Conan the Barbarian

One of the defining fantasy movies of all time, the original Conan the Barbarian has inspired generations of D&D players since.  About twenty years later, the Lord of the Rings trilogy set a new standard of quality for the fantasy genre on the big screen, once again creating a new generation of fantasy fans while bringing long-time fans a veritable feast of fantasy film greatness. 

And now, nearly a decade after that, the original Conan the Barbarian (2011) returns!  Jason Momoa, of Stargate: Atlantis fame, carries the Conan torch – or rather, sword – forward.

Could it be yet another high water mark in fantasy filmmaking, attracting and inspiring both new and current generations of Conan, fantasy and D&D fans alike?   

Want more old school fantasy movies?  Check out the Top Fantasy Movies from the ’80s on Dungeon’s Master.  While Beastmaster is somewhat inexplicably missing from their list, it’s otherwise excellent. 

I wonder, which others on that list are due for a remake?  If Conan does well, perhaps a re-imagined, re-told (and mostly re-everything!) Red Sonja – with Megan Fox rumored to star – truly isn’t far behind?

See you and Conan in theatres in August!

4 Responses to “Conan the Barbarian”

  1. Tourq says:

    Curse you for making me finally watch the Conan trailer!

    And curse you for suggesting that Megan Fox play Red Sonja! Red Sonja’s wench, maybe…

    • Kilsek says:

      What do you think about the trailer, Tourq? I’m fired up, can’t wait! Yep, a red-headed Meghan Fox for Red Sonja… just a rumor right now though, so who knows who’s really going to play the re-launched Red Sonja.

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