year: 1985
cast: Brigitte Neilson
director: Richard Fleischer
rating: ***

If you hear a movie is bad enough times you will avoid watching it. Thus is RED SONYA, a film centering on a female sword-weilding hottie who sets out to kill a queen for burning her home as a child, or something. Oh but it doesn't matter. With Arnold Schwarzenegger as her Conan-like sidekick (that's right, Arnold is a sidekick and not the main character), and some pretty neat fights this is pretty decent fare. It's a nice companion piece to "Conan the Destroyer", and doesn't try to be anything but what it is: corny pulpy sword-and-sorcery with hard bodies and wall-to-wall bloody action. Works for me.

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