Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Conan

Or for "cop out" as I couldn't think of anything else from the top of my head!

Overall I thought that Jason Momoa made a good Conan, but I think the script-writer and director really let everybody down. The opening scene with Conan as a lad was near-perfect but the movie quickly moves on to rolling foam rocks down a hill like in so many bad Hollywood movies from the 60's and 70's. Was that all they could come up with? Why are so many movies filmed in what looks to be a quarry? What's up with the boat the bad guy is hauling around? (Except to splinter nicely when Conan hurls a rock at it!) And what is up with that stupid mask?!

The ingredients were there but the director (and co.) made a mess of it. It was better than Pathfinder, but not by much!

1 comment:

  1. Heck even in Conan the Destroyer you got to see the "stupid thingee" bring a boss monster to life. This new one wasted all the henchmen-death build-up. Yes, and somebody should've called Ron Cobb about the design...