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    Posted: August 24 2011 at 5:28pm
Here's a LINK to read a great article about one of the CONAN screenwriter's response to his film flopping at the box office...  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Yo, MWG -- Maybe you should check out our Main Page once in a while (LINK) instead of only loitering here in the Forum. We added a LINK to the same article from our Left Hand Column about 15 hours ago... 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2011 at 11:34am
The article in a nutshell: I'll have to write a better movie next time!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ITbeast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2011 at 4:43pm
Originally posted by saturnwatcher

On the bright side: Evidently Jason Momoa has completed the first resume requirement towards eventually becoming a future governor of California.
 
...Or the House of Representatives, I don't see why California must always hog all of Bollywoods....whoops!Sick I meant Hollywood's political glory.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 02 2011 at 9:05pm
Because Hollywood's business pretty much controls that state, the studios and their parent companies have so much power and influence there.  
 
Oh, and Bollywood movies often copy and paste from Hollywood movies -- like entire plots and scenes! 

Originally posted by ITbeast

 
...Or the House of Representatives, I don't see why California must always hog all of Bollywoods....whoops!Sick I meant Hollywood's political glory.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ITbeast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2011 at 12:52am
Originally posted by SuperTeenTopia

 
Oh, and Bollywood movies often copy and paste from Hollywood movies, like entire plots and scenes!
 
Please don't pull a MovieWizeGuy on me and get all literal...it was a "Sarcastic Remark" on BollyWoods take on Hollywoods lack of orginality... One MWG is enough in this forum.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lord Naseby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2011 at 12:11pm
If they keep making remakes like this, we're gonna have to add a bunch more categories:

worst Sequel, rip-off, or remake horror

worst sequel, rip-off, or remake action
 
"                                           " comedy

"                                           " classics

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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuperTeenTopia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2011 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by ITbeast

Please don't pull a MovieWizeGuy on me and get all literal...it was a "Sarcastic Remark" on BollyWoods take on Hollywoods lack of orginality... One MWG is enough in this forum.
I'm sure many members here would agree that one MWG is more than enough ... although not for the reason you listed. As for your Bollywood joke ... like an airplane, it must have been flying a mile in the air, because it went completely over my head.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2011 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by Vits

I wouldn't say Jason Momoa will be "forgotten." He also stars in GAME OF THRONES, which I don't watch, but I am aware of its success.

I just finished watching the 1st season.He was alright.Since he won't return for next season,which I didn't know when I wrote that(nor that he was just a guest),he should be careful with how he chooses movies.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2011 at 4:01pm
I just saw it,and gave it 3/10.

F.Y.C.:
-Actor for Jason Momoa: No. It was far from a good performance, but he was a decent action star.
-New Star for Jason Momoa: Sure.
-Actress for Rachel Nichols: Yes. While she was nowhere near as bad as in P2, she wasn't passable like in G.I. JOE. Not to mention I don't have much frontrunners in this category.
-Supp. Actor for Ron Perlman: Yes. His role was smaller than in SEASON OF THE WITCH, but he was more over-the-top*.
-Supp. Actor for Stephen Lang: Yes. His role was bigger than Perlman's, and he was as over-the-top as him.
-Supp. Actress for Rose McGowan: Meh.
-Director: Yes. We get it, Marcus Nispel, you like blood. Seriously, this affected me more than any torture porn movie you can mention.
-Screenplay: Yes. This actually features the most stupid scene of the year, where CONAN fights with warriors made of dust. They represent no threat whatsoever. The audience realizes how fragile they are before CONAN does. The fact that TAMARA kills one of them by accident proofs my point. This also features one of the most stupid dialogue lines of the history of cinema: when CONAN is fighting, his opponent says "Barbarian... I don't like you anymore".
-Ensemble: Yes.
-Couple: Maybe. While Momoa and Nichols have some chemistry, their characters have no reason to be together.
-Remake/Rip-Off: Yes. While it's closer to the original stories, unlike the Ah-Nuld version, it doesn't do much justice to them by being such clearly rushed production.
-Picture: No. But I'd like to point out the main reason why this is mediocre: at the beginning, CONAN's father says he's not ready to be use a sword because he attacks without thinking. Then he grows up to be a sadistic f*ck. Then he meets a girl, they fall in love for no reason, he shows he's willing to sacrifice himself for her, and we have to assume he's ready. Except he had always had a heart (his friend says so), he even almost sacrificed himself to save his father as a boy. At the end, he continues to be a sadistic f*ck who attacks without thinking.

*Mickey Rourke turned down this role to play something more similar to Stephen Lang's role in INMORTALS.Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SchumacherH8ter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2011 at 8:20pm
This movie was very repetitive. 
 
The good: 

Jason Momoa: Momoa is decent as Conan and looks more like the original version than Ah-nuld. 
 
It proves my "faithfulness" point: There's this point that I've been debating with my friends about faithfulness to a movie's source material. The point that I make is that a good adaptation isn't automatically a good movie. 2003's The Hunted is, arguably, a better adaptation of First Blood than the actual First Blood novel, but First Blood's changes were for the better. When judged as adaptations, The Godfather and Jaws are bad, but on their they're two of the best movies ever, mainly because they remove the pointless subplots from the book. To get back to Conan, this movie is arguably a better Conan adaptation than the Ah-nuld one, but the Ah-nuld is just better in every other conceivable way. 
 
The bad: 
 
The special effects: The special effects are crappy here. It's not After Last Season levels, but still pretty bad. 
 
Stephen Lang: Lang is unusually stiff here. On his own, he's bad enough, but compared to James Earl Jones in the original, he comes off even worse. 
 
The script: This is one of the most half-assed scripts in recent memory with terrible dialogue. My favorite bad lign: "Barbarian! I don't like you anymore!" 
 
The ugly: 
 
Rachel Nichols: Nichols, you're back in my cross-hairs again. Shape-up your acting! 

Rose McGowen: McGowen is just bad here. Especially bad was the incestual undertones between her and Stephen Lang's character. 

Marcus Nispel: Dear Nispel, go back to making crappy remakes of horror movies. At least they were fun to watch. 
 
Not much to add here. Grade: C- 
 
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