Kull the Conqueror (1997) Movie Review

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Kull the Conqueror (1997)

1997 | PG-13 | Action, Fantasy, Adventure
95 minutes / 1h 35min

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Kull the Conqueror Plot Synopsis:

A barbarian named Kull unexpectedly becomes a king after an old king (whom Kull has just killed in a battle) gives his crown to him. But direct heirs of a killed king, trying to topple Kull and regain the throne, bring an old witch-queen Akivasha back to life. Their plan backfires, however, as Akivasha is going to allow their lords - demons - to rule the kingdom. The only thing that can stop her now is a breath of the god Volka.

Kull the Conqueror (1997) Review

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.

  • Kull the Conqueror Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.16
  • IMDB: 4.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.6

About Kull the Conqueror 1997

Title: Kull the Conqueror
Year: 1997
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.08/5 stars from 7,173 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7,173
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Kull the Conqueror Cast Starring: Sven-Ole Thorsen, Roy Brocksmith, Pat Roach, John Hallam, Paul Weston, Kevin Sorbo, Terry O'Neill, Harvey Fierstein, Thomas Ian Griffith, Paul Kynman, Tia Carrere, Litefoot, Karina Lombard, Edward Tudor-Pole, Douglas Henshall, Joe Shaw, Peter Petruna, Boris Bacik
Kull the Conqueror Writers: Robert E. Howard, Charles Edward Pogue
Kull the Conqueror Director: John Nicolella
Production: Universal Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA