Monday, 19 July 2010
Well ... I picked up a movie magazine this weekend and there was a new photo of Jason Momoa, who's starring as Conan in the forthcoming film. Oooooooh ....
My first reaction - he brings the literary character to life in a way poor muscle-bound Arnie never did. Robert E Howard, when writing the Conan stories, frequently described his "sullen" looks and his "mane" of black hair:
"His brow was low and broad, his eyes a volcanic blue that smoldered as if with some inner fire. His dark, scarred, almost sinister face was that of a fighting-man, and his velvet garments could not conceal the hard, dangerous lines of his limbs."
Yep. I think Momoa's got that down.
Momoa is best known of course for playing Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis. Pity the dreadlocks had to go - but word is they were so heavy they were too painful to live with!
I need a cold shower now...
Oh, while we're on the subject of movies: GO SEE INCEPTION!!! It's awesome! Remember how you felt the first time you watched The Matrix? Well, Inception is as gloriously mind-blowing, in a similar way. An action blockbuster that doesn't insult your intelligence - how great is that?