Imagine a big, crowded movie theater at the end of a movie. The light turns on. The audience stands up and starts to cheer frantically. Except for one little guy in the middle. He raises his hands and says a small “But…” Before he can even reach the second word everyone in the crowd yells “SHUT UP!”

Don’t you hate those moments?

Well, that’s the way I feel right know regarding Pixar’s newest movie hit Up. Despite all the great moments it contains I simply cannot find me loving it as I apparently should since all the other reviewers and critics do just that.

I just read the post on Slashfilm about the studio’s intervention of the production of Fanboys which is ‘surprising’ and logic at the same time. The studio not only recut the movie many time and wanted to add silly shit, they also removed the core of the story: cancer.

And the reason is as simply as the blue of the skies:

“What they were trying to do was take my movie, our movie, and give it the biggest possible release, and find the biggest possible audience they could.”

Am I the only one who’s fed up with this kind of thinking?

Genius Party Beyond – Moondrive

by Gunther Heinrich, 19 Aug 2009 in Anime Reviews

Take the average internet geek and you get something like this: Stupidity + Coolness – Money.

It’s hilarious that Moondrive – a short movie of the anime anthology Genius Party Beyond – accidentally exploits just this prototype to tell its hilarious story which follows a bunch of bankrupt thieves on their hunt for a treasure. Nevertheless I can safely state that Moondrive is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. This includes movies, by the way. It has tons of cool moments, interesting characters and style wherever you look. Admitted, the characters turn out to be a little bit flat but since this is a short movie that completely goes for “style” I can accept that. If you haven’t seen Moondrive or Genius Party Beyond, do it now. It’s only about twenty minutes long so you cannot say you ruined too much of your life afterwards.

So, and now let’s take a closer look at the best moments of Moondrive with an absolute disregard of spoilers (therefore the red flag on the left side of the title if you’re on this site and not using feed reader. This post was the reason I implemented all this technical AJAX stuff).

Madmind-driven Technology Porn

by Gunther Heinrich, 6 Aug 2009 in General Things

Do you see it on this website? No? Look closer. It’s not far away.

Now?

No?

Then let me explain…