Yes, we know you’re tired of remakes, but watch this trailer, it just might give you a serious nerd-boner for the new, Conan the Barbarian. It’s a splendid send-up of the classic ‘sword ‘n’ sandals’ genre but where those could be campy this is gritty and brimming with action. The special effects aren’t looking too shabby either, which is really important because movies like these live or die on their quality CGI. The new Conan is Jason Momoa, who you currently catch in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and believe me, there will be no comparisons to Ah-nold. I know the Schwarzenegger-Conan is a classic but it’s not as close to Robert E. Howard‘s vision as this film is shaping up to be. Or at least that’s what we’re hoping for, otherwise, why make it? Ooh, right, nostalgia and lots and lots of money. Silly me, forgetting how Hollywood works.
The trailer is stuffed full of slow-motion shots as characters flip through the air in mid-combat, and while they’re neat in the trailer I kind of hope they aren’t as prevalant in the flick. This isn’t the Matrix, it’s Conan. Also starring Stephen Lang as the villain, Khalar Zym and Rose McGowan as the witch, Mariq. Not that’d you recognize her, she’s the creepy, half-bald chick blowing sand. I must say, this trailer’s got me impressed. Way more than the teaser which was literally smoke and mirrors.
Watch the trailer below and let us know, are you ready for Conan?
Also, super-nerdy bastard points (which have absolutely no value other than to enhance your self worth) to the first person who can correctly answer this, what is best in life?