Sound Off: Marcus Nispel's 'Conan the Barbarian' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
August 19, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Born on the Battlefield. The other 80's remake hitting theaters this weekend is the Marcus Nispel-directed Conan the Barbarian, starring Jason Momoa as the new Conan, Ron Perlman as his father Corin. Based on the classic Robert E. Howard characters, this Conan re-tells his origin and struggle to find and defeat Khalar Zym, played by Stephen Lang, the scourge or Hyboria. So how is this remake? Action-packed, violent and badass? How is Jason Momoa in Arnold's old role? If you've seen it, leave us a comment below and tell us what you thought of this Conan the Barbarian.
To fuel the campfire this time, I was unfortunately not impressed with Conan the Barbarian at all. I've seen most of Marcus Nispel's films and it felt like the most average he could get with bringing this story to life. Everything expected, nothing out of the ordinary, even the action wasn't as bloody or awesome as I was hoping. I saw it in 3D and maybe that's part of the problem, as that wasn't a good idea. The story itself is basic and should satisfy fans of Robert E. Howard at least. I still think Jason Momoa was badass and did a great job, but the rest of the cast was a complete let down, even Stephen Lang. And Rose McGowan, what a pointless, freaky character. Anyone else think they wasted some of the best action set pieces too early on?
What did you think of Conan the Barbarian? Great remake or total let down? Was it in 3D? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!