LRA writes: I will admit that I hold the original 1982 film up on a pretty high pedestal. But as much as I absolutely adore that film it is not without its faults (as minor as they are). So other than never truly embracing the idea that Hollywood would ever find an actor that could claim the throne from one of the greatest screen icons of my generation I was fairly open to the concept of bringing the barbarian back to the big screen. I love the world that this mythology exists in, it always felt like a lost time from our history where sorcery reigned supreme and only people like Conan could ever stand against the tyranny of the wicked. This new film was not something I wanted per say but it was something that I was willing to give a chance to and see if it could win me over. So with that mind set I embarked on my own journey of high adventure to see if the barbarian still had what it took to capture my imagination once again just like it did when I was a child.