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What other big fantasy films are you anticipating?

Captain Salt
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Dec 21 2012, 11:52pm


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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)

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What other big fantasy films are you anticipating? Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Dec 21 2012, 11:52pm
    Star Wars Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 22 2012, 12:04am
        actually, if Star Wars is an acceptable answer ... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 22 2012, 12:14am
            The preview for Star Trek Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 22 2012, 12:25am
    I saw a trailer for an animated film Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 22 2012, 12:12am
        Wow, that looks great! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 22 2012, 4:11am
            I don't think I've heard of either of those Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 22 2012, 4:39am
                Those are lovely. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 22 2012, 5:38am
    The next Star Trek film and, with great uncertainty, Ender's Game. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 22 2012, 12:46am
        I'm interested in how they adapt Ender's Game as well... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Dec 22 2012, 6:30pm
    Oh! Star Trek, Fersher! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Dec 22 2012, 4:04am
    Oz the Great and Powerful Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 22 2012, 4:06am
        Oz looks very interesting... wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 22 2012, 4:27am
        Sam Raimi has a wonderful, wicked sense of humor when he's given some leeway... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Dec 22 2012, 6:40pm
    Oh, wait, what about Catching Fire? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 22 2012, 4:11am
    Star Trek, Oz, The Great and Powerful, and Iron Man 3 wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 22 2012, 4:29am
    gravity jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Dec 22 2012, 7:37pm

 
 
 

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