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Old 02-11-2018, 11:40 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 02-12-2018, 12:33 AM   #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, 02:09 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, 02:02 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, 02:20 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, 02:27 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, 03:26 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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