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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

Conan The Barbarian poster

Conan The Barbarian poster

This movie is a classic. I love it because it has everything: action, comedy, love story, sex, revenge, sword fighting and lots of half naked bodies.

The plus of the film is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is very muscled and half naked and another is that since he is a barbarian grown up without a trace of socialization he doesn’t have to talk too much or act too much.

Another plus is James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom with his deep voice who is excellent for this part. Add the beautiful music from Basil Poledouris and you have a saga.

Also since I am a woman I like women characters who are dynamic as personalities and kick ass, like Valeria. Ok, she fell in love and decided to help Conan with his stupid revenge that led her to her death, but it was her choice and took the decision.

On the other hand Conan is impulsive. Dear Conan, you cannot except to win a war simply with a sword. Thulsa Doom told you the secret. Flesh is stronger than the sword. He asked you to be his friend. It was a big mistake you said no. What you had to do is agree, then become his friend and when he doesn’t expect it back stab him. It is not very sporty but it works all the time and you only have to kill just one. No sweat!

There is also a second film, Conan the Conqueror and it is more entairtening that the first one, but is lesser as a story. Also it doesn’t have love and sex and has fewer half naked bodies.

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August 11, 2008 Posted by | Movies from 1980-1989, Movies We Love | , , , , | Leave a comment