looking forward to:
The “Sleeping Beauty” tale is told from the perspective of the princess’ evil nemesis, Maleficent.
Director: Robert Stromberg
Writers: Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton (screenplay)
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and India Eisley
So many awesome movies this year and more awesome upcoming projects, to name a few (aside from the ones above) there’s the shocking Hollywood adaptation of: BLEACH by Tite Kubo. (!!!!!!) Warner Brothers is in charge of the adaptation. They were supposed to film AKIRA first, as they bought the rights to adapt it 5 years ago, but then they decided to hold it and put Bleach up first. (oh boy… i shouldnt have mentioned Bleach in this post)
I know! It’s like you want to watch the ‘live-action’ version of it, at the same time you cringe thinking of the possible ruination of the masterpiece. Basing from past references, Hollywood has a knack for screwing up anime-pieces *dragon ball*cough*last air bender*. But I bet Tite Kubo-sensei is thrilled, as a mangaka it would be a dream come true for a work to be translated into the big screen.
Other anime adaptation that Warner Brothers bought are: Akira, Death Note (What!), Ninja Scroll.
As an anime fan since birth (♥), I’m excited that anime is getting the attention it deserves. I’m thrilled i mean, it’s about time! Ever since I was young people always said I’m weird and childish for watching anime, for liking it more than ‘normal’ TV Series and obsessing over it, for loving it. That anime is stupid and for children. I’m stupid for defending anime to nay-Sayers all the time. To think that they have no idea about people far-obsessed than I am! But then again, in a society revolving around politics, materialism, image and commercial/mainstream entertainment I would be considered ultra weird for talking about anime as my inspiration and roots.
But then, the point that people don’t get is that anime isn’t just cartoon, it’s an art made by geniuses (as i called them when i was little) with rampant imagination and unparalleled passion for art, history, stories and life. Some people developed automatic perception that anime is like Batman, Superman, or Spiderman. Although I love these masterpieces as well, and other graphic novels like ‘The Sandman’ by Neil Gaiman, Japanese Anime just holds a bigger place in my heart.
It’s not only for children, we no longer live in the 1980’s, or 90’s where technology is limited and cartoon/animation was in its experimental stages and development. Now that I think of it, Japan being an advanced nation knew that and took advantage of it in every way possible. Even their stories were advanced in ideas, wisdom and humor…
Looks like Hollywood took notice of the brilliant ideas people behind anime had, but then, I can’t help but think: why buy stories from another country? What do you pay your writers for if not to form their own story concepts??? Isn’t that the reason why they entered the industry in the first place? The idea that they get paid big for re-writing another person’s genius idea put me off. If it werent for the added popularity it would bring towards the anime-art in general, I wouldn’t be rooting for a live-action adaptation, I’ve been a Bleach Fan ever since 2004 (Manga came out in 2001-ongoing), I love it, I love it, I spaz over the art, the story, the music when the anime came out, AND I would hate it if they ruin its image. I dont know how to explain it, but I guess people would understand. It’s like when you’re a kid you believed in Santa Claus so bad you think you know him and everything about him is so vivid to you and then you reach that age when it all pops to nothingness, believing that Santa exists is meaningless and the color just disappears. I’m afraid Hollywood might give the art and passion that Bleach has that kind of faded-commercial-stiff-material effect.
I want anime to be on the same level as Hollywood Movies, for the world to see it and get sucked into the vortex of color and story. For people to talk about the idea behind the scene and come up with their own interpretation. Anime in general just do that to people, I bet to anyone, if some weren’t so stuck up and close-minded.
Hmmm… anyway, I’m getting out of my head on this post, I’m just beginning to control myself around anime because I am no longer 15 or 20. Even though I don’t like the thought of leaving anime/ watching anime in moderation as I’ve never done before, ah… see, i dont know what to say after that thought! Thing is, my generation was born in this era, where anime, technology and movie-culture has become a big part of our lives. So would it be weird if I’m 50 years old and still loving anime?
And even if it is. Screw haters and nay-Sayers. anime is love. muwahaha. 🙂