Two poorly received adaptations today, neither of which we have seen. Stupid Wednesday releases making us look bad. We’ve seen two of Friday’s releases, two!
Conan the Barbarian
This seems like a slightly old-fashioned film somehow, not containing quite enough character for the modern audience. Whatever the reason, audiences in the US just didn’t want to see it as it opened to a poor weekend box office. Not Glee The 3D Concert Movie bad, but bad nonetheless.
Based on an acclaimed novel filled with emotions and nuance this was never going to work. Certainly not with Anne Hathaway trying to do a northern accent. Probably still good for a date night with a sensitive soul, just be prepared to hear about how the book was better.