The Fantasia Film Festival! A ninja, a zombie and a robot walk into a bar…

(Source: FantasiaFestival.com)

I love movies and I hate them. Movies are sometimes described as vehicles to someone’s stardom or career path. Damn the story, it’s just about making someone’s fame grow. Excuses for stories are all around. Situation comedies. Dramedies. Romance. Famous cameos. Even horror has gone this way too. That’s mainstream for you, movies made for the sake of people that make them. You might like a shot of boobs here and an explosion here. Let the actors say their one liners and go back to their trailer while the CGI takes over.

Yes, it’s a generalization and there are very notable exceptions. However, Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival seems to have the sci-fi/horror/fantasy/movie buff in all of us at heart. Movies are made for the audience, and they are made because of the audience. I love the blend of horror and humour that is present in a lot of them, as well as the cuteness mixed with the gore and the whole complete ridiculousness, over-the-top and general FUN aspect that permeates this festival.

I do complaint about the seats a lot, but I still will go stand outside the Concordia Hall Theatre and wait for the next show. We’re just a week and half from it being over, and I’m late to the party as always but I’m going to try my best at reviewing a few.

Stay tuned 🙂

Coming up!

  • July 19: For Love’s Sake
  • July 20: Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below
  • July 22: Lloyd The Conqueror
  • July 26: The King of Pigs
  • July 27: Dragon (Wu Xia)
  • July 28: Arjun The Warrior Prince
  • July 31: A Fantastic Fear of Everything
  • August 4: Space Battleship Yamato
  • August 7: Painted Skin: The Resurrection
  • August 9: A Boy and His Samurai

(Source: Fantasia Film Festival)

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