Jason Momoa’s ‘Conan’ Won’t Conquer ‘The Help’

August 19th, 2011 // Leave a Comment

Jason Momoa can beat his chest all he wants as Conan The Barbarian, but it’s very unlikely that he will be able to take down Emma Stone‘s The Help, which released in theaters last week. Audiences rated the film a perfect A+, according to the Los Angeles Times, and in its second week running, it should beat out the fantasy-based three releases scheduled for this weekend without much of a problem.

Momoa hopes that the Conan remake will rise him to star status, but there’s a good chance that he’ll just conquer the other films that we’ve allocated to the “highly unlikely plots” category and here’s why:

His competitors come in the form of the vampire-next-door played by Colin Farrell and a love affair between Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess that spans 20 years – both highly unlikely!

A 1985 remake, Fright Night will most likely bank on its leading man: Farrell – who will probably go head-to-head with Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson next year at Teen Choice for “Choice Vampire.” With a confusing trailer, an unfamiliar audience wonders – is this comedy or horror?

“This is not the sparkly vampire movie panel,” said Shawn Phillips of Yahoo Movies warned the audience when the cast was on site at Comic Con. Geez, thanks for the clarification… although a sparkly, 3D Farrell would probably help earn a higher anticipated box office prediction in Entertainment Weekly‘s forecast.

Not even on the forecast is One Day, which follows a confusing 20 year love story between Hathaway and Sturgess. Really? Would you invest in a 20 year relationship without actually being together for the better part of it?

This will obviously be the film before the film that establishes Hathaway as a sex symbol in leather.

By Samantha Eng

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