Troy University Life of Pi 2012 Film Genre Discussion
Life of Pi (2012) dir. Ang Lee
your genre and the elements, tropes, plots, characters, design, etc.
that set it apart from other genres. What makes this genre distinct
from others? Why is this genre important to know and understand? How
does it relate to other genres or sub genres?
include 3 examples of films that fit this genre or
NOT use Life of Pi (2012) film for your answer to this
question. You must find three NEW examples of films that fit
into this genre.
a link to a clip from at least one of your 3 new examples. How does
this clip showcase the film’s genre?
this a usual genre for you? Why or why not? Are you looking
forward to watching your chosen film? Are you interested in watching
any of the other films that correspond with your assigned genre?
your reply: You need to read someone the post, watch the clip
below , and decide if you agree that their example fits their
assigned genre or not, and explain why.
you can tell above, I was assigned Fantasy, which is a sub-genre,
that could be considered a mix of the main genres, Horror and
Science-Fiction. Fantasy can also be combined with other
sub-genres such as the Supernatural and Super-Heroes. Supernatural
is combined with other genres besides fantasy like comedy, sci-fi,
or horror that contains subjects of gods/goddesses, ghosts, spirits,
miracles, and other extraordinary experiences. Superheroes is one of
the most popular categories of the fantasy genre. It can most often
be classified as fantasy-action or superhero movies based on
original comic-strips and characters. Fantasies can often be
described as taking the audience to otherworldly places with
imaginative creatures that also contains elements of magic,
folklore, wonder, escapism, and as said before the extraordinary.
Fantasies can also classified as fairy tales, sword and sorcery;
Heroic fantasies that follow the hero on a quest overcoming multiple
obstacles; and fantasies that are multi-episodic when based on
Ancient Greek writings or contemporary works. Fantasy is also apart
of other film categories such as Animation and Children/Family.
Fantasy in a way is a combination of different genres and sub-genres
told through films with imaginative events, dreams, or
hallucinations that are unlikely to occur in real life. It
transcends the bounds of human possibility and physical laws. For
instance, three films that fit this genre is Monster House, The
Avengers, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Monster House can be
classified as a Horror/Fantasy about a house that is a living
creature who wants to harm children. The movie contains elements of
supernatural like the spirit of Constance coming to life through the
house that Nebbercracker built, which is seen in the clip. The
Avengers is a part of the Fantasy genre since it falls under the
Superhero movies that are based on comic-book characters and
comic-strips. The Avengers would be considered a fantasy-action that
is shown through the clip where the Avengers assemble to fight off
the sci-fi robot dragon and other supernatural bad guys. Finally, in
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice can be classified as Fantasy/Adventure. It
is definitely the heroic fantasy and also contains elements of
fantasies such as mythical creatures (dragons) which is shown in the
clip, magic, some type of wonder, and escapism. Fantasy is
definitely not new to me. However, I have not watched the type of
fantasy films that my teacher is suggesting. For instance, I have
watched the superhero movies, heroic fantasies, the animation,
children/family type movies but I have not watched the films that
are being suggested. I am skeptical of watching my chosen film since
it is not the usual films that I watch but I am trying to keep an
open mind. One film that I want to watch in regards to the fantasy
genre is Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
- Monster house clip
- Avengers clip
- The Sorcerers Apprentice clip