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    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I have started a fantasy blog that will cover all things fantasy, only did it last night.
    But if you fancy reading my fantasy ramblings, here is the link:

    https://theburningsands.blogspot.com/

    #127704
    Steelonsand
    Participant

    Cool ! – more ramblings on the genre are always welcome – will follow with interest – oh, and couldn’t agree more about ‘Comedy sidekicks’ – they are a plague and a blight on so many productions – I was very disappointed with the sequel to the original Conan TB, namely 1984’s Conan the Destroyer – particularly as the script was Roy Thomas based, and given his work on the comics, thought it could have been so much better…….

    Michael Basset’s Solomon Kane in 2009 had a lot of problems that might have shocked the purists, but as you point out thankfully was a mature enough narrative to avoid a cretinous companion, and all the better for it……

    hope to see more from you soon

     

    #127705
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Put me down as another that finds the comedy sidekicks of fantasy films tiresome. There are exceptions. One that springs to mind (though admittedly from another genre) is that useless jailor-type from The Mummy. For some reason I find him endlessly amusing, and of course don’t shed too many tears when he reaps the harvest he so richly deserves. But for every good example there seem to be several bad; I’m still peeved at what Mr Jackson did to Gimli. Grrrr!

    I too really look forward to your upcoming rambles. A discussion of what fantasy films you like and why would be most entertaining, and would likely give me some ideas for future viewing (never seen Solomon Kane, for example). If the spirit is willing, a discussion of what films are, to your mind, the worst, could be just as much fun.

    Anyway, congratulations on the new blog, Michael! I’m looking forward to your future musings!

    Daryl

    #127713
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks for the comments, extra thanks to Darkest Star Games who posted on the blog, so it seems less unloved to those not aware of here…

    😛

    #127714
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    No problemo!

    Now I’ve just got to remember to check your blog on occasion…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #127719
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I totally agree with the world threat. For me at least it makes the whole story less believable and probably contributes to needing to force magic into the plot to solve the problem.

    Another thing is the hero in fantasy movies seems to always be overpowered by the end, killing the world threat bad guy bespite being a normal average Joe at the beginning of the movie. It gets old fast and feels like I’m watching the same movie over again.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #127720
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    No problemo!

    Now I’ve just got to remember to check your blog on occasion…

    or subscribe with the subscribe/follow options?

    😀

    #127722
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Looks great.  Your new roads are really nice!

    #127869
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Blog update, possibly likely to upset some people too?

    https://theburningsands.blogspot.com/

    #127871
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Cool.

    #127877
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Hey I read your blog again and I really enjoyed it.

    Good Fantasy movies are hard to find.  I hate when they shoehorn the comedic element into the story.  The Hobbit was an absolute travesty.

    As for the racism and misogyny, well at least we notice it and acknowledge it.  Maybe we like them because they represent some of the old school values.  So long as we move forward and create some new heroes(strong, intelligent, women), I think we are on the right path.

    #127902
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I have never felt like anyone should have to explain themselves. You do you! There will always be someone who is offended by something. So as long as you’re not intentionally throwing out offense (offense is taken not given) I see no problem with your Conan fandom.

    Edit: actually I encourage it, I see it as a test of how tollerant society really is.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #130149
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #130150
    OldBen1
    Participant

    I watched some of the clips from your list.  Barbarian Queen is pretty funny.

    #136710
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Updated my blog, inspiring film and show reviews for gaming mojo revival.

    https://theburningsands.blogspot.com/

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