History YMMV / ConanTheBarbarian1982

16th Jul '17 10:42:52 AM LittleBuster
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GatewaySeries: Although the film is associated with bodybuilding only indirectly, at one time it became a huge advertisement for this type of sport and Arnold in particular. Most people who started to pump muscles under the impression of his acting career, most likely will say that they did it under the impression of this film.
16th Jul '17 10:38:23 AM LittleBuster
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CultClassic: The film was cultic in due time because of its extreme masculinity and shocking for that time of violence. He can also be like that now, if you are a fan of Arnold and bodybuilding.


Added DiffLines:

* NightmareFuel: Although the film itself may seem amusing in our time, his hints of cultist cannibalism are still quite oppressive.


Added DiffLines:

* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Although now the film can have a lot of NarmCharm or even seem StealthParody on old fantasy films, at one time it was so shocking and revolutionary in its masculinity that it became almost a revelation for the then teenagers and boys. Now, after more than 20 years and after several generations of various horror and action films, it's very difficult to believe that when the film was considered to be extremely cruel or even "fascist".
16th Jul '17 10:27:56 AM LittleBuster
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AcceptableTargets: Obviously, New Age's religious cults, hippies and pacifists in general.
16th Jul '17 10:20:00 AM LittleBuster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** If not Film/Terminator, then for many people Arnold would forever remain Conan.

to:

** If not Film/Terminator, Film/{{Terminator}}, then for many people Arnold would forever remain Conan.
16th Jul '17 10:19:05 AM LittleBuster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GeniuPBonus: They actually got Turko-Mongol paganism right when they had Subotai (Hyrkanian, basically the Hyborian equivalent of Mongols and Turks) proclaim that he worshiped the Everlasting Sky. In Turko-Mongol paganism, the most important god is Tengri - Lord of the Eternal Blue Sky. In fact, it's more accurate to actual pre-Islamic Turkic beliefs than the original Howard stories were, where the Hyrkanians worship ''Erlik'', who in actual Turkic paganism, is an evil demon and the primary adversary of Tengri.

to:

* GeniuPBonus: GeniusBonus: They actually got Turko-Mongol paganism right when they had Subotai (Hyrkanian, basically the Hyborian equivalent of Mongols and Turks) proclaim that he worshiped the Everlasting Sky. In Turko-Mongol paganism, the most important god is Tengri - Lord of the Eternal Blue Sky. In fact, it's more accurate to actual pre-Islamic Turkic beliefs than the original Howard stories were, where the Hyrkanians worship ''Erlik'', who in actual Turkic paganism, is an evil demon and the primary adversary of Tengri.
16th Jul '17 10:17:33 AM LittleBuster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MemeticMutation: Even people who haven't seen the movie can quote the "what is best in life?" scene (although the original is attributed to the real UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, an expy of which is in the scene).
* GeniusBonus: They actually got Turko-Mongol paganism right when they had Subotai (Hyrkanian, basically the Hyborian equivalent of Mongols and Turks) proclaim that he worshiped the Everlasting Sky. In Turko-Mongol paganism, the most important god is Tengri - Lord of the Eternal Blue Sky. In fact, it's more accurate to actual pre-Islamic Turkic beliefs than the original Howard stories were, where the Hyrkanians worship ''Erlik'', who in actual Turkic paganism, is an evil demon and the primary adversary of Tengri.

to:

* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
** If not Film/Terminator, then for many people Arnold would forever remain Conan.
**
Even people who haven't seen the movie can quote the "what is best in life?" scene (although the original is attributed to the real UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, an expy of which is in the scene).
** Prologue Mako is so epic that it was later copied many times and parodied in other films.
* GeniusBonus: GeniuPBonus: They actually got Turko-Mongol paganism right when they had Subotai (Hyrkanian, basically the Hyborian equivalent of Mongols and Turks) proclaim that he worshiped the Everlasting Sky. In Turko-Mongol paganism, the most important god is Tengri - Lord of the Eternal Blue Sky. In fact, it's more accurate to actual pre-Islamic Turkic beliefs than the original Howard stories were, where the Hyrkanians worship ''Erlik'', who in actual Turkic paganism, is an evil demon and the primary adversary of Tengri.Tengri.
* HoYay:
** This strange scene, where the priest examines Conon's chest with the words "you have a beautiful body, you should not be afraid to show it!"
** And so, we have a scene of orgies, where the approximate ministers of the cult are making love and eating with human meat. But where are the two main assistants of Tulsa Doom? When the battle begins, they appear together and half-dressed...


Added DiffLines:

* SignatureScene: Many, but mostly monologues of Conan's father and Tulsa Doom about steel and power and the orgy scene together with the kitchen of cannibals.
11th May '17 6:43:41 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This is a possible case of TruerToText: In the original Conan stories by Robert Howard [[ValuesDissonance there are some problems with the treatment of women and non-whites]] yet there also [[FairForItsDay surprisingly positive portrayals as well]]. On the subject of theism and atheism; Conan did revere gods, chief among them Crom, in Robert Howard's stories but considered it best not to draw their attention, coming across as spiritual and acknowledging gods but not religious.

to:

** This is a possible case of TruerToText: TruerToTheText: In the original Conan stories by Robert Howard [[ValuesDissonance there are some problems with the treatment of women and non-whites]] yet there also [[FairForItsDay surprisingly positive portrayals as well]]. On the subject of theism and atheism; Conan did revere gods, chief among them Crom, in Robert Howard's stories but considered it best not to draw their attention, coming across as spiritual and acknowledging gods but not religious.



* MemeticMutation: Even people who haven't seen the movie can quote the "what is best in life?" scene (although the original is attributed to the real UsefulNotes/GhengisKhan, an expy of which is in the scene).

to:

* MemeticMutation: Even people who haven't seen the movie can quote the "what is best in life?" scene (although the original is attributed to the real UsefulNotes/GhengisKhan, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan, an expy of which is in the scene).
21st Apr '17 5:13:01 PM Saveelich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Well it does have one of the best movie soundtracks ever made. In fact, there are some music critics who consider this score to be one of the greatest classical music compositions of the 20th century.

to:

* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Well it does have Music/BasilPoledouris' work on this film is considered as one of the best movie soundtracks ever made. In fact, there are some music critics who consider this score to be one of the greatest classical music compositions of the 20th century.
17th Mar '17 9:51:48 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The camel who gets punched out (twice, even!) in both this movie and its sequel.

to:

** The camel who gets punched out (twice, even!) by Conan. It returns in both this movie and its sequel.the sequel, where it suffers the same fate.
17th Mar '17 9:50:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GeniusBonus: They actually got Turko-Mongol paganism right when they had Subotai (Hyrkanian, basically the Hyborian equivalent of Mongols and Turks) proclaim that he worshiped the Everlasting Sky. In Turko-Mongol paganism, the most important god is Tengri - Lord of the Eternal Blue Sky. In fact, it's more accurate to actual pre-Islamic Turkic beliefs than the original Howard stories were, where the Hyrkanians worship ''Erlik'', who in actual Turkic paganism, is an evil demon and the primary adversary of Tengri.
This list shows the last 10 events of 59. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.ConanTheBarbarian1982