October 19, 2005


I just found this news article about a feature length Conan movie, starring Ron Pearlman (Hellboy) as the voice of the mighty barbarian. The article also mentions a live action feature film that starts production next year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't see it. This has the whole horrible feeling of Saturday morning cartoon gone bad.

Thundaar anyone?

I could be wrong, but after the initial films of the 1980s, I just don't see the point of an "Animated" Conan and I don't understand the compulsion that Hollywood feels to do these sorts of things (marketing and merchandising aside).

9:55 AM  
Blogger Rothar said...

Hey, I liked Thundarr!

Seriously though, I have to agree. Unless they're planning on showing it on Adult Swim, what's the point. May as well make Heavy Metal into a Saturday morning cartoon...oh wait, they already did that when they made Heavy Metal 2000!

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, they'd have to show it on Adult Swim. Talk about weird $hit!

I never saw HM2K. I found the first one disturbing enough. The B-17 zombies still creeps me out. ;)


9:21 AM  
Blogger Rothar said...

Heavy Metal 2000 is a serious waste of time, definitely not worthy of the name "Heavy Metal".

Though not as bad as DOOM, it's still piss poor. The storyline is barely enough to hold it together. The joy of seeing an animated Julie Strain fades after the first few minutes.

Heavy Metal was a really raw movie. It featured drug use, lots of sex, hyper-violence, and rock & roll. Raw, but a great movie none-the-less, even if the animation is very dated now.

Heavy Metal 2000 has no drugs, no sex, a bit of violence, and features unknown rock artists. Add to that the animation quality, which is below Saturday morning quality (it's not even worth of a Sunday morning cartoon), and you've got one of the lamest-ass sequals in history.

2:24 PM  

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