So sick of the snobbery in the film world. This was a well-executed and blood-soaked homage to 1980s action films. Sure the leads were a little boring (namely Momoa), but the secondaries were great and the tone was perfect. A brutal, barbaric hack-and-slash with no depth or purpose other than entertaining - and on that it delivers. It is genuinely surprising how nostalgic it felt.
Well going to go against the grain on this one and state this film is much more in spirit with Howard's creation (or at least with the seventies black and white comic series) than the 82 original. Yes Momoa a pretty weak link here and Rose McGowan awful but the rest of the cast pretty much on page especially Stephen Lang. Episodic script that delivers on the action and bloodlust. Shakespeare it ain't.
Seemed to start off with every intention of faithfully bringing Howard's pulp creation to the screen, but it's all undone by an underworked script that's just a lazy mish-mash of fantasy cliches. Despite a decent-sized budget, it has a strangely limp, made-for-TV feel, lacking any kind of epic scope or imagination. On the other hand, Rose McGowan is actually a lot of fun as some kind of sorceress-thing. Forgettable.
Una cáscara vacía, pero tiene sus momentos: Cualquier escena con Ron Perlman, el nacimiento de Conan, todos los senos que aparecen (se aprecian mejor en 3D), la escena de sexo y la violencia explícita. Sería genial que dejaran de usar tanta sangre generada por computadora, hace que la película se vea más barata de lo que es. No recomendable. Ya existe un Conan vayan y vean esa.
Having never read the books, all the plot ingredients still seemed to be there. But they didn't meld cohesively into anything entertaining or suspenseful. It wasn't gritty enough, the "pure girl" was a complete anachronism to everything around her, and Conan himself was never as brutal the film built him up to be. So glad I didn't see this in 3D.
Another hero is slaughtered by barbarians, as director Marcus Nispel et al tackle cult icon Conan. As with many adaptations rooted in pop culture, second-tier filmmakers are set to do the job, and fail to do the original material justice. In this case, they've portrayed almost every aspect of Howard's transcendent pulp writing wrong: the tone, the fictional world, Conan himself... In one word: unworthy.
Though a pastiche through and through, this is a much better adaptation of R.E. Howard's classic adventurer than the 1982 Milius film. Jason Momoa nails the character of a young but no longer green Cimmerian thief and sword for hire. Lang and McGowan are ridiculous as the villains - in a good way. Gory and visually spectacular. Should be a TV series - NOT a film at the cinema.