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Conan the Barbarian 3D

Rated R 112 minutes 2011

This rehash of the classic fantasy comic (popularly known as the basis for the first Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle) is rife with the oldest and simplest pleasures of 3-D movies: all sorts of objects fly at the camera, and the climactic battle takes place over a deep, dark chasm. At its best the movie suggests a funhouse at a state-of-the-art county fair; at its worst it's a fairly dumb celebration of brute violence. Jason Momoa (from HBO's Game of Thrones) plays the title character, a mythical warrior seeking revenge on the people who slaughtered his tribe. He lacks Schwarzenegger's charisma, though the other players (including Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, and international mixed martial arts fighter Bob Sapp) have fun fleshing out the various fantasy-story types. Marcus Nispel directed.

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Director: Marcus Nispel

Producer: Fredrik Malmberg, Boaz Davidson, George Furla, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Joe Gatta, John Baldecchi, Henry Winterstern, Frederick Fierst, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Eda Kowan, John Sacchi, Michael Paseornek and Jason Constantine

Cast: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ron Perlman, Leo Howard, Steve O'Donnell, Raad Rawi, Nonso Anozie, Bob Sapp, Milton Welsh, Laila Rouass and Morgan Freeman


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