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CONAN THE BARBARIAN
If you were born in the 80s, this name would be synonymous with Arnold Schwarzenegger & his amazing abs.
Now in the 21st century, this name is refreshed with a new remake starring Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, and Bob Sapp.
I’ve never really caught the originals but I do recall them being cheesy. =x This darker interpretation of Robert E. Howard’s series of stories on the titular character is unapologetically violent with fierce thumps of music. I wouldn’t exactly call this an epic movie coz it mostly consists of fighting, fighting and more fighting… =x and what peaceful moments it had (aka the sex scene) was CENSORED. Haii…
Well, in short, this movie is all about Conan seeking revenge on his father’s murderer and frolicking with a few ladies on the side as entertainment. However, there is one thing I like about this movie and that is: the female lead kicks ass! Ok, she doesn’t do it as professionally as Conan BUT! She can still hold her own in a one-on-one fight! Definitely more than what I can say about female love interests in most cases. =x
All in all…an ok movie. Spectacular fighting scenes and all but…I wished they had done a little more character development. Oh and Rose McGowan seemed a little strained playing the witch daughter of the main villain. I suppose the character was supposed to be all slippery and snakey but somehow she comes across as unnatural. =x