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Marcus Nispel Amerika Syarikat, 2011

J. O.'s rating of the film Conan the Barbarian

So sick of the snobbery in the film world. This was a well-executed and blood-soaked homage to 1980s action films. Sure the leads were a little boring (namely Momoa), but the secondaries were great and the tone was perfect. A brutal, barbaric hack-and-slash with no depth or purpose other than entertaining - and on that it delivers. It is genuinely surprising how nostalgic it felt.