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Conan The Barbarian (2011)

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Movie Details

Title:   Conan The Barbarian
Director:   Marcus Nispel
Year:   2011
Genre:   Action
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11/26/2011

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Viewing Notes

Rewatch:

I watched this movie on 11/26/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray.

My Thoughts

I wanted to like this movie more than I did. It's not that I expected great things from it; but I was hoping for a coherent tale evocative of the world of Conan so well defined in Robert E. Howard's books, and even in the various Conan comics.

The movie starts off well enough. I really enjoyed the first quarter of the film, which deals with young Conan and sets up the back story for the rest of the movie.

Most of the rest of the movie just feels like a series of set piece scenes tacked together only loosely. I don't know how to describe it, other than to say the movie wasn't compact enough to really drive the plot; nor was it deep enough to evoke the world of Conan. Both would have been great, but I'd have settled for either/or. Instead I got neither/nor.

Not a terrible movie, just not very satisfying either.

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