Monday, August 22, 2011

Conan the Barbarian

Went to see Conan the Barbarian at the local Muvico with a buddy of mine. It was pretty much what I wanted from a Conan movie. It was no Lord of the Rings, but it didn't feel like an episode of Xena either.

Acting was very good, it was fun to see Jason Momoa as Conan after his work as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. This Conan felt a bit more like the Conan from the novels and comics, with a great deal more dialog. Not to write off the Arnold Conan movies, those are classics.

Stephen Lang appears to be eastablishing a legacy of playing the villain in fantasy/sci fi movies as Khalar Zym in Conan and as Quaritch in Avatar.

Rachel Nichols as Conan love interest Tamara wasn't bad, but she was overshadowed by Rose McGowan's portrayal of Marique, as the erraticly evil sorceress daughter of Zym

Overall a fun film, I enjoyed it.

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