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Awesome: Conan the Barbarian (1982)
  • Mako's opening narration will send chills down your spine.
    "Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryus, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan! Destined to bear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga! Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!!"
  • The 'Wheel of Pain' supposedly turning the tiny child-actor Jorge Sanz into a hulking Arnie. The power of cinema! His gladiator days, including this immortal gem.
    Hyborian General: Conan? What is best in life?
    • Although this one is Older Than They Think — it's a paraphrase of a quote from Genghis Khan that states the greatest happiness in life is "to crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet, to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentations of their women. That is best."
  • When he got wasted and bumped into a camel, and than just turns around and knocks it out with one punch to the face. (Although said camel did not survive the filming of that scene; getting punched out by a young Ahnuld tends to mess up your medical records. You will notice that there isn't a 'No Animals Were Harmed' declaration at the end of this particular flick.)
  • Conan and team infiltrating the orgy, rescuing the Princess and wrecking the palace, with a little help from Thorgrim.
    Rexor: You.
  • Valeria's funeral pyre. Conan's told the gods won't allow any fire to burn on the Mound — yet he lights it anyway, and it burns, and burns so hot it literally explodes.
  • Conan's prayer to Crom when he is facing overwhelming odds in the upcoming final Battle of the Mounds:
    Conan: Crom. I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. No. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valour pleases you Crom, so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then the hell with you!
  • The awesome hilltop battle. Conan has neglected the Discipline of Steel in the past, but he is wiser now. Together with Subotai, they don't run from or into the battle; they let it come to them, and when it comes, they are ready. All that's important is that two stood against many. They know the gods are watching, but ask for no favours, save for one request; revenge.
  • Valeria's return from the dead to help Conan in his hour of need.
    Valeria: Do you want to live forever?
  • Conan's beheading of Thulsa Doom at the finale.
    • Also entertaining is how quickly the Children of Doom turn their back on their religion after watching their prophet killed in front of them.
  • Basil Poledouris' Awesome Music, special mention to Riddle of Steel / Riders of Doom and Anvil of Crom.

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