Move over, Hercules: 2 new strongmen save the kingdom
Movie Lover: the Jax
-- September, 5, 2004
Thoroughly enjoyable sword-&-sandal actioner starts off exciting and rarely loses the pace. Touches of humor lighten the mood. We've got some likable leads: Samson the strong man, Millstone the rebel played by Alan "Hercules" Steel, Jamine the maiden, and Mila the rightful queen. Unfortunately the villains aren't on par with the heroes: the usurper queen Romilda is controlled by her accomplice, the warlord Warkalla. Warkalla is a skinny little guy who just isn't convincing as the evil genius who leads a whole tribe of mercenaries.
Near the middle of the film we get a bit bogged down in captures, escapes, and running around, but there are plenty of dungeons, traps, wrestling matches, feats of strength, and reversals of fortune to entertain.
**Sounds like some of the music was reused from cheeseball classic "The Many Loves of Hercules" with Jayne Mansfield.