Enter Kevin Sorbo.
I’m also guessing Sorbo never wearing a shirt was part of the deal.
Note: With the heavy electric guitar on this film’s score and Sorbo’s long sweaty hair flailing about it looked more like he was auditioning for a hair metal band than an elite guard unit.
His fighting prowess is unquestionable, but when General Taligaro (Thomas Ian Griffith) finds out that Kull is from Atlantis and not of noble birth he is disqualified. Before Kull has time to sit down and have a good pout a messenger from the palace arrives and informs the General that King Borna (Sven-Ole Thorsen) has gone mad and is murdering all his heirs, “My elders challenged me for the throne. So I've spared all my children any future disappointment!” When the king tries to kill General Taligaro, Kull steps in and thus incurs the wrath of the mad king and Kull is forced to kill the crazy bastard in self-defense. But before dying, the king bestows the throne to Kull as a last spiteful gesture to his heirs. Ancient political rulings were certainly wacky back in the day.
“Hail to the king, baby.”
I’ll give him points for not kicking anybody into a well while screaming, “This is Valusia!”
“I have a cunning plan.”
One can never underestimate the power of a broad and a hairy chest.
“There will be a kiss that will save an empire.” Yeah, that’s helpful.
Harvey Fierstein, strangest casting choice for pirate/slaver ever.
Will our intrepid heroes take down the demon sorceress? Can Kull and the spunky slave girl make it work? Will Kull bring democracy to the people? But most importantly, would anybody really care if the kingdom of Valusia was destroyed?
This is the kiss that will save an empire? Yikes!
"I'm hot and I know it, all you had to do was ask."