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Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Cimmerian (Jason Momoa) becomes Conan the Barbarian when he sets out to avenge a personal slight only to get involved in a fight to stop all of Hyboria from being overrun by forces of evil. This sword swinging, supernatural 3D epic is based on the character created by author Robert E. Howard.

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Release Date: 19 Aug 2011
Run Time: 113
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 19 August 2011

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

Conan the Cimmerian (Jason Momoa) becomes Conan the Barbarian when he sets out to avenge a personal slight only to get involved in a fight to stop all of Hyboria from being overrun by forces of evil. This sword swinging, supernatural 3D epic is based on the character created by author Robert E. Howard.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence, with blood, gore and details shown.

- Explicit depictions of dismemberment.

- Pervasive and often brutal depictions of fighting, stabbing, decapitation and burning.

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent disturbing scenes and nightmarish images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Frequent breast nudity in non-sexual contexts.

- Full frontal nudity seen in a sexual situation.

- Portrayal of sexual activity includes breast and buttock nudity,and some detail.

- Simulated and implied sexual activity.

- Sexual innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.

Language:

- One use of scatological slang term.

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

You can learn more about Robert E. Howard, the man who created Conan the Barbarian here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard

Video alternatives

Robert E. Howard is known as the father of the sword and sorcery genre. Other movies that feature similar fantasy-adventure tales include The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 10,000 BC and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Home Video Notes

Conan the Barbarian is coming to home video on November 22, 2011.

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