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TechCentral review: Conan the Barbarian

In Entertainment, Movies on August 29, 2011 at 9:45 am

My review for TechCentral this week is Conan the Barbarian:

 Under its slick special effects and art direction, Conan is near-incoherent, and for a film with so much violence, surprisingly bloodless. For the all the money that was obviously thrown at this production, there clearly wasn’t budget for a scriptwriter that understood plot and dialogue….

The comparison that seems unavoidable is with HBO’s dark fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, which also features [Jason] Momoa as a nomadic barbarian. Game of Thrones has high stakes and memorable antiheroes, but Conan trades in sloppy contrivances and dull stock characters.

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