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"CONAN THE BARBARIAN"
(2011) (Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: A barbarian travels the lands in a quest to avenge his father's murder and kill the ruler who's after a magical mask that will allow him to conquer the world.
PLOT:
Literally born on the battlefield when his pregnant mother was mortally wounded, Conan (LEO HOWARD) is a warrior boy who's been taught all aspects of fighting by his father, Corin (RON PERLMAN), while growing up in the village of Cimmeria. But all of his training can't help him save his father from Khalar Zym (STEPHEN LANG), a ruthless leader who attacks them.

He, along with his witch daughter, Marique (ROSE McGOWAN), is in search of the last piece of the Mask of Acheron. Created eons ago from the bones of dead kings, it will give those who possess it unlimited power to rule over all others, with Khalar Zym also believing it will bring back his murdered sorceress wife from the dead.

They find the last piece, Corin ends up dead, and Khalar Zym and Marique set off to find Tamara (RACHEL NICHOLS), the descendent of the Sorcerers of Acheron whose pure blood will activate the mask. Conan, meanwhile, is orphaned and then grows up into a hulking barbarian (JASON MOMOA) who travels the lands with his friend, Artus (NONSO ANOZIE), tearing up the countryside, killing slave captors and always on the lookout for signs of Khalar Zym.

With the help of a thief, Ela-Shan (SAID TAGHMAOUI), Conan gets his first lead and leaves a wake of Khalar Zym's men on his way toward that ruler before he and Marique get their hands on Tamara's blood and activate the mask.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into "sword and sandal" type flicks they might be interested, which also holds true if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity.


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