All kidding aside, this movie was legendary when I was a kid. I mean, the hero had a three-bladed sword. Three blades! On the sword! How cool is that!?! And there was a hot chick with big boobs. I mean, come on -- this is the stuff all us 10-year-old boys would kill to see!
Truth is, the 10-year-old boy inside me loved the hell out of The Sword and the Sorcerer (yeah, I never did get to see it as a child). The 43-year-old man? Well, this is an old and kinda cheesy flick that still has a hero with a three-bladed sword -- which is totally bad ass, by the way -- and a hot chick with big boobs -- which is totally bad ass, by the way.
Enjoying The Sword and the Sorcerer some 30 years after its release is best kept as a guilty pleasure. Everyone seemed to be having a good time making it. And it is, for all intents and purposes, a fun movie. But it's an old one, and shows its age.
Kathleen Beller? you're a true beauty. Lee Horsley? You made a good fantasy hero. Richard Moll? Doesn't matter how scary you are in this, you will always be Bull from Night Court to me. But still, y'all made a fun movie, and one I'm glad I finally got to see.
And I want that damned three-bladed sword already!