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Conan the Barbarian gets a bloody new red band trailer

Jun. 17, 2011by: Paul Tassi

I have to say, Jason Momoa's turn as Khal Drogo on HBO's Game of Thrones has gotten me on board with his casting as Conan, and perhaps even a bit excited for the movie. Will it be good? Mmm, I still think the odds are against that, but you can make your own predictions from this new redband trailer via IGN.

No boobs, though plenty of those have been promised, rather this is all blood and savagery as you might expect from a film like CONAN THE BARBARIAN. They don't seem particularly focused on any sort of plot, hoping the overload of action is enough to distract you from such nuances, but I'm not sure. I've seen bloody swordfights before, and Conan is going to have to bring something new to the table. As of now it looks a bit like 10,000 BC meets CLASH OF THE TITANS, and neither of those are films you really want to be drawing from.

See for yourself below:

Extra Tidbit: Is Momoa really that hulking, or do they just have him standing next to that tiny actress on GoT all the time?
Source: IGN

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2:06PM on 06/17/2011

Ugh...

Everything I feared a heartless & shollow Hollywood-ized adaption of Conan would look like.
Everything I feared a heartless & shollow Hollywood-ized adaption of Conan would look like.
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2:10PM on 06/17/2011
I am going to miss Arnold. Paul - there is some slight boobage around :45
I am going to miss Arnold. Paul - there is some slight boobage around :45
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2:13PM on 06/17/2011
Oh I must have blinked.
Oh I must have blinked.
2:14PM on 06/17/2011
I'm hoping Jason Momoa will at least make this watchable. As long as its mindless entertainment for a few hours, I'm ok with it. Not looking for Schindler's List here.
I'm hoping Jason Momoa will at least make this watchable. As long as its mindless entertainment for a few hours, I'm ok with it. Not looking for Schindler's List here.
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2:16PM on 06/17/2011
Hmm......Looks much better than I thought.
Hmm......Looks much better than I thought.
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2:32PM on 06/17/2011
Hmm This looks like its following the comics and animated series. Mesmira, Rathamon, and Set. It definately looks like this could make for an interesting end to the summer movie season.
Hmm This looks like its following the comics and animated series. Mesmira, Rathamon, and Set. It definately looks like this could make for an interesting end to the summer movie season.
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2:44PM on 06/17/2011
Finally some footage that get's me interested. I was going to see it regardless but, my expectations are a little higher now.
Finally some footage that get's me interested. I was going to see it regardless but, my expectations are a little higher now.
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2:49PM on 06/17/2011
"When barbarians have a taste, it's a taste for blood." Who the hell writes this?
"When barbarians have a taste, it's a taste for blood." Who the hell writes this?
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2:56PM on 06/17/2011
Hahaha! This movie already wins the award for worst dialog of 2011! Hilarious. That is Uwe Boll level dialog there.
Hahaha! This movie already wins the award for worst dialog of 2011! Hilarious. That is Uwe Boll level dialog there.
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2:59PM on 06/17/2011

So that debunks all the PG-13 speculation.

Can't wait for this movie, I think this is gonna be a real surprise for a lot of people who wrote it off.
Can't wait for this movie, I think this is gonna be a real surprise for a lot of people who wrote it off.
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3:03PM on 06/17/2011
Hey look, there is blood and gore in this shitty looking movie.

I was so hoping that some visionary director would take on Robert E. Howard's Conan and treat it with the same respect and seriousness as Peter Jackson did with LOTR. This trailer just depressed me.
Hey look, there is blood and gore in this shitty looking movie.

I was so hoping that some visionary director would take on Robert E. Howard's Conan and treat it with the same respect and seriousness as Peter Jackson did with LOTR. This trailer just depressed me.
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3:12PM on 06/17/2011

Shitty trailer for a shitty movie.

As I said before. Jason Momoa makes Arnold look like De Niro in retrospect.
As I said before. Jason Momoa makes Arnold look like De Niro in retrospect.
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3:15PM on 06/17/2011
Momoa looks even bigger in Game of Thrones. I kinda wish they'd just taken his character from that and given him his own movie. How can you not like a guy who slits peoples throats and then rips their tongues out through their neck holes?
Momoa looks even bigger in Game of Thrones. I kinda wish they'd just taken his character from that and given him his own movie. How can you not like a guy who slits peoples throats and then rips their tongues out through their neck holes?
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3:23PM on 06/17/2011
Conan the Barbarian from the Eighties was no masterpiece...it was a campy and gory and sex crazed movie from that wonderful madman Milius...and it launched the career of one of Hollywood's coolest and most bankable stars (at least until the mid to late nineties...). The dialogue was god awful there (when there was any) and there was an exorbitant amount of blood there too.

It's not supposed to be a great movie, just a fun one. Laugh at the cheesy, stock fantasy dialogue and cheer when Conan
Conan the Barbarian from the Eighties was no masterpiece...it was a campy and gory and sex crazed movie from that wonderful madman Milius...and it launched the career of one of Hollywood's coolest and most bankable stars (at least until the mid to late nineties...). The dialogue was god awful there (when there was any) and there was an exorbitant amount of blood there too.

It's not supposed to be a great movie, just a fun one. Laugh at the cheesy, stock fantasy dialogue and cheer when Conan kills something/there's boobs to look at and just enjoy it for what it is.

A Conan movie that isn't called "Destroyer" because that was just shit.

Also: Shame this won't have the Basil Poledouris score...that was half the fun of the first movie right there.
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6:15PM on 07/08/2011
In what vein of "dark and brutal" do you mean other than what has already been presented? The man is a ripped to hell half naked barbarian swinging a sword into everything he can while having sex with everything else...what are you expecting, the next LOTR?
In what vein of "dark and brutal" do you mean other than what has already been presented? The man is a ripped to hell half naked barbarian swinging a sword into everything he can while having sex with everything else...what are you expecting, the next LOTR?
6:31PM on 06/18/2011
WTF are you smoking? Conan SHOULD be a great movie. The original books are filled with great stories. A Conan movie should be a dark & brutal fantasy epic. Not the silly looking cheese-fest that this trailer gives us.
WTF are you smoking? Conan SHOULD be a great movie. The original books are filled with great stories. A Conan movie should be a dark & brutal fantasy epic. Not the silly looking cheese-fest that this trailer gives us.
3:57PM on 06/17/2011
At least most of the blood looks practical - except for that pathetic CGI gore shot at the end. You're gonna leave people with that?
This trailer is schizo. Hardcore adult content edited like a MTV soft rock video. Who's the audience here?
Please, Arnold - be back already. I don't care how many housekeepers you bang, the world needs you on the big screen.
At least most of the blood looks practical - except for that pathetic CGI gore shot at the end. You're gonna leave people with that?
This trailer is schizo. Hardcore adult content edited like a MTV soft rock video. Who's the audience here?
Please, Arnold - be back already. I don't care how many housekeepers you bang, the world needs you on the big screen.
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3:59PM on 06/17/2011
This looks about as good as the Dungeons & Dragons movie.
This looks about as good as the Dungeons & Dragons movie.
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4:08PM on 06/17/2011
Looks okay. I mean this movie is not going to break new ground or be iconic, but the action looks better than the old Conan films, which are not nearly as good as some people recollect. (Seriously watch the 2 Conan films back to back again, they pretty much suck.)
Looks okay. I mean this movie is not going to break new ground or be iconic, but the action looks better than the old Conan films, which are not nearly as good as some people recollect. (Seriously watch the 2 Conan films back to back again, they pretty much suck.)
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4:18PM on 06/17/2011
The song completely ruined the trailer for me.
The song completely ruined the trailer for me.
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5:12PM on 06/17/2011
Just not the same without the Basil Poledouris score, I'm afraid.
Just not the same without the Basil Poledouris score, I'm afraid.
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5:26PM on 06/17/2011
Well that trailer looks much better than the previous one, but I'm still not sold on this... Hopefully it will be good as I too have some hope thanks to Momoa's role on Game Of Thrones.

But what's up with that song over the trailer? I hate it when studios use "rock" bands in period movies.
Well that trailer looks much better than the previous one, but I'm still not sold on this... Hopefully it will be good as I too have some hope thanks to Momoa's role on Game Of Thrones.

But what's up with that song over the trailer? I hate it when studios use "rock" bands in period movies.
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5:30PM on 06/17/2011

Scorpion King part 3

I was unaware they made another Scorpion King Movie.
I was unaware they made another Scorpion King Movie.
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5:40PM on 06/17/2011

No models here

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7:09PM on 06/17/2011
A timeless epic.
A timeless epic.
6:11PM on 06/17/2011

Few

thought for sure they would make this a pussy version nice to see it's R. WHo does that song sounds very familar.
thought for sure they would make this a pussy version nice to see it's R. WHo does that song sounds very familar.
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6:45PM on 06/17/2011

No boobs?

Sure looked like boobs around the 44 second mark... The woman on the torture wrack?

Anyway, still isn't making me wanna see it. And that scene at the end with the weird creature was terrible CGI.

I'll rent it.
Sure looked like boobs around the 44 second mark... The woman on the torture wrack?

Anyway, still isn't making me wanna see it. And that scene at the end with the weird creature was terrible CGI.

I'll rent it.
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6:59PM on 06/17/2011

Sweet

Besides the choice for music for the trailer, this looks great. Can't wait to see this. I don't understand the haters, obviously they've either never read a REH book or have some kind of Arnold hangup. Get over it.
Besides the choice for music for the trailer, this looks great. Can't wait to see this. I don't understand the haters, obviously they've either never read a REH book or have some kind of Arnold hangup. Get over it.
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7:02PM on 06/17/2011
Honestly he looks more like an actual barbarian then Arnold ever did
Honestly he looks more like an actual barbarian then Arnold ever did
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7:42PM on 07/20/2012
perms were so in fashion for the barbar's I am sure.
perms were so in fashion for the barbar's I am sure.
7:08PM on 06/17/2011

@jsilliker

How does that trailer even remotely ring true to anything Howard ever wrote? He's no doubt rolling around in his grave at the sight and sound of this piece of shit. Milius took some artistic license in 1982, sure, but Nispel is just plain shitting all over Hyboria.
How does that trailer even remotely ring true to anything Howard ever wrote? He's no doubt rolling around in his grave at the sight and sound of this piece of shit. Milius took some artistic license in 1982, sure, but Nispel is just plain shitting all over Hyboria.
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7:56PM on 06/17/2011
That.... looks... so gay.

Seriously, that trailer was so jam-packed with cheesy one-liners. How is that still considered cool?

Hopefully some day one-liners will be non-existent in film. It's just like how movie trailers used to be put together. The whole, "He was a man on the edge! She needed someone to believe in. Together, they blah blah blah..." It's just so cheesy that no one ever does it anymore.

Kind of sad that most of the creative decisions in Hollywood these days are
That.... looks... so gay.

Seriously, that trailer was so jam-packed with cheesy one-liners. How is that still considered cool?

Hopefully some day one-liners will be non-existent in film. It's just like how movie trailers used to be put together. The whole, "He was a man on the edge! She needed someone to believe in. Together, they blah blah blah..." It's just so cheesy that no one ever does it anymore.

Kind of sad that most of the creative decisions in Hollywood these days are made by complete idiots.
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9:11PM on 06/17/2011
Cheesy pseudo 'hard rock' anthem aside, it looks like a decent rental. Still too much CGI that looks like bad CGI for me to plunk down theater money for this thing.
Cheesy pseudo 'hard rock' anthem aside, it looks like a decent rental. Still too much CGI that looks like bad CGI for me to plunk down theater money for this thing.
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10:33PM on 06/17/2011

Oh haaaaaaaayyyyyllll yes.

I don't know how good this thing is gonna be but I promise I'll be one of the first to find out when it opens.
I don't know how good this thing is gonna be but I promise I'll be one of the first to find out when it opens.
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11:15PM on 06/17/2011
looks horrible & a waste of celluloid, hope this bombs big time.
looks horrible & a waste of celluloid, hope this bombs big time.
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12:45AM on 06/18/2011
nice...looks like fun, yah know? just FUN...no stupid critiques...no bullshit overwrought reviews..just FUN.
nice...looks like fun, yah know? just FUN...no stupid critiques...no bullshit overwrought reviews..just FUN.
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2:40AM on 06/18/2011

Ah hell, this is just dumb fun

as long as it knows what it is, keeps the body count coming and has fun, I'm in.
as long as it knows what it is, keeps the body count coming and has fun, I'm in.
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4:10AM on 06/18/2011

Lovin' it, Jason Momoa rules!!

I don't care what everybody says about this, i can't wait to see this. If a movie entertains, than it's a good one, it's as simple as that.
I don't care what everybody says about this, i can't wait to see this. If a movie entertains, than it's a good one, it's as simple as that.
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10:48AM on 06/18/2011

Man..

I cant wait.
I cant wait.
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9:46AM on 06/19/2011
That last line about "thirst for blood" sounds like a Chuck Norris joke. Still, bloody action scenes could be enough to get me to watch.
That last line about "thirst for blood" sounds like a Chuck Norris joke. Still, bloody action scenes could be enough to get me to watch.
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2:34PM on 06/19/2011
STILL have hope for this. Can you believe that? To just repeat what's been said, I think it looks like good ol' fashioned fun. Something my dad and I would go see (at any age) at a matinee and then again every time we caught it on tv. And to repeat something else, TERRIBLE choice of music. . .
STILL have hope for this. Can you believe that? To just repeat what's been said, I think it looks like good ol' fashioned fun. Something my dad and I would go see (at any age) at a matinee and then again every time we caught it on tv. And to repeat something else, TERRIBLE choice of music. . .
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