Conan The Barbarian (2011)

Last night, I had the opportunity to catch this movie Conan The Barbarian over at GSC Gurney Plaza in Penang. It wasn't a planned activity as I had these vouchers for another movie, but upon entering the cinema I figured Conan The Barbarian would be a better watch. I'm a sucker for violent, brutal and gory movies, and I heard initial reviews about how violent this movie is.

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Conan The Barbarian The Movie

Conan The Barbarian, the mere mention of the title got me thinking of savage barbarians swinging clubs and swords around beating everything and everyone into a pulp of bloody mess. I wasn't very far off, as the movie had our hero Conan (Jason Momoa) going from one place to another killing all his enemies off rather violently.

The movie kicks off showing Conan as a baby being raised in the battlefields, then goes on to show him as a young child gaining all the savage war skills from his father Corin (Ron Perlman). Even as a child, young Conan (Leo Howard) already exhibits violent behaviour coupled with good killing skills. It is not until his father gets killed in front of his eyes by the villain Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang) and his whole village people slaughtered that we see young Conan raise the heavy sword shouting revenge. Forgive me, but I found that scene of young Conan raising the big sword shouting really corny, but that's just me.

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Conan's Father Corin in the battlefields
The plot paper thin, with each scene being as predictable as the last, but I guess we all go for these movies to see the action and gore. Conan definately gave his fair share of gore, with images of blood splattering everywhere, bodies being ripped apart and countless body count still fresh in my memory.

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Khalar Zym and his equally evil daughter Marique

Throughout the movie we see Conan searching high and low for Khalar Zym which he eventually found chasing after the elusive "pure blood" lady Tamara (Rachel Nichols). Tamara is being hunted by Khalar Zym for her blood which will eventually give him all the power of the worlds. Here we see dark magic come into play as well.

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The movie poster depicting Tamara

So there you have it, Conan The Barbarian does not come off as a memorable movie, but one that does it's job in the blood bath department. There were so many scenes being censored off in the cinema version, however what really bugged me was that they could show a scene of Conan's really perfect buttocks and not of the ladies. I was really disturbed by Conan's buttocks I tell you. The film spans 2 hours, and feels rushed because it seems the scenes jumps from one to another too quickly without any development. I would rate this movie a 4/10, watch it without a high expectation and you'll be satisfied with the action scenes. I leave you with the trailer of Conan The Barbarian.


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Marique again, I found her rather hot in a way.



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15 comments :

  1. Marique is so cold blood and mean, but the way she die is awesome LOL opps

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  2. So ngam one you watch on the same night like Kian Fai. XD in diff cinema

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  3. i'd rather watch Anold's rendition of the film

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  4. I dun like Marique! Sheee looks bitchy, like to seduce her father...they even sleep on the same Bed. Yuck!

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  5. I watched Arnold's long, long ago...and I fell asleep...

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  6. not a word about this movie here in aus. don't even know if they are releasing it in cinemas =/

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  7. have not watched this movie.. you find Marique hot?? hahahaha, very exotic taste of you lor.. not Tamara meh?? :p

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  8. Always linked Conan with Arnold the Terminator his role has been rooted deeply in my mind. I'll be right back.

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  9. argh! This is my third time typing the comment.. hope it will go thru.. dunno my side problem or where problem :(

    Anyways.. i was saying...

    She died! KF for spoiler >_<
    I wanna see the exposed butt! :P

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  10. FINALLY my comment is UP! :D YeaYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. oooh..this lady looks like Lady Gaga?

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  12. the action was quite good despite the very fake blood splashing, it's not a movie worth watching in the cinema

    Peace Out!
    The CleverMunkey

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  13. I find the movie is too violent for me,hahaha! XD

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  14. haha i get to know from Mei Yee and Saucer sayin that many blood splashing scene n oso censored one ?

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  15. Awesome movie. I will watch it after watching this trailer. Thanks for sharing

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Always appreciate the comments. Thanks!

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