Monday, October 15, 2012

Conan the Barbarian (2011)


Some things are better just left alone.  Conan the Barbarian is one of them.

The movie, that is.

Well, the actual barbarian named Conan is probably also best left alone.


  1. Welcome back, boys... again.

    Fuck this movie.

    I'm a huge fan of R.E. Howard, as well as the John Milius movie. Even though it wasn't particularly faithful to the source material I still think it's a masterpiece on its own terms.

    What we have with this version is what a lot of people THINK Conan is about. It's a dumb, sadistic, misogynistic piece of adolescent wish-fulfillment drivel.

    It has so little to do with what makes the stories such classics.

  2. Good to see you guys pinching another one off. I was worried the 2011 blasts weren't going to get the justice they deserve.

    Speaking of justice, as a personal request, you guys have GOT to do Cowboys & Aliens. It's a long story, but I've dealt with Platinum Studios, the company that sold the movie rights to that piece of shit, and they're a bunch of liars. I'm glad that movie bombed.

  3. Another R.E. Howard movie that was actually okay was SOLOMON KANE. It's not great, but as a mid-budget action/fantasy it does a far better job than this expensive dud.

    You guys also have to do JOHN CARTER. It's not a terrible movie, just a very dull one that happens to be the biggest bomb of all time.

    $250 million they spent on that bore.