“Krull” Podcast Movie Review

Krull Podcast Movie Review

Krull – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 66

“It’s not the Glaive, it’s you.”

Is it a heroic fantasy or a science-fiction swashbuckler? Or is it just a bald-faced Star Wars knockoff with touches of Lord of the RIngs and Excalibur? In this coffee-addled podcast episode, Daniel and Corky confront the confusing world of Krull.

Krull is a two-hour movie written like a 22-minute TV episode and filled with the pointless, dead-end quests of a video game. Genre-hopping director Peter Yates was never going to make a cookie-cutter Star Wars clone, and the soundstage stuff feels incredibly clunky. It doesn’t help that he got saddled with lead actors devoid of charisma and chemistry. However, the film comes to life whenever it travels outside of the studio, and generally exudes old-fashioned charm.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss emo cyclops, fire mares, archetype gangs, and Krull 2 Kickstarter campaigns.


Johnny Mnemonic (Brad from The Cinema Guys)


Theatrical release date: July 29, 1983

Domestic box office: $16.5 million (production budget: $30 million)

Critic scores: 32 on Rotten Tomatoes; 45 on Metacritic

This week’s craft coffee: Tree House Coffee Company’s Peru Estrella Divina

This week’s darer: Heather Smith

Why did Heather dare Daniel and Corky to watch Krull? “This is a story about a prince, who is going to marry a princess, and a large Cthulhu creature captures her, for some reason, it’s not important. The special effects are awful. You might catch explosive diarrhea from all the constant, jarring cut scenes. It feels like it was made by someone who was on a lot of acid. Or, a six-year-old telling a nonsense story that goes on and on and makes no sense, and you wish the kid would just get to the ending already. This movie is confusing and awful, so of course, I love it. I hope you fellas will enjoy it too.”

IMDB synopsis: “A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.”

This week’s referenced movies: The Jerky Boys MovieForbidden ZoneBullittJohn and MaryThe Friends of Eddie CoyleBreaking AwayThe DresserStar Wars movies; ExcaliburLord of the Rings movies; Ice PiratesAny Which Way You CanWarcraftRawhead RexNational Lampoon’s Animal HouseThe Warrior and the SorceressWest Side StoryBattlefield: EarthFree SoloOsmosis JonesErik the VikingLove on a LeashThe Man Who Killed Don QuixoteThe Neverending StoryBlazing SaddlesBeauty and the BeastClash of the TitansHarry Potter movies; BraveheartIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Ratings: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Dare


Trailer for Krull

Battle in the swamps

All the Cyclops scenes

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