While this may not at first seem like the best film to learn from in terms of quality, there are some important aspects of it that I pulled from. One of the biggest ways I learned from this film was comparing it to a similar film, Conan the Barbarian. Both feature the "idyllic" male lead, all muscle and brawn, who saves the day and the women of their respective worlds. Where they differ however, is in this approach to the treatment of women. Conan throughout most of his film is a stand-up guy. He's someone that little kids could look up to as a hero, and in that he is able to pass on good morals. The Beastmaster however, doesn't hold up as well roughly 40 years later. There is a particular scene where the main character tells a black tiger that he controls to frighten a woman bathing in a lake. He then uses this as an opportunity to "save" her and forces a kiss as a reward. This is clearly not okay from a modern standard, and may not have been even back then. This isn't necessarily to say that one must write movies that will morally stand the test of time, as the future of morals can be unpredictable and you're unlikely to get it 100% correct, but at least when writing characters that young kids will likely look up to, be sure that that character is someone worth looking up to. After all, there's a reason most people have probably heard of Conan the Barbarian and not The Beastmaster.