Conan the Barbarian (2011) 3D review

This remake of the old Conan the Barbarian (1982) film that is known to have launched Arnold Schwarzenegger career  is now interpreted by Jason Momoa, with an impressive impressive bodybuilding physique but falling short of the huge Arnold muscles, even though he attended intensive personal gym classes prior to the movie.

Conan is an epic fantasy adventure film has taken seven years of development, with much of the time spent negotiating the movie distribution rights and recruiting the staff, filming started in May 2010 in Bulgaria, its 3D version is  a post-production conversion. The film is full of fighting scenes and beheadings, spiced up with a little romance, the dialogue is faithful to the original story and it seems pulled out of Conan comic books. Conan the Barbarian is a decent action film, those who love action movies in mystique worlds will like it, but I felt it to be unnecessary the 3D version as the special effects are not that amazing as to justify the three dimensions, the main selling point of this film is the action fights and that looks around the same in 2D as it does in 3D, you can save the extra money that a 3D version costs, you will enjoy it the same.

Synopsis: A powerful built Cimmerian warrior begins a journey across an epic medieval continent, Hyboria, to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village, he will soon find evil sorcerers, monsters and almighty warriors attempting to stop him.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan
Runtime: 112 minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R

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