So here’s the new UK trailer for Conan the Barbarian. As you can see it is crammed with action and ladies and fighting and Ron Perlman dying (spoiler!) and more fighting and other awesome stuff. Not so awesome is the forced comedy shoehorned into the trailer, but whatchagonnado? Okay, so by and large this has everything that you look for in a summer actioner. So why am I feeling so meh about the whole thing? I know that I’m being a Debbie Downer here but there’s just something about this production that doesn’t seem to be clicking with me. Maybe it’s because I know that James Earl Jones won’t turn into a snake at any point during the flick. Perhaps my unreasonable ennui will be gone by the time the film’s August 19th release date arrives. In the meantime, what’s the level of excitement out there amongst you all about Conan’s theatrical return?
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.