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Pop Culture Fix: Fairy Tale Retellings Are Darker and Fans Love 'Em
The fairy tale revival in pop culture over the past 6 years or so has revolved around the darker retelling of the timeless tales. From the cult TV series Once Upon a Time, to Neil Gaiman's female-HEART-female scenario for Sleeping Beauty in his latest book: The Sleeper and the Spindle, to the audacious bestselling YA book The School of Good and Evil by new author Sonan Chainani, noir fairy tale retellings are becoming the new storytelling theme for our beloved and ageless fantasy stories.
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WuXia Is Swordplay Epics and Heroic Romances
Wushu is about to become an official Olympic Sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, replacing Wrestling. Looking for inspiration to guide you? Check out our look at Wu Xia films or the cult favorite swordplay heroic epics which used to be known as Kung Fu movies. The most popular of them being Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. If you've seen any of the recent fantasy Wu Xia blockbusters, you will know why Chinese martial arts films will never go out of style.
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