Bloody Barbaric

Conan the Barbarian (2011) is the latest interpretation of the character Conan in a movie. It also seems to be the last since this interpretation gained almost entirely negative reviews and bombed at the box office. Rightfully so considering there isn’t much value to be found here. Since Arnold didn’t want to make the planned third Conan movie (titled Conan the Conqueror), Conan is now played by Jason Momoa. In his second of three performances where he plays a burly shirtless warrior. While his body type does match the character, his acting leaves a lot to be desired. Although it doesn’t help that all the dialogue is super generic and or clichรฉ. Conan the Barbarian (2011) is also about revenge, but there’s a much stronger emphasis on sorcery. Which is also really generic. They did give the movie an R rating, but I think they went a little too far with it. It’s insanely gory to the point where I wanted to throw up and just about every female character is either naked or topless (which doesn’t bother me as much as the violence, but you get my point). Another problem with the movie is the time it came out and their use of unwarranted 3D effects. Plus Morgan Freeman narrates very inconstantly throughout the movie. Conan the Barbarian (2011) is just too barbaric for my taste.

Conan fights with the Atlantean

One thought on “Bloody Barbaric

  1. Ha! I spotted this on Netflix (I think) and considered watching it for about 20 seconds or so. Then I found sense and ignored it. Nothing worse than a bad movie that’s generic and without character or charm.

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