Jason Momoa is not Arnold. There I said it.
Yes, I am very aware Momoa’s look is similar to Robert E Howard’s Conan. That in itself is pretty cool. However, even though Momoa has the physical attributes of the famous barbarian, in the trailer, he doesn’t exactly “bring it.”
Of course, only so much can be revealed in a minute. But what really draws my attention is the bad production value of this teaser itself. Are we to assume the film will be just as mediocre? Were holographic characters coming out of the fog the best they could do? In general, the overall impression of the trailer makes me think “Conan the Barbarian” should go straight to DVD (not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that — I’ve found a few gems at Blockbuster).
Also starring in this reboot are Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan. Marcus Nispel, who helmed the surprisingly good “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake, directed “Conan the Barbarian,” which opens in theaters Aug. 19. Here’s hoping the film is 100x better than the teaser.
After you watch it, tell me what you think about the trailer. Am I being too hard on what Lionsgate released? Sound off to the right with your opinion.
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