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Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan the Barbarian (1982)


Arnold Schwarzenegger
Gerry Lopez
Sandahl Bergman

Directed by John Milius

Conan the Barbarian is a violent death hungry movie. I cannot count the amount of death in the movie and the violent ways in which this sword and magical movie depicted these deaths.
Conan decided to stay true to what many of us will expect a barbarian will behave and the actions expected of them. The screenwriters went out of the way to solidify a back story to the Conan character and casting Arnold Schwarzenegger (as Conan) after he stepped off his Pumping Iron documentary was a good choice.

You will have to endure the two hours this movie used to get this done and you will not be bored of the events that made Conan a threat to any that is in his way. The movie script is adapted from Robert E. Howard, Conan the Barbarian.
The movie starts with “The Riddle of Steel” which was said to Conan by his father as we watch the forging of a sword. From there we see the end of Conan’s people by the Cimmerians led by Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones). Doom used his hypnotic powers to still Conan’s mum while he chops her head off in front of the young Conan and he is then taken as a slave.

He grew and when his masters noticed the muscular built he has, he was turned to a cage fighter. There he exceled and was trained in sword fighting and other fighting techniques to be better, as his master turned him to a gold mine. On one faithful day, his master sets him free and he decided to use his freedom to get revenge on the Cimmerians.
His path towards revenge was plagued with death, the forming of his own click and the stamp of his name as a warrior to dread.

Conan the Barbarian upon his release was a hate or love movie, people either liked the drama and the deaths or hated it.
Over the years the movie has become a financial blockbuster and was a box-office hit upon its release, launching Arnold into the light as an action hero and on this he built a list of action films in the 80s.

Conan the Barbarian is a good film and worth seeing to admire Arnold trying his best to cement his acting skills and the very awesome supporting cast.
The visual effects and scenery is worth seeing also as the movie sets were built and some of the scenes shot at various remote locations.


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