• Mike Scholtz

    ★★ Watched by Mike Scholtz 16 Aug, 2015

    Red Sonja wanders from one amazing location to another in search of acting lessons.

    She never finds them.

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  • Emory Taylor

    ★★★½ Added by Emory Taylor

    The destructive power of unrequited love and unharnessed passion. The sets are off the hook. The dinosaur bridge? gilded skeletons galore? yes please.

    I prefer a pretty straightforward reading of this as actually quite feminist. It's not bad for the queen to be a lesbian, it's just really hard to forge a path through the patriarchy and impossible for her to find love undemocratically. Red Sonja isn't a great film, but it really revels in the scenes. I love schlock like this.

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  • Robert Lewis

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Robert Lewis 13 Jul, 2015

    1980's Fantasy Weekend continues.

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  • Steve (not Warren) G.

    ★★★ Rewatched by Steve (not Warren) G. 09 Jul, 2015 3

    Red Sonja begged the question of what kind of bedside manner Arnold Schwarzenegger would have if he worked in an A & E department.

    There are two incidents in this film that would lead me to think that I wouldn't want to be told that my sister was dead or dying by him. I don't have a sister, but bear with me.

    So, Brigitte Nielsen is messing around with that annoying kid and Arnie just sidles up on his horse and…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★½ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 08 Jul, 2015

    An evil queen with a talisman that can destroy the world. A heroine who survived being ravaged and is now out for justice and revenge. A muscular companion who is not Conan, but is very knowingly cast. An Asian child sidekick who is definitely not Short Round. Red Sonja is inspired by Robert E. Howard's pulp writings, but the film itself is pretty execrable. To be fair, the production can't be faulted on ambition; the large sets and elaborate costumes…

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  • Not Dave Kehr

    Added by Not Dave Kehr

    In times of crisis, the Italian film industry always falls back on the sword-and-sandals epic—the Italian equivalent of the western. And because the Italian cinema was at the time suffering through the worst crisis in its history, it isn't surprising to find such names as Danilo Donati (Fellini's art director) and Giuseppe Rotunno (Fellini's cinematographer) attached to this 1985 Dino De Laurentiis production about a red-haired swordswoman (Swedish model Brigitte Nielsen) seeking vengeance on an evil queen (Sandahl Bergman). It's…

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  • Zack Clopton

    ★★★ Added by Zack Clopton

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In the 1970s, in the pages of their popular “Conan” comics, Marvel Comics introduced a character named Red Sonja. Though loosely inspired by a Robert E. Howard character named Red Sonya, this Sonja was different and shared a universe with Conan. (The character’s literary origins and legal ownership get kind of complicated after that.) Sonja, probably due to her curvaceous body and infamous chain-mail bikini, became popular enough to hold down her own series. This is probably why de Laurentiis…

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  • Colin the dude

    ★½ Watched by Colin the dude 18 Jun, 2015 3

    Ennio Morricone gives even the smelliest of trash the illusion of grandeur. He tosses away film scores like the candy man. Silver lining: One of Arnold's best worst performances.

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  • Ryan Meyers

    Added by Ryan Meyers

    A warrior woman seeks revenge on the woman who killed her family, had her men rape her, and stole a talisman capable of destroying the world. Holy shit, this is so bad. My trek through the Conan films have led me here. As I child, I believe I saw this on TV and thought it was pretty cool, but, upon rewatch, I'm thinking I should have avoided this and had that vague, blurry, yet fond, memory.

    Why they decided not…

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  • NinjaDomoEsq

    ★★ Watched by NinjaDomoEsq 10 Jun, 2015

    There's an element of this that seems sort of self-aware and the result is funny, the rest is terrible and funny for the wrong reasons. AHNOLD shows up randomly and without reason. It's like the studio couldn't commit to having a female action star. Sonja is fine at best. She's certainly got the bold part down, but acting in this film is weak. AHNOLD delivers some of the best lines though, almost as if either he or the folks writing…

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  • Ian Brumby

    Rewatched by Ian Brumby 08 Jun, 2015

    Brigitte Nielsen out-acted by her ginger mullet wig. Not that this is saying much.

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  • kenobizod

    Watched by kenobizod 27 May, 2015

    Another character credited to Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard, Red Sonya, warrior princess, portrayed by Stallone's ex, Brigitte Nielsen.

    My expectations were not high for this, I knew reviews were not very good, and Nielsen was not a very good actor...

    It was pretty horrible, acting, special effects, and Arnold was not even playing his Conan character...he'd pretty good in a supporting role, but does not seem to have much too do.

    Composer Ennio Morricone saves the film,…

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