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Conan The Barbarian Review


Weak
With a complete lack of self-awareness, this po-faced remake looks more like a trash-TV series (a la Spartacus or Camelot) than a proper movie. Mainly because the filmmakers continually opt for gratuitous gore rather than actual storytelling.

Born in battle, Conan (Howard, then Momoa) is set on vengeance. His people, the Cimmerians, were slaughtered by the evil Khalar Zym (Lang), who was looking for the barbarian-held pieces to a mythical all-powerful mask. Once the mask is reassembled, Khalar Zym and his fiendish daughter Marique (McGowan) need a pure-blood of Acheron to activate it and, as luck would have it, the last one is hot babe Tamara (Nichols). So of course Conan and Tamara team up to fight off the villains and save the pre-historic world.

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Cube 2: Hypercube Review


OK
If only they had started with Square, they wouldn't have had to go to the fourth dimension to come up with a sequel.

Unfortunately Cube 2 comes off as a rather tepid and needless retread of the somewhat clever original, in which a group of strangers find themselves trapped inside a giant network of interlocked, identical cubes, fighting with numerous booby traps and among themselves to try to find a way out. It's all shot on one, very plain set, and with completely unknown actors.

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