There is a sense of whimsy about this week’s theme and I love it! Secret doorways and worlds are mostly fantasy related to me and I adore fantasy! True, the book genre is more successful compared to the movie genre but that’s okay. For this week I’ve found three recommendations about secret doorways and/or worlds that I consider mediocre. It’s not that they are bad, they just… haven’t been made with care. Ironically, all three have a 5.8 or 5.9 rating on IMDb so they truly are mediocre.
As you might tell from my first pick I’ve chosen the young adult route. I’ve also picked movies that are book adaptations that deal with teens finding out there is a fantasy world hidden in plain sight, next or inside the real world. In The Mortal Instruments that is the world of demons and angels, sort of. Anyway, this is not the worst movie considering the show was much-much worse. But there is definitely something to be said about the crappy adaptations based on The Mortal Instrument series. It’s just.. not easy to adapt. The secret world is interesting and fun, there’s even a secret city so that’s also cool.
There are some adaptations that work better than others and I think this is it. It’s not perfect and there’s definitely room to grow but it’s also more middle grade than young adult. At least the book was, the movie is more mature in that sense. I have fond memories regarding this movie and I for some reason even remember quoting this movie trailer before seeing the movie because I thought it was hilarious. Now it’s not so much funny but a bit sad but I blame my age. Ah, the secret world revolves around gods and their demigod kids.
This is probably the least known or talked about. A very random movie in its core but actually quite fun. I wished for a sequel for this but alas, it never happened. The movie sort of flew under the radar and despite remembering the fact that I liked it, I’ve more or less forgotten everything else about it. Sad but true. The secret world is of vampires (and other creatures) of course and you know, I might even revisit this sometime soon. Mostly because I need to know if my fondness for it is true or I imagined it.
THIS AMAZING SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES2