When a powerful force of supernatural evil threatens to destroy Hyboria, legendary Cimmerian warrior Conan (Jason Momoa) raises his sword against mythical monsters and treacherous enemies. Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, and Rachel Nichols co-star in a sweeping fantasy adventure based on the character created by Robert E. Howard, and directed by Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).~Jason Buchanan
This movie often gets a lot of flack because I think people weren’t willing to see anyone else other than Arnold in the role of Conan. But with the recent rise of Jason Momoa, it’s worth revisiting as this movie actually holds very true to the original Comics the character is based on.
I will always be a lover of the original Conan movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but this film is a bit more polished, with more dynamic action sequences and moments that feel like they’re pulled right out of the comic.
This is a pretty standard rerelease of the original blu ray, but I’d you don’t already own this, then the upgrade in picture quality and attractive price point makes this a worthy addition to your collection if you’re a fan of the originals!
I know some people were critical of this film as they can't see anyone in the role but Arnold, however I personally felt it was was a really good reboot/reimagining of a classic film series. Jason Momoa looked and behaved the part, and the current gen CGI effects did a lot to bring life to some of the creatures like the giant squid like beast that just wasn't possible in the 80s. Story was decent, cinematography was really good. Highly recommend to fans of Conan or just fantasy films in general.
What can you say regarding a movie about "Conan the Barbarian". The best thing about this movie is Jason Momoa. What an exceptional actor. Too bad the critics are just noticing his incredible talent. I believe he can do it all, i.e. drama, action, comedy. More Momoa PLEASE...