Monday, August 26, 2013
Big Screen Movie Magic
Since I'm working on Fantasy books right now, I've focused in on other Fantasy stories to help keep the creative juices flowing. But seeing Fantasy on the big screen not only helps my brain think up new and exciting adventure, it embeds it in my mind with larger than life pictures.
I had the time to go see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Saturday. It was a story about going on a quest, but with problems, foul-ups and your basic bad guy to boot. Although it wasn't what you'd call an epic film, it had its good points as well as its bad. But this isn't a movie review.
This movie was chalk full of imagination. Of course, I thought the kids always had easy rescues from their situations, and with their super powers, the only real fight was with the big guy at the end. No spoilers. But it gave me ideas and insight into my own story and a new clarity as to just how easy or hard situations will be, depending on how you let the characters get out of trouble.
I decided to go for broke and let my characters climb up the mountain and slide down the other side, rocks and all. That means, the problem will be tough and the resolution tougher.
What about you? Have you seen any inspiring movies lately?