Watch: Full Length 'Conan The Barbarian' Trailer Wisely Doesn't Let Jason Momoa Say Too Much

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 5, 2011 3:09 AM
4 Comments
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Jason Momoa is your new action star, folks. Or at least the industry is hoping to sell him that way to audiences. The actor, best known for his role on "Stargate: Atlantis" was given the CinemaCon Rising Star Award in March even though he's never really toplined a major movie. But hey, if they give him the award then it must be true, right?

The first full-length trailer for the forthcoming "Conan The Barbarian" has arrived and it's a great showreel of a bunch of stuff you've seen in other movies. That scene where the sky fills with arrows? Yep, it's there. How about jumping out of a tall tower, from a castle into a body of water? Oh hey, that's here too and in fact, there's a variation of that scene with Jack Sparrow in the latest "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" trailer too. Wisely Momoa doesn't get many lines in this trailer and is mostly left to swing his sword and toss his Vidal Sassoon hair as he battles sand zombies or something, but all in all, this looks pretty terrible. Oh sorry, are we being too negative? Sorry nerds, we call it like we see it.

But hey, maybe we're wrong and Momoa is the next Schwarzenegger. It could happen. "Conan The Barbarian" opens on August 19th.

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4 Comments

  • JD | May 5, 2011 11:03 AMReply

    I read a draft of the script a while back (by the guys who wrote "A Sound Of Thunder") and it was beyond terrible. I mean, Sy-Fy bad, folks. "We would not be here if we had not grain!" Yeah, that was an actual line of dialouge.

    The idea that this got made but John Milius' King Conan didn't is beyond depressing....From Oliver Stone and John Milius to the Sound of Thunder writers. That's modern Hollywood for you right there.

  • pg13myass | May 5, 2011 4:43 AMReply

    Do you speak english?
    No.
    Do you act?
    No.
    Do you care?
    No.

  • swell | May 5, 2011 4:13 AMReply

    Just saw this opens the same day as Fright Night. It will almost certainly grab my 80's rehash dollar that week even if I remain uncertain as to how many damn vampires I'm sposed to give a shit about these days.

  • swell | May 5, 2011 4:09 AMReply

    Well, I expected it to look much worse... better than, say, Scorpion King.

    I had no hopes for this prior to the trailer, but I'm coming away with a slightly more positive outlook that it could at least deliver a dumb August night out as we wait for better, pec lite Fall fare.

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