Conan the Barbarian returns to aid a young princess in the quest to fulfill her destiny, which puts him face to face with a number of perilous tasks and ruthless enemies along the way. In CONAN THE DESTROYER, our epic hero is reduced to a mere shell of his former self in a weak story that would have been better suited for the comic books. Schwarzenegger is fed a number of ridiculous lines that crossover from being comical to laughable. He is joined by a colorful band of warriors that fight alongside him, but the main element that this sequel lacks is a strong central villain to serve as its focus. Without a Thulsa Doom for Conan to conquer, the plot wanders aimlessly through various castles and dungeons with no real direction or purpose. Wilt Chamberlain, Grace Jones, and Olivia d'Abo deliver adequate performances, but the sense of camaraderie that existed in the previously film simply isn't there. Richard Fleischer does deliver a strong visual style and a number of impressive sets, two of the only characteristics that are carried over from the original. As sword-and-sorcery pictures go, CONAN THE DESTROYER has enough might and magic to please most genre fans, but the empty plotting leaves much to be desired.