Sunday, September 18, 2011

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Conan the Barbarian

a group of sorcerers created a mask from the skulls of the dead kings, their daughters were sacrificed for their pure blood, giving power to the mask. after many battles, the group of sorcerers were finally defeated by the barbarians. the mask was destroyed n scattered across the land. shortly after, the leader of barbarian tribe was forced to save his unborn son by killing his wife during a battle. the baby, Conan grew into a skilled n violent warrior. one day, the village was attacked by the evil forces of a warlord who was reuniting the pieces of the mask to revive his dead wife, making himself powerful. Conan was the only survivor n he swore revenge.

the film was based on one of the popular childhood character we knew. originally, a series of Conan movies were planned in the 80's, much like James Bond franchise. Conan the Barbarian (1982) was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, followed by Conan the Destroyer (1984). however the third sequel of the trilogy, Conan the Conqueror (1987) was cancelled. the new Conan the Barbarian (2011) was unrelated to the trilogy. it took almost 10 years to bring Conan the Barbarian (2011) onto the big screen. i felt that Conan's character was somehow portrayed without an in depth understanding. in the film, it was so contradicted that he was portrayed as the good guy but often went over the boundaries or to the extremes just to accomplish his goals. the film felt rough, packed with sufficient actions n bloods, perhaps with the hope of getting away without building Conan's character? despite the brief introduction of the character, we still had fun catching up with the violent Conan we missed since childhood. it never did matter to us how forceful or bad Conan can be, for it is the that Conan we want!

some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Marcus Nispel
- released: 2011
- casts: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Leo Howard, Nonso Anozie
- language: English
- genre: Adventure/Fantasy

- Conan the Barbarian (1982)
- Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian

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