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Conan the Barbarian


conanthebarbarianSometime during the Hyborian Age, a slave boy grows up to become a man with a burning desire to avenge the brutal deaths of his parents at the hands of a wizard (James Earl Jones). Robert E. Howardā€™s pulp character gets a decent but uninvolving screen treatment; that said, the film has its admirers. Arnold Schwarzenegger feels right as Conan, a big man driven by simple principles and emotions. John Milius gets his barbaric adventure going at times, but itā€™s just as often either silly or borderline dull. The sweeping and innovative music score is worth five stars alone, though.Ā 

1982-U.S. 129 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ John Milius. Screenplay: John Milius, Oliver Stone. Stories: Robert E. Howard. Music: Basil Poledouris. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (Conan), Sandahl Bergman (Valeria), James Earl Jones (Thulsa Doom), Gerry Lopez, Mako, Ben Davidsonā€¦ Max von Sydow.

Trivia: Followed by Conan the Destroyer (1984) and two TV series, Conan: The Adventurer (1992-1993) and Conan (1997-1998). Remade as Conan the Barbarian (2011).



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