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21 October 2017 @ 04:11 am
And my obsession continues.  
Ever since Fantastic Beasts I have become quite a Colin Farrell fan, to the point of being excited about his upcoming projects. First it was The Beguiled, and now he has two new films that will be released soon.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is the second film Colin has done with director Yorgos Lanthimos. The first was The Lobster, which was an absurdist black comedy where in a dystopian world where being single is illegal and one must have a limited amount of days to find a compatible mate or be permanently turned into an animal of their choosing. Just from that description alone you can tell that Yorgos has a intriguingly twisted yet unique mind when it comes to his films. But while that film was a dark comedy, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a twisted psychological horror, which I remember Colin noting a while ago that this one is even more fucked up and disturbing. I haven't read much about the film aside from the basic description, but just from watching the trailers you can tell immediately that it is going to be uncomfortable and chilling. Yorgos Lanthimos films aren't for everyone, but I will definitely see this at some point.

Also, Colin with that magnificent beard? Serving up those dad looks? Yes please.

The second film coming out soon is Roman J. Israel, Esq., where he co-stars with Denzel Washington. Again, a film I only know basic information about, but apparently Colin has a much bigger role in the film than what the trailer suggests. I will most definitely watch this because he just looks so damn fine in it.

He also has other projects coming up for a possibly 2018 release, Widows where he plays a politician, and the live action Dumbo (yes, really) where he plays a one-armed soldier who just came back from the war and is the father of two children who were raised by the circus. I'm not always up for these Disney live action adaptations, but honestly when he plays tormented/broken characters like this and will be all fatherly I will most likely be somewhat interested because of that.

And since I will never let it go, someone made a petition a while back to have Colin return for the rest of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, preferably as the original Percival Graves because there is so much left to explore with his character. While I do prefer the fandom interpretation and headcanons for him more and don't really trust JKR to do him justice in a way that makes sense, it would be wonderful to see him back in the role nonetheless, and play the character proper. Colin's performance was probably the best part of the first film, he was the reason I wanted to watch it in the first place, and is the reason why this resurgence even happened.
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Melissa: Colintigtogiba34 on October 21st, 2017 04:35 pm (UTC)
Whoa I haven't even been paying attention to what he has been up to! I was wondering if he would be in the other movies or not seeing as how it ended as well-
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
He's definitely been quite busy. I remember after filming the first Fantastic Beasts he went to film The Beguiled, which is one of the reasons why he couldn't make it to one of the FBAWTFT premieres last year. But let me tell you, after seeing Colin in FBAWTFT I became kind of hyper-aware of his work and future projects. He's gathered quite a new large following on Tumblr that keeps everything up to date with him, which I appreciate.
Profiterole_profiterole_ on October 21st, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
The first one looks too scary for me, but I like the second one.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 21st, 2017 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is said to be incredibly suspenseful and deeply disturbing, since it is a psychological horror. It's hard to really describe most the work from Yorgos Lanthimos, since it's incredibly polarizing for audiences. But I know for myself, I enjoy dark and twisted things so this is definitely right up my alley.
Profiterole: OT6 Peace_profiterole_ on October 21st, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
I remember the trailer from The Lobster. I didn't see the movie, but it seemed weird in a way that worked for me. Scary stuff, not so much.
Nina: <skins> waiting for better timeshoneymink on October 24th, 2017 06:04 pm (UTC)
I liked a lot of things about Fantastic Beasts but I agree, I'd really like to see Farrell reprise his role or rather come back as the real Percival Graves. It's a bit like with Mad Eye Moody in Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire - I tremendously enjoyed Brendon Gleeson's performance but ultimately you have to wrap your head around the fact that we barely got to see the real Moody. Though one can argue that for Grindelwald and Barty Crouch Jr. to go undetected they must have done a good job impersonating Graves and Moody respectively.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
but ultimately you have to wrap your head around the fact that we barely got to see the real Moody.

This is sadly true. It's interesting because his character has quite an extensive history, he was a very important person within the HP universe, but aside from that we didn't get much with who he was, especially on screen where we had like just a few scenes of the real Moody. At least with him though there is more to his character than that, whereas there is next to nothing about who Percival Graves is as a character. And since we probably won't get any kind of novelization of FBAWTFT we most likely will never know unless JKR decides to share or extend his character in the films.

It's honestly frustrating because people have asked about his character, but there hasn't been an answer. So either there is more planned for Percival in the future films and so nothing is commented on because of spoilers or she is just flat out ignoring his character.

Though one can argue that for Grindelwald and Barty Crouch Jr. to go undetected they must have done a good job impersonating Graves and Moody respectively.

I've always speculated that, once captured, their minds were heavily invaded through the means of Legilimency so everything about their personality and all aspects of their lives are known in order to not raise suspicions when impersonating them in public. I have plenty of headcanons in regards to Percival and what he endured, and why Grindelwald chose him specifically, which is something I really am curious about in canon. How did the encounter go down? Was in by surprise, or during a duel? These are important questions to ask considering that Grindelwald was impersonating him throughout the first film, therefore Percival must've been a big deal. And that is what frustrates me the most re: the silence about whether Percival will be back, or if any answer on his whereabouts are going to be addressed. In the film, neither President Picquery or anyone else seemed concerned about where the real Graves was. Graves who, if we're going by what little information that we do know, is related to one of the founding members of MACUSA and is a powerful wizard who earned his titles and position, and based on Grindelwald's interactions with others was well respected and regarded by his colleagues. You'd think there would've been more concern about him.

Sorry for rambling, I just have a lot of feelings about Percival Graves...a character we have minimal information about, but Colin sold me completely which is why he needs to return to the franchise to portray the real Graves. The character has so much potential to be something more, and if they waste him for the weak "reveal" at the end of the first film with no followup afterward I'm going to be so mad.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on October 27th, 2017 04:11 am (UTC)
I'd heard about Killing of the Sacred Deer, but didn't know he was in it.

I hadn't heard about Dumbo at all. I think that's gonna be a tearjerker for sure.

I really hope they bring him back in Fantastic Beasts. I get not having him back as a main character throughout, but I think in at least the third movie, they should bring his character back, to both explore his character and for the Grindlewald insight he can probably provide.

lol. I mentioned to Mom it was like the internet suddenly realized Colin Farrell was attractive and talented. She laughed and said she'd known that for years "he was just so unstable that no one really paid any attention to that" and she was glad he seemed to be doing well in his personal life as well.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2017 06:54 am (UTC)
I remember Colin talking about the script months ago and saying that it was darker and even more fucked up than The Lobster, which really captured my interest. Colin and Yorgos are quite an interesting pair, and I do hope that he continues working with him in the future.

I did kind of facepalm when I saw Colin's name attached....but given his character description I'm rather curious as how this will turn out.

but I think in at least the third movie, they should bring his character back, to both explore his character and for the Grindlewald insight he can probably provide.

YES PLEASE. There is just so much potential to his character. Like, why did Grindelwald choose him specifically? How did they cross paths? Was their a duel? What other information can Percival give them about Grindelwald and what he has planned, if anything at all? FBAWTFT was a decent film overall, but there were so many plot holes and unexplained answers to why Grindelwald came there underneath a guise of a well respected Auror and authority figure within MACUSA, someone we know absolutely nothing about. So honestly, I just want to know more about the real Percival Graves, who he is as a person, etc. Since we only got barely anything just based on Grindelwald's impersonation of him.

(And let's be honest, Colin looked amazing in that role and I feel like he would knock it out of the park again as the real Percival Graves, especially if there was more of an emotional in depth introspection of him.)

"he was just so unstable that no one really paid any attention to that"

That just really makes me sad. Whenever someone comments about how he was a former "bad boy" in Hollywood, like in a lighthearted dismissal way, I get depressed because that wasn't the reality of his situation. Based on the knowledge I know he was more self-destructive than anything else, which he has commented on his past self not being in a good place. But, I am glad that he has been doing better for himself, getting sober and clean, living a healthier lifestyle and basically becoming a better person for himself and his sons. He has even done better doing indie films and more smaller yet intimate roles than big action blockbuster movies Hollywood tried to force him to star in. Colin has made a comeback in a different but important way and I'm so proud of him. ❤
haebin: Euron Greyjoyhaebin on October 27th, 2017 10:48 am (UTC)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a twisted psychological horror.

Oh, that is so my cup of tea! Could imagine that I'll watch this movie, too! :D

Did you ever watch True Detectives, Season 2? The season was so great even when other people were complaining all the time. But I loved it. Colin was amazing in it!
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 27th, 2017 03:57 pm (UTC)
I've seen clips of True Detective S2 online, particularly Colin's scenes (the one where he punches the kid bully's father and threatens the bully to not bully anymore was quite a trip, let me tell you), and that is definitely going to be something I'm going to need to see at some point.
haebin: I am no Ladyhaebin on October 28th, 2017 09:47 pm (UTC)
He was so, so good in the series! Absolutely my highlight of Season 2. <3