THE WARRIORS FROM HELL
Aka "Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell"
I will admit, "Deathstalker" and "Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans" are huge guilty pleasures of mine and are among my all time favorite "bad movies" I have ever seen. Due to this I was eager to see how filmmakers were going to approach the third film in the series: would it be the unintentionally funny outcome of the original or the intentionally self aware spoof of the second? Well to my surprise it was neither, the outcome is just plain and simply BAD with little to no entertainment value. Damn...
The plot has the essential sword and sorcery genre elements which is 1. a princess and 2. an evil wizard. So the predictable plot we get is Deathstalker given half of a magical stone and thus has to rscue a princess from an evil wizard before he finds the other half and brings the whole kingdom straight to hell. Can Deathstalker get past his "warriors from hell" of the title? Does anyone care by this point?
The production values are the lowest possible including recycled music (from "Battle Beyond the Stars"), shit sets, shit costumes (including a guy's helmet that has metal bat wings), shit writing (including a rushed ending), shit editing and the worst fight choreography imaginable. I've seriously never seen worse sword fighting! The end fight sequence looks like it was shot with no rehearsing and the result is just embarrassing.
|This is our new Deathstalker?|
|Must keep straight face.... need money|
|This is our villian? Really?|
|Are those bat wings on the side of his helmet?|
Written Eric Reifschneider