COMING ATTRACTIONS

RED SONJA (1985)

Director: Richard Fleischer  Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Paul Smith

In a prehistoric land (where the sets are monstrously overblown and everyone dresses like a Mardi Gras float), a young woman called Red Sonja is raped and left for dead by the soldiers of the wicked Queen Gedren. After surviving her ordeal and brushing up on her sword-fighting skills, Sonja learns that Gedren has stolen an orb with the power to destroy the whole world. She teams up with an irritating child actor, a comedy relief fat guy and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and together they set out to save the world for future generations of over-the-top costume designers. This is epic storytelling at its bad movie best. Fans of endless sword-fighting scenes will love this and horseback-riding enthusiasts will not be disappointed either. A lot of the dialogue sounds like it was written in the car on the way to the set and, to make things even better, a most of it has been dubbed. If this hasn’t convinced you that this movie is mandatory viewing I invite to read a sample of its contemporary reviews:

“Dull, poorly acted and badly miscast.”

“…dialogue that sounds like the actors have already read the MAD magazine parody…”

“The acting is awful, even by the standards of this bunch.”

“The only real interest is deciding who gives the worse performance, Nielsen or villainess Bergman.”

“Morally dubious (Gedren’s lesbianism is depicted as one of her evil attributes) and worse acted than words can explain, Red Sonja is a great embarrassment.”

I guess we’ll see you there.

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