Going into battle for The Battle of the Five Armies

I understand the flaws film critics see in The Battle of the Five Armies and I don't care. Warning: Spoilers.  Look, I've got the cred, studied film theory, read John Berger's Ways of Seeing and stuff by Laura Mulvey. I understand the story mechanics of well constructed film. And I can comfortably forget everything I ever learned … Continue reading Going into battle for The Battle of the Five Armies

Be the Hero?

The new Hobbit trailer is out, partly because of this, and because of The Hobbit fan competition, and Halloween and 'cons' I've been thinking about the fan phenomenon. As The Doctor explained to Charles Dickens it’s about fanaticism. I was going to say such devotion is usually motivated out of a deep appreciation or love, … Continue reading Be the Hero?