wreckitrick said: ALL UP IN YOU ASK TALKING ABOUT PENDRAGON YO
Hello! Today’s Pendragon musing, which I already typed out once and then lost thanks to tumblr error
(still bitter) is entitled:
WHY THE DIDDLY-DARN DAMN HAVEN’T THESE BOOKS BEEN MADE INTO MOVIES YET
or at least a TV show
~A rant by Cider~
Seriously, I do not understand it. There are so many reasons the Pendragon series would make excellent movies! Each book is like, perfectly laid out to be it’s own movie plus there are ten of them IMAGINE THE MARATHONS JUST IMAGINE.
Pros to making Pendragon movies:
- an important overarching message about the inherent worth of all human beings
- like, 75% of the characters are teenagers and the main characters all start around 14 in the first book, so some awesome new young actors could be brought to the spotlight
- but there are important roles for older actors to so famous people could still be attached to it and promote it (I’d like you to imagine here for a second, Morgan Freeman playing Gunny Van Dyke. Perfection, no? Thank you for sharing this imagining with me.)
- the little bit of romance there is always takes a backseat to the actual plot, and also it’s pretty true to the awkwardness that is teens with feelings
- the plot is really freaking good like REALLY REALLY GOOD
- think of all the animators/CGI/effects/artists, think of all the people who would be employed by this, think of all the god-damn talking cats that need to be animated and think about how someone would actually get to design the Barbican, and all the fictional cities that would need to be created think of actually getting to see and hear Leeandra and Faar and Xhaxhu holy shit I’m gonna cry
- also representation! Granted, it’s not perfect in this, mainly in that I don’t think there are any LGTBQ+ characters, although a lot of the characters don’t really talk about sexuality/romance at all so idk. The little snippets of romance there are are all heterosexual. But, there are a lot of really great POC and women. Like, a whole bunch. As far as main characters go there are way more women and POC than white dudes. Like, off the top of my head these are important characters who are not white dudes: Loor, Vo Spader, Wu Yenza, Saangi, Aja Killian, Courtenay Chetwynde, Vincent “Gunny” Van Dyke, Osa, Nevva Winters, Elli Winters, and there’s probably more because there’s new characters in every book and I’m only at Book 6 in my rereading. Also there are some giant talking cats but that’s not really here or there when it comes to representation. Anyway let’s count the white dudes: Patrick Mac, Mark Dimond (both of whom are not strong in typically masculine ways but are hella smart and important, which is kinda cool to see), Uncle Press (wise mentor tragically killed to further development of young protagonist, and in the second book no less!), Saint Dane (who is the bad guy and literally utter shit personified), Alder, Rellin, and the protagonist, Bobby who I personally do not believe would need to be cast as white.
- that point got a little out of hand, sorry
Cons to making Pendragon movies:
Literally fucking nothing?!>?!