Friday, August 19, 2011

Conan the Barbarian (2011) review - trailer

Posted by Muarif 5:48 AM, under ,, | No comments

Composed entirely of massive, bloody set pieces, Conan the Barbarian is proof that the effort fans should be careful what they wish. Designed from the remains of what someone might think they want a film to look like Conan, but without any thought given to the characterization, plot or coherent staging and director Marcus Nispel a reimagining of the icon cartoon, with a few exceptions, a complete disappointment. Between Conan and Fright Night is a great boy battle at the box office for a draw gives Spy Kids 4 to steal the first place.

Conan is a Cimmerian warrior who is literally born on the battlefield. (14 years old Leo Howard plays him as a boy.) A natural fighter, he develops a sense of strategy and brutality at an early age. But when his father (Ron Perlman) Corin is killed before the eyes of incubation of the child, Conan dedicates his power to avenge the ruthless warlord Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang), which decimated his people and his life left in the ruins.

This takes time. Only Conan reaches adulthood, and an impressively muscled Jason Momo (Game of Thrones TV) who meets his enemy permanently. Khala Zym decision is now the intention of the group in the world of the mask, which grants mystical powers of the wearer. But Khala monaco need a female named Tamara (Rachel Nichols) to fulfill the prophecy in the mask, and when Conan found his weakness, has forced Tamara to join him in this task, only to be moved for the first time for any Another reason that revenge: his handsome company.

Babes in part, Conan the Barbarian is almost all activities. From the battlefield scene generated climactic showdown, there is hardly more than once on the screen that ticks minutes without someone is stabbed, wounded and bloody pissed on a rock. It is suspected that the filmmakers realized that at some point late in the production of the public who are drowning in a bath of blood, and add a sense of serious direction, taken as a number of Morgan Freeman, gives the narrative comments. But violence is so propulsive that it seems that even the actors themselves are surprised when it stops, when Rachel Nichols crush the enemy's head during a fight aboard a pirate ship, you look stunning turn around and find the rest of the team already celebrate their victory.

The biggest problem is that the action literally bleed together and there is no sense of rhythm. Even the most impressive pieces immediately began to back away from the white noise of film violence on the wall. Conan is the worst possible way on a one-dimensional hero: a man with an identity and a mission. Although he received an early lesson from his father about the need for a balance between fire and ice (it refers specifically to the steel of a good sword), Conan never changes. Notwithstanding any shred of respect that has developed very sexy Tamara, never learns anything, either. This lack of an emotional journey that gives the film without notable peak. Rather than not, learn something and apply this knowledge to defeat his enemies, Conan prevails merely because it occurred at the end of the story.

That said, Jason Momoa is a work of power and charisma of Conan willing to repair, while Nichols is believable love story that keeps growing thin empowerment of women in the testosterone heavy film on the ground. As the Warlord evil, Stephen Lang in question is maximized, even in bad finely drawn as Colonel Quaritch Avatar, can not do the same here, plus a failure of writing dull lack of personal effort. In fact, Lang real problem is one of the motivations of the character. Khalar wants revenge on his enemies in response to the loss of loved ones. This is Conan. And when two main characters was largely indistinguishable want the same things, but the hero is arbitrary and the other the villain is an irreparable problem that no amount of fighting can solve, even with the wonderful voice of Morgan Freeman narrating his confrontation .

As a fan of the original film, and the proto-advertised their glorious manhood, Frank Frazetta-inspired landscapes, I am pleased to future interpretations of Conan. But even in a character in the film whose priorities are "to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women," This is pure barbarism.

Trailer:

Director: Marcus Nispel
Writers: Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan

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