A couple of days ago I saw Ridley Scott’s 1985 fantasy film, Legend, for the first time. This is a film I’ve been interested in seeing ever since it first came out, and now that I’ve watched it, what did I think about it? I didn’t think it was very good, actually.😅 It had a vague, almost aimless story that I never found particularly interesting. But it did have its highlights. One of those was Mia Sara’s performance as Princess Lili, the heroine of the film. Ms Sara is very pretty (she reminded me quite a lot of Natalie Dyer, from Stranger Things), and Princess Lili’s dark version certainly had an eye-catching outfit! And that is why I was inspired to draw this fan art of Dark Lili. As always seems to happen, I merely set out to do a rough sketch, but then I started reworking things until it turned into something closer to a finished illustration. In the end, I think it came out rather well, even if the resemblance isn’t really there.
On Pinterest today I happened upon a poster (see above) for an upcoming 3D animated film called Ainbo. From what I can gather, this film was originally planned to be released in 2019, but it is now scheduled to be released in 2021 instead. You can check out an official teaser trailer for it below.
Put succinctly, Ainbo is the story of a young native girl from the jungles of South America, and her journey to save her home, which is being threatened by civilisation. From a purely personal point of view, I think it Ainbo has the potential to be a really fun film. And I say that for three reasons. Firstly, it’s about a jungle girl, and I’m a big fan of stories about jungle girls. Secondly, the animation looks top notch and very cute (in a Disney-like way). Thirdly, it is mainly being produced by a Peruvian studio (Tunche Films), which puts it somewhere close to my heart.
Unfortunately, Ainbo doesn’t seem to have an official website at the moment (the link provided by IMDB is dead) but if I come across more information about it in the future, I’ll write a follow-up post to this one. But for now, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊
Every year, when Christmas rolls around, I inevitably get the urge to rewatch what I like to refer to as my favourite Christmas movie of all time: Gremlins. I first saw Gremlins in the theatre as a kid, and it certainly made a big impression on me. There was a lot to like about it. It had a cute (albeit potentially dangerous) little critter. It had a likeable hero. It had an exciting adventure. And to top it all off, it had the gorgeous Phoebe Cates.
Bumblebee, the latest film in the Transformers‘ franchise, has been out for a few days now. I myself actually went to see it about a week and a half ago, thanks again to one of my local cinemas having had advance screenings. But the fact that it’s taken me this long to write this post probably makes it obvious how I feel about this film; I didn’t like it. If you want to know why, read on. As always, there won’t be any major spoilers.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse officially opens next week, but today I went to an advance screening at one of my local cinemas, so I thought I make a post on my thoughts on it. As usual, I won’t be giving out any major spoilers. Continue reading