I'm watching this with interest but not with high hopes. It'll be interesting to see what happens though...
As for the first movie, I actually think it's a great sword & sorcery movie that (mostly) captures the feel of the world of Conan. Very much like this game, it takes place in Hyboria but it's not about Conan. John Milius did a great job with the world building, but it seems like he forgot about the true nature of Conan who just come across as this kind of empty shell with big muscles.
The second movie is not worth wasting bandwith on. :P
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I agree with you however most of the "reboots" have not been good mainly because its a bad idea I mean look at the operating parameters it leaves you with. So you have to make a movie that follows the original telling but you have to deviate in order to make it an original tale and at the same time make it edgier. True there are some instances where this works such as the new batman and i think this new true grit might have some guff to it but its very fine line to walk.