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Return of the King 
22nd-Dec-2003 09:19 pm
So, two years ago, you said, "If these films turn out to suck, I'm going to be very pissed off."
Oddly enough, I don't seem to be very pissed off.
Since too many other people are posting about this, I'll just link to my various comments (the 2nd of these will launch you straight into spoilerland; caveat lector).

Though now, I'm starting to wonder how this is going to affect the future of this whole genre, i.e., the movie genre --- clearly the book genre is going to go on as before, perhaps with a bit of a boost from people who used to dismiss it but decide from seeing the PJ movies that maybe Tolkien and various other folks are worth a try after all.

Figure either
  • the movie genre will completely die out because nobody will dare anything remotely similar for fear of suffering the comparison with PJ
mheh ... heheh ... hahahahahahahahaha... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. I kill myself.
  • this is going to do to big-budget fantasy what Star Wars did to big-budget space opera.
    In other words, brace yourselves for a whole legion of imitations of varying degrees of quality.
So given that ... what's coming next?
Or what, in your ideal world, should be coming next?

E.g., in my ideal world, someone competent would be attempting big-screen versions of either Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry or Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series, but I'm guessing those particular ones will be a while since the authors in question are still among the living.

23rd-Dec-2003 12:17 pm (UTC)
I understand a movie version of Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy is in the works.
I'm going to predict that the Lyra&Will-rescuing-senile-Yahweh scene will not make it to the screen in any form remotely resembling what happens in the book.
23rd-Dec-2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sort of wondering how much of what I like about the books is going to actually make it onto the screen.
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