Release Date: August 19th, 2011
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Run Time: 112 minutes
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
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.
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. :]
My Favorite Action Movie of 2011 so far has to be…
Romance, Action, Awesomeness, all wrapped up into one movie. You can bet I am buying it on DVD/Blu-Ray when it comes out!