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tjanson 12/1/2011 9:24:05 AM

Starz would be great for doing a conan show as well.  Think of what they did with spartacus with the blood and violence.  They could really do it right.  I'd love to see an adaptation of Beyond the Black River which is one of my favorite Conan Stories...it's like an American Frontier story set in Conan's time period.  Very different than most Conan stories.  One of the great strengths about Roy Thomas when he was writing the Conan comic was he'd take other, non-Conan adventure stories and adapt them into Conan stories. 

axia777 12/2/2011 4:52:50 AM

No, Starz would not be a good place for Conan.  They just butchered  the Aurtherian story with that thankfully canceled crapfest called Camelot.  Showtime, AMC, or HBO or nothing.

violator14 12/2/2011 8:47:33 AM

So would u guys say it's not even worth a Redbox rental?? i was kinda looking forward to checking this out despite all the horrible reviews...  =T

noahbody 12/2/2011 11:23:52 AM

It's worth a $1.25, thats about it. Better to watch it on HBO or something IMO

axia777 12/2/2011 11:20:07 PM

These crappy movies are what Pirate Bay was made for.  Not that I ever do such terrible things as dowloading movies.  The horror.

hanso 12/3/2011 6:44:42 AM

 The movie has boobs so yeah that's worth a dollar.

scytheofluna 12/3/2011 8:24:41 AM

I tried to like Spartacus.  It didn't happen.  I could not get past the cheesy acting and overblown gore.  It was just blatantly derivative of other, better films.  I do not want to see Conan handled that way, especially since that's just the kind of disaster the character was subjected to in theaters. 

Axia's right, Showtime, or HBO handling the ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL in a respectful way would be amazing.  I don't want to see an AMC Walking Dead style bastardization, or a Starz style cheesefest.

axia777 12/3/2011 2:59:55 PM

@scytheofluna - I agree on Spartacus. It was crap. It wanted to be 300 crossed with HBO's Rome. So lame.  Showtime needs to see this oportunity to one up HBO with their Game of Thrones.  It would kick ass.

 

tjanson 12/5/2011 9:58:33 AM

Well, I respectfully disagree with both of you about Spartacus...I think its a great show.  And as far as the "bastardization"  of The Walking Dead...Get the F*%@ over it...you got a TV show about Zombies for christsakes...you think its going to be 100% faithful to a comic series that has been in print for well over a decade????  The show is trying to reach broad appeal...not just to comic book fans, Sheldon Cooper...

caredskinfan 12/29/2011 8:23:22 PM

  While I'm not a fan like everyone of the Conan source material(haven't read it) I guess I am impartial.  I didn't think the movie was horrible, but it wasn't great either. mild entertainment.
   A point I will make though, is that hollywood F's up most source material. Just look at Comic book movies. X-men first class and Wolverine are good examples. The worst offender is Superman Returns. Especially from a director who made claims he was a superman geek! That movie had so many mythos mistakes that one wonders if he wasn't BSing us altogether.  
   Anyway, I've come to hope that hollywood would stay true to the source material, but expect that they won't and most often will screw up perfectly good original writting in order to make money. When I have believed all along that some of these comics and books are good enough to make into movies without screwing them around as much as they do in order to make it what they want.

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