fantasy fiction

All posts tagged fantasy fiction

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - (1988 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/

A crazy old man appears in a war-torn city to correct the misconceptions of the retelling of his adventures.

It's a great fluff fantasy movie. I didn't see it back in the day, so it has no nostalgia for me. Left with what it is at face value, I can't recommend it except for people who like the old 80s style of kids' practical effects fantasy movies. Think The Dark Crystal - (1982 movie) or The Neverending Story - (1984 movie).



Continue Reading

A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
https://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.



Continue Reading

Dragonheart - Battle for the Heartfire - (2017 movie) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5610626/
https://www.uphe.com/movies/dragonheart-battle-for-the-heartfire

Dragonborn-twins have drama.

If you like the others in the Dragonheart series, then I suppose this is worth a watch.



Continue Reading

Bright - (2017 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80119234

Yet another buddy cop movie, but this time instead of <random race> it is an Orc, and instead of </random><random drugs> it's magic.

An adequate movie.



Continue Reading

The Hobbit - (1937 book), by J.R.R. Tolkien cover

Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)

An unlikely little hero is swept into an travel-adventure through dangerous lands to recapture the lost treasures of a fallen Dwarvish kingdom.

Considered a classic fantasy book, it's definitely a children's book from it's narrative tone. It's slow and awkward in a lot of places, and takes too long to pick up into anything interesting for me. Perhaps it's because I had read it long ago, and perhaps it's because of the staggering quality of its associated movies, but I didn't like it.

Definitely not recommended as an entry into fantasy fiction, in spite of its popularity. Veterans of the genre may as well read this just to say they have.



Continue Reading