Arnold Schwarzenegger’s breakout role came in John Milius’s sword-and-sorcery box-office hit. Based on a Marvel comic book (and originally scripted by Oliver Stone, before Milius rewrote it), Conan finds the titular muscleman hero seeking revenge against Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), the evil leader of a band of raiders, who killed Conan’s parents when he was a child. Trained as a gladiator and having discovered an ancient sword, Conan undertakes a phantasmagorical, violent, and campy odyssey, encountering all manner of outlandish characters and fantastic locales on his way to confront Doom. Hoberman notes that Conan the Barbarian is “a spectacle of brute violence rather than snazzy special effects, taking its cues from Alexander Nevsky, Samson and Delilah, and Triumph of the Will.”
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