Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian

  • Astor

    Children of Men is *so* fucking awesome.

  • Renholder

    I lost my shit during the Beaches remake.

  • The best jokes are the ones most people dont get.

  • James Bianco

    Cancer rhymes with Prancer…

  • Megakillertron

    Ron Pearlman looked like a Woolly Mammoth. Also, the bit where Conan is fighting the sand guys and it kept cutting to the bad guy from Avatar’s face looked like it was from an out-take reel.

  • stacysunshine

    are stuntmen now all unemplyoed?

  • Instead of rebooting Conan the Barbarian, they shoulda made Conan the Librarian.

  • Matthew Osbourne

    He’s a savvy supernatural predator who’s using his resources to his advantage. He doesn’t actually care about sex but he recognizes his attractiveness is useful in getting food. There’s that subtext to everything he says. He was really impressive in this film. They’re totally wrong about Fright Night. Although it has nothing on the special effects and makeup work in the original.

  • charlie

    Kind of surprised that you guys would call the CGI and visual effects of Conan and Avatar “special effects.” Certainly you know that “special effects” are totally different from the computer generated stuff they do nowadays. By the way, I love you guys and pretty much everything you do. I’m on a Half in the Bag binge at the moment, actually.

  • He said “right after he won an Oscar for the King’s Speech.” Colin Firth was the star of King’s Speech, hence the huge and obvious comedic fanfare right after that joke at 6:10. Are you high?

  • rapeabich

    This movie kicks ass. It would have been even better if they cut out all the boring talking and just had 100% hitting people in the face with hammers and swords. And more blood. Like constant raining of blood at all times.

  • Patrick

    David Tennant was essentially the only draw I had to Fright Night.

  • Devil_Dinosaur

    The way they’re defined in the industry, practical effects are done in-camera, and special effects are done in post. Therefore, calling CGI special effects “special effects” would be correct. Something doesn’t stop being what it is because you don’t like it.

  • AlcaldeEste

    It’s actually the other way around! Neither Kull nor Conan are original screenplays; they are screen adaptions of books by THE GREATEST AUTHOR OF THE LAST 1,000 YEARS Robert E. Howard.
    But seriously though, Kull came first, and the first Conan book was supposed to be a Kull story, but it was rewritten and the character given a different backstory and called Conan instead.

  • Christina Skyles

    Minor nitpicking, but practical effects are usually called ‘special effects’ and CGI effects (as well as hand-drawn, stop motion, or anything else that’s post) are called ‘visual effects.’ Those are the actual terms that professionals in the industry use in this day and age to separate the two.

  • Adolf

    I love how they just don’t care what the actors names are.

  • guestomo-arigato

    Do you care about their names?

  • Adolf

    No, i thought it was funny.

  • Akercocke Jones

    Some fucking video pop-up is making this unwatchable. Keeps appearing every 30 seconds and sending me to the bottom of the page. I know you guys have been increasingly ad-crazy (first one, then two, now 3 ads within each mid-episode break), but this is getting out of hand.

  • Frank

    I just realized Conan is Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones.

    …Not sure if awesome or sad.

  • Pablo Martinez

    This talentless hacks? They can’t even repair a VCR

  • Pablo Martinez

    Now that I read the comment section the reviews are funnier.

  • elgatoblanco

    who’s that

  • TapewormBike

    Now that´s clever

  • Uncouth Angel

    I wish they’d commented more on the original Conan movie, and the short stories by R. E. Howard which this reboot was supposedly more faithful toward (it wasn’t). Jason Mamoa looked, talked, and acted more like Howard’s Conan than Schwarzenegger, but why waste him on a revenge story that not only 1) was never present in Howard’s writing to begin with and 2) was done better in the first film? The original film had genuine depth and subtext, too. It was a surprisingly philosophical and introspective movie. We really did get the sense in that one that Conan suffered and found his strength through conquering dire adversity. In this one, his parents are introduced in order to be knocked off, and there is no interest in the journey Conan makes toward adulthood; we’re just brought there in a quick time skip. Why even bother?

  • Lori Cerny

    You’re hovering over the ad. Move your mouse/pointer/finger and it should stop.

  • Random guy

    “Big things fall slower than little things, that’s how gravity works on planet earth”
    Actually earth’s gravity affects all objects the same way. If two different sized things have the same aerodynamic qualities, they fall at the same speed.

    Sorry I just had to nitpick, love you guys.

  • iGoTKiWi

    I think you misunderstood. Big things take longer to fall because the top is further from the bottom. It takes longer for a 50 m wall to crumble than a 1m miniature. That’s what they meant.

  • Erik F

    Whats the music at the beginning ?

  • ¡David Oakes! 

    Was Conan the Barber called Ian ?

  • Lat

    It’s not them, it’s Blip. The host website for the videos. The ads they do control are the harmless ones on the right side of the page. Stop being so fucking whiny.

  • Duckler

    And one day that rubber baby would grow up to become a wooden actor..

  • Joni Seppänen

    Conan 2011 was so fucking silly. Especially the finale with the Facehugger mask and the weel over the CGI chasm…

  • You Got the Problem

    Seeing how they enjoyed Conan the Barbarian makes me wish that they would do a Best of the Worst: Failed Blockbusters… But that’ll probably never happen as they tend to like to keep to smaller stuff… Still a man can dream…

  • Wood House

    Whats the song after the opening?

  • guy

    I would crush RedLetterMedia’s enemies, and drive them before them, if they did a 1982 Conan the Barbarian commentary.

  • Guss Aznable

    that’s who

  • LRonBumquist

    I’m disturbed that Mike hasn’t seen Conan The Barbarian 82. I don’t know if I can trust his opinion now and will be reluctant to contribute very small sums of cash in the future. A Conan 82 Re:View for which Mike is forced to watch it would go a long way to rebuilding confidence in RLM’s judgement.


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