'Conan the Barbarian' -- 2 stars

<b>R; 1:52 running time</b><br><br>
Born in the depths of the Depression, the tough-guy-with-the-sword created by Robert E. Howard is best known from the 1982 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now the role has been conquered by the half-Hawaiian, half-Irish, all-glowering Jason Momoa, lately of HBO's "Game of Thrones." The actor appears to have a sense of humor somewhere in there, behind the glower and the raspy growl. But the movie doesn't really encourage it. It's mostly noise and splurch and, as I mentioned, aaaaarrrrggggghhhhh! The thesis line spoken by Momoa says it all: "I live. I love. I slay. I am content." -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0817-conan-the-barbarian-20110819,0,3343345.column>full review</a>

R; 1:52 running time

Born in the depths of the Depression, the tough-guy-with-the-sword created by Robert E. Howard is best known from the 1982 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now the role has been conquered by the half-Hawaiian, half-Irish, all-glowering Jason Momoa, lately of HBO's "Game of Thrones." The actor appears to have a sense of humor somewhere in there, behind the glower and the raspy growl. But the movie doesn't really encourage it. It's mostly noise and splurch and, as I mentioned, aaaaarrrrggggghhhhh! The thesis line spoken by Momoa says it all: "I live. I love. I slay. I am content." -- Michael Phillips

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