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what was it about the Arnold Conan movies that made them seem so good? Conan was larger than life, a force of nature, yet the challenges seemed appropriate. Now the hero (Jason Momoa or The Rock or whoever) towers over his opponents, they drag in some Tragic Back Story to make the hero seem tortured for whatever reason (it never really works) or they over-play the hand of magic versus the hulking, muscly hero (a bit better, but still not as good as Thulsa Doom). I guess what I’m asking is Where Have All The Giants Gone?

what was it about the Arnold Conan movies that made them seem so good? Conan was larger than life, a force of nature, yet the challenges seemed appropriate. Now the hero (Jason Momoa or The Rock or whoever) towers over his opponents, they drag in some Tragic Back Story to make the hero seem tortured for whatever reason (it never really works) or they over-play the hand of magic versus the hulking, muscly hero (a bit better, but still not as good as Thulsa Doom). I guess what I’m asking is Where Have All The Giants Gone?