Is focused better?

by Gunther Heinrich, 29 Jul 2008 in Reviews

Yesterday I went into a movie. It was an Italian movie whose title I don’t remember anymore. I think I never knew it to begin with. It was about some guitarist guy who seemed to be in a midlife crisis sort of situation and therefore visited his family full of psychos and problems. After the movie was over, I left the cinema with my friends. But didn’t talk very much because I was puzzled.

About what was this movie about? This was the question that simply didn’t leave my head. It was in no way a movie with no story. It had one, I think. And it was not a movie without a conflict going on to tell its story. Because there was some conflict, no, there was a lot of

THE DARK KNIGHT nukes everything

by Gunther Heinrich, 22 Jul 2008 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Heath Ledger as the unforgettable Joker in The Dark Knight

It is truly mind blowing what the latest installment of the Bat achieved in the last few days. Only some days after I reviewed the animated part of the movie franchise, the second movie came and won big time. And boy, this one really sneaked up on me, I really didn’t see that one coming – in many ways.

Batman goes east – A review of GOTHAM KNIGHT

by Gunther Heinrich, 8 Jul 2008 in Reviews

gotham-knight

It seems that the experiment called THE ANIMATRIX paid of somehow, as the powers that be made another joint effort, combining again the writing power of the west with the animation power of the east. The result is GOTHAM KNIGHT, a movie consisting of six separate segments, each one with a different take on Batman.

In the following post I will dive into the dark world of the knight (lame pun intended) and give a small review for each of the segments.

OK, first things first:  Thank you Dreamworks! After a long time in history of the Mighty 3D this is one of the first 3D animated movies not from Pixar that doesn’t put out an obvious pop culture reference each and every minute (although there must have been a ton of Kung Fu movie references). And I don’t miss any of it. Instead the guys at Dreamworks tried to tell a story of a panda who wants to kick ass in big fights full of action and heroism as the dream sequence at the beginning establishes. That’s okay to me.