Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why aren't there more steampunk movies?

I've been wondering this for a while. Is it because the few Steampunkish films released have done really poorly, like the Wild Wild West, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, or because Hollywood just hasn't caught on to how cool a well articulated Steampunk film could be?

Bloodrunsclear created this fake Weird West movie trailer by chopping up other films.

He did another fake trailer for the movie version of Leviathan.

And, I had to pick one actual steampunk movie. Here's the steamboy trailer.


dreambake said...

Steamboy is breathtaking detail and ambitious beyond anything I've ever seen in the field of animation. But the hunt continues for too long, and Ray and Scarlett are never long enough to develop some inner resonance or a romantic relationship.
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Calliope Rose Handcar Jones (Mrs.) said...

There are a few really lovely pre-steampunk movies however. My fave is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. If you don't believe me, revisit that wonderful workshop of Caractacus Potts! Steam powered rocking chair anyone? Then there is The Time Machine (if only for the machine itself) and the perennial fave 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

Benedict Mart said...

Hey, we're working on an indie steampunk film at the moment, www.check us out here