113 Min | Action – Adventure – Fantasy | August 2012
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Director: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan
Conan the Barbarian Review: In Conan the Barbarian, many years ago, sorcerers crafted the Mask of Acheron and dark forces of Acheron conquered the world. However, the barbarians vanquished Acheron warriors and broke the Mask into pieces and divided among the tribes. The barbarian Cimmerian village of chief Corin (Ron Perlman) is attacked by the evil warlord Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang) that wants the last piece of bone of the Mask of Acheron to resurrect his wife. When his witch daughter Marique (Rose McGowan) finds the hidden piece, he slaughters the villagers and the Corin’s son Conan is the only survivor. Conan swears revenge against Khalar Zym.
Years later, the warrior Conan (Jason Momoa) is a pirate and he decides to release slaves from a field. In Conan the Barbarian, when he is celebrating in a tavern with his friends, he sees a thief being chased by a guard and Conan recognizes him as Lucius (Steven O’Donnell), the Khalar Zym’s soldier that he cut the nose out. Conan let the guards capture him and once in the prison, he forces Lucius to tell him where Khalar Zym is. Meanwhile Khalar Zym attacks a monastery where Marique believes that a pure-blood descent of Acheron lives. But the monk sent the descent Tamara (Rachel Nichols) back to her homeland. She is chased by Khalar Zym’s soldiers, but Conan saves her. Now Conan intends to use Tamara to reach the evil Khalar Zym. Will he succeed in his intent?
“Conan the Barbarian” is an entertaining adventure, full of action, fantasy and special effects. I was reluctant to see this movie, but this 2011 movie is totally different from the 1982 Conan the Barbarian with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The good story of revenge has a great cast, and Rachel Nichols is one of the most beautiful contemporary actresses. I had low expectations with “Conan the Barbarian” and had a favorable surprise,