Knee Deep in the Dead!

Yes, I’ve been to the Doom movie yesterday. Overall verdict: It’s ok. Basically it’s your standard „military-mission-that-goes-wrong“ flick with scary shock effects and lot of gore. I even learned something:

  1. the mars station is cold
  2. thanks to lower gravity, perky women don’t need bras.
  3. unmarried men instantly recognize and appreciate the combination of 1) and 2)

On top of this, it’s themed to the classic Doom game, providing lots of eyecandy and nods to those who played it: You’ll get to see the BFG, Imps, the Pinky demon from Doom3, and all the corridors and sets look quite exactly like in the game. Of course, some things are … less nice. Read on, if you don’t care for spoilers.

Sin City Reloaded

Grundsätzlich ist wohl jede Rezension von Sin City eigentlich zu spät, gabs davon doch schon genügend. Gestern wollte ich den Film dann ein 2. Mal sehen, diesmal mit der Liebsten. Gegen Ende der Marv-Storyline beendeten wir das dann, da ihr die Gewalt auf den Magen schlug.

Nun bin ich bestimmt nicht der letzte, der bestätigt, daß Sin City ein brutaler Film ist. Aber Fight Club, Sieben oder Natural Born Killers mochte sie.

Was ist an Sin City anders? Warum macht sie sich Gedanken, daß ich mich „amüsiere wenn anderen Leuten im Film die Gliedmaßen abgesägt werden“?

Disney throws the towel on hand-crafted animations

Just read this:The last bastion of traditional animation will be closed. Rumour has it that it’s about money, as usual. As Disney isn’t winning much with movies that have been created and these have been made in the „old way“, while computer generated flicks as Shrek or the Pixar movies are nearly always a hit, this decision makes sense — sort of at least.

Of course, there is always the possibility that Disney is loosing at this because their storys suck. Personally, I think that Disney as a whole has subscribed too much to the „family friendly“ policy, and too little on entertainment for children. There is a profound difference on what families like, and what they are supposed to like. The Disney animation movies are cloyingly sweet and good and pure and.. bleh.

I just hope that this isn’t the end of traditional animation. It’s a really good art form, with lots of possibilities to tell great stories with. So I look forward seeing these from someone who still holds on to this, or maybe just rediscovers it.