YMMV / Conan the Destroyer

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Was Thoth-Amon someone who wanted to sacrifice the Princess himself to rule Dagoth, or was he working to prevent anyone from summoning Dagoth? Was he imprisoning Jehnna as part of an evil plan, or was he trying to protect her?
  • Awesome Music: The score is on par with Conan the Barbarian, thanks to Basil Poledouris.
  • Cliché Storm: The films makes for a nice Drinking Game of 80's Sword and Sorcery cliches.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The Queen asks Wilt Chamberlain to preserve a girl's virginity.
  • Ham and Cheese
  • Heartwarming Moments: The Dénouement, as Queen Jehnna asks her comrades to assume official positions in her palace. The heartwarming part is that each of them look to Conan, who nods permission.
  • Narm: Conan's fight with the lizard/ape man, who tosses big rugged manly Conan around like a rag doll when he isn't pimp slapping him, isn't anywhere near as scary, frightening or intense as it's supposed to be due to some really, really, really bad fight choreography. And when you consider that Conan does a better job against the demonic god Dagoth in the climax his fight with the lizard (gator?) ape man just looks even more ridiculous.
  • Narm Charm: The enemy wizard's habit of commanding his troops by clinging two cymbals together to make them ring. It's so over the top cheesy it loops back over to cool.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The lizard/ape man and the demonic god Dagoth.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Malak, obviously being a replacement for Subotai, didn't sit well with the audience, his role being a string of never-ending bad jokes and acting like a doofus. Weirdly enough he seems to have some or all of Subotai's memories, enough to identify a specific camel on sight.
  • The Scrappy: The character Jehnna was widely panned for being an annoying whiny and screaming Royal Brat. She does become The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask later, though.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Conan the Barbarian was a very popular, deeply thought out, and well-received movie. Conan the Destroyer...wasn't, but that's what makes it fun.
    • Many regard it as the most accurate Dungeons & Dragons movie ever made.
  • Spiritual Licensee: At least a few people have commented that Conan the Destroyer is the best Dungeons & Dragons movie ever made due to the fact that it features a full party of adventurers, a McGuffin, and hammy overacting.