Conan the Barbarian 2011 star Jason Momoa says the film is a “pile of sh*t”

To put it mildly, the 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian was not as well received as the 1982 version of Conan the Barbarian was. You can read our 5/10 review at THIS LINK – which is even more positive than what the film’s own star Jason Momoa has to say about it. During a recent inteview with GQ (which caught our attention thanks to The Hollywood Reporter), Momoa called his version of Conan the Barbarian a “big pile of shit”.

Here’s Momoa’s full quote on the subject:

I’ve been a part of a lot of things that really sucked, and movies where it’s out of your hands. Conan [the Barbarian] was one of them. It’s one of the best experiences I had and it [was] taken over and turned into a big pile of shit.”

Momoa didn’t go into detail about the post-production issues he felt ruined the movie.

Directed by Marcus Nispel from a screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, and Sean Hood (based on the works of Robert E. Howard), the 2011 Conan the Barbarian had the following synopsis:

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Momoa was joined in the cast by Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Leo Howard, Bob Sapp, and Ron Perlman.

I have watched Momoa’s Conan the Barbarian, but only one time. In the theatre, eleven years ago. So I remember next to nothing about it and therefore can’t share any opinion on it. I know I definitely wasn’t blown away by it, but I don’t recall thinking it was a big pile of shit.

Do you agree with Momoa, or do you enjoy the 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian? Share your thoughts on the movie and Momoa’s quote by leaving a comment below.

Conan the Barbarian 2011 Jason Momoa

Source: GQ

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