Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite Fantasy Moive


That Movie Clip Wednesday tormentor of small dogs, Boxer is too busy trying to get Cocostuck under a forklift. So it's the Milk River Madman that continues to take up the mantle that is MCW, the Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme and tries to keep the clip or clips to around 3 minutes long. This week's theme is FAVORITE FANTASY MOVIE. This theme is wide open to interpretation. Are we talking an actual fantasy I'd like to have (we may be delving in to the XXX arena) or a fantastic place or time? In consideration to the women, I chose the latter.

And what better fantasy film is there than Conan the Barbarian (1982). This was Arnold Schwarzenegger's first staring role and it led to his 1984 defining role as The Terminator. Nobody can wield a sword, work the Wheel of Pain, or beat the crap out of giant, hammer swinging mullet heads like Conan. He wades through cannibalistic orgies (his camouflage may have been the inspiration for Predator), kills more expendable guards and soldiers than Cecil B Demille and reconditions his own weapons by banging the rust off of them. This also featured the very hot Sandahl Bergman as Valeria and a very young James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom - half man, half snake, all ham in this performance. Enjoy.





And what is best in Life Conan?



Conan (translation): To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Words to live by Arnold, mumbled words to live by. Bwahahaha

If you've got nothing better to do (and that fact that you're reading my blog says that you don't) then head on over to see what fantasies the Madman is conjuring up.

11 comments:

Troll said...

WhooHooo! Someone finally picked a movie I've seen. And liked!

I'm UP.

moi said...

Oh, Lord, no. Not Conan. The one movie that seems to resonate with every piece of male DNA in the universe, which I'm normally fine with, whatever, but I seriously cannot stand this movie, primarily because of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was at his worst when young, ergo in THIS. But I like you anyway, so carry on.

moi said...

P.S. Grace Jones was bad ass, though.

Boxer said...

Conan!! We had a great drinking game based on this movie, but I can't remember what it was. I guess it was a good one. And Grace Jones was one bad ass in her time.

Aunty Belle said...

geh--"Arno" ain't doin' it fer me, BuzzK. But I can see how fer fellas, Conan is the ultimate fantasy. An' only fantasy. Heh.

Happy MCW!

Roses said...

I *heart* Conan.

Lurved Red Sonja too.

Happy MCW!

chickory said...

that was a great movie review! Ive never seen this but i loved these words:

, kills more expendable guards and soldiers than Cecil B Demille

and

Conan (translation): To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Words to live by Arnold, mumbled words to live by.

LOL!

happy MCW.

I actually think arnold as the terminator was genius.

Buzz Kill said...

Troll
Glad I was able to pump up your movie knowledge ego.

Moi
Hello, I'm a dude. It's part of the dude code that we like Conan. We can't help ourselves. Grace Jones was in Conan the Destroyer - not as good as the original.

Boxer
Probably every time Arnold made that aaaahhhhhhh yell, you had to drink. No wonder you don't remember.

Aunty
They can't all be gems. The madman tasked me for a favorite fantasy movie and this is it. And it was just on tv again this week.

Roses
You know, I would think that women in general would like a movie full of half naked body builders. I guess it's an acquired taste. Red Sonja was ok but it had that wacky Brigitte Nielsen in it. But so was Sandahl Bergman.

Chicky
The Cecil B Demille line was lifted from Blazing Saddles, but I'll take credit for the mumbled words to live by. Arnold was in peak physical condition at this time but had no acting ability. With him you apparently can't have both.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Buzz Kill,

One of the first movies I owned. Partly because Mrs.K had the hots for Arnolds butt.

Buzz Kill said...

Karl
Mrs Karl has good taste in men. When this was made, Arnold was physically at his best having just finished competing and winning in the 1980 Mr. Olympia... Hey wait a minute, you own a movie?

Milk River Madman said...

By Crom, Arnold was flippin huge in this movie. "Conan on the Cross" is one of the greatest comic books ever.