History YMMV / ConanTheBarbarian1982

17th Mar '17 9:51:48 AM erforce
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** The camel who gets punched out (twice, even!) in both this movie and its sequel.

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** The camel who gets punched out (twice, even!) by Conan. It returns in both this movie and its sequel.the sequel, where it suffers the same fate.
17th Mar '17 9:50:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GeniusBonus: They actually got Turko-Mongol paganism right when they had Subotai (Hyrkanian, basically the Hyborian equivalent of Mongols and Turks) proclaim that he worshiped the Everlasting Sky. In Turko-Mongol paganism, the most important god is Tengri - Lord of the Eternal Blue Sky. In fact, it's more accurate to actual pre-Islamic Turkic beliefs than the original Howard stories were, where the Hyrkanians worship ''Erlik'', who in actual Turkic paganism, is an evil demon and the primary adversary of Tengri.
17th Mar '17 9:48:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDisplacement: John Milius's film is likely what many think about when they hear the name Conan the Barbarian and not the Howard stories. And it's very likely that Conan = Arnold for many people. Anyone who plays Conan gets compared to him. Conan [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back to 1932]], older than {{Superman}}.
* {{Anvilicious}}: According to [[http://www.overthinkingit.com/2011/08/10/conan-the-liberal/ this Overthinking It article]] the 1980s Conan movies have strong feminist, anti-racist and atheistic themes. Of course, the major screenwriter of the first film ''is'' Creator/OliverStone, which lends some credence to that. On the flip side of that coin, though, director and co-screenwriter John Milius self-identifies as conservative/libertarian in his personal views, Conan himself is a fiercely independent warrior who eventually becomes a king on his own steam, and the film explicitly shows Conan praying to Crom (albeit in a backhanded fashion) and that there is an afterlife when [[spoiler:Valeria briefly comes BackFromTheDead.]]

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* AdaptationDisplacement: John Milius's Creator/JohnMilius's film is likely what many think about when they hear the name Conan the Barbarian and not the Howard stories. And it's very likely that Conan = Arnold for many people. Anyone who plays Conan gets compared to him. Conan [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back to 1932]], older than {{Superman}}.
Franchise/{{Superman}}.
* {{Anvilicious}}: According to [[http://www.overthinkingit.com/2011/08/10/conan-the-liberal/ this Overthinking It article]] the 1980s Conan movies have strong feminist, anti-racist and atheistic themes. Of course, the major screenwriter of the first film ''is'' Creator/OliverStone, which lends some credence to that. On the flip side of that coin, though, director and co-screenwriter John Milius Creator/JohnMilius self-identifies as conservative/libertarian in his personal views, Conan himself is a fiercely independent warrior who eventually becomes a king on his own steam, and the film explicitly shows Conan praying to Crom (albeit in a backhanded fashion) and that there is an afterlife when [[spoiler:Valeria briefly comes BackFromTheDead.]]



* MemeticMutation: Even people who haven't seen the movie can quote the "what is best in life?" scene (although the original is attributed to the real Ghengis Khan, an expy of which is in the scene).

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* MemeticMutation: Even people who haven't seen the movie can quote the "what is best in life?" scene (although the original is attributed to the real Ghengis Khan, UsefulNotes/GhengisKhan, an expy of which is in the scene).
11th Dec '16 1:45:30 PM Hawaii_Knut
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*{{Narm}}: Conan's grunts of pain doesn't sound very convincing.
7th Nov '16 5:10:00 PM Berrenta
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* AudienceColoringAdaptation: The movie visually builds upon the Marvel comics and Creator/FrankFrazetta's art before it. Parodies like ''Film/{{UHF}}'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8 ''Conan the Librarian'']] tend to mock Arnold's distinctive accent.



* InkStainAdaptation: The movie visually builds upon the Marvel comics and [[FrankFrazetta Frank Frazetta]]'s art before it. Parodies like ''Film/{{UHF}}'''s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8 ''Conan the Librarian'']] tend to mock Arnold's distinctive accent.



** [[MaxVonSydow Max von Sydow]]'s performance as King Osric is half pure glorious HamAndCheese, part [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously unusually heartfelt]], and is often singled out by critics.

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** [[MaxVonSydow Max von Sydow]]'s Creator/MaxVonSydow's performance as King Osric is half pure glorious HamAndCheese, part [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously unusually heartfelt]], and is often singled out by critics.
14th Aug '16 10:02:48 PM superboy313
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* CompleteMonster: The [[EvilSorcerer evil]] [[BigBad Thulsa]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] starts by slaughtering Conan's village, decapitating Conan's mom while he stands next to her and selling the children as slaves just so that he can obtain weapons of fine steel from the barbarians. Later in the film, he orders a young woman to jump to her death to illustrate how much control he has over his followers before ordering Conan to be crucified. Shortly after that, we find out that he and his followers practice cannibalism. He proceeds to kill [[spoiler: Valeria, probably Conan's greatest love in the movie-verse]], with a snake arrow. After Rexor and his army's defeat in the Battle of the Mounds, Thulsa coldly tries to do the same thing to the Princess after deeming her [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer useful to him]]

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* CompleteMonster: The [[EvilSorcerer evil]] [[BigBad Thulsa]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] starts by slaughtering Conan's village, decapitating Conan's mom while he stands next to her and selling the children as slaves just so that he can obtain weapons of fine steel from the barbarians. Later in the film, he orders a young woman to jump to her death to illustrate how much control he has over his followers before ordering Conan to be crucified. Shortly after that, we find out that he and his followers practice cannibalism. He proceeds to kill [[spoiler: Valeria, probably Conan's greatest love in the movie-verse]], with a snake arrow. After Rexor and his army's defeat in the Battle of the Mounds, Thulsa coldly tries to do the same thing to the Princess after deeming her [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer useful to him]]him]].
27th Mar '16 11:28:38 PM ritzoreo
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** Max von Sudow's performance as King Osric is half pure glorious HamAndCheese, part [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously unusually heartfelt]], and is often singled out by critics.

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** [[MaxVonSydow Max von Sudow's Sydow]]'s performance as King Osric is half pure glorious HamAndCheese, part [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously unusually heartfelt]], and is often singled out by critics.
13th Mar '16 10:45:05 PM quirkygenius
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* {{Anvilicious}}: According to [[http://www.overthinkingit.com/2011/08/10/conan-the-liberal/ this Overthinking It article]] the 1980s Conan movies have strong feminist, anti-racist and atheistic themes. Of course, the major screenwriter of the first film ''is'' Creator/OliverStone, which lends some credence to that. On the flip side of that coin, though, director and co-screenwriter John Milius self-identifies as conservative/libertarian in his personal views, Conan himself is a fiercely independent warrior who eventually becomes a king on his own steam, and the film explicitly shows that there is an afterlife when [[spoiler:Valeria briefly comes BackFromTheDead.]]

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* {{Anvilicious}}: According to [[http://www.overthinkingit.com/2011/08/10/conan-the-liberal/ this Overthinking It article]] the 1980s Conan movies have strong feminist, anti-racist and atheistic themes. Of course, the major screenwriter of the first film ''is'' Creator/OliverStone, which lends some credence to that. On the flip side of that coin, though, director and co-screenwriter John Milius self-identifies as conservative/libertarian in his personal views, Conan himself is a fiercely independent warrior who eventually becomes a king on his own steam, and the film explicitly shows Conan praying to Crom (albeit in a backhanded fashion) and that there is an afterlife when [[spoiler:Valeria briefly comes BackFromTheDead.]]]]
** This is a possible case of TruerToText: In the original Conan stories by Robert Howard [[ValuesDissonance there are some problems with the treatment of women and non-whites]] yet there also [[FairForItsDay surprisingly positive portrayals as well]]. On the subject of theism and atheism; Conan did revere gods, chief among them Crom, in Robert Howard's stories but considered it best not to draw their attention, coming across as spiritual and acknowledging gods but not religious.



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*** Also, the literary Thoth-Amon (the other inspiration for the film's Thulsa Doom) while being non-white and wicked [[AntiVillain had several noble qualities]].
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24th Oct '15 12:57:05 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The [[EvilSorcerer evil]] [[BigBad Thulsa]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Doom]] starts by slaughtering Conan's village, decapitating Conan's mom while he stands next to her and selling the children as slaves just so that he can obtain weapons of fine steel from the barbarians. Later in the film, he orders a young woman to jump to her death to illustrate how much control he has over his followers before ordering Conan to be crucified. Shortly after that, we find out that he and his followers practice cannibalism. He proceeds to kill [[spoiler: Valeria, probably Conan's greatest love in the movie-verse]], with a snake arrow. After Rexor and his army's defeat in the Battle of the Mounds, Thulsa coldly tries to do the same thing to the Princess after deeming her [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer useful to him]]

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* CompleteMonster: The [[EvilSorcerer evil]] [[BigBad Thulsa]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] starts by slaughtering Conan's village, decapitating Conan's mom while he stands next to her and selling the children as slaves just so that he can obtain weapons of fine steel from the barbarians. Later in the film, he orders a young woman to jump to her death to illustrate how much control he has over his followers before ordering Conan to be crucified. Shortly after that, we find out that he and his followers practice cannibalism. He proceeds to kill [[spoiler: Valeria, probably Conan's greatest love in the movie-verse]], with a snake arrow. After Rexor and his army's defeat in the Battle of the Mounds, Thulsa coldly tries to do the same thing to the Princess after deeming her [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer useful to him]]
12th Jul '15 9:05:25 AM SayaAensland
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZY2mRG5mzg ''Anvil of Crom'']] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMhRvEmG6s ''Riddle of Steel.'']] With so little dialogue, John Milius asked him to write a [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] {{opera}}tic score that would carry the whole movie, including the nearly-wordless first ''half-hour''. "Riddle of Steel"'s later middle section was slightly reworked into no less than three trailers for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''Ocarina of Time 3D'', and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'').

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZY2mRG5mzg ''Anvil of Crom'']] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkMhRvEmG6s ''Riddle of Steel.'']] With so little dialogue, John Milius asked him Basil Poledouris to write a [[Creator/RichardWagner Wagnerian]] {{opera}}tic score that would carry the whole movie, including the nearly-wordless first ''half-hour''. "Riddle of Steel"'s later middle section was slightly reworked into no less than three trailers for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''Ocarina of Time 3D'', and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'').
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