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Conan the Barbarian

6 out of 10
Average rating 6 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Conan the Barbarian
Director: Marcus Nispel
Main parts: Jason Momoa
Stephen Lang
Rachel Nichols
Ron Perlman
Rose McGowan
Bob Sapp
Leo Howard
Steven O'Donnell
Nonso Anozie
Raad Rawi
Laila Rouass
Saïd Taghmaoui
Milton Welsh
Production year: 2011
Genre: Action
Adventure
Fantasy
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Barbarian | Based On Comic | Conan | Female Nudity | Magic | Sword | Sword Fight | Witch

Plot outlinie:
The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.

Similar movies (automatic test):
(3) 300: Rise of an Empire | (3) Solomon Kane | (3) The Crow | (3) Eragon | (3) Stardust

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(5.09) Solomon Kane | (5.09) Eragon | (4.43) 300: Rise of an Empire | (4.21) The Crow | (4.21) Stardust

Movie reviews for Conan the Barbarian

2012-01-07  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 6 out of 10
Not that far from the original. The acting is still poor and the plot is still thin, but the effects have been improved dramatically!

Even though the story is far from the original, I still find it very thin. But for a fantasy action movie, it is acceptable. Hunting down the guy who is trying to take over the world is always a good theme.

I am fairly convinced that the choice for Jason Momoa as Conan is primarily based on his looks, then his athletic abilities and lastly on his skills as an actor. He does not come off as a retard, but he is bordering the line.
Ron Perlman is good in his part as Conan's farther. I still do not like him, but for the last few years he has done one solid performance after another, so I am starting to warm up to him.
Rachel Nichols is cute but for some reason I feel more drawn to Rose McGowan instead, despite (or because of?) her scary make up!
Stephen Lang does not preform well in my opinion. He fits the character good enough, but he somehow comes of as shallow. It is as if he is not convinced of his character himself. I could imagine that he would be the one found on the gag reel wearing a wrist watch.

The effects are done really well, and compared to the original Conan, this is a major improvement! In my opinion this is really what makes the movie worth watching.

You should see this movie, if you like the fantasy genre. It is also recommended if you have a cult-like relationship towards the original Conan movie or comic book (which I have never read btw). Watch it with a group of friends in a movie theatre. It deserved the big screen and great sound.




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