Kull, the Conqueror (1997) is an American action adventure movie containing fantasy that is an adaptation of Robert E. Howard‘s Conan the Conqueror novel “The Hour of the Dragon” and is 95 minutes long. Director John Nicolella (Miami Vice (1984), Heartbeat (1987), Super Force (1990)) failed upon executing his second full-length movie. I believe that the director should have used less violence and more feel for the character by giving more information about them so that the viewers can connect to them.
Kull the Conqueror starts by introducing us to what has happened over time that lead to Kull (Kevin Sorbo - Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Andromeda (2000), God’s Not Dead (2014), Meet the Spartans (2008)) becoming king. The king is slaughtering his heirs in his homeland for no apparent reason, and Kull and a few others made their way to stop the killing. The king tried to kill Kull, but his sneak attack failed. He then gained enough strength to make Kull his heir out of revenge because he knows that many people will try to kill Kull. The king was right as royal blood was in line for the throne wants to kill Kull. After a few events, Kull see’s the true identity of his supposed wife and tries to get rid of that evil upon him. The movie goes on to show the battle between the bloodlines to the throne and Kull, who had no relations but was summoned to the throne.
The movie had a series of adventure with a lot of action that will quench the thirst of adventure for whoever seeks it. There was nonstop action that some gladiators fans might also enjoy, but this movie was not the type of movie that I favor or enjoy. I gave this movie a five because I do not want to be biased since it is not my cup of tea. I do love adventure films, but this movie was too barbaric for my taste.
About Kull the Conqueror (1997)
Starring: Sven-Ole Thorsen, Pat Roach, Roy Brocksmith, Terry O'Neill, John Hallam, Paul Weston, Kevin Sorbo, Harvey Fierstein, Thomas Ian Griffith, Edward Tudor-Pole, Douglas Henshall, Litefoot, Karina Lombard, Joe Shaw, Peter Petruna, Boris Bacik, Paul Kynman, Tia Carrere
Director: John Nicolella