Conan the Destroyer
Conan the Destroyer (1984)

Based on a character created by Robert E. Howard, this fast-paced, occasionally humorous sequel to Conan the Barbarian features the hero (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as he is commissioned by the evil queen Taramis (Sarah Douglas) to safely… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 29, 1984
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This sequel was roundly trashed, but it's no worse than its predecessor, since its campy components at least take the edge off the tedious proceedings.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

What happens when you take everything that makes Conan the Barbarian memorable, and strip it down to a light-hearted, PG-rated version of itself... stupid and boring and generally unintelligible.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

More jokey and less intense than the original.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There's a goofy MST-3K quality about Conan the Destroyer that aims for family friendly but tries to be sexy as well, something we saw a lot of in the 80s.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

There are still enjoyable elements in it, but it feels as different from its predecessor as a Roger Moore Bond does compared to a Sean Connery.

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Scott Weinberg

Has some serious value as camp, but it's a lot less brawny than the original.

R. L. Shaffer

Conan the Destroyer is a rather silly follow-up, with less raw emotion, less excitement and far too many dumb sidekicks.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Pretty bad, but not as bad as people say it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
So we've had basic plot idea number one: family killed, take revenge. This sequel goes with basic plot number two: given quest by ruler to find something,… More
Jonathan Hutchings
Toning down the violence of its predecessor, and injecting "comedy" is not a recipe for success. This film borderlines on "unwatchable" (and… More
Alex roy
The 1982 action classic directed by John Millius was a standout piece of action cinema that wasn't perfect, but moved along at a hefty pace to really grab… More
David Ladd
The first Conan film is a great one, I honestly felt like I was there, in the dark, bloody and barbaric ancient world of thieves, warriors and wizards. The… More
Aj V
This is a great sequel and fantasy adventure film. I really enjoyed it. The story wasn't too predictable, but it wasn't confusing either, it was… More
Conner Rainwater
They took away everything that made the first Conan amazing. There is not brutal violence or terribly interesting characters, just a lot of comical fantasy… More