Check out our review of Krull - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

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Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony. (PG)

Release date: 1983

1 out of 5


Critically regarded as a load of old tosh, and rightly so, the 1983 movie Krull cost a lot, made very little, and should really be seen only as an example of how not to make a movie. With plots that will remind you of Star Wars, Excalibur and even Clash Of The Titans, the story has Prince Colwyn (Marshall) dashing off to endure a series of tests so he can save his bride (Anthony) from the evil clutches of the Beast and his equally nasty slayers, who reside in a continually moving fortress (tricky to track down, then) that could be an alien space ship.
Originally named The Dragons Of Krull until someone realised there are no dragons in the movie, this was surprisingly directed by Bullitt's Peter Yates, and features a host of British actors – Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, a young Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane and Todd Carty – trying to keep a straight face while spouting some truly dreadful dialogue. 

Is Krull suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...

There is a giant black spider that will freak out arachnophobia sufferers.

If you like this, why not try: Clash Of The Titans 1981, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, The Princess Bride, Hercules, Clash Of The Titans 2010,