Friday, 13 May 2011

This is why you shouldn't block me.

Because I can't correct this minor error on Filmshaft:

I don't think it's unfair for me to say that there's more than a few fans out there who are overly cautious about Millennium Pictures' long awaited reboot of Conan the Barbarian, and with good reason too. It has taken the project several years to get off of the ground, with production dates being pushed further and further back as a result. Also, to be fair, the original films, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger are hardly classics, so what could be worth looking forward to in the reboot which crashes into cinemas later this year?

Well to start with, you may (or may not, take your pick) breath a sigh of relief to find out that the new film, directed by Marcus Nispel, is NOT based on Arnie's movies, but rather the Robert E. Howard comicbooks.

Of course, I can't comment, because evidently Martyn Conterio is still peeved that I patiently and helpfully corrected him, and...

And unless some other good soul corrects Craig Sharp, his article will continue to reflect poorly on him.


  1. Poor Craig Sharp is obviously not a popular guy. Neither this new article of his, NOR any of his previous ones have one single comment on them.

    Not one.

    I feel sorry for the guy, I really do. The folks at Filmshaft do too, obviously, since they let him post these things knowing no one cares enough about his writing to comment.

    I shall pray for him, as I still pray for poor Martyn Conterio, who also gets no love from Filmshaft's readers.

    They are both subjects to be pitied.

    (saddened at the cruelties of a heartless world)

  2. There's one comment over there, by "mikenfran3" (05/14/2011 06:48 AM). He corrects the "comicbooks" idiocy.

    "Despite Momoa's quotes to the contrary, Marcus Nispei's Conan is not a "reboot". It is a completely new film based on the same source material as the previous film. The source are the Conan stories written by Robert E. Howard. These were not 'comicbooks". These were short stories and novellas published in a pulp magazine called Weird Tales back in the 1930's. The comics came later, in the 1970's long after Howard's death."