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Conan the Barbarian (2011 film)

7 Ratings: 2.1
A 2011 action film based on the character created by Robert E. Howard.

   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.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: August 19, 2011
MPAA Rating: R
6 reviews about Conan the Barbarian (2011 film)
review by . August 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A Thief...A Reaver...A Slayer....A Barbarian Resurrected On Film
I figured that it was a little odd that director Marcus Nispel’s (Friday the 13th remake) “Conan The Barbarian” was released first in Europe and the Philippines two days before it hit U.S. shores but what do I know. The film isn’t a remake of the 1982 Schwarzenegger film but rather a re-interpretation of the “Conan” mythos and is loosely based on the character created by Robert E. Howard. The film is also unrelated to the beloved comic series by Marvel comics …
review by . December 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
* out of ****      In more ways than one, Marcus Nispel's re-imagining of the famous pulp novel series (and character) "Conan the Barbarian" certainly brings the pain. A high-budget action picture limited to the sounds of grunts, battle cries, and an occasional line of ridiculous dialogue; this latest addition to the almost decidedly short list of adaptations - for this franchise - is a brutal, noisy, mind-numbing and arguably tedious exercise in how much genre formula …
review by . August 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Watching the original 1982 version of Conan the Barbarian, I had the distinct impression it was forced into existence – a film made before the talent or the technology was available to do the story justice. Apart from the unconvincing special effects, the phony-looking sets, and the insistent, overblown, annoying score by Basil Poledouris, the casting was the cinematic equivalent of a hack job; Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sandahl Bergman, though …
review by . January 09, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: Is This All There Is?
As someone who watches a lot of films, I know that there are certain flicks I’m simply prone to like more than others.  B movies – good ones and bad ones – have always been a fascination of mine.  Over my years of writing about films, I’ve tried to narrow down specifically to what interests me most about these ‘side’ pictures, but I’ve never been able to nail my arguments exactly on the head.  I tend to think it’s that, like any good …
Quick Tip by . August 22, 2011
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I never watched the original Conan With Arnold Schwarzenegger, so when I heard of this movie I overlooked it, I wasnt intrested. Its not until I heard that Jason Momoa had the lead role did i start looking at this. Reason being Jason Momoa is known for his role as Ronon the tall, handsome, warrior type in the Stargate Atlantis TV Series. (not unlike Conan) And im sure acting in a movie is very differant than acting in a TV series. If anything I want to see this movie to …
Quick Tip by . March 14, 2011
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I have no idea what to expect from this new Conan film. I love the character, but thus far I've been unimpressed by previous attempts to adapt Robert E. Howard's famous barbarian warrior from page to screen, and this particular effort looks rather cheap and silly. We shall see...
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