Conan the Barbarian
It was 1982 when Arnold Schwarzenegger first played the muscle bound Cimmerian warrior and we already have a reboot of the action film without the Governator simply titled, Conan the Barbarian. When a young boy named Conan (Leo Howard) from a small village witnesses his father Corin (Ron Perlman) being killed, he vows to avenge his murder. When Conan (Jason Momoa) becomes a man he uses his great strength, expertise with a sword, and his fighting skills to protect the people of Hyboria. He meets a beautiful woman named Tamara (Rachel Nichols) at a monastery and takes her with him. During his quest, he battles sorcery, warriors, sand creatures and a sea monster with tentacles. Finally, Conan finds his father’s killer, Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang) and fights him to the death. This film is full of action and uh – I guess that’s about it. Okay, the action does include plenty of blood, severed limbs and even some nudity. It would have been nice to have a semblance of dialogue, some sort of a story line and a tiny bit of character development. (I’m not sure what I was expecting.) On the bright side, Jason Momoa’s acting was better than The Arnold’s but I guess that isn’t saying much. In order to bring a little respectability to the movie Morgan Freeman narrates the story. This is mainly a guy flick that will probably be a video game by next week. One last thing you need to be aware of before you buy a ticket – Conan has been around for 79 years and for some reason the studio thinks he has to be in 3D. (No one at the screening thought it helped anyway.) I’m giving this over-blown film a C- rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.