So I was just thinking: There's all this fantasy stuff going to the big screen a lot more often now, but its all the same. The Lord of the Rings and now this new Eragon (which I heard was bad, but thats just rumor i haven't seen it) and it all looks the same. Does anyone have something new in this genre?12/25/2006 #1
By this I mean, really unique. Like M. Night Shamalan's stuff. Have you seen Lady in the Water? Its weird but its a great unique fantasy story. That stuff seems to be lacking in big time media and books (though truth be told i don't read much fantasy). Have you guys seen unique stuff or are as bored with the modern fantasy movies as I am?
The Prestige was pretty good... dunno whether it was fantasy but the book was listed as such...12/27/2006 #2
Prestige was fantasy-horror-historical. A very cool combo. For movies, Eragon did indeed suck. "City of Lost Children" was pretty good. Hellboy was also surprisingly good.1/5/2007 #3
City of Lost Children is amusing and definitely different. Hellboy, I liked alright. The Lovecraftian gods thing at the end threw me off a bit, but I haven't read the comics, so maybe that was to be expected(?). Perlman's in both of those movies, actually, and does a fine job.1/6/2007 #4
The director of Hellboy, Guillermo (sp?) del Toro also directed the recent movie "Pan's Labyrinth". I haven't seen it yet, but I'm really hoping it's worthwhile.
Hmm, Lady in the Water? That was certainly original, though wasn't very interested in it. I'm afraid I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary in a long time.3/19/2010 #5
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