Invincible Barbarian (1982)
Gunan il Guerriero
Gunan, King of the Barbarians
The Invincible Barbarian
Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS: Prophecy says a barbarian leader will be born to bring peace to the world. Except the barbarian turns out to be twins, in defiance of the will of the gods. Their village is burned immediately after they are born, but the twins are smuggled to safety and raised by a tribe of amazons. When they reach adulthood (although it looks more like middle age...), they must fight to determine who is the real child of destiny, then the winner must kill the evil barbarians who burned his village and killed his mother. At some point in all this the gods get appeased, but we're really not sure how (then again, we never really understood why they were upset in the first place, so I guess it all works out).
The barbarian and his girlfriend stealthily escape from jail past the hyper-alert guard.
- Stupidest-Looking Monster
Apttack of the Pterodactyls
This doesn't have anything to do with the movie. We're just advancing through the evolution of the world and they had some extra dinosaur footage from some other movie.
What's the Opposite of Self-Repairing?
His armor is intact. Wait, now he's got the Kirk rip!
- Crummiest Ending
What? The Sword Was Magic, Too?
Inane voiceover about the moons and the illuminations, and on and on. The sword, I should point out, has never been mentioned as special during the entire movie and has shown no extraordinary powers whatsoever.
And what will WE do?
- Worst Picture
It's Like Drama, Only Slower
Oblivious attack followed by a bad sword fight. Pointless slow motion, bad music, people falling before they're hit, blows that obviously do no damage, and lots of sword swings against people just off-camera. And they're wearing sweat pants and sneakers!
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