Since childhood, Conan (Jason Momoa) started his vendetta against King Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang). Zym is the man who destroyed Conan’s village and killed someone close to him. Conan’s path is to vengeance is blocked when he runs across a monk named Tamara (Rachel Nichols), who unknowingly needs his protection. Zym and his magical daughter Marique (Rose McGowan) are looking to capture Tamara and use her as a source to obtain a mystical evil. Will Conan fulfill his life’s mission to avenge his lost loved one or will he protect Tamara and the civilization from evil?
I wasn’t too fond of the beginning. There were too many questionable unreal situations, even for the movies. I didn’t like the young Conan played by Leo Howard. He acted like a Tasmanian devil. He did one too many grunts and jumps over things like an animal for me. Other than the beginning (which ran too long), I liked the action and journey the film took me through. I believe film did the original justice with the brave warrior fighting for himself and the people. Momoa was great playing Conan with his athleticism and noticeable courage with each swing of his sword, made him really look like a Cimmerian warrior. I thought the plot was not too original. I mean a kid losses someone they love to an evil man and plans to kill him as an adult, has been done time and time again. I guess there are limited stories to come up with when you are remaking a movie like “Conan: the Barbarian.”So, the lack of originality is understandable. I have been a fan of McGowan since Charmed and I think that she played a good role as the evil witch of a king thirsty for mystical power. I thought she could have been a little more evil instead of extending her fake claws around people’s faces. I enjoyed the movie’s layout and the scenic views. The action was enticing to the final battle. This film is not the best action film of this year but it something good to watch when you have nothing else to do. All in all, I will see this film again.
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