|That is the new Conan The Barbarian?|
In the meantime, let's go a different direction. Conan The Barbarian will be released tomorrow, a re-make of the John Milius/Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. Instead of starring a Nordic warrior (Robert E. Howard's Conan is a Nordic Warrior), this version of Conan will star Jason Momoa. And no offense to Momoa, but I can bench far more than this non-white who has been tasked to play the "blue-eyed Cimmerian" from Howard's fantasy stories.
The movie is going to bomb. Bad. Nothing against Momoa, but this Hawaiian should be playing "swarthy" characters in Game of Thrones that cause Salon.com to declare it 'racist'. Not Conan.
In honor of the original Conan The Barbarian, we at SBPDL would like to ask you "What is best in life?"
I don't like negativity and lately it seems Web sites that I frequent have been in a constant state of depression. No more.
Let's have some audience participation. What do you find best in life? What inspires you? What motivates you?
Seeing Momoa portray Conan doesn't inspire me. It's yet another laughable attempt by Hollywood to e-race a role for a white guy and replace it with a non-white. Whatever. The movie looks like a pathetic cross between the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans and one of the crappy movies Nicholas Cage has been forced to make because of his bankruptcy.
John Milius's epic film did not need to be remade. Nor did his film Red Dawn, but that's another story. Perhaps those films represent entertainment from another country, and this new remake of Conan represents a hero for our new country.
But the question before you all is simply this: "what is best in life?"