Fire and Ice

release year: 1983
genre: animated fantasy
viewing setting: home VHS, 9/21/09

synopsis: The evil cold-using kingdom is slowly taking over the land, and the last possible resistance is the good fire-using kingdom, plus a barbarian warrior whose village got destroyed.

impressions: This was okay for 1983; it was like Conan lite (and animated.) The animation is well-done, and there's a lot of fighting and blood and a woman who runs around in a skimpy bikini outfit all the time (apparently you don't need any sort of footwear to run around in the wilderness.) The only magic here belongs to the evil sorcerer king, and about all he does is raise his fists and scream, which either makes glaciers move or stuns opponents.

something this movie has that no other movie has: glacier vs lava

acting: n/a, but the voices were all done well

final word: Decent fantasy flick in the spirit of the sword-and-sorcery craze of the 1980s.

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