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Poll: Conan The Barbarian (2011) - Reviews & Comments & *spoilers* (233 member(s) have cast votes)

How would you rate Conan the Barbarian (2011)?

  1. Excellent (24 votes [10.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.30%

  2. Good (71 votes [30.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.47%

  3. It's Just OK (46 votes [19.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.74%

  4. Voted Poor (32 votes [13.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.73%

  5. Bad (50 votes [21.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.46%

  6. Won't be seeing it (10 votes [4.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.29%

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#861 Roargathor

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:37 PM

Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:10 PM

Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

I'm sure we have a lot of lurkers. Commenting here with anything that goes against the grain of some is a risky prospect. Many people probably just come here to read and learn, and not make a fuss about a difference of opinion.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:47 PM

Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

My honest guess? The young ladies that are super Momoa fans.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:08 PM


Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

My honest guess? The young ladies that are super Momoa fans.



If that were true, then why did they all drag their boyfriends to see "The Help" instead of Conan 3 weeks ago?

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:25 PM

Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.



Fear of being exposed as a lover of dumb movies I reckon!

I like The Scorpion King so I can of course afford to be smug here! :D
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:27 PM



Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

My honest guess? The young ladies that are super Momoa fans.



If that were true, then why did they all drag their boyfriends to see "The Help" instead of Conan 3 weeks ago?

Because their boyfriends are spineless whimpering whelps? I fail to see why anyone would think this film is no less than Uwe Boll SyFy-like garbage and rate it "good" unless the voter is simply a Momoa super fan.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:53 PM




Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

My honest guess? The young ladies that are super Momoa fans.



If that were true, then why did they all drag their boyfriends to see "The Help" instead of Conan 3 weeks ago?

Because their boyfriends are spineless whimpering whelps? I fail to see why anyone would think this film is no less than Uwe Boll SyFy-like garbage and rate it "good" unless the voter is simply a Momoa super fan.



I see what you're saying. It's weird because there seems to be a large positive following, here and on the Age of Conan game forum as well. It seems completely contrary to the box office numbers. Then again, this is a forum for fans, so there's always a popular bias to take into account.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:18 PM




Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

My honest guess? The young ladies that are super Momoa fans.



If that were true, then why did they all drag their boyfriends to see "The Help" instead of Conan 3 weeks ago?

Because their boyfriends are spineless whimpering whelps? I fail to see why anyone would think this film is no less than Uwe Boll SyFy-like garbage and rate it "good" unless the voter is simply a Momoa super fan.



Hey now, some people see both movies.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:45 PM

i think those who liked it are lurkers and then those like me have said they liked it and continue to read what is posted but i for one know this wasn't a great film but i did like it because it was a closer version of conan than i have seen on the screen, despite all the plot holes and the REALLY bad directing and editing i liked that the main character didn't have to learn a moral lesson and he had no problem with killing , the movie it self had plenty of stereo typical problems with it , but conan him self didn't suffer from these that seem to plague "good guys" on film or even most books. he lived be his whims and own code of honor .
the way the film was shot was horrible i will be first to admit that, and think things like scorpion king and kull had been directed or shot better i much liked this films approach to conan. i think the story would not have been a bad one if it was fleshed out more still a stereo typical kinda fantasy plot but they could have made it much better. if the rumor of nispel not wanting to shoot story scenes and only do action then he should have been let go at that point.
i love the original yarns more than anything. i have come to grips with the fact that we shall never see conan in short red breeches and high strapped sandals :( and they pry will never get the nations right as making them (to me anyway) stylized versions of historic places out of time.
the fact that conan had a path in this film and just cut his way threw it was what i liked the most , there were a few lines of momoas that really made my teeth grind on second viewing , but over all i still liked it.
i think if most any of us here were hired to direct this film or even a lover of the real conan was we would have seen a much better film .
i also liked that conan didn't act emotionally crippled by his past he didn't sit around pondering what has happened being haunted by it.
and crom help me i can rip into this film with my teeth as much as any of us , lol , theres lots of things such as when zip gets to the temple were tamara is you don't see any side roads then later tamara escapes out one why use the same scene pict????? thats just silly, not to mention no one there hearing the army and elephants walking up to the walls to knock them over??????

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:55 PM


Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

I'm sure we have a lot of lurkers. Commenting here with anything that goes against the grain of some is a risky prospect. Many people probably just come here to read and learn, and not make a fuss about a difference of opinion.


Absolutely.

Also, to Roargathor's comment, in the message boards of sites like Dark Horse Comics, Comicbook Resources, and Superhero Hype, there's also very positive following.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:54 AM

I just hope it's enough.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:16 AM

Im a member of Comicbook Resources forums and that Conan thread is not as many old fans as here but most posts are " it was cheap gore feast" or they nitpick why this part didnt work or that. Most there are Arnold Conan fans who dont like it better than fans here....


Hardly more positive than here.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:59 AM

Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

I voted good but haven't said anything because after taking time to think about it I would probaly vote it's just ok. I actually like the book better than the movie because you get more of the story. I actually wonder about how differently my thought about the movie would be if I hadn't read the book before watching the movie. I thought the story was lacking and could have been better. I would have liked to have seen less action and more story.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:34 AM

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:03 AM

I would have liked to have seen less action and more story


My sentiments exactly. As I said in another post, it's just a cobbled together set of scenes that hardly make sense.

A bit off topic:

Ironhand: elephants don't need sneakers! :D They walk softly and and lightly can be quite noiseless (they have soft soles). Quite amazing when you think of it - a five-ton animal walking without a sound...

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:33 AM

Shame this version of the script wasn't written before the film was shot , sounds more entertaining ;)

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:25 PM





Trying to figure out how there's 54 "Good" reviews when there's only been a handful of favorable comments in this thread.

My honest guess? The young ladies that are super Momoa fans.



If that were true, then why did they all drag their boyfriends to see "The Help" instead of Conan 3 weeks ago?

Because their boyfriends are spineless whimpering whelps? I fail to see why anyone would think this film is no less than Uwe Boll SyFy-like garbage and rate it "good" unless the voter is simply a Momoa super fan.



Hey now, some people see both movies.

Very true! :lol: I have not been dragged kicking and screaming to this one yet. Sometimes I do go along with my wife willingly :D
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

Shame this version of the script wasn't written before the film was shot , sounds more entertaining ;)

http://www.the-editi...arian-2011.html

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:20 PM

i'm not ashamed to say that i voted "good"

i already told the guy at the video store to
pre-order me a copy as soon as it becomes
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 04:50 PM


Shame this version of the script wasn't written before the film was shot , sounds more entertaining ;)

http://www.the-editi...arian-2011.html

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