Matthew Lickona 11:49 p.m., Dec. 10
The blood-sister of Conan the Barbarian (both creations of Robert E. Howard) must extinguish the pulsing green talisman which draws power from light, and in the wrong hands could destroy the world. A feminist anti-nuclear allegory? Probably not. (Only women may touch the talisman, and the wrong hands into which it has fallen are those of a cruel lesbian queen.) And who would want to claim it as theirs anyway? The action is as repetitive as it is plentiful, and the comic interruptions from a pint-sized prince and his roly-poly servant are such as to make mere boredom preferable. With Brigitte Nielsen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sandahl Bergman; directed by Richard Fleischer. 1985.
— Duncan Shepherd
- Rated PG-13