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Conan The Barbarian (2011) – no spoilers

When I first heard they were remaking Conan, I was all a-twitter. I love Conan everything. Yes, even the cheesy Ahnold movies. When I heard Jason Momoa was cast as Conan, I was even more excited!

And then I saw the previews… needless to say, I was no longer excited. It looked just awful. I was completely horrified by what they’d done.

Looking back now, I should’ve just ignored the previews and gone anyhow because imagine my surprise when I decide to bite the bullet and watch it instant on netflix and discover it was actually a decent movie! I’m not saying it wasn’t without its cheesy moments (the last shot springs instantly to mind), but I like that kinda cheese. ;o)

I can honestly say that the best thing about the movie was the actor playing the young Conan, Leo Howard. You could just tell he was totally into it, or at least that’s how it seemed to me.

Jason was definitely a good Conan. Not too much of a grunter and he didn’t go over-the-top unless specifically called for. Heh. Yes, there were moments it was specifically called for.

Ron Perlman! omg! How did I not know he was in it? Gotta say I’m lovin’ him in a gruff, ‘do your chores, boy!’ dad role. d’awww! lol!

Overall, it’s probably a 3 star movie with a really great cast. If you’re in the mood for a bloodbath and lots of sword violence, this is definitely the movie to scratch that itch.

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About Nancy M. Griffis

Author and screenwriter who loves scifi/action/adventure/urban fantasy genres. I have two published novels, Mind Games and Eternal Investigations, as well as a short story published for charity called "Home Fires Burning." All are available through amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com.

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