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Magic makes people happy, magic makes people wonder, magic makes things happen one can never dream of. In honor of magic and other supernatural elements, which played a very vital part of me growing up, I would be discussing the fantasy genre in the current Hollywood industry. Films were made entirely and solely to serve one purpose that is to serve and satisfy people’s entertainment needs. Fantasy is one such aspect of film making where people let their imagination fly and bring to life the most beautiful creatures and worlds. It maybe just a small gnome or giant troll, from pixies to witches, fantasy genre has appealed to a vast audience. Being a 90s kid, I learnt a lot of valuable things growing up which included how to defeat a troll on loose or how to trade my soul for immortality, even though a lot of these techniques haven’t been put to much use but I still believe there was good message for the viewers in there somewhere. This genre has been used for about a century and has hot the current pop culture pretty hard. Old people might remember the Dracula who wouldn’t spare a single life, that old character has been redefined and molded innumerous number of times to appeal the current generation audience, the current vampires sparkle and get married. The biggest part of the fantasy genre of films in my life would clearly be imagination and hope. A lot of these movies gave me the mental strength to always wait for the good things to happen when hard times were wandering upon me. A lot of people become actively imaginative and creative with their thinking. But the real reason this genre stands out than any other would be the part where everything non-existent or everything that we wished existed can be brought to life on a screen. One of the biggest films series like Lord of the rings, Harry Potter, Marvel Superheroes, and Twilight etc., all have used the fantasy worlds, creating huge milestones in Hollywood. Fantasy genre has also been notified as arguably the most famous genre, it is often confused with the Science fiction since they both are loosely based on the fragments of imagination only set in different worlds. Fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary. Currently this genre has received more appreciation than before due to the presence of World Wide Web and pop culture. This genre of movies usually ends up becoming a franchise, because the audience wants to be a part of the film and its story. For example the Harry Potter series became a worldwide sensation, it just didn’t sell out the tickets but also a lot of merchandise and its production is still making money off the amusement parks based off its theme. The need for fantasy genre would always be present; the subject might change from wizards to vampires. But the supernatural element would always make its way in the industry. This genre has also brought a lot of different scientific techniques in filmmaking, from Steven Spielberg’s dinosaurs to Christopher Nolan’s bat-mobile. A lot of computer skills and a lot manual design go into creation of those mystical worlds and a lot of production preparation is worked on to. This film genre usually makes a lot of money on box office and they usually end up making sequels. Another current trend being followed in the current industry is the trend of making TV shows on the fantasy subjects; this genre has also made a lot of name in the book publications and games. I think there is a lot of imaginative creators out there and there would always be a lot of scope in this genre. I would like to conclude by saying that as far as there is imagination, there will always be a lot of great work in this genre.

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