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Dar, the Beastmaster-
Jackie Trent- Kari
Arklon- Wings Hauser
Lyranna- Sarah Douglas
2: Through the Portal of Time (1991): The
long-awaited sequel to "The Beastmaster"! Released 9 years after
the first film, Dar is given an all-new adventure. Now, I LIKED
this film. I think it's fun. But it's definitely the most
camp of the three films. I'm kind of surprised that this didn't
stop Beastmaster dead in his tracks from another film and TV
series. I enjoyed it, but it's so much different than the first
film that I think it probably turned off a lot of longtime fans.
I do believe what made it still work as a "Beastmaster" movie is the
fact that Marc Singer as Dar always had a sense of humor. It just
so happens that it is more applied to this film. If the first
film had been deeply, darkly serious this would have never
worked. It had its serious moments, but generally even the first
movie was a fun film.
Just so you know, there is really no mention of what
went on with Dar before. And none of this is mentioned in the
next Beastmaster movie. This is its own movie in and of itself.
I think the idea of a barbarian coming over into our
modern-day world is an interesting concept. It's funny, plus it
opened the Beastmaster up to a lot of story possibilities. This
is meant to be more of a funny fantasy movie, but it's not so
over-the-top that it's unwatchable. It's really quite amusing,
and there is a fair amount of realism. Anybody with imagination
will love this film.
Kari Wuhrer as Dar's plucky, teenage sidekick is a
delight. That was a unique pairing: a barbarian and a
California girl. I don't believe anything like that was done in
film before. That's what makes this unique. Wings Hauser as
Dar's evil brother Arklon was an interesting character visually and
personality-wise. Sarah Douglas as Lyranna is AWESOME!
She's kind of a villain at first, but switches over to the good side
later on. It's just kind of neat to see this bad girl get turned
onto L.A. high fashions. I've always enjoyed Ms. Douglas in her
movies, so you know whatever she does is going to be good.
Quite simply, Dar and the bad guys go through a
magic portal that brings them to modern-day Los Angeles. Dar and
his animal friends, with the help of pretty Jackie Trent and later the
sorceress Lyranna, must stop Arklon from taking over this world along
with the one from his own time.
Marc Singer as Beastmaster is even cooler than in
the first movie. He's still got the light comedic touch. On
top of that, he's more buff than before and he looks a bit more haggard
with his much longer and wilder hair. Dar looks something like a
Dar still has his same basic animals. This
time, however, Ru the tiger is a regular tiger. In the first
movie he was black. Are we to assume this is a different tiger
Dar acquired and named Ru? Also, the two ferrets are still named
Kodo and Podo. I think what we are supposed to assume is that
these are the babies all grown up from the last movie and named after