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Conan the Barbarian (2011)

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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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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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Enter An Age Undreamed Of


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

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19 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Conan, el bárbaro  »

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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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Arnold Schwarzenegger was offered the role of Corin, Conan's father but declined. Schwarzenegger played Conan in the 1982 film, of which this film is a reboot. See more »

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During the chase scene when Tamara flees the temple, Conan's sword repeatedly disappears and reappears in between shots as he pursues Remo. See more »

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Narrator: In between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world. Then, came the dark empire of Acheron, where cruel Necromacers sought 'Secrets Of Resurrection'. They crafted a mask from the bones of kings, and awakened it's wrath with the pure blood of their daughters. The mask summoned spirits of unspeakable evil, giving them power that no mortal man should posses.
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Nazlah Al Sallallem
Performed by Cairo Orchestra
Written by Sami Nossair
Published by Tenvor Music (BMI) o/b/o Kousan Music Publishing
Courtesy of Hollywood Music Center
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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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