Hundra (1983)

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RATING– ✭✭½

DIRECTOR– Matt Cimber

PLOT– A female warrior returns from a hunting expedition to find her village raped and massacred by the male members of a nearby city. Not wanting her way of life to die away, she sets out to find a way to have a daughter and take revenge on those that brought such misery into her life.

5 REASONS TO WATCH

  1. Blonde amazons
  2. Dwarfs who love makeup
  3. Blonde amazons who don’t love makeup
  4. Hairy-dude parties
  5. Effeminate kings and their even more effeminate assistants

REVIEW– I love cookies.

Chocolate chip. Peanut butter. Snickerdoodles. Butterscotch chip. Gingersnaps. Gingerbread. Shortbread. Molasses. Macaroons. Vanilla wafers. Heck, I even enjoy those that float around the edges of cookie’ness like biscotti and fortune-cookies.

But I hate raisins.

So imagine my dilemma when faced with a plate full of cinnamon-raisin cookies.

Well, it’s really an easy choice for me… I eat them. All of those suckers. Gobble them up as quickly as possible. Sure, I bite into a squishy dried-up nugget of sour goo every now and then, but it’s a necessary evil to get at that cookie goodness.

That’s how much I love cookies.

So I can relate to Hundra. The film, which is titled after the lead female character, explores the conundrum faced by her… she loves her tribe of women and wants to make sure they endure through the future yet she hates men.

She desires to produce a daughter yet doesn’t understand the birds & the bees and wants nothing to do with the intimate act needed to make babies.

Even more, she loathes men whom she sees as the sole reason for the plunder and murder of those close to her. She endeavors to take revenge on any man that challenges her individuality and freedom.

So you can imagine the hurdles that face Hundra when she wants the baby but doesn’t want the baby-maker.

The movie is actually quite an empowering film for women (despite a few condescending scenes). Hundra is a strong woman who feels very little need for the approval of men. She’s determined to live her life in her own way whether the male folk that stand in her way like it or not. She doesn’t hold her tongue and, ultimately, gets exactly what she sets out for in the beginning.

Now, the movie certainly does have its bad parts… namely large swathes of the film where nobody talks and almost nothing happens… but when it hits its stride, Hundra is a fun film with a good message.


Evelyn’s choice of Hot Pockets for dinner may have been a poor one.