OK, Brett Ratner may not be the worst director out there. It is just that he is so blatantly average that he sucks any hope or possibility that a film under his direction will be anything else but trite pablum. He brings no style to the material he directs and the result is invariably flat and uninteresting to me as an audience member.
It is with a certain amount of annoyance that I have to pass along a report from Dread Central that Nu Image, the producers of the upcoming Conan film have approached Ratner to helm their planned film.
I have long been a fan of John Milius’ 1982 Conan The Barbarian, which captures the mood of Conan-creator Robert Howard’s original stories nearly pitch perfect. Unfortunately, he wasn’t involved with the 1984 sequel, Conan The Destroyer, as he probably would have saved it from being the silly mess that it was.