‘Conan the Barbarian’ UK Trailer Brings On The Barbaric Action

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Conan the Barbarian UK trailer with Jason Momoa Conan the Barbarian UK Trailer Brings On The Barbaric Action

Previous trailers released for this summer’s Conan the Barbarian have made one thing clear: If nothing else, director Marcus Nispel’s reboot will deliver a whole lot of gruesome violence and cheesy acting. But does that mean the movie will be good, dumb fun – or so-bad-it’s-bad entertainment?

A new international trailer for Conan has been released. Wisely, this UK theatrical previews skimps on the less appealing elements featured in previous trailers (less talking, no rock music accompaniment) and squeezes a whole lot of dark imagery and savage fighting into less than two minutes. On the whole, the movie looks better as a result.

Jason Momoa stars as the titular Conan the Barbarian, the Cimmerian warrior who travels across the land of Hyboria in search of the vicious warlord Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang) – the man responsible for the death of Conan’s father (Ron Perlman) and the slaughter of his native village. However, things change when Conan crosses paths with a mysterious woman named Tamara (Rachel Nichols) and discovers that he’s destined to achieve far greater deeds than merely avenging his family.

Translation? We get to watch Conan duke it out with armored brutes, deadly warriors, enormous CGI monsters, and a sinister sorceress named Marique (Rose McGowan). As demonstrated in the red band Conan trailer, there will be a whole lot of blood and gore shed along the way.

Check out the UK trailer for Conan the Barbarian (via Facebook) below:

Among other things working in favor of Conan being a fast and furious ancient world action romp is the gloomy production design; everything from the savage costumes to the jagged architectural design of the Hyborian castles and fortresses seems fittingly… well, barbaric. It’s no secret that the artwork of the late Frank Frazetta (whose oil paintings of Conan are generally still considered the definitive portrayal of the character) heavily influenced the design of Nispel’s reboot – and it looks to have done so to positive effect.

The main Conan cast members (Momoa, Lang, McGowan, etc.) all look their respective parts well enough, but the big question is whether watching them chew the scenery will get a bit tedious after a while. It doesn’t help that the film’s screenplay – penned by Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and A Sound of Thunder duo Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, along with Sean Hood (Halloween: Resurrection) – appears to have its share of groan-inducing dialogue.

All in all, though, Conan could end up featuring the right mix of cheesy and gritty action elements to make it a fun way to round out the summer. Bit of advice, though: Skip on the 3D, it looks to hinder more than enhance the viewing experience, in this case.

Conan the Barbarian slashes its way into theaters on August 19th, 2011.

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  1. All I can say is Moama is going to be better casting than a plodding Austrian we all remember from previous films.

    • Jason Momoa is CONAN for this generation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is THE CIMMERIAN as he would be treading the earth beneath sandaled feet…I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!! HE ROCKS!!!

    • “plodding Austrian” – perfect description!

      While I respect Arnold’s work, I’m expecting this film to satisfy the more sophisticated Conan palate, i.e. the Robert E. Howard fan. The 1982 Conan is Ahhnold flexing his body builder muscles and yelling (dubbed-over) nonsense. I think this one will serve to provide a more accurate depiction of Conan – one that is truer to the first Conan story. Seeing a little more character and plot development should only be surprising to someone who doesn’t appreciate the [real original].

      Excited for August 19!

  2. Knowing that it will be filled with cheese helps me set the bar that much lower and allow me to enjoy it for what it is: just good ole Conan butchering.

    • THIS is what Sword & Sorcery is all about!!1 MOMOA IS CONAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND!!!!!!!!! CONAN LIVES!!!!!!!!

    • THIS is what Sword & Sorcery is all about!! MOMOA IS CONAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND!!!!!!!!! CONAN LIVES!!!!!!!!

  3. Looks quite a bit like the SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN comics from the 70′s, except Conan’s wearing a bit more clothing. Conan was never supposed to be high fantasy or heroic mythology like LOTR. I’m really looking forward to this one and the more arterial blood sprays it has, the better.

  4. Well, it certainly looks like a Conan adventure, I’ll give it that.

  5. You never know it might be a sleeper hit

  6. I’ll have to ignore the decidedly un-barbaric-looking plucked and sculpted eyebrows… so far, other than such a small gripe, it looks like fun — a good movie for the drive-in theater.

    • I believe the sculpted eyebrows might be due to the fact he was slashed up hardcore in a barfight…needed major stitches and surgery to fix it.

  7. looks like they showed the whole movie in the trailer.

  8. Great trailer.

    The screenplay is penned by the writers of A Sound Of Thunder and Halloween Ressuraction makes it feel like this can be a huge awful bomb.

    I hope the film turns out to be great and maybe a sleeper hit.

  9. Unfortunately this will not be a good movie, nothing about the trailer gets me excited to see this. It looks low budget bad…

  10. nope i still think it looks awful, I will be skipping this one unless it ends up getting rave reviews (unlikely)

  11. The moment a trailer arrived with modern rock music I was turned right off. It just set the stage for ridiculous cheese and it just looks like Clash of the Titans. Too clean, with that made for TV look.

    Pass.

  12. CANT WAIT!!!

  13. FAIL!!!! This looks horrible. There was a seriousness to the original movies that this obviously will not have. Hollywood cliche cheese.

  14. One word, cheesy.

  15. After reading the novelization for this, I think anyone expecting a light, PG-13 fantasy is going to be shocked by how violent it is.

    I’m actually really looking forward to it now.

  16. all can say is there is only one conan and thats arnald

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