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Monday, September 28, 2009
And I didn't even know it
There's this movie franchise, see. And it's been known to be a big deal. I'll give ya some hints.
Hint 1: Pirates.
Hint 2: Johnny Depp.
If you haven't guessed it yet...um...stop reading my blog and go watch some Johnny Depp movies. Now.
Anyway, because the most recent POTC movie was an overnight blockbuster smash hit (*coughsarcasmcough*), Disney in all its brilliant suck-the-life-out-of-everything-that-even-remotely-makes-money mindset has decided to make a fourth POTC. Yup. Yay, more Johnny, but at the same time...just say no, Disney. Just stop while you're ahead.
The news of the next installment in the series-that-started-as-a-stand-alone-but-got-twisted-and-pulled-into-a-series-because-it-was-popular is slowly leaking out into the depths of Internetland. Along with the leakage came this article over at the blog Film Is A Harsh Mistress that discusses the ups and downs of the Pirate-Fantasy genre.
--wait. What? A Pirate-Fantasy GENRE?
All this time, I've been calling Stream Pirate simply YA fantasy. I thought pirates were just grouped into the same column as wizards and fairies. I never once suspected that my beloved swashbuckling stream pirates had their OWN GENRE.
But there it is. All official-looking (or as official as something on someone's blog can be). Pirate-Fantasy.
Three words: NEW. FAVORITE. GENRE.
Book review to come in which I resume my usual picky nature. Muahahaha.