CONAN THE BARBARIAN (12)
D: Marcus Nispel
Lionsgate/Nu Image/Millennium (Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson,
Fredrik Malmberg, Joe Gatta, George Furla, John Baldecchi & Les Weldon)
USA 🇺🇸 2011
W: Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer & Sean Hood
[based on characters created by Robert E. Howard]
DP: Thomas Kloss
Ed: Ken Blackwell
Mus: Tyler Bates
Jason Momoa (Conan), Rachel Nichols (Tamara), Stephen Lang
(Khalar Zym), Rose McGowan (Marique), Saïd Taghmaoui (Ela-Shan), Leo Howard (young Conan), Morgan Freeman (narrator)
Remake of the above with more sword and less sorcery. There's
a huge missed opportunity here with the lack of originality from music video director Marcus Nispel, who goes down the easy route of making this a simple tale of revenge, turning in a primitive
knock off of Braveheart rather than a primordial comic book adventure.
The casting is also weak. Jason Momoa, who played beast of a
warrior Khal Drogo in TV's Game Of Thrones, turns up in this film with his bronzed Hawaiian tan and does very little else.
Moderate entertainment of the brainless kind, but this is more
like Conan the Surfer Dude.