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Conan the Barbarian Remake
Posted: 05 May 2011 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]
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So, I just came across this article, and all I can think is “Really?!”  Ugh.  What is wrong with the writers in Hollywood that they can’t come up with new ideas and write new movies, rather than remake really good ones that don’t need it?

(And yes, there are some new ones coming out that look pretty good {Thor, for example}, but it seems like entirely too many classic movies are being redone, which strikes me as somewhat lazy.)

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Posted: 06 May 2011 02:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yep. Looks awful from the trailer. But, hey. It’s in 3D!

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Posted: 06 May 2011 03:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I don’t think I would class the original as really good!

Hollywood is constantly recycling ideas, mostly for the bad, but occaisionally a remake is better than the original, but usually only when the original is obscure or old.

My bigger issue is with theatre and orchestral music. So unoriginal that they’ve been perfoming the same plays and the same concerts for hundreds of years. I feel that it stifles modern creativity in those fields. Why take a risk on a modern play, when you can just do Shakespeare, again and again and again, ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

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Posted: 06 May 2011 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Okay.  At first I was rather miffed that the fine writers in Hollywood were doing yet another reboot of a succesful, well-made film.  If that were the case, not only wouldn’t I watch it, I would lose what little bit of liking I had for their product. (I rarely, if ever, go to a film as it is…)  After all, “If it ain’t broke, DON’T FIX IT!!” mad

Then I went and watched one of the trailers for the film. (#2, found on IMDB, to be exact.)  And other than a very few references to the original, and the name (of course), there is little resemblance to the first Conan film.  Actually, I am a little ?surprised? that they didn’t just come up with a NEW barbarian’s name to name the film after. (And start a brand new line of merchandising along with it!)  After all, using the ‘conan’ franchise name means they must pay royalties to the entity holding the marketing rights to that name.  If they had started a new one (as they tried to do with “Kull”) the studio would be free to roll in ALL of the profits. wink

So, in my mind at least, it isn’t Conan.  It is more like “Paznir- the Primordial” or some-such. cheese  LOL

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Posted: 06 May 2011 11:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The reason is that Conan is a well known name and will pull in the audience because of it

You could make the same movie and call it Fred the barbarian and you wouldn’t get half as
many people watching it because it would have nothing to do with Conan

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Posted: 07 May 2011 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Heh. . .I’ve just recently been reading through the original stories.  They’re a tad better than the movies. . .

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