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1teresar
1teresar
11 years ago

I enjoyed the movie and the audience seemed to enjoy it as well. The story was cohesive and Jason Momoa was the perfect Conan…a huge improvement over Arnold.

prion
prion
11 years ago

Conan the Barbarian is going to appeal to a select audience: mostly young men as this is a gory flick. It’s not a date flick, nor a movie that will attract older viewers (they all went to Cowboys and Aliens – woot! – fun flick and Daniel Craig can rustle my cows anytime). *cough* Anyway, the big push is also for 3D, although Conan is out in 2D. I dislike 3D, but would watch it in 2D if it were avaialble in that in my area, but it’s not, so I’ll catch it on DVD/cable.

Gaeth
Gaeth
11 years ago

It’s not a remake.

stargatefan1958
stargatefan1958
11 years ago

I liked the movie it was done very well, however it isnt a remake of the original. i am in my 50s and a woman and i really loved it. I really love jason momoa i think he is a wonderful actor did great on stargate atlantis

Fenny
Fenny
11 years ago

I saw the trailer last week and thought it looked OK, but then, trailers show all the good bits. I’ve seen a few duff films in the last few weeks, so I don’t expect too much of this.

skittles
skittles
11 years ago

I really wanted to enjoy this film. I really did. I’m a Conan fan and a Momoa fan. However… I honestly thought it was terrible. He was well-cast, and wasn’t the problem with it–the problems were the weak writing and, moreso, the inept directing. And that’s such a shame, as I truly wanted to like this film.

Tacoboy
Tacoboy
11 years ago

To me it was like someone took a script for a T.V. movie and gave it 5 times the normal special effects budget. I “might” buy the Blu-ray. I would like there to be a sequel.

rovex
rovex
11 years ago

The film sucked. Im not a fan of Jason at all, i thought Ronan was the weakest character on Atlantis and Jason seemed to give no effort whatsoever. He just has zero star power, almost no screen presence, despite his size, and no one is interested in Conan.

The real problem was the $90M budget, what were they thinking? It never had much chance to make that back. If lucky it will make $25M total in the US and not much more internationally.

Pioneering
11 years ago

I think Jason Mamoa did a great job as Ronan Dex considering the strait jacket the writers put his character in. I noticed that no one mentioned Stargate Atlantis with him during his various Talk (Chat) Show appearances. It seems that he is trying to put some distance between himself and Atlantis. If the new “Conan” is a turkey, I will blame the writers and director. I just hope this doesn’t hurt his career.

Noldor
Noldor
11 years ago

I think the main reason why people don`t like Jason as Conan is that the press always refer to him like that prettyboy from Baywatch. Ronon Dex is a bit more Conan if you ask me.

Duneknight
Duneknight
11 years ago

Even though the conan franchise has just come to an abrupt end, I think people will be more interested in Mamoa for other projects. Critics liked him as conan, and if anything he added to the role and improved on the crappy script. It was really a marketing problem and yes Mamoa should distance himself from atlantis as much as possible, his role was kinda silly except for a few episodes. I also hope this setback doesnt hurt his career but from my knowledge he gave a good impression and at least people know who he is now. So him… Read more »

The Admiral
The Admiral
11 years ago

This movie primarily suffered from not needing to be remade, there was really no point to remaking it. That, and there was an overabundance of typecast actors. Thankfully, Jason’s career isn’t finished as he got cast in an upcoming Stallone movie.

gorehound
gorehound
11 years ago

I did want to go to support Jason but I can not as I have been boycotting the RIAA/MPAA and have to forego a bunch of films.I will wait till there is a bluray and then I will buy it used.
I do not like the millions of dollars MAFIAA is thorwing at Washington to pass stuff like ACTA,PROTECT-IP,etc.

floridarunner
floridarunner
11 years ago

Won’t see it in theaters b/c it is only showing in 3D here…not sure about elsewhere…guess I’m gonna wait for redbox

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
11 years ago

Conan is a sign of what is wrong with Hollywood today. Remaking for the sake of remaking and make a quick buck and I’m glad it failed not for Momoa’s sake, but to hopefully teach these producers a lesson that some films are better left untouched! I mean, Spiderman remake? Really? Why not just recast the actors and continue off of 3?

Ugly Pig
Ugly Pig
11 years ago

I don’t know a whole lot about Conan, but this isn’t based on the Arnold movies, is it? So how is it a “remake”?

bringbackatlantisfools
bringbackatlantisfools
11 years ago

It will do better overseas its the end of the summer to. They had this movie was ready run a year ago at the end of last summer they should of ran it the begining of the summer before all of the other box office hits if they were lowballing it at $15 mil. It would of had a better weakend but its early but who really cares at this point whats done is done its there lose i’ll still watch it.

AbstractAlien
AbstractAlien
11 years ago

Not really interested in seeing it, the Arnie ones were awful enough – I don’t want to suffer that again. Wake me up when someone makes a faithful film based on one of Robert E Howard’s original stories. Preferably one of the more Lovecraftian ones. Yeah. It won’t happen, I know.

AbstractAlien
AbstractAlien
11 years ago

@Ugly Pig,

You are correct. Conan originates from the 1920’s and 1930’s Writer Robert E Howard who wrote violent fantasy stories – which were often influended by his collegue and friend HP Lovecraft.

The Arnie films had about as much connection with REH’s writing than the Starship Troopers movie and book – which is to say, not much :)

Kyle Nin
Kyle Nin
11 years ago

I saw the movie and I didn’t think it was that bad. I’m not exactly sure why some people are hating it.

Coremae
Coremae
11 years ago

Kull the Conqueror wasn’t that bad. The Scorpion King wasn’t that bad. The Italian Job wasn’t that bad. This was bad. This was O MY GOD MAKE IT STOP, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, KILL IT WITH FIRE! Admittedly, it wasn’t as bad as Highlander The Source, or, In The Name of The King, but it was pretty bad. Momoa wasn’t bad in this, he simply had nothing to do. Everything else, was admittedly bad; the editing, the writing, the pacing, the directing, the sound, the musical score, the cinematography, the extras, the logic, the range, the… Read more »

medegno51
medegno51
11 years ago

Despite a slew of negative reviews for “Conan”, I went to see it for two reasons: 1- To see if Jason’s acting chops translated well enough to the big screen, and 2- To judge the movie for myself, as I feel that most movie critics tend to have a group-think, piling-on mentality for certain films and genre flicks. I also took my niece– a huge fan of Jason, and the same one who I’ve often talked about turning her onto both Stargate and sci-fi in general. Well, “Conan” was… uhm… It was… loud. Loud for the ears; for the eyes;… Read more »

lonix
lonix
11 years ago

@1teresar
Better then arnold?……………… people like you must live in a dream world where new is always better. No one could replace a language barrier young arnold.

Fact it has been rated 2-3 star says it all.

Synergi
Synergi
11 years ago


The only thing hard to beat about a young Arnold was his muscles. His acting wasn’t hard to top at all. Jason’s action scenes were much better, as was his arrogance.

The rating really says nothing. Many Arnold fans rated it as low as they could, without seeing it.

Kyle Nin
Kyle Nin
11 years ago

Maybe it’s because I never saw the original “Conan” and I have nothing to compare this new one to, but I certainly didn’t find this movie as bad as certain people are making it out to be.

In fact, I liked it more than a few movies I already saw this year, like “The Green Hornet” and the new “Pirates” movie.

I really wouldn’t even mind seeing a sequel, but considering that it’s not making any money, I guess that’ll never happen.

medegno51
medegno51
11 years ago

Nin
No one I know liked “The Green Hornet”, so you’re in good company there.

The original “Conan” was over-the-top at its heart… but it did at least have *heart*. This one didn’t; it seemed to me that Jason tried his best to give it one, but the material and the direction simply did not give him the chance to do so.

Kyle Nin
Kyle Nin
11 years ago

I wasn’t under the impression that “Conan” was supposed to be an emotional film. I thought it was just supposed to be an “action flick”, which it was, as it turned out. I wasn’t expecting anything more than that, so I wasn’t disappointed.

medegno51
medegno51
11 years ago

Nin
“I wasn’t under the impression that ‘Conan’ was supposed to be an emotional film.”

Don’t think anyone even said that. “Heart” means internal spirit, and succeeding in its attempt to be more than its maker’s vision. Not “emotional”.

Even a “action flick”, as you say, is still supposed to be entertaining. To that end, my expectations *were* more…

Olinka
Olinka
11 years ago

Well, to be perfectly honest, there are only two categories of people who will find the “Conan” movie appealing: (1)young, overexcited boys who looove manly straight-cut action flicks with no complicated plot and deep character development and (2) female/homosexual male fans of Jason who very much enjoy seeing Jason half-naked and physically active throughout the entire movie. Me, I belong to the latter (aka girly-fannish) category which means that I found myself entirely captivated by the way Jason’s muscles danced when he fought whatever enemy they came up with. And the skin, so much of it… Was there a plot?… Read more »

nextbigfuture
11 years ago

Box office looks like it will be pretty solid in foreign markets. Russia in particular doing well. Almost 40 million foreign and domestic after two weeks. I think the US box office could still make about $30 million (depending upon the contracts for when the theatres will be able to drop out). But full coverage of foreign markets could get to $100+ million. So along with any after theatre revenue, should allow the movie to make back costs and give Jason more chances. We will see how Bullet to the head does in 2012 where he costars with Stallone. Jason… Read more »