We all know about the economic problems America is experiencing right now. People have even begun to sell their homes in hopes of making just about enough to make ends meet. However, much to the surprise of many, it seems that the American home video industry is recovering from the damages brought on by the economic repression despite all the challenges involved in the demand of keeping up with the times. It seems that a lot of films that are being made lately are more than enough to provide companies like Time-Warner the funds they need to not just stay afloat, but flourish.
No doubt this is due to the success of many films on the big screen that have been ported to home video. Some of the most prominent of these films, some of which have managed to top to about a billion dollars in the box office, include Dark Knight Rises, Wreck-It Ralph and, of course, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Just after this Easter, the home video industry experienced a surge in sales that they haven’t experienced in decades what with more buyers than ever before clamoring to watch the highly successful blockbuster films in the comforts of their own home.
A Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment of the Dark Knight series by Christopher Nolan has proven to be a huge blockbuster despite the many challenges that arose during filming and the tragedy that befell a lot of its audiences during its first showing. Nonetheless, the film more than made up for whatever losses thanks to the superlative acting provided by Christian Bale who played the eponymous Dark Knight, otherwise known as Batman in the Dark Knight Rises and the two previous installments of the film trilogy; Anne Hathaway whose portrayal as Selina Kyle, better known as Catwoman surprised her fans at her versatility and, of course, fans lauded the performance of Tom Hardy whose interpretation of the character of Bane proved to be one of the most intimidating incarnations of the character.
Wreck-It Ralph proved to be one of the most successful among 3d animated films of the decade and featured cameo appearances of characters from other videogames such as M Bison, Chun-li, Sonic the Hedgehog and many, many more. The story of a videogame underdog, the title character Wreck-It Ralph,who only wants to find his true self and prove to his fellows that he is more than just the videogame’s villain and is also deserving of respect along with the other characters of the game. The film is even expecting a sequel soon and probably more cameos of characters from other games.
Finally we have The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which is the first installment of the The Hobbit trilogy planned by Peter Jackson and is adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel of the same name and is the prequel to Lord of the Rings. It features British actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, the main character of the story and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, the dwarf prince seeking to reclaim his lost kingdom of Erebor. Also of note are the return of actors Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett who will be reprising their roles as Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel respectively from Lord of the Rings.