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Old 02-11-2018, 10:40 PM   #51
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The original Conan film is like the Spy Who Loved Me; not really close to the original source material but an amazing film by its own right.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:33 PM   #52
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I honestly thought he was the worst part. Which surprised me because he was awesome on GoT. But I just found his performance flat and boring.
For his first major starring role, he handled himself considerably well. Having an apparently mediocre/by-the-numbers director in a rushed production can only help you so much.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:09 AM   #53
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Yeah. The Milius movie is insanely perfect in pretty much every way.

Particularly accurate to the books? Hell no. The Dark Knight wasn't either, nobody cares there.

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The 1982 movie is probably one of the few legitimately good pure sword and sorcery films out there.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:02 PM   #55
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nobody cares there.
Well, you are flat wrong about that. Plenty of Conan fans care that their character is being adopted, not some bland elaboration on the concept by a hollywood screenwriter ignorant of the source material.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:20 PM   #56
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The first film had fantastic visuals and cinematography, really good set design, cool and suitably gory action, an effective villain, and an all-time EPIC score/soundtrack.

So yeah a lot to live up to here even on a technical level.

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Old 02-12-2018, 01:27 PM   #57
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Why?
To answer your question it's because I really didn't think the movie was that bad. It was more faithful to the books and had an alright story. The action was good as well. I just think some of the roles were miscast mainly speaking of Rachel Nichols.

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Yeah. The Milius movie is insanely perfect in pretty much every way.

Particularly accurate to the books? Hell no. The Dark Knight wasn't either, nobody cares there.
You don't have to be "slavish" to the source material, no, but if you're going to adapt something with a fanbase like Conan does, you should capture the essential definitive characteristics of the character. Nolan and Bale's Batman was very informed by the source material. Milius' and Arnold's Conan clearly not so much. Conan's youth in the film contradicts Robert Howard's hints in that part of the character's life. Conan, in the books, wouldn't have tolerated being a slave, as he loathes restrictions to his freedom. Arnold also came off as too silent and less educated, unlike in Howard's stories. I agree with with what Oliver Stone said about the project in that they "sold it short". Stone said it should be like James Bond. It could also have been like "a day in the life of Conan", kinda' what Dredd was, I suppose.

P.S. I think the Batman movie that is parallel to Milius's Conan would be Tim Burton's.


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Old 02-12-2018, 02:26 PM   #59
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I'm not a fan of the Schwarzenegger movies, and not because they altered the source material. So for me the books being different, and them wanting to get closer to the books, gives me some hope that this will be worthwhile. There was a point when I was a kid when I read and liked a couple of them, but it's not like I can go by when I was a kid.

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According to a poster at http://swordsofreh.proboards.com/ ,an attendee of Howard Days stated:

"Malmberg mentioned that a Conan TV show is indeed going to air on Amazon and the plan is to use real Howard stories as the basis for each episode. He did mention the fact that when Hollywood gets involved with the movie they lose too much artistic license. With a TV series it is not necessary to delve too long on origin stories, etc. In a series the characters can be fleshed out and their back stories can be revealed in pieces rather than creating a whole movie to explain. The stories can jump right into the action with a fully formed character. This is exciting news! Also plans are in the work for an El Borak series, Mark Finn suggested the actor Christian Kane to be considered for the part of El Borak. Other characters in the works are Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, and a movie remake of "Pigeons from Hell" set in the same time period and place as the original story (1930s South). Mr Malmberg suggested that next year he would bring some of the people who work on the Conan TV series as well as some Marvel Comics people to Cross Plains. He said this year the TV series developers could not discuss the series until it comes out so they did not come this year."

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I am really looking forward to this.

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Old 06-15-2018, 08:46 AM   #62
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Ooh interesting, didn't know this was a thing. Hope it's good.

Count me in as a big fan of the Milius film. Loved it.

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