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Nathan
Nathan
11 years ago

I just watched Conan the Barbarian and it was awesome. The action/acting were great and the story was straight forward and fun, I liked where it went. The critics are way off on this one. It was everything it said it would be and I am will be very happy to buy the blu-ray when it comes out. I really hope that Jason Momoa’s script for the sequel gets greenlit. IMDB’s 5.3 rating is way off. I can’t suggest it enough… obviously.

Nathan
Nathan
11 years ago

I just thought of a complaint for the Conan movie. It cost 90 million dollars and I see no reason why it cost even half that. It had a b rate director (Nispel) who did very well and for most people a fairly unknown actor (Momoa) and special effects that were only slightly better than Sanctuary which isn’t saying that they were bad by any means only that they should have been accomplished for much cheaper!

clarkfk
clarkfk
11 years ago

“I’m his biggest fan!” … I think, given the current ratings of Conan, and his performance on Game of Thrones, and that of Atlantis (in other words, basically the same character), perhaps David Hewlett is his *only* fan right now. I like Momoa ok, but he really needs to broaden his skills…

psw
psw
11 years ago

Conan made so far 42 million world wide and hasn’t started in all foreign countries yet. I guess it will make around 50 – 60 million overall. Yes, it is still a flop, but not a 20 million one. @ clarkfk It has nothing to do with his skills, that he gets the same kind of roles. Producers see this big guy with a lot of muscles, which makes him appear perfect for action roles. Roles, where he can show his body. Momoa may be also able to play a convincing banker, journalist, and so on, but only if someone… Read more »

Matt
Matt
11 years ago

People are far too cynical about these things. It’s been quite a few years since the US box office tally was the most important thing for a film’s box office success. As has been pointed out, the film has yet to open in other territories, and action transcends language/cultural barriers. It’s sure to do well on DVD/Blu-ray as well – so it’s far from a flop. Momoa has a big future ahead of him – although I’d say Hewlett is the former Stargate castmember who is likely to have the most career longevity – but whether it’s as Conan or… Read more »

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
11 years ago

I’m sure there will be a sequel at some point.

I mean, they’re making a sequel to fraking Clash of the Titans, which was a terrible movie with horrid special effects and really bad 3D. If they can afford to do a sequel to Clash they can do one to this. I haven’t seen Conan but I’m sure its at least better than Clash of the Titans (seems like it would be fair to place the two in the same category).

psw
psw
11 years ago

@ Browncoat1984

Conan
budget: 90 million
box office: 42 million (so far)

Clash of the Titans
budget: 125 million
box office: 493 million

A sequel of Clash of the Titans isn’t surprising. It was a financial success. Conan isn’t. So I wouldn’t be so sure, that they make a sequel with Momoa.

diesel
diesel
11 years ago

whomever has the keys to Stargate Atlantis needs to get with the program, and let the Stargate movies rain down like thunder from the heavens. I got money and I’m dying for a revolution !!! All I ever saw was a few minutes of Picardo and Hewlett chasing that power surge around Atlantis in season five, and then I took, stole,bought cash money,or ran over anyone or thing that got in my way from seeing the rest of the series. I am not A trekkie, i just appreciate good entertainment, which is an understatement for Atlantis. Wrestling sucks and I… Read more »