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What other big fantasy films are you anticipating?

Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 21 2012, 11:52pm

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What other big fantasy films are you anticipating? Can't Post

Not counting "The Desolation of Smaug" and "There and Back Again", which go without saying? Tongue

I'm hoping against hope that this July's "Pacific Rim" emerges as more than just a video game, or worse, "Warner Bros.' Transformers"...the story/characters/world seem very different, but I prefer more grounded, dare I say sophisticated fantasy; I don't mind giant monsters, but I prefer something more akin to "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" or the original "Godzilla"; not a fan of most Japanese Kaiju movies or the idea of more giant robots, have had quite enough of that thank you Mr. Bay. I read an early draft of Pac Rim which was descent, but packed with weird techno-babble and not-particularly-appealing characters. It certainly looks like a stylish thing, and I hope GdT manages to ground it with real emotion and humanity, as he has said is his intention. Personally, I find GdT to be a great visualist and mediocre storyteller (it took me about a year to get totally on-board with his doing TH, then another year to get over his leaving)! Tongue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A85EtOalcsM

And as if that it's not enough, Warners is rebooting an American Godzilla which starts shooting in Vancouver this March and has been set for a May 2014 release date; I'm interested to see where they go with this, and again, I hope it's more sci-fi/techno-thriller ALA the original 1954 Godzilla and not just more Transformers-ish CGI spectacle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/...m%29#American_reboot

A bit further down the road, the Wachowskis' next film a pulpy-sounding sci-fi actioner called "Jupiter Ascending", which sounds intriguing, dealing with post-humans/genetically-engineered off-shoots of our species. I don't care at all for the two leads, but I'm ready for a new sci-fi/space opera that isn't Star Wars or Star Trek:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617661/


Meanwhile, Brad Bird's next directorial effort is a top-secret sci-fi film at Disney called "1952", which sounds potentially intriguing...apparently it's a contemporary "Close Encounters"-type film with George Clooney...I'm interested, despite it being co-written by Damon Lindelof.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964418/

And as I'm sure most of you know, Disney has announced they're doing the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, with additional SW films following as well; as an "old-school" Star Wars fan, I'm very much intrigued to see if Disney does with the series with minimal involvement from George Lucas (who IMO, totally derailed the series with those prequels things).

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sequel_trilogy

So, what about everyone else?

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Dec 21 2012, 11:53pm)


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 22 2012, 12:04am

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Star Wars [In reply to] Can't Post

hands down.

But I'm going to try to avoid all spoilers (minus trailers & casting) until seeing it. It will be difficult, but I'm going to try it. I'm also going to try to keep my expectations low, something I am terrible at. Unsure

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Magpie
Immortal


Dec 22 2012, 12:12am

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I saw a trailer for an animated film [In reply to] Can't Post

Epic

that looked cool. I am into fairies, especially ones that use nature in their adornment. (as in flower fairies)

So, for design reasons alone, I want to see this one.

http://www.epicthemovie.com/

I saw a ton o' trailers a few days ago when I watched The Hobbit but I've already forgotten most. There was one with Tom Cruise. And they showed Pacific Rim.


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Magpie
Immortal


Dec 22 2012, 12:14am

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actually, if Star Wars is an acceptable answer ... [In reply to] Can't Post

to the question 'what fantasy film are you looking forward to'...

then... Star Trek 2 - or whatever it's being called. :-)


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Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 22 2012, 12:25am

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The preview for Star Trek [In reply to] Can't Post

looked excellent. I've never seen anything Star Trek, but I may have to go see this one.

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Ataahua
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Dec 22 2012, 12:46am

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The next Star Trek film and, with great uncertainty, Ender's Game. [In reply to] Can't Post

I found out just this week that this film is being made and will be released in October next year. Harrison Ford plays Hyrum Graff (woohoo!) - but if you look at the photo here, you'll see the Battle School kids are older than in the book. I'm not happy about that at all.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Dec 22 2012, 4:04am

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Oh! Star Trek, Fersher! [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw an extended preview for it at IMAX and the audience went wild! OMG! It looks incredible! PLUS we get Karl Urban (looking awesome) and the voice of Smaug :D

Then Iron Man III.

I'm an original Godzilla fan, too. ALL of those original flicks are so fantastic!



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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 22 2012, 4:06am

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Oz the Great and Powerful [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm really, really hoping it's as good as it looks. I love James Franco, and it looks like they used a lot of source material from the books. They gave the Wizard the right name anyway: Oscar Diggs. And there are glimpses in the previews of the China Country.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 22 2012, 4:11am

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Wow, that looks great! [In reply to] Can't Post

What do you think of the Pixie Hollow movies? Uncle Baggins is really into fairies, and he rented "The Secret of Wings" and we both really enjoyed the artwork and design elements, though the story was aimed at four-year-olds. The animation was lovely.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 22 2012, 4:11am

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Oh, wait, what about Catching Fire? [In reply to] Can't Post

The sequel to the Hunger Games? Is that considered fantasy? Either way, I'm still mentioning it!

I was underwhelmed by the Hunger Games movie, but I have much higher hopes for the sequel. The screenplay is by the same person who wrote Toy Story 3 which had a phenomenal script. Plus, I love the book. So I think it has great potential to be amazing.

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wendy woo
Rivendell


Dec 22 2012, 4:27am

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Oz looks very interesting... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've only read one book of the series (the first one), so any extra material will be new to me. L. Frank Baum: a new book for the reading thread, perhaps? I'll have to check him out.


wendy woo
Rivendell


Dec 22 2012, 4:29am

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Star Trek, Oz, The Great and Powerful, and Iron Man 3 [In reply to] Can't Post

Although Star Trek and IM3 aren't exactly "fantasy".


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Magpie
Immortal


Dec 22 2012, 4:39am

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I don't think I've heard of either of those [In reply to] Can't Post

but the other day, I ran across a book or VHS of that movie Fairy Tale which I remember seeing. It had this way cool house for fairies.

http://cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com/...239/346239_large.jpg

http://cf2.imgobject.com/...0GJE4Wvgd9KRPmot.jpg

The fairies I made, for the most part, had this kind of 'story' to them. I tried to keep all the items that accompanied them natural or looking like something that was natural. For awhile, I daydreamed about creating a house made from a piece of tree - that part that gets bigger as it gets to the ground. Like a doll house but all stuff made from nature.


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 22 2012, 5:38am

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Those are lovely. [In reply to] Can't Post

Uncle Baggins would love them.

"Pixie Hollow' is a series of movies starring Tinker Bell. "Secret of Wings" is one of the movies in the series. There are a lot of cute things made from natural objects. It's pretty smurfy, but we still loved it.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 22 2012, 6:30pm

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I'm interested in how they adapt Ender's Game as well... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm hoping they do something worthy of the book, and am attempting to block out some of the director and writers' previous efforts ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine", the "Transformers" movies).

However, Orson Scott Card is on-board as a producer, so that's something!

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 22 2012, 6:40pm

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Sam Raimi has a wonderful, wicked sense of humor when he's given some leeway... [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm a fan of his films that exhibit said humor...so hopefully he'll manage to get at least a bit of that in Oz!...seems like it should be fun regardless.

My Top 5 Wish List for "The Hobbit"
5. Legolas will surf down Smaug's neck
4. Bilbo will be revealed to a Robot
3. Naked PJ cameo as Ghan-Buri-Ghan
2. Use of not only 3D, but smell-o-vision, plus the inclusion of axes coming out of the seats and poking the audience when appropriate
1. Not only keep the claim that Thorin & Co. ran amok in Mirkwood "molesting people", but depict said incident in vivid detail!!!!!


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Dec 22 2012, 7:37pm

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gravity [In reply to] Can't Post

not sure if it counts but thr film Gravity is meant to be amazing if the rumours are true.

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