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Conan the Barbarian
"I live. I love. I slay. I am content." - Conan The Barbarian... The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back. Conan's exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal...  View more >

Starring Jason Momoa, Rose McGowan, Ron Perlman...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Aug 25, 2011
This is a silly movie. It is not nearly as good as the original with Arnold and that isn't saying much. If you liked "Hercules" the TV series with Kevin Sorbo, you will love this movie. Jason Momoa looks very much like an angry surfer from California who just ran out of board wax or cappuccino. Conan kills several painted meanies in the forest with a bird egg in his mouth. He drags the very fake, rubber looking heads back to his Father and spits the egg out and that begins his journey into manhood.

The bad military dude from "The Avatar", with his creepy daughter, trashes the village and leaves everyone dead but Conan. Conan seeks revenge, but takes his time with stops all over the place. Eventually he hooks up with the pure blood monk chick. If she didn't look nice the whole story wouldn't have worked. Conan rescues her, or the other way around, depends on how you look at it. More fighting. Not a bead of sweat on Conan. More thin plot. No need to complicate things. More lack of character development. Not too many left around to get to know anyway. More lava and rock falling. Dust warriors (Conan could have used a dustbuster or a fan), giant snakes and second and third tier minions to off on his way to the big guy. Big fighting.

I don't want to give away the ending, but it has to do with a big sword and a lot of screaming. He hooks up with the pure blood chick and then dumps her off back at her wrecked monastery and he was like "Cool! So...I'll like call you or something?" She's like "Yeah...I'll be here digging all of my friends out of the rubble, why don't you text me first.". Decaf may worked for Conan. He could have Fed Exed the sword back to the smoking village and gone to get another manicure.

This will be in the discount bin before you know it! Don't waste your money. I can't believe I saw this in 3D. Being the ONLY person in the theater should have been telling.
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
For anyone who saw the original Conan movies with Arnold, this movie will be a HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT! This movie has a completely different story line.

Basically it's a total rip off of the Conan franchise and Lord of the Rings. The only thing it shares with Conan is the sword and sorcery genre. It would be more at home on the scifi channel, it's that bad.

Ron Pearlman as Conan's father... Lame story, lame casting, lame acting. I can't convey how weak this movie was. Jason Momoa aint got nothing on Arnold. Sandal Bergman doesn't have anything to worry about either and if you don't know who she is just go back to your playstation.
Aug 28, 2011
This was significantly better than the original "Conan the Barbarian" Schwarzenegger flick and infinitely better than "Conan the Destroyer which seemed to be more about Arnold than Conan in my opinion.

What's more, this movie seemed quite consistent with any of the Conan books that I read as a child. It was, in the humble opinion of this reviewer, everything you would expect from a Conan movie e.g. swords, slaughter, fare maidens in chains (and little else), sorcery, and more than a few special Conanesque moments that you'll just have to see.

The 3-D effects were also well done and probably worth the premium. I'll be purchasing it when it comes out. Enjoy!!
Aug 31, 2011
"Conan the Barbarian" is a stupid, violent remake of the 1982 film based on Robert E. Howard pulp novels. The new Conan is a mindless killing machine who only exist is to chop people's heads off and makes noises and loud screams. Yes, there's a lot of bodies disembowlments and i shouldn't be surprise, but I am. Jason Momoa doesn't any anything to hgis Conan character except to flex his muscles and to chop people to bits with his large sword. I saw the movie in 2D. If I see it in 3D it will be too much of a punishment. Watch this movie is punbishment enough.

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