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I bought the dvd of ‘Conan the Barbarian’ starring Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman and a rather freaky looking Rose McGowan (of Charmed fame). I quite liked it, I thought it was well done and mostly stayed true to the idea of Conan but I will admit I was not a fan of the original; it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me…….

 

This one however made a lot of sense and there was the side benefit of having Jason Momoa shirtless for the entire film. Yes I am in love with Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis), I would almost be tempted to create a JM Admiration Society but that would seem a bit Belieber-fan like and quite frankly, the day I ever find myself acting that pathetic I would hope some one would whack me upside the head HARD!

 

The locations were stunning. Ron Perlman plays the father of Conan and is quite memorable even though he only features for the first 25 minutes. The best part of the movie was the beginning when young Conan takes on four Picts and brings back their heads for his father….that kid is very intense.

 

Rose plays Marique, a Sorceress and she is suitably frightening, quite the departure from Paige Mathews, but she is an interesting villianess, I'll give her that. Her father is tracking down pieces of a mask, that once activated by the blood of the 'Pureblood' can resurrect his wife from the dead and because she has been to the other side, will have all the knowledge of the 'Necromancers of Acheron'.

 

I do believe I will be watching this again (and again and again). Jason Momoa is just a stunning man to look at (and did I mention he gets some rear attention in the movie) but I think his personality and presence is a little too large and impactful for such a two dimensional character as Conan, being a monosyllabic and stoic warrior, he doesn’t have much in the way of personality. I do think that Jason Momoa handles it quite well though and let's be honest, it's an hour and half or so of him without a shirt on so who's going to complain?

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I bought the dvd of ‘Conan the Barbarian’ starring Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman and a rather freaky looking Rose McGowan (of Charmed fame). I quite liked it, I thought it was well done and mostly stayed true to the idea of Conan but I will admit I was not a fan of the original; it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me…….

 

This one however made a lot of sense and there was the side benefit of having Jason Momoa shirtless for the entire film. Yes I am in love with Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis), I would almost be tempted to create a JM Admiration Society but that would seem a bit Belieber-fan like and quite frankly, the day I ever find myself acting that pathetic I would hope some one would whack me upside the head HARD!

 

The locations were stunning. Ron Perlman plays the father of Conan and is quite memorable even though he only features for the first 25 minutes. The best part of the movie was the beginning when young Conan takes on four Picts and brings back their heads for his father….that kid is very intense.

 

Rose plays Marique, a Sorceress and she is suitably frightening, quite the departure from Paige Mathews, but she is an interesting villianess, I'll give her that. Her father is tracking down pieces of a mask, that once activated by the blood of the 'Pureblood' can resurrect his wife from the dead and because she has been to the other side, will have all the knowledge of the 'Necromancers of Acheron'.

 

I do believe I will be watching this again (and again and again). Jason Momoa is just a stunning man to look at (and did I mention he gets some rear attention in the movie) but I think his personality and presence is a little too large and impactful for such a two dimensional character as Conan, being a monosyllabic and stoic warrior, he doesn’t have much in the way of personality. I do think that Jason Momoa handles it quite well though and let's be honest, it's an hour and half or so of him without a shirt on so who's going to complain?

jason-momoa-as-conan-2011-Mobile.jpg

 

 

 

Jason tickles all my happy places. He is such a tasty chunk of manflesh. I loved him in Game of Thrones!! But also i really loved the special effects in this film...those sand monster things were great i thought.

 

I usually think Rose is quite an attractive looking harlot but she looked like a minger in this film. It took me ages to recognise her. Her character reminded me of a mix between the witch in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and also the "Abomination" in Dune!

 

 

 

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Besides being a big fan of Ron Perlman, I like swords clashing, and lopping off of heads, scantilly clothed sweating, muscled glistening Male Species.:cool_witch:

 

This Jason Momoa was easy on my eyes in Game of Thrones.

 

I may just have to rent this just because of scantilly clothed, sweating, muscled glistening Male Species.:cool_witch:

 

Regards,

Gypsy

 

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Stacey,

 

I actually rented this, but took it back before even watching it, because I got it in my head that it wouldn't be any good. Thanks for the review. I think I'll go back and give it another try.

 

Jevne

 

I think if you are a fan of the original it is best to put it out of your mind when watching this one because the two men are so completely different as is the story. I prefer this one to the old one but then I'm not particularly an Arnie fan.

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