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Arnold Schwarzenegger, brilliant and in top form in a film that catapulted him into the stratosphere! John Milius, such a good director in the way he understood the character well and it seems war and moral codes are running through his veins, thus he gave us a movie to be watched with the same excitement over and over again through the decades. The cinematography is perfect, as is the score by none other then the master himself, Basil Poledouris! Basil Poledouris's score for Conan the Barbarian is considered by many (including myself), to be one of the finest examples of motion picture scoring EVER WRITTEN...!!!
In conclusion, one of the GREATEST movies of all times, an absolute EPIC fantasy movie for everyone to enjoy. Made long time ago, back then, when MEN made movies...
Could only make it halfway through with Kreines.
HS!! Testosterone level - 11
Kooky fun. Mako should have made 20 movies after this. Oh, wait, he did.
The 1982 film that launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's career has held up surprisingly well. What Arnold lacked in acting training (and bear in mind that he barely knew a word of English when he made this), he more than makes up for in sheer physical presence and natural charisma. The best acting in this, by far, comes from James Earl Jones, who plays the evil cult leader and sorcerer Thulsa-Doom. But the real star of this movie is the wonderful soundtrack by Basil Poledouris, propelling the story forward and helping with the world-building element by adding an additional layer of unique character to the sets and landscapes on the screen. The film is quite dark and brutal at times, too - there's some decapitation, a cultist cannibalistic orgy that our heroes must disrupt, a crucifixion scene, and quite a lot of blood. The story, adapted from bits and pieces of Robert E. Howard stories, is rather simple and straightforward, and the film does a good job of telling it; there's no filler here at all. This fantasy cult classic is recommended for anyone who appreciates the genre and hasn't seen it, but it's definitely not for younger kids.
Pretty bad. Really was hoping for some charming action fantasy - charming as in - not expecting much, but can appreciate the effort - but no - I do not appreciate this effort. Boring. Probably won't ever watch again. Sucks, because I love the Robert E. Howard books. Good concept, poor execution.
Practical effects aged really well. Outstanding score. Arnold Schwarzenegger at his most iconic. Love this movie.
Great action mixed with a great plot line and an awesome and unforgettable score, Conan the Barbarian is, therefore, an unforgettable adventure!
How could it go wrong? Millius understood the character well, Schwarzenegger delivering the necessary truculence for the role, Basil Poledouris' wonderful score and a lot of violence and special effects.
This is Arnold in his prime, awesome 80s action mixed with sci-fi very cool. One of my favorite old movies.
This is about Arnold doing what Arnold does best and he does it so well! Lots of bulging muscles and testosterone combined with barely dressed babes! He made a fortune and success with this combination for decades. Synopsis: As a child his family and village were wiped out by the pagan, heathen, 'Doom'. He 'Never Forgets'. He is trained as a fighter, taught 'worldly ways', & highly educated. Once freed the pursues 'Doom' whose influence seems to have spread everywhere. Lots of action, sometimes comedy, lust (You can't call it love can you?), along the way but he doesn't lose focus on his goal. This could be a spin off of Jason or Hercules on their trials...