Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photo of the Day

Red Sonja (Brigitte Nielsen) listens to her dying sister while Kalidor (Arnold Schwarzenegger) watches on in RED SONJA

Directed by Richard Fleischer, who directed 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA amongst other classic films. Not one of his best efforts. Even though it's fun in a Saturday Matinee type of film the whole production feels tired and uninspired. It's not that different than those cheap Italian CONAN knock-offs from the 1980s, with a bigger budget. The villains' costumes look like Samurai or sci-fi films from Japan. With Nielsen and Schwarzenegger unable to act beyond action scenes, the film needed a much stronger supporting cast to offset the weak acting from the leads. Passable fun but nothing more.

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