YMMV / Delgo


  • Cliché Storm: One comment on a Mogulus stream channel chat summed it up thusly: "It's like they got their script from TV Tropes!" For those unfamiliar with the film, a beautiful princess (albeit Badass Princess) falls in love with The Hero, who has to unite their Feuding Families and fight the Evil Chancellor (though in this case the king catches on quickly). All that, just gleaned from the trailer. It's even worse when you add in the annoying sidekick, who is just so useless until the end when he "saves" the hero, except he gets attacked by some flying frog things as a result...
  • Complete Monster: Empress Sedessa is the genocidal monarch of the Ando wastelands, and a vengeful exile of the Nohrin royal family. During her time among the Nohrin, Sedessa conceived a brutal war among the Lockni people after the Nohrin were denied land, ordering massacres of entire villages with orders to "leave no survivors", despite King Zahn's wish to parley with the Lockni, as Sedessa viewed them as savages despite their peaceful nature. After King Zahn strips Sedessa of her royal rank, Sedessa gets revenge by attempting to poison him and the Queen in their sleep, succeeding in murdering the Queen, resulting in her exile and the removal of her wings. Fifteen years later, Sedessa moves to restart the war between the Lockni and the Nohrin, seeking to wipe out the Lockni and seize the Nohrin kingdom herself. Throughout the plot, Sedessa shows gratification in harming whomever she can, taking pleasure in attempting to sever the wings of Zahn's young daughter Kyla and cruelly mocking her about her dead mother. She shows no compunction in disposing of those who have no use to her, like the ruling members of the Ando (whom she kills even in spite of the fact they saved her upon her exile) and attempts to stab Delgo the moment he turns his back after saving her life, having no remorse for her actions during her fifteen years of exile. Even her own loyal commander Raius is implied to be disposable to her, and Sedessa ultimately dies a vain, selfish outcast whose brutal campaign cost countless lives.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Sedessa DOES look rather attractive.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The whole fact that the most successful movie of all time and what used to be the least successful have such similar plots.
  • Idiot Plot: The plot and combat all rely on the guys with deadly weapons making very poor choices. Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy shooting would be less blatant.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sedessa crosses the line when she has the Lochni murdered, and then attempts to murder her brother and her sister-in-law over a punishment that she thoroughly deserved.
  • Never Live It Down: Adler and company really gave this movie their all, but it's not likely they'll be raising much money for any future films.
  • Padding: It's subtle, but the movie has a lot of small moments which could be cut entirely without affecting the plot. Filo contributes several of these moments.
  • The Scrappy: Filo, voiced by Chris Kattan in a performance so shrill he seems to be trying to annoy even people who didn't see the movie.
  • Special Effects Failure: Let's see here — Lack of motion blurring, check. Little to no sense of weight, check. Stiff movements? Check. If it wasn't for the fact that it had a (relatively) low budget, some fight scenes with okay animation, a lot of beautiful Scenery and a rather long and troublesome production time, the film would have had worse CGI than The Last Starfighter.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of General Bogardus.
  • Uncanny Valley: Just look at the image on the main page! No wonder it flopped. All the characters have these creepily-designed faces with a fat, squat chin, a rounded cranium and a sloped, nearly flat nose.


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