questionable at best. Instead of preventing type casting by playing an entirely new character in an entirely new genre, he went in even further. He dug his heels in Kull: The Conqueror.

In an ancient, faraway land, Kull (Sorbo) is a barbarian slave. Kull kills the old king in battle and is now the new king. But the old king’s heirs are not pleased with the upstart on the thrown. They resurrect the ancient sorceress Akivasha (Tia Carrere) to seduce Kull and kill him so they may take the throne for themselves.

If Hercules was bad, this movie is worse. Were the critics wrong? Absolutely not. If I were teaching film or screenwriting, this movie would be a perfect example of what not to do. It’s not even worth spending a rainy Saturday afternoon watching. I’d rather be outside in the rain than watch this waste of a film.

I absolutely do not recommend it.

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