Is it just me, or is there a lack of really good, high-budget, epic fantasies, a la The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, and even Sucker Punch, compared to comic book movies and such? When will it shift back? Are the ones I've listed signs?
Don't get me wrong. I appreciate what we have, just when it comes to movies, I tend to want to see the envelope pushed, so, though I'll watch the movie at least once, if the movie is a lame 80s flick, a shoddy adaption in a low budget Next Generation-era Star Trek style, or some famous actor banging his chest as some historical figure, I'd rather read the book, because my imagination is more believable, you know? It has to be good for me. If it doesn't look good, what's the point in watching it?