Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1989)

How bad is it? It's bad even for a Roger Corman "Deathstalker" clone.
Should you see it? It's certainly not essential viewing.

Barbarians apparently have tailors and detergent.

First of all, cool title - except that there's no empress. An amazon queen gets betrayed by her brother, is imprisoned, escapes, gets imprisoned and escapes again because there's not enough plot, joins another amazon and outfights cardboard charcters with cardboard swords to regain throne. Lana Clarkson returns to star, but as a different character and the entire plot of the first film is discarded. There's a naked scene on a rack - actually, there are two. There's a tarantula, a mute girl (who must not have been able to remember her lines), mud wrestling, one scene with an added laugh track, a sadistic princess who steals the movie, terrible fight scenes and some choice dialog:
"I'll go see what it is. I'm a guard now."
"One night with me would be the end of you."
and to a woman being raped: "Take it like a man!"

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