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I have it downstairs still in the shrinkwrap. I got it cheap during a crunchyroll Christmas sale. can't find the remote for my player, so its still waiting...
 
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I used to read Harry Potter every summer. ( and Lord of the Rings too). Nothing wrong with young adult fiction. Some is really well done. And then some is Twilight.

As a librarian, I will recommend that if looking for the best in science fiction or fantasy, right now, Young Adult fiction is where to look. For publishing adult SF/F, publishers seem willing only to bank "sure things," but tend to be willing to look at more experimental works when it comes to "YA"-marketed fiction.

Which is not to say some tropes don't feel same-y. After all, most YA speculative fiction right now [for the past 20 years] is about plucky young ladies rising up to overthrow an oppressive regime. But that's kind of like complaining that all murder mysteries are the same because they are about a murder.

As for bagpipes and fiddle, well. [Note, neither of these have anything to do with NM inspiration, really, really, but maybe Mordheim?]

The Snake Charmer is a lady from New Delhi, who plays bagpipes accompanied by traditional Indian wedding bands and new wave techno, to play North American pop tunes. This is international multiculturalism.

And The Mudmen might be NM - they are a straight up punk band, using a bagpipe for the lead melody [electric guitar slot], AND a second bagpipe for the bass-line [electric bass slot],


And of course, you already all know about combining Mongolian throat singing and metal, to inspire a certain genre of Ash Wastes warbands:

As for looking to find movies that inspire Necromunda play? Well, someone over on reddit [what odds] put together THEIR list of movies to inspire Shadowrun play, which has some definite similarities [though I admit to being more of a Blade Runner inspiration and Dredd inspiration guy]:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Shadowrun/comments/4019ou/i_put_together_a_list_of_shadowrun_movies/
 

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As a librarian, I will recommend that if looking for the best in science fiction or fantasy, right now, Young Adult fiction is where to look. For publishing adult SF/F, publishers seem willing only to bank "sure things," but tend to be willing to look at more experimental works when it comes to "YA"-marketed fiction.

Which is not to say some tropes don't feel same-y. After all, most YA speculative fiction right now [for the past 20 years] is about plucky young ladies rising up to overthrow an oppressive regime. But that's kind of like complaining that all murder mysteries are the same because they are about a murder.

As for bagpipes and fiddle, well. [Note, neither of these have anything to do with NM inspiration, really, really, but maybe Mordheim?]

The Snake Charmer is a lady from New Delhi, who plays bagpipes accompanied by traditional Indian wedding bands and new wave techno, to play North American pop tunes. This is international multiculturalism.

And The Mudmen might be NM - they are a straight up punk band, using a bagpipe for the lead melody [electric guitar slot], AND a second bagpipe for the bass-line [electric bass slot],


And of course, you already all know about combining Mongolian throat singing and metal, to inspire a certain genre of Ash Wastes warbands:

As for looking to find movies that inspire Necromunda play? Well, someone over on reddit [what odds] put together THEIR list of movies to inspire Shadowrun play, which has some definite similarities [though I admit to being more of a Blade Runner inspiration and Dredd inspiration guy]:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Shadowrun/comments/4019ou/i_put_together_a_list_of_shadowrun_movies/
None of these indicate that you have mellowed with age.
 

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Just saw Mortal Engines. Not a bad movie. Would make for a cool Ash Wastes setting or maybe a Gorkamorka-type setting.

Now that i think about it, it could also work on the Sump Sea. It’d be something more like the Kakamura from Moana. Or the world of Gargantua on the Verdurous Planet.
 

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I read the book series and having seen the trailers I’m a bit worried the film won’t live up to them.

Was it a good movie, or just ok?
 

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i haven’t read the books, so i don’t know how it compares. i enjoyed it. the effects were great, the story was cool, the settings were really well done, and the characters were interesting. there are parts i wish they did more with because it was a cool bit of cinema. i’ll definitely watch it again.
 

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Just saw Mortal Engines. Not a bad movie. Would make for a cool Ash Wastes setting or maybe a Gorkamorka-type setting.

Now that i think about it, it could also work on the Sump Sea. It’d be something more like the Kakamura from Moana. Or the world of Gargantua on the Verdurous Planet.
Waterworld set in the Sump. Very nice.
 

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The most voiced critical complaint I have read is that it is yet another story about a dystopian future with a plucky YA heroine who rises up to lead the revolution against the corrupt government.

Which is to say, the complaint is that it IS dystopian YA sci-fi, with girls in it.

Yes, in that sense it is like other dystopian YA sci-fi. If that does not surprise and disappoint, then those critics likely don’t speak for you. I am looking forward to seeing it, personally.
 
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To be honest, I read a lot of YA (young adult) literature as it has a nice pace and flow when reading.
 
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Yeah, those types of complaints don't apply to me. I have no problem with plucky female protagonists (I watch a lot of anime). I'd also say that it seems more like the male protagonist was the main character to me (haven't read the books). And genres in books and cinema seem to come in waves. Right now its dystopian futures. Whatever. it's a cool movie. I enjoyed it.
 
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Dystopian futures are cool! May this trend never end.

I'm more partial towards plucky YA main characters though (male or female alike) , but mostly because they are often not that well written these days.
The 90s did it better imo.
 
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I can highly recommend The Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding.

Retribution Falls
The Black Lung Captain
The Iron Jackel
Ace of Skulls

Picture Malcolm Reynolds and the Serenity crew in a Diesel-punk setting.

One of the few series of books I read over and over again.
 
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Dystopian futures are cool! May this trend never end.

I'm more partial towards plucky YA main characters though (male or female alike) , but mostly because they are often not that well written these days.
The 90s did it better imo.

Totally agree! When i suspect the film will likely balls up plot, pacing, or acting completely i can at least sit back in my comfy chair with treats and admire the dytopia setting, soundtrack or whatever new fancy cyberpunk toys they have thought up. Inspiration come at me!
 
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yep, I watched a few vids on it. Almost got around to a spire they did, but now its a nice park. (I guess its nice) I noted they said the unlicensed docs and dentists were on the first floor, metal fabricators up to the 5th floor, and the top was...14?...floors up. Valoischwanstien Falls might make a pretty good approximation. The government was nice and installed water stand pipes, one in the middle, and the rest, somewhere between 5 and 8, were put around it. Good thing they took it down, one hive quake and hong kong would have had 50,000 running folks in it real fast.

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