Action Adventure Fantasy A village is attacked by the evil ruler of the Snake Cult, Thulsa Doom and his evil warriors, when Thulsa Doom and his warriors kills his parents, a young boy named Conan is enslaved. Excellent action and plenty of adventure, and not too bad in the looks department either! It's a case of violence for the sake of violence, which gets dull by the 90-minute mark, plus the last act is just comic booky overload. It's cartoony overkill, pure and simple. With that being said however, I was blown away by this revisited title. I quite liked this film, more than I liked Captain America: The First Avenger that we watched a couple of days ago. A most enjoyable movie, that I am pleased to have in my collection.
The villains here are Khalar Zym and his witchy daughter, Marique, who seek to resurrect Zym's sorcerous wife, but they need to acquire the pure blood necessary for their Acheron magic. It's hard to conceive of a better Conan. It has gotten some rather disappointing ratings. This score definitely won't be celebrated 30 years later like Basil's. I do not know what people really expected from this film but for me it was pretty much what I hoped for. Why didn't they just update Polerdouris' piece? In reality the first statement is a blatant lie and the others simply not true.
Joined by an archer named Subotai, a beautiful thief whom he falls in love with named Valeria and a Chinese wizard, Conan sets out to rescue King Osric's daughter Yasmina, and get his revenge on Thulsa Doom. Still, it's a somewhat worthy Conan movie. After years as a slave and as a gladiator, Conan is set free. Action sequences naturally hold more weight when the audience cares about the characters. Howard, albeit not as much as the '82 version. If the Movie keeps buffering, Just pause it for 5-10 minutes then continue playing!. It lacks the confidence to chill and allow the characters to breathe.
This 2011 version had glimpses of this, like when Conan is birthed on the battlefield then raised to the sky and when Conan's father expresses his love with his final act, but, again, it needed more. As it is, it's clear that the filmmakers wanted to make an action flick above all else and this weakens the film. . I found the film to be pretty much what I hoped for. Conan the Barbarian 2011 : A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan Jason Momoa realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Action Adventure Fantasy A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan Jason Momoa realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Although it had some of this, it wasn't enough.
Years later, Conan grows up and becomes a mighty warrior and is trained as a fighter. There's a correlation between true greatness and a close relationship with a strong father-figure and his example of excellence. James Earl Jones' Thulsa Doom worked better, likely because he was so unique. Although I was not familiar with the actor cast to play Conan, I was quite pleased by his rendition of the role. The focus on wall-to-wall action limits the film's effectiveness.
Special effects where quite okay and the 5. . . . . . .
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