Thursday, March 22, 2012

Micro Review: Conan the Barbarian (2011)

A far better film than it has any right to be, Marcus Nispel's retelling of Robert E. Howard's tale doesn't even try to outdo the 1982 version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Instead, it holds true to the Howard material while telling its own story in brutally violent fashion. In fact, it's the non-stop violence and bloodshed that keeps this movie afloat. There's copious amounts of blood, beasts and boobies to satisfy exploitation fans. In no way does Jason Momoa's Conan replace Schwarzenegger's interpretation, but he still does a fine job in bringing the barbarian to life. And who doesn't want to look at Rachel Nichols for about two hours? Whenever I'm in the mood for rampant carnage, I'll throw this take on Conan in the player. A Good from me.

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