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View Poll Results: Did Conan Meet Expections?
A - See it right now!! 3 9.68%
B - Worth a matinee 9 29.03%
c - Worth a second run theater watch 11 35.48%
D - Below Conan the Destroyer and Red Sonya 5 16.13%
F - Wait, is this a Deathstalker remake? 3 9.68%
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Old August 18 2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Conan The Barbarian(2011) -- Discussion/Grading ***Spoilers***



Starring -- Jason Mamoa, Stephen Lang. Rose McGowan, Ron Pearlman
Music by -- Tyler Bates
Directed by -- Marcus Nispel

-----------------------------------------RELEASES ON AUGUST 18TH 2011----------------------------------------------------

Im still on the fence about this. Two elements that made the original, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Basil Poledorus, are not present. I still however, may give this one a matinee this weekend!
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Old August 18 2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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I think at this rate my seeing it will depend on the reactions it gets from the majority here.
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Old August 18 2011, 07:56 AM   #3
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The critics haven't been nice to it. Considering that I don't even care for the Arnold version, I think I'll pass.
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Old August 18 2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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The critics haven't been nice to it. Considering that I don't even care for the Arnold version, I think I'll pass.
What are you talking about? The first Conan was a classic!
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Old August 18 2011, 08:03 AM   #5
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I saw it this past year, and really didn't get the appeal. It's a silly movie with a lot of body-builders who can't act and James Earl Jones, who of course out-acts them all.
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Old August 18 2011, 03:56 PM   #6
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The critics haven't been nice to it. Considering that I don't even care for the Arnold version, I think I'll pass.
Meh, this didn't really look like a critics kind of movie anyways.
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Old August 18 2011, 04:00 PM   #7
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Hope it bears more resemblance to the REH source material.
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Old August 18 2011, 04:11 PM   #8
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The movie has Jason Momoa and Ron Perlman, it can't be that bad. I'll probably see it today or in very near future.
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Old August 18 2011, 10:26 PM   #9
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I've seen it, I'd give it 3/5.

The good - I liked Jason Momoa as Conan more than Arnie in the same role. Stephen Lang and the actress who played his daughter were good villains. The action was pretty good when you could figure out what was happening. The movie looked epic enough. The bodycount was at least several hundreds.

The bad - 3D is completely unnecessary. Some of the fight scenes were shot in a very chaotic manner and it was very hard to keep track of what was going on. There wasn't enough Ron Perlman.

All in all - I went to the movie expecting a decent epic adventure featuring a guy with a sword killing bad guys. I got what I came for.
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Old August 18 2011, 10:30 PM   #10
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Looks like it'll be a fun rental when it's on DVD, but I'm not about to rush out to a theater to see it.
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Old August 18 2011, 11:03 PM   #11
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Looks like it'll be a fun rental when it's on DVD, but I'm not about to rush out to a theater to see it.
Mostly here.

I love the Barbarian, laugh and roll my eyes at the Destroyer and cringe at Red Sonja. Yeah yeah, not really a Conan movie, but still.
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Old August 19 2011, 01:35 AM   #12
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I want to see it, but not in 3D. If I can't see it in theatre in 2D then I'll wait for the rental.
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Old August 19 2011, 02:15 AM   #13
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I saw a free preview screening a couple nights ago. (Surprisingly, passes for the preview screening were plentiful. I remember last year when they were giving out free passes for Resident Evil: Afterlife and people were lining up 3 hours beforehand. This time, I get there half an hour early and there's only 5 other people waiting.)

I give it a C+. Of all the big summer movies this year, I'd rank it 4th (below Captain America, Thor, & X-Men but slightly above Rise of the Planet of the Apes & Transformers).

Jason Momoa does a great job playing a kick-ass, stoic barbarian.

I really liked Rachel Nichols (the green chick from Star Trek (2009)) as the leading lady. She needs to be in more things. She's just fun.

This movie isn't necessary in 3-D, but then, most aren't. (The only worthwhile 3-D movies I've ever seen are Avatar, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, & Tron Legacy.) In some places in fact, it's far too gruesome, like in Conan's birth scene. Bloody, naked newborns are not high on my list of things to see in 3-D.

But as the movie gets progressively less bloody, I find it ultimately settles into a very fun romp.

I'd certainly recommend this one over either of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Conan movies. Those both bore me to sleep.

Random thought: The prologue for this film is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Why didn't they get James Earl Jones?
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Old August 19 2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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Folks want to see a poll along with the discussion. So because this thread cannot be (or hasn't been) modified to include a poll I've started another thread with a poll.

Here.
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Old August 19 2011, 09:47 PM   #15
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Random thought: The prologue for this film is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Why didn't they get James Earl Jones?
I'm shocked nobody has said that, because that would have been great. He was the villain in the first Arnold movie, right?
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