The Summer of '84: Conan the Destroyer Comments - Mania.com



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VioLatorr 6/30/2014 9:45:30 AM

 This film was awesome.

VTGamehendge 6/30/2014 9:59:17 AM

Yeah, I loved it as a kid.  Haven't watched it in a long time though.  I have the double movie set on DVD.  Might have to blow the dust off it.

monkeyfoot 6/30/2014 10:32:08 AM

After the seriousness and depth of the first Conan movie this one was a great dissappointment for me. This one was so light and silly. It felt kind of cheap to me similar to the many low budget fantasy movies that were coming out at that time. The only consolation was the incredible cuteness/hotness of Olivia D'Abo.

ElBaz13 6/30/2014 10:57:46 AM

agree Monkeyfoot.

It was totally cheaper than the first and the forced so many Arnold one-liners. It was also a PG-13 movie so less violence and boobs than the first.

Classic example of franchises starting off R rated than becoming PG sequels and then (groan) cartoons.

Rambo, Police Academy, Robocop and Conan.

 

jppintar326 6/30/2014 2:03:42 PM

Haven't watched this one in a while.  The first one does still hold up because of the genuine sense of danger.  The second one is watchable but rather forgettable.

Walker 6/30/2014 2:43:16 PM

While this is supposed to be the more family-friendly Conan, the sexualization of a very underage Olivia D'abo (she was something like 14 at the time) is more objectionable than anything that happened in the first film.

boxker 6/30/2014 3:31:30 PM

I saw this before the first Conan, well at least a mjaority of it. I'd seen parts of it but my parents wouldn't let me watch it. In anycase, I loved it. Even then I knew it wasn't as intense but it was still fun. My sister's cousin's brother was one of my favorite parts and Olivia d'abo was another. I didn't know she was that young. although she was still older than me.

No, it wasn't as good as the first one but it was still better than movies like Sword and the Scorcer.

ztigr 6/30/2014 4:37:28 PM

 Still better than the last Conan.  I walked out on that piece of crap.  I loved the first Conan.  This one was okay as a kid.  I thought the mirror room was kind of neat.  

 

Iridan 7/1/2014 8:06:51 AM

 I agree with those who think this one was silly. That is my main beef with it rather than the PG rating. Wilt sucked and the thief was lame.

While the first definetly had a more hard edge, it also had more of a story. Conan could not let the revenge go which cost him his love. So was the revenge worth it? The first one rocks, while the second one... I agree with the C minus, but for different reasons.

 

Muenster 7/1/2014 8:18:49 AM

C'mon... How many times were we ever gonna see Wilt Chamberlain and Arnold Scharzenegger have a sword fight to the death?

... And Grace Jones kickin all kinds of ass as well?

It was a fun movie with an easy to follow story that came together far better than most of the crap made today.

In fact, compared to Transformers 4, Conan the Destroyer is nearly high art.

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