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|title||Conan the Destroyer (1,984) - Theatrical Trailer - © Universal Pictures|
|published||May 11, 2009|
|Keywords||Conan-The-Destroyer-1,984, Universal-Pictures, Theatrical, Trailer, Arnold, Schwarzenegger, Olivia, D'Abo, Grace, Jones, Wilt, Chamberlain, Sarah, Douglas, Mako, Richard, Fleischer, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Princess, Queen, Castle, Horn, Wizard, Gods, Sword-Fighting, Man-vs-Beast, Bending-Arms-Back, Face-Punch, Desert, Female-Warrior, Crystal-Lake, Warrior, Barbarian, Monster, Ice-Palace, Breaking-Glass, Virgin-Sacrifice, Horse, Guard, Waterfall, Underground-Temple, Shirtless-Male, Mutation, Destiny, Enchanted-Forest|
|description||Film: Conan the Destroyer.
Synopsis! "Conan the Destroyer" is a 1,984 film directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings). It is a sequel to Conan the Barbarian, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mako returning to resume their roles as Conan and Akiro the wizard, along with a new cast, such as Grace Jones as Zula. The critical and commercial response was weaker than that for the first film as it was felt by some viewers to have excluded the bloody, brooding ambience of the original John Milius film, instead opting for a more kid-friendly adventure.
Plot! Conan and his partner, Malek, are brought before Queen Taramis, played by British actress Sarah Douglas who asks that Conan perform two tasks for her: obtain a special gem — which may only be touched by her niece, Jehnna — and retrieve the magic horn that can awaken the god, Dagoth. In exchange, she offers to resurrect Conan's dead lover, Valeria. Conan agrees. Conan, Malak, Jehnna, and Bombaata set off on their journey. Along the way, Conan enlists the aid of his old comrade Akiro and the group later encounters Zula, who joins the party. They then make their way to the castle of Toth-Amon, the wizard who is in possession of the magical gem. However, Toth-Amon kidnaps Jehnna before they get to the castle. The party then breaks into the castle, with Conan fighting products of Toth-Amon's magic before the wizard is mortally wounded and the heroes retrieve the gem and Jehnna.They then set off after the magical horn, which is kept inside of a mysterious fortress. Jehnna retrieves the horn (using the gem). After some difficulty from the cult residing in the fortress, they try to make their way back to Queen Taramis - however, Bombaata betrays Conan and takes Jehnna, leaving the others to fight for their lives. Conan and his friends survive, however, and give chase after learning the true nature of Dagoth's rebirth from Akiro. At Shadizar, the magic horn is inserted back onto Dagoth as Jehnna is planned to be sacrificed to the god in order to appease him and ensure no calamity befalls the city. However, Conan and his friends break in upon the ceremony, preventing Jehnna's sacrifice - causing Dagoth to transform into an uncontrollable monster that kills Taramis. A great battle ensues, during which Bombaata is killed by Conan before he battles Dagoth. The battle ends when Conan manages to weaken Dagoth by ripping out the horn that gives him life, landing the deathblow when Dagoth kneels over. The movie ends with Jehnna becoming the new Queen of Shadizar and giving her surviving companions each a place in her court. Conan refuses an offer of marriage, and leaves to search for his own kingdom.