Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie, Sword-and-Sorcery  |   Release Date - Aug 30, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - France, United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Paul Brenner

The most fascinating thing about Beastmaster 2 is how well the cartoonish sword-and-sorcery characters blend in to contemporary Los Angeles -- it may as well be documentary. Marc Singer plays Dar, a muscle-headed barbarian whose main claim to fame is his ability to communicate with a wide array of animal friends. Dar is informed that his evil brother Arklon (Wings Hauser) has nefarious designs on the universe. Arklon has teamed up with Lyranna (Sarah Douglas), a sexy witch who cracks wise in Valley Girl vernacular, a parlance picked up during her travels through the portal of time to a netherworld called L.A. Arklon has to find a quick way to decimate the universe, so Arklon and Lyranna travel through the portal to steal a neutron detonator from a military base close to Los Angeles. Dar and Southern California teen Jackie Trent (Kari Wuhrer) -- who had gotten stuck in the portal and ended up in Togaland -- pursue Arklon and Lyranna as they make their way through the time hole. Once in La-La land, Dra and his companion find themselves pursued by the LAPD, which considerably slows up their race to catch Arklon.




animal, barbarian, brother, dimension-travel, good-vs-evil, sword-and-sorcery, time-travel, warrior, witch, wizard