Trailers for CONAN THE BARBARIAN unbearable in any part of the world; UK spot hits

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 5th, 2011

Conan The Barbarian

Among this year’s slate of films, one of the weirder films is the upcoming remake, CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

Led by Jason Momoa, the film follows the titular character as he broods and battles his way on a journey to seek revenge against those, particularly one man, who killed his family and tribe.  Featuring Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Said Taghmaoui and Ron Perlman, the Marcus Nispel-helmed CONAN has all the makings of something that could prove to be a great genre affair.  However, if this new trailer (via HeyUGuys) is to be believed, that’s not what we got.

A UK trailer for the film, It doesn’t show us a huge amount of new footage, but it also doesn’t have the same cheesy style that the US trailer had, and hopefully the film will as well.  Personally, this seems like torture.  Loud scream after loud scream, the film hits every single uninteresting machismo note right on its juiced up head, making this one that I think I’ll just happily avoid when it hits on August 19.

What about you?

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  • Anonymous

    I liked this trailer because it revealed a more about the actual story – more so than the last trailer did. The thing that differentiates this Conan from the Arnold versions is plot and character development (and accuracy, but that’s another story altogether). As a fan of the Robert E. Howard series (the true original), I’m looking more for info on how the story will roll out. I love over-the-top violence just as much as the next guy. And let’s be clear, this film will have plenty of violence. I’m just happy to see the original getting some acknowledgment.

    I really like the choice of Jason Momoa in the lead role. And Stephen Lang looks frightening as Khalar. Very much looking forward to Aug 19.

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