Day 118. 124 pages, 57,188 words.

As my Saturday entry for the pre-written blog post weekend spectacular, I give you Bright, the new movie coming to Netflix at the end of the year.

“Welcome to Middle Earth.”
Had to be said.

This looks neat, for basically the same reason I loved Alien Nation. It takes something fictional, and warps it into an alternate-universe reality setting. Modernised / futurised high fantasy is also a sub-genre I’m particularly interested in, since it’s basically where I live.

This one isn’t excactly high fantasy sci-fi, but it looks like Zootopia reimagined for the high fantasy genre, and it has a lot of really great talent in it.

And yes, I include Will Smith in that, because while I’ve been underwhelmed by basically every movie I’ve seen him in since Independence Day, I’ve liked him in all of them. Which, now I actually analyse that, is sort of weird.

Oh well. It also has Brad William Henke, probably playing an orc but who knows … he was in my top three favourite characters in Orange is the New Black, an excellent actor. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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