Have you noticed the sudden surplus of fantasy movies? I'm not complaining...I'm actually completely thrilled! Finally, after Tim Burton's hit "Alice in Wonderland", people are starting to realize that fantasy movies are something that people like to watch. After "Alice", Snow White and the Huntsman came out along with Mirror Mirror; both were excellent fantasy adventures, although throughout Snow White and the Huntsman I was yearning for more dialogue. Later this year, The Seventh Son is coming out starring Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges!
I 'm not quite certain what I think of this movie so far. It looks like it has potential to be quite good, but it also looks like it could end up being a bit of a mess. The movie is based on a series of books by Joseph Delaney.
Another fantasy movie that's coming out is Maleficent by Disney.
Well, Angelina Jolie certainly looks the part, but I really don't know what what to think about it. I've heard that it's supposed to be a lot like Wicked in that she starts out good and there are explanations why she turns bad, blah blah blah. I would have preferred Disney just to make Sleeping Beauty be the main character...but, Maleficent may prove to surprise me, and I could end up loving it. I won't judge until I see the trailer.
Next fantasy coming out is Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh. SQUEEE!!!!!! Kenneth Branagh did such a wonderful job with Thor, I can hardly wait for Cinderella!
Lily James will be playing the part of Cinderella, and I think she's the perfect pick!
And Cate Blanchett will be the evil stepmother! Again, another perfect pick!
And the Prince will be played by Richard Madden. I've never seen him in anything, but it looks like he will be a very good Prince!
Oh, and guess who the Fairy Godmother will be played by?
Yes, Helenah Bonham Carter is a bit bizarre, but I think she will be a wonderful Fairy Godmother!
Are you excited about these fantasy movies coming out? I certainly am! Also...there are rumors of a Beauty and the Beast movie being made...it's not official yet, but there are rumors....