To be honest I expected this to be absolute rubbish, just using the "Conan" name to sell copies. Actually it is rather good in a "B Movie" sort of way. Jason Momoa is very good in the lead role (though his dialogue can be hard to understand at times) and the storyline works pretty well too. Also, there is plenty of action to carry you through the parts where the story doesn't quite make sense. In fact, I would say that this is better than the 1982 Arnie version - there I said it !. Why? Well there is much more action in this film and it is better done. If you cut through the rosy glow of nostalgia and actually watch the 1982 film you'll find it quite slow, with only a couple of set-piece action scenes in it - and they are not that well put together. The effects in this film are also much better (understandable given CGI).
A pretty cheesy script, some doubtful acting and annoying American accents do take away from the film to some degree. And I feel that it could be edited better, with a stronger ending. But, overall, I was pretty impressed. I will watch it again and probably more frequently than the 1982 version. Let's hope they make a sequel and let's hope it is a million times better than the dreadful "Conan the Destroyer"!.