Conan the Barbarian Movie Review Summary

Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

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Conan witnesses his family killed by the marauding Thulsa Doom and is enslaved as a child labourer for 10 years.
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After slavery Conan becomes a gladiator and is trained for 5 years in order to become the perfect killing machine with no consciense regarding life and death.
After finally being set free, Conan is a barbarian in the midsts of a great civilization. He now possesses superhuman strength and indifference to human life. Despite the preceding events Conan maintains his sense of vengeance and the rest of the movie is based on his searching for Thulsa Doom and ultimatly, his own sense of worth.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ian Rodriguez

Conan (Schwarzenegger) was raised as a slave by the men who slaughtered his tribe. After growing into a muscular warrior, he is freed. He soon surrounds himself with a loyal group of fellow warriors and is asked by a king to rescue his daughter. It turns out that the king's daughter is being held in the castle of Thulsa Doom, the very man who killed Conan's mother. Doom is the leader of a cult who worships snakes and he even possesses the ability to turn into a giant snake himself. This is a thrilling adventure of valor, strength, and good vs evil.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alex Emborsky

One day the village of young Conan is attacked by the wicked snake cult of Thulsa Doom. His parents are killed, and he and the other children are forced into slavery. After being freed Conan sets on a quest for revenge against Thulsa Doom ,along with the help of a few allies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tony Lucas

The review of this Movie prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

As a child, Conan witnesses the brutal slaying of his parents and destruction of his people at the hands of a Warlord in search of the 'Secret of the Steel'. Conan grows up as a slave, never forgetting that revenge has kept him alive. When freed, this fully trained pit-fighter finds an 'Antlantian Sword' and travels the known world in his search for revenge...
The review of this Movie prepared by Andrej

Conan's parents are killed by an enigmatic religous leader called Thulsa Doom so that he can steal "the riddle of steel." Conan as a child is used as slave labour and eventually is sold to become a pit fighter. He is released as a skilled warrior and sets out to find is revenge on his parents deaths.
The review of this Movie prepared by Scott Nicholas

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 46%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 26%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 28% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on another world/distant past Powerplays    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   overthrowing bad govt (sci-fi)/claiming throne (fantasy)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Mountains?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   seeing breasts Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   book

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