Krull, a fantasy
science-fiction flick, was released in
1983. The movie even had its own
arcade video game.
The movie received mostly negative reviews when it was
released, and it was a financial failure back in the
day. Since then, it has had a bit of a resurgence
due to a cult following and some positive (hindsight)
The plot for this
movie was rather complicated. An alliance of
nations, to be solidified by royal marriage, is formed
to combat a new threat that is
effecting the world of Krull. Krull has been
invaded by an entity known as "The Beast" and its army
of "Slayers", who interrupt the wedding ceremony, kill
the kings, and capture the princess (Lyssa).
Colwyn, who was to be wed to Lyssa, is the only
survivor. He sets out to rescue Lyssa, but he must
first find the "the glaive", and ancient and magical
After finding the
weapon and putting together a rag-tag army of convicts,
Colwyn locates the Black Fortress (where the Beast
lives). Along the way, many convicts are killed,
but Colwyn eventually finds the Beast and Lyssa.
In order to kill the Beast, the two realize they must
finish the wedding ceremony, which will allow them to
send a flame at the Beast which will kill it.
After killing the beast, it is realized that Lyssa and
Colwyn are the fulfillment of a long-believed prophecy,
and everyone lives happily ever after.