New ‘Conan’ Ripples with Action
The 1982 movie that made Schwarzenegger a star is remade in the muscular 3-D image of a young star with Harlequin Romance looks.
Conan the Barbarian is back. Bare-chested, bloody and brutal, it is everything you would expect from a franchise that helped launch Arnold Schwarzenegger's career 30 years ago.
The new barbarian in town is Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa (HBO’s Game of Thrones), who breathes new life into the role of Conan. The long-haired actor, who looks as if he belongs on the cover of a Harlequin Romance, brings his muscular physique to a new legion of fans in 3-D.
The story line is simple: An evil overlord massacres Conan’s village; Conan picks up a sword and slays everyone who stands in the way of his revenge.
Ron Perlman plays a decent supporting role as Conan's father, Corin, and Rose McGowan is unrecognizable as the evil Marique.
Most of the acting is really about action anyway. The flick-o-meter gives Conan the Barbarian a fair three out of five.