Conan the Barbarian Teaser Trailer

There’s been a lot of apprehension surrounding the upcoming Conan the Barbarian reboot, from the hiring of Marcus Nispel (Pathfinder) as director to the casting of Jason Momoa (Baywatch, Stargate: Atlantis) in the lead role. When early set pics leaked online, many people questioned whether he could adequately fill the boots of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now that Arnold is no longer in office and is preparing for his own big screen comeback, fans are going to look on remakes and reboots of franchises that he starred in with an even more critical eye.

It’s unfortunate, then, that this first teaser trailer for Conan the Barbarian is so terrible. Granted, it shows only brief glimpses of action and isn’t necessarily a great indicator of what we can expect from the film. But as a piece of marketing, it is a huge misfire. I honestly thought it was an online parody of some sort when I first heard the voiceover. The “obscured by fire” look that they are attempting might have sounded good on paper, but it just looks bad, not to mention the overbearing music and the hokey lines of dialogue. Yeah, I think this is exactly what we were all afraid of. Conan the Barbarian hits theatres on August 19th; check out the teaser trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • Jurassicalien

    The voice doing the trailer sounded like a joke voice. Like someone going deeper then their register will allow and saying “In a world”. Woosh.

  • Big Hungry

    It looks like they are hiding something instead of showing what the movie will look like.

  • The video superimposed over the smoke effects does look crappy, but I am surprised to find the logo to look almost identical to what was used in the older Conan the Barbarian movies. I am hoping the new one is at least better than the Kull the Conqueror movie starring Kevin Sorbo from the late 1990’s! The actor playing the new Conan the Barbarian has a nice look, at least.

  • Fatbologna

    Fuck, I hope this ends up being a pleasant surprise because right now my expectations are low.

  • 1138sw

    LMAO!!! that looks like a straight to video teaser! Man I had hopes for this pic but it looks really cheesy! Man after last summer’s disasters I was hoping for a comeback…but this movie! oh man LMAO!!!

  • rjdelight

    weak sauce.

  • MikeH

    looks like this will be a pile of shit.

  • Niklas

    ugh.. thats disappointing even though I didn’t have high hopes. What sucks is that after this fails studios will use it to say that people aren’t interested in Conan movies.

  • berserker01

    Wow, this trailer should have been rejected.

  • Matt

    This trailer looks like some college kid put together on his macbook pro.

    How does this trailer excite anyone? Some of these summer blockbuster trailers are lackluster.

  • Captain N

    It can’t be any worse than Schwarzenegger’s Conan.

  • swarez

    Pearly whites and emo eye shadow. Classy.

  • kyri

    What a pile of SHIT

  • Greg

    I understand that it’s a teaser…but that is very uninspiring.

  • I’m down with this. Looks like it unapologetically embraces its own OTT ridiculousness, which is the only way to go with nonsense like this.

  • kyri

    I don’t think it embraces anything David. It’s an unaware pile of shit.

  • Chris Harvey

    Ever since I saw the first picture of the new actor I felt he was WRONG for the role. His face is weird and he cannot act…. This teaser proves me right.

    Horrid pile of crap this film will be.

  • patrik

    Captain N – “It can’t be any worse than Schwarzenegger’s Conan.”

    Oh, it definitely can. Arnolds Conan movies were awesome.

  • Big Hungry

    Patrik – You are right, Arnold’s Conan movies were awesome and both so different from each other.

  • Fatbologna

    Gotta tell ya, I’m pretty unimpressed with the Conan disrespect here. I’m not really looking forward to the new film but I definitely consider the Millius/Arney film one of the best of it’s kind and the original character was the inspiration for pretty much every single fantasy creation after it. If it weren’t for Robert E. Howard and his original stories fantasy fiction wouldn’t exist. Those stories predate the fucking Lord of the Rings by a good 20 years!

  • Barbarians have come along way. Hopefully, the new Conan is like this crazy dude! -

  • Alexandra

    The voice over did not sound like a parody nor was the trailer terrible. It was mediocre. I like how the selected scenes were shown through smoke, which is certainly something I’ve never seen in a movie trailer. However, the trailer is not a good indicator of what the movie will be about.

  • Yasser Serious

    Is this a Twilight movie ?

  • That is no Arnold. The only reason the Conan movies were successful was because of Arnold, and his body. This looks rediculous.

  • Steve Kasan

    What the hell is this? If this was for a video game, then it is adequate somewhat…if this is how you are going to reintroduce the character to a new audience then, as the ole ECW audience used to say, “you fucked up!”

  • Squibber McGee

    HAHA What a load of shit this is going to be. Conan looks like some glam rock fag. Hope they have the obligatory super intelligent black guy side kick, and the strong intelligent woman ‘love interest’ (nothing is more attractive to a man than an angry bull dyke, am I right or am I right?)! LOL. Hollywood’s smarmy ass jews couldn’t identify what people want if it was written in 40 foot tall neon letters.

  • Hugh

    Conan is a comic book character that is difficult to translate to the big screen without it seeming ludicruous.

    even Arnie’s version was p**s poor so why be so hard on the new guy who at least looks the part.