Exactly one week ago I had an idea for my 3D short movie. An idea that seemed too good to be true because it almost fit everything (as you can read here).

Now this last week I had a bunch of other things to do (as also hinted by the lack of the newest 2001-Post) and I used this chance to let my feelings cool down towards this idea again – I let the initial hype go away.

And you know what? I still like the idea I had.

And you know what this means? I can finally move on! Well, not really, but I can go from the sketch phase of the story design to the actual story design process. In other words: I now can lay out all the major

If you have read my last post, you know that I decided to put some of my story ideas for my 3D short movie, especially the ending, to rest in order to find new possibilities and conclusions.

You know what happened? After flushing down the old ending down the toilet I began my thinking process…

And it took me only 10 minutes to find something. 10.freaking.minutes.

But you what is scaring me? The idea I have seems to be perfect. It fits the overall story, it fits the main character. It even fits the backstory I have written about. It seems to fit everywhere. But – more importantly – it seems to add the feelings and emotions I am constantly after. It would tell a touching story. And it would have an ending

Sometimes it is hard to not think about something…

Two days ago I have written a little bit about the film adaptation of Stephen Kings short novella THE MIST. Yet I simply couldn’t get the ending of this movie out of my head.

The reason is not its drastic or shocking nature. In fact, as I witnessed the chain of events I was happy that finally someone found the guts to pull off something like that. Yet, during the time afterwards, I became more and more skeptical for the feeling that this ending didn’t fit completely.

The first one to blame for this problem would normally be Stephen King himself, but this time it isn’t his fault as the ending was created for this movie alone. And the difference couldn’t be

I have never read a novel by Stephen King. I was more a Dean Koontz guy. Why? I think one of the reasons is the fact that I have watched too many film adaptions of his works to be interested in the originals. Perhaps – and I hope – I am not the only one with this kind of feeling.

This week I have nevertheless watched the adaption of his 1980 short story THE MIST in a sneak preview.

Poster of the movie adaption of Stephen King’s THE MIST

Well, after watching it I have to say that with THE MIST I again feel the same as with most of “his” films: nice moments, great concept but negligent execution. I don’t know if this problem is also predominant

(Warning: Spoilerific Post about THE ISLAND)

Besides the many things I have and want to do I yesterday took some of my precious time and watched Michael Bay’s THE ISLAND on TV. As some of my friends told me that this movie was not perfect at all it was at least some fun. In review I can say that the rating of 6.9 on IMDB is OK, although I would rank the movie around 6.5 or lower.

The reason for my rating are not the 3D special effects (which are over the top by the way) but rather the fact that the story contains some problematic ‘hiccups ‘.

Wrong Character Motivations in THE ISLAND

One thing that I particularly didn’t like was the missing or wrong motivation of the female protagonist, Jordan Two

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