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Mek

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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 05:57:49 pm EDT (Viewed 2 times)
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Hello Mek! \:\-\)

> > Even when Marvel have stated they want to cash in on the fantasy revival of Lord of the Rings thus making the Thor movie Asgard-centric.

> Oh please. Lord of the Rings is pretty much 'old meme' in Hollyweird these days. I can't say I recall a single big budget fantasy movie being out since 'Chronicles of Narnia' (don't mention "Stardust", since that was, by all accounts, a flop). If there's a LotR bandwagon like you're claiming there to be, I sure as hell don't see it anymore.

Harry Potter (series)
Eragon
Bridge to Terabitha
The Brothers Grimm
Stardust
Chronicles of Narnia (worth pointing out thats a series of movies)
Upcoming: Beowulf
Upcoming: His Dark Materials (series)
Arguably: Pirates of the Caribbean (series)

> > > Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

> > Next?

> I'm sorry, what did you say again?

Next?


> Harry Potter (series)

The Harry Potter movies first started coming out around or before LotR. Doesn't count.

> Eragon

A pale, forgettable rip-off of not only LotR, but also essentially a fantasy-ized version of Star Wars too.

> Bridge to Terabitha

Doesn't count. Even the producers of the movie admitted that the advertisements were misleading. Yes, there is some fantasy to it, but by and large it's a depressing 'coming of age' story set in the real world with some moments of escapist fantasy.

> The Brothers Grimm
> Stardust

I suppose they count, but both were ultimately flops at the box office for various, separate reasons.

> Chronicles of Narnia (worth pointing out thats a series of movies)

That I will concede.

> Upcoming: Beowulf

Right, but if I'm not mistaken, didn't Beowulf inspire some of LotR?

> Upcoming: His Dark Materials (series)

Never read the books, so I wouldn't know

> Arguably: Pirates of the Caribbean (series)

You know, your list actually had some credibility until you mentioned that. PotC might be fantasy, yes, but it's not mythological-based fantasy, unlike a majority of the movies you listed.


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