Friday, April 25, 2008

Of movies and dragon tales

Jon Favreau, director of the latest superhero movie Iron Man (opening in local cinemas on April 30) said of his decision to get involved in this genre of film:-

"What's great about superhero movies is even if they're terrible, everybody sees them."

I agree with him. The same can be said of martial art flicks like the Jet Li-Jackie Chan latest offering The Forbidden Kingdom. It may not be intellectually stimulating but the bottom line is, people flock to see it because it provide good entertainment.

Since The Lord of The Rings, I've been patiently waiting for the first Dragonlance movie to come out.

One of my favourite in the series, The Dragonlance Tales is a trilogy written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. There are many other stories in the Dragonlance series written by various authors. According to the Wikipedia:

Dragonlance is a large series of fantasy novels, with over 190 novels printed, and is accompanied by a supplemental campaign setting in the Dungeons & Dragons style. The first Dragonlance novel was published in 1984.

It was originally created by Laura and Tracy Hickman while driving in their car on the way to TSR, Inc. for a job application. At TSR, Tracy met his future writing partner Margaret Weis, and they gathered a group of associates to play the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The adventures during that game became a series of gaming modules that spawned Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the first novel in the Chronicles Trilogy, a core element of Dragonlance.

The majority of the novels take place in the various regions of Ansalon, a small continent, though some have taken place on the lesser known continent of Taladas north of Ansalon.

Peter Jackson, where art thou?



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