"I live... I love and slay. And I am content."Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 film featuring Conan of Cimmeria. It is another take on Conan's story rather than a remake or sequel of any previous film. On the one hand, this means that the movie significantly differs from the previous ones by, for example, giving Conan completely different childhood and youth. On the other, the movie retains all the essential elements of a good Conan story: Conan, a Doomed Hometown, a Distressed Damsel, an Evil Sorceress, an Evil Overlord and an Artifact of Doom for everyone to quarrel over. In fact, the characters being really simple in terms of psychology, it can be argued that the movie's general feel is even closer to the original than that of the previous films. (All that in spite of the curious fact that particular parts of the setting, though they reflect the mood of their Howardian equivalents, are renamed so as they do not fit neither the stories nor the previous films (there are exceptions - for example, Acheron comes straight from Howard's fiction). Of course, the movie has a lot of blood and some nudity and is extremely sword and sorcery.The story revolves around the Cool Mask made of the bones of kings, which in the distant past let the rulers of Acheron take over the world, only to be scattered into pieces and divided between barbarian rulers so as never to become dangerous again. As was to be expected, an evil leader tries to gather all the pieces and put them into use in order to bring his late wife Back from the Dead. Accidentally, he happens to be the man who tortured and killed Conan's father. And the man who wants to use a beautiful Blue Blood girl as a reincarnation vessel for his wife. And overall a very, very evil man. The rest is wild screaming.