Warning. Comedian entering the movie stage!

by Gunther Heinrich, 3 Sep 2006 in The Movie & Me

Here in Germany it seems we have a lack of good actors. Ok, besides the fact it seems we seem to lack good directors, producers and writers this is the most prominent or visible one.

During the last few years several comedies were created and published and many, if not all, had comedians in it. Comedies and comedians seems to be a really good combination at first sight but on second it is not.

The problem is not that those guys may be funny for some people. The problem is that they use their mannerism they developed on and for a stage in a movie. They therefore don’t in fact act but they are in a way themselves- the way we know them anyway. The only difference is the setting.

There sure are

Oh, please dub me, Mr. Diver!

by Gunther Heinrich, 1 Sep 2006 in Reviews

I don’t know if it is common in the USA to dub an animated movie using stars who aren’t actors at the same time.

In Germany it is.

Today I watched a trailer for cars while I was waiting for my train and at the end it read “including the voices of Michael Schumacher and Kimmi ‘Sorry for Misspelling’ Raikönnen”.

Sooo, we have an animated feature made by Pixar. Ok.
We have voice actors. No problem. Someone nevertheless HAS to talk in it.
But these voice actors are in fact no actors. That’s bad.

I understand that today you have to make some interesting announcements to draw people but why on earth would someone risk the quality of the movie? Especially when those guys you use are no pros, who in fact never did something like