Whether you are a writer or a reader,
the word magic conjures up all sorts of fun things (pun intended).
For some the word magic means a guy in a black cape waving a wand
and producing a white rabbit out of his sleeve.
For others it may be a guy in a purple cape with stars on
waving a wand and turning you into a rabbit.
Whatever perception you have, it is likely that you enjoy the image
that the word Magic represents.
Recently I have seen two fantastic movies at the cinema,
Pirates of the Carribean and Kung Fu Panda II.
They had remarkable similarities.
The line up of interesting characters offered a sense of magic.
The setting was asthesiastically pleasing in both films
and I was impressed with the new settings
in both films. Very little setting from the previous films
was used in these sequels.
The thing that impressed me the most was the element of surprise
and there is nothing more magical than a surprise.
Where you might be expecting the same kind of fight scenes in both movies
as you got in the previous films, they ramped it up a whole lot by
adding humour or a different reaction to a problem.
So often you can predict what will happen next and
sequels can be particularly guilty of this.
I loved the humour and the more thoughtful responses of the characters.
I particularly liked the first two scenes of Pirates and the last surprising
scene in Kung Fu Panda. Magic!
What does magic invoke for you? And would you like to see more of it in books and movies?