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DVD Review: BARBARIAN - RISE OF THE WARRIOR Hides Behind The Veil Of Sword And Sorcery - Movies In Focus
Delve into a world of sword and sorcery with this intriguing fantasy. Many will watch Barbarian – Rise of The Warrior (aka The Veil) and come away thinking that it’s inspired by the success of Game of Thrones, but in reality this gritty flick owes a great debt to the sword and sorcery adventure films that dominated the early 1980s following the success of Conan The Barbarian. That’s not to say that fans of the George R. R. Martin show won’t find anything to enjoy – in fact Game Of Thrones fans need to see this to have a different understanding on the world of fantasy films. This might not be high octane or bloody, but it does draw you in and deliver something refreshing by the time the end credits roll. Brent Ryan Green’s film is set in a distant land where Warrior (that’s the only name we know him by) is betrayed and left for dead by his tribe. He’s brought back to life by a mysterious princess before seeking revenge (Serinda Swan) on those who wronged him. We delve into a world of gritty brutality where our hero attempts to teach a passive tribe how to protect [...]