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Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  19 August 2011 (USA)
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A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy.

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Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger
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A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,021,215 (USA) (19 August 2011)

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$21,270,904 (USA) (30 September 2011)
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During the final battle, Conan's sword is pressed up against his arm, yet it doesn't cut him at all. See more »

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Corin: What is most important when making a sword, fire or ice?
Young Conan: Fire.
[Corin looks at Young Conan with some disbelief]
Young Conan: [pause] ... Ice?
Corin: Are you sure?
[pause; then Corin strikes the anvil with a newly-forged sword which breaks]
Corin: Fire... and ice. That is the mystery of steel.
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446th Review: Honestly? HBO does it better: sure it's passable, but who wants passable?
20 August 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Conan lacks myth - it truly lacks that sense of myth and wonder that created a whole new genre, and it lacks cinematic vision, it lacks what makes film rather than TV, and while entertaining after a decade of Xena and Game of Thrones we deserve more than this in our big budget movies.

Casting is fine, plot is a little dull, action is half-way to OK - it's just that overall there is nothing to really put life into this - where is the wow! factor, the, yes this is film. Even if you're making a B movie it doesn't excuse it.

In the right hands and the right team this could be storytelling at its best, instead we get a film that thrives on the cliché of its genre. It may have lots of sorcery, but it truly lacks magic.


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