The new ‘Conan the Barbarian’ trailer looks good, but it also looks like they tried to do too much with it. The simplicity and baseness of the original was what makes it so re-watchable for me to this day. I don’t know if all the hollywood pomp for professionalism’s sake will make it better or burn a well done steak to a crisp (sorry for the food metaphore-i’m really hungry and steak was the manliest food I could think of).
But that’s another topic all together (to paraphrase the original): ’pomp for professionalism’s sake.’ Over the past few years, it seems that production of video content, and all content with a professional base for that matter, has taken a turn to display what is possible in an effort to prove it’s own validity against hobbyists and weekend warriors that have an ever increasing level of technology that can help them mirror the efforts of their professional counter parts.
The pomp and showmanship involved with doing the job of a cameraman, a video editor or even a writer seems to be getting amplified to display to clients that the cost of production is justified. The mystique of the day-to-day inner workings of most jobs has been lost, but that does not mean that we should be expected to preform back flips while holding a camera and juggling flaming chainsaws in order to prove our worth professionaly.-especially at the sake of the content. But this has always been an issue and will always be. Let’s hope the new Barbarian isn’t too much like the Riddick sequel or 10,000 BC.