Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"프리스트"

News that a Korean comic book depicting "a dystopian future of a world ruled by the Catholic church and vampires, warring against each other," will be made into a Hollywood film — Trailer for Manhwa Based “Priest”.

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Blogger xavier said...

Joshua:
Wait a minute: hasn't this already been done through the Twilight movies?

Boooooooring. Why does SF and sci-fi have to be dystopian? Can there be any positive utopian type sci-fi/SF movies and novels?


xavier

12:49 PM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Hardly, Xavier! =P The Twilight vampires are Mormon and living very much in the present. But of course you were being sarcastic. =)

For what it's worth, I think the dystopian tradition in SF storytelling is a good one. Just because we can do something (i.e. split the atom), that doesn't also mean that we should--and Dystopian fiction seems consistently moral in the way it reminds us of that in every book (or movie). Vampirism, for all the vapid Romances now fetishising it, is still a meaningful symbol in its Catholic context--which Priest seems to understand although other media doesn't.

But if you're looking for SF Utopias, well, there is always Star Trek. (And I'm not being sarcastic!)

Anyway, I like the trailer. I'll be dragging my friends to this one.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Wolfe said...

"Boooooooring. Why does SF and sci-fi have to be dystopian? Can there be any positive utopian type sci-fi/SF movies and novels?"

Because Utopia is boring. Where everything is perfect, there is no conflict. Where there is no conflict, there is no drama. Why do you think Star Trek focuses on those who go where the Federation isn't? Because a show about life in Utopia would be utterly unexciting.

On another note, I like the trailer. The vampires are actually vampires! No sparkling in the sun! Imagine that!

3:10 PM  

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