RJ Does Movies! – Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Conan The Barbarian

Release Date: August 19th, 2011

Rated: R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity

Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Run Time: 112 minutes

Studio: Lionsgate

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Starring: Jason Momoa, Ron Pearlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Rachel Nichols

Storyline: A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Written by Anonymous

-Information & some Pictures provided via IMDB



Grade: B-

So, I am not really an Action movie buff, and usually end up not liking action films, Conan the Barbarian on the other hand was actually quite enjoyable for me. There were some cheesy lines and awkward moments that make you go “huh?” but the action was pretty good. Jason Momoa does a very good job portraying Conan, and really gives him the edge and ruggedness that one would imagine from a burly, violent Sumerian barbarian bent on avenging the death of his people. While the romance wasn’t nearly as built up as I’d hoped it would be, I still enjoyed the movie.

Disclaimer: My review is written in my own personal opinion of the film.


(Jason Momoa)

Other Actors that were considered for the lead role of Conan include The Twilight Saga’s Kellan Lutz (bottom left) and Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki (bottom right). I think Jason Momoa was the perfect choice for Conan because he gives you that ruggedness and “Don’t mess with me” attitude, but both of the actors below are great too and I’m sure would have done a fantastic job as well. In a way, I can see Jared playing the role of Conan too. :]

Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga)

Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)



My Favorite Action Movie of 2011 so far has to be…


Grade: A

Romance, Action, Awesomeness, all wrapped up into one movie. You can bet I am buying it on DVD/Blu-Ray when it comes out! :D

RJ Gonzales

RJ Gonzales

RJ Gonzales is a born and raised Texan that unfortunately didn’t get the cool accent or sweet hat/boots. Aside from attending a local university to study Film and TV Production, he can be found nose-deep in a pile of YA books, or behind a screen writing some. He has a habit of picking up skills when bored; one of them being writing his biography in third person.

  • http://bmdimension.blogspot.com/ Cassandra Hernandez

    Conan the Barbarian looks very intriguing. Nice review. And love Jared Padalecki from Supernatural.

    • http://www.RJdoesBooks.com RJ

      haha it was pretty good! :D