With nearly a day left (or less) until the midnight release of Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part it got me thinking of epics (in the film industry. Not poems.)
The Harry Potter movie franchise is coming to an end with this new movie being part 1 of the last book. Harry Potter will be known as not only an award winning billion dollar novel franchise but also an epic story divided into 8 movies.
One of dictionary.com's definitions of the word epic is : heroic; majestic; impressively great.
Usually when someone says " oh it was an epic movie" or " The entire series of movies made an great epic" the first couple of film titles that come to mind would be the Lord of the Ring trilogy, Star Wars, Harry Potter, or even for a single film not in a series: Lawrence of Arabia.
A great as Inception was, it was amazing film but it is not as an "epic". Many films have epic moments, but few can really call themselves epics.
Everyone's favorite reliable source is wikipedia. When looking up the article of Epic Film, we find that
"An epic is a genre of film that emphasizes human drama on a grand scale. Epics are more ambitious in scope than other film genres, and their ambitious nature helps to differentiate them from similar genres such as the period piece or adventure film. They typically entail high production values, a sweeping musical score (often by an acclaimed film composer), and an ensemble of bankable stars placing them among the most expensive of films to produce."
I look forward to seeing an Studio-407 film in theater sometime in the near future and know that we have it takes to make an epic film, or even, a series of films that becomes one epic. But what title exactly?
Upon further inspection, I find that Heroes Unlimited would be amazing as a series of films. To further convince myself, I was taken to the Heroes Unlimited online comic preview and went to page 13 where instantly. I could picture this live action movie to feature this scene on an IMAX screen shown internationally around the world.
What do you guys think? And if not, what kind of films do you want to see Studio-407 produce? Leave you comments below! I want to read them! =)
Alright, off to get a good nights rest, after all, I dunno about you, but I'll be at the midnight showing of Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 1 and experience film history as this series come to a close.