It might be hard to believe, but Conan the Barbarian has been with us since 1932.
Conan the Barbarian would become Schwarzenegger’s breakthrough vehicle and introduced one of the most famous pieces of dialogue in film history.
Conan The Destroyer (1984):
Red Sonja (1985)
Destined to only fall in love with a man that can best her with a sword, she meets her equal in Prince Kalidor. Played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kalidor is Conan in every way but in name due legal issues at the time over the rights to Conan relative to Howard’s “Red Sonya” and Thomas’ “Red Sonja.”
Add to that the terrible script, poor acting from almost every party involved and overall poor production and it’s easy to understand why it didn’t make back half of its $18 million budget.
Conan the Adventurer (1992)
Will it hold up? Will Momoa’s take hold water against Arnold’s? You’ll be able to judge for yourself this weekend. In the meantime, here’s a taste:
Schwarzenegger, Moeller or Momoa…who’s your favourite Conan?
JW Ward is a Toronto-based writer, media personality and professional cynic. Follow him on Twitter at @jasonwardDOTca, through his website at http://www.jasonward.ca/ and every Thursday here at Biff Bam Pop!