05 juillet 2016

#LegendofTarzan Tarzan racist and colonialist? NO!

It seems that some critics have taken upon themselves to embark on a holy mission: keeping you away from The Legend of Tarzan by any means possible, so that you won’t be exposed to this archetypal symbol of racism and colonialism. Because, of course, you’re too stupid to form your own opinion. First thing first, my profound belief is that it’s completely stupid to apply real-world reasoning to imaginary tales. Tarzan doesn’t exist for real, no more so than Popeye or Superman. If you think about it for a minute, le very concept of... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2016

Better Love by Hozier, the song from #TheLegendofTarzan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm4CrOfbHMI So the singer Hozier (Take Me To Church, among others) has been chosen to sing what will probably be the end credit song for The Legend of Tarzan. The end result is both romantic and grand, as are Burroughs' novels! By the way, regarding Burroughs'novel, here is a little quote: "Even though the novel was written a hundred years ago, it doesn't feel dated at all. I read it in 2015 and was mesmerized and blown away." Alexander Skarsgard  
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17 juin 2016

#JohnCarter 2 and 3: the last hurrah announced for September

Andrew Stanton, when someone asked about a John Carter 2, recently answered "Not for me. Maybe an event in the fall". It seems like this event could be a video recorded by Stanton, revealing what would have been the two sequels to John Carter. The video would be recorded in September, to be released on line later on. This would mark the end of the saga for this movie, which was as cursed as it was loved way after its release by many of its viewers, and that would be a wonderful way to thank all the die-hard fans for their... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2016

The second Tarzan trailer! #Tarzan

Here is the second Tarzan trailer! The least we can say is that the marketing doesn't rest on its laurels. As the first teaser trailer was about to pass in view numbers its rival from the week before, Independence Day 2, Warner Bros is releasing a second trailer, only slightly longer than the first one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLmKio67pVQ What wan we learn about the movie? For the first time maybe we will see the end of John Clayton/ the future Tarzan. parents' tragedy. It's a very important scene to understand the... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2016

John Carter: 4 years today! #JohnCarter

It's been 4 years already that John Carter was released in all movie theaters in France, this very 7th of March 2012! At this time of the day, as I wrote in my post last year, I was hurrying towards a theater at the Place Clichy in Paris to be there on first showing, with my "Cycle de Mars volume 1" book in my bag. I had taken the afternoon off just for this event. Never distance seemed longer than in this day, matching my impatience. We were few in the room, unfortunately. At the end of... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2016

Conan roleplaying game by Modiphius: A Jeffrey Shanks statement

One could wonder at times why the Conan RPG line was requiring specialists about Robert E. Howard like Jeffrey Shanks, who supervizes the whole project, Mark Finn or Patrice Louinet. After all, you could take all references from the Conan story and fill the gaps with "extended universe" material or entirely made-up things. But that's not the goal the RPG makers are after. Here are two statements made by Jeffrey Shanks in the Kickstarter comments that clarifies this goal, and it's quite ambitious: "So how does What Would Howard Do?... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2016

Conan roleplaying game by Modiphius: it's started! #Conanrpg #Modiphius

After a wait of many months, the Kickstarter of the Conan roleplaying game by Modiphius Games was on since February the 17th of 2016. It got financed in a few hours at 45,000£, and finished at 436,755£ (that's the fourth roleplaying game which earned the most on Kickstarter. For those in the know, it beat Numenera and Call of Cthulhu 7th edition)! Were unlocked during the campaign: - The core book, 368 color pages, harback with a cover illustrated by Brom. Are also already unlocked more illustrations. - A first supplement,... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2016

Princess of Mars, the other #JohnCarter !

You will find below a picture featuring the main characters of John Carter, with their counterparts in Princess of Mars. Princess of Mars, what is it? If John Carter is indeed the first theatrical adaptation of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it's not the first adaptation in all. This "honor" is bestowed to a direct-to-video movie released in 2009, Princess of Mars. It was produced by the Asylum company, which made a specialty of being "inspired" by movie successes of the moment to release their own cheap versions. When... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2016

"Gone But Not Really: 5 Beloved Franchises That Died (But Then Didn't, At All)" #JohnCarter #StarWars #HarryPotter #Avatar

If only it was true! Now we're almost four years after the release of John Carter (it had been released in the US on March the 9th of 2012), and there are still regularly articles hinting at the possibility of sequels to the movie. Here is one linked, from January the 8th of 2016, on the moviepilot.com site, by Adonis Gonzalez. The author writes about those franchises we thought were dead, and which come back in some way or another. On these 5 chosen, 4 had their sequels greenlit: Star Wars, Harry Potter (sort of, with David Yates'... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2016

Retro viewing: #Tarzan and his Mate and #Tarzan Escapes

There are sequels that upgrade on the original. Such is the case with Tarzan and his Mate. Behind this "rom com" worthy title hides a movie quite simply epic! One year has passed since Tarzan the Ape Man. The hunter Harry Holt shaved his mustache but hasn't forgotten the elephant cemetary which is located on the Mutia Escarpment, a "tricky to get to" location where are now living Tarzan and Jane. He undertakes an expedition with one of his friends, Martin, a womanizer who will turn out to be quite a ruthless partner. Holt... [Lire la suite]
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