As a person who has never watched the original Conan the Barbarian I cannot make comparisons between the two, I did enjoy this movie, I am a fan of blood and gore, corny over the top acting and this delivered quite well.
I felt the film didnt quite live up to expectations for myself at least with all the hype that was generated via the media, I did go in with high expectations, Jason Momoa is relatively a new comer to films and I was suprised how well he was able to portray Conan.
I felt the film didnt tie up all of the loose ends which I dislike with any film.
I would definately watch the sequal should they ever decide to make one but I wont be going in with high expectations so maybe it will surprise me.
Wait a minute! Ive seen this movie before, I think, maybe, oh yeah its a remake of the first one.
All jokes aside, it follows the same basic storyline as the first of getting drunk, the next morning they are missing a member of the group and spend the new few days searching for him, finding clues among the way.
But it does it so well that it keeps you entertained, the main part of it keeping you entertained is that it makes it more edgy than the first one and it does rely on the "shocking" moments more so to keep it funny.
For some they knew what was coming, for me I try not to think mid way through the movie and it kept me guessing which I was hoping for after seeing the first one in the series as I thought the sequal would be to obvious in places.
I am looking forward to the next sequal in the series which has already been confirmed, however purely because they have promised that it will be significantly different from the first two and will deliver more laughs than the seconds.
This is one of the worst films I have seen in a while, its extremely unrealistic, the performances from some are laughable.
I believe it to be an insult to the 1993 film starring Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Chris O'Donnell and Oliver Platt. The 1993 film had a good plot, excellent acting and funny moments throughout.
The 2011 film however had me wanting to walk out 20 minutes in, I decided to stick it out and the film just got worse. I expected a lot more from such a good cast but was extremely dissapointed by the time the credits FINALLY started rolling.
Its Rocky with robots but it works, Hugh Jackman and especially Dakota Goyo display excellent performances.
The film is a little cliche at times and does drone on a little to long for my taste with a few too many sappy moments but an enjoyable film nonetheless.
It would be interesting if they could actually pull off a sequal which is already rumoured to be planned for 2013, it would be interesting to see if they could come up with a story that could keep the audiences entertained as well as keep guessing.