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Marcus Nispel’s Conan the Barbarian may not be a great movie, but it is the best (and most accurate) adaptation of Conan yet, and that includes the ’80s films, the TV show and the video games. It’s low fantasy, meaning the magic side of things is downplayed, but perfectly-cast Jason Momoa’s Conan exists in a well-realized fantasy world that’s lean and mean and… Continue reading 'Conan the Barbarian' Blu-ray Review: You Will be Surprised at How Entertaining This Disc Is
You think your childhood was rough? Check out the opening 20 minutes of Conan the Barbarian, a bone-cracking coming-of-age prologue that fully explains the “Barbarian” part of the name. The film gets off to a ripping start, including li’l Conan’s lethal dispatching of a crowd of restless natives (it’s not every lad… Continue reading Conan the Barbarian
Review in a Hurry: A gleeful throwback to the not-even-hugely-popular-in-its-day subgenre of ’80s R-rated fantasy, the kind of movie a 13 year-old boy may lap up now and be embarrassed about years later. Not that there’s anything wrong with that—it may be ridiculous as all get-out, but the… Continue reading Movie Review: Conan the Barbarian Is Super Cheesy Fun, but Doesn't Know It
Next week, moviegoers will thrill to the tale of Conan, a sophisticated chap from the upper echelons of high society … wait, what’s that? That’s not true? He’s a “barbarian”? That seems like a harsh title, doesn’t it? Well, in any case, the tale of Conan “the Barbarian” reenters the zeitgeist next week thanks to a new film starring Jason Momoa. How does Momoa stack up against the… Continue reading Conan the Barbarian Tale of the Tape: Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Jason Momoa