The End of Blockbuster Movies

by Gunther Heinrich, 12 Feb 2009 in The Movie & Me

Currently, I don’t have a good feeling. For some reason there is this nagging in my mind, telling me that perhaps we have seen the turning point of Hollywood blockbuster movies.

I hate movies. Of course not always, but sometimes. It happens when the producer seemed to be blind, the scriptwriter too stupid to find the delete key and me too stupid to simply walk out of the movie theater.

While I could slap me on the face each time anew when I sat through a bad movie it also gives me the chance to let my anger out as a means of a therapy and write it down in a list for your reading pleasure. So, I hereby present you the single worst movies I ever had to watch.

It’s the Best of the Worst, the Cream of the Crap!

Some time ago I wrote a – well I wouldn’t say truly harsh – blog post dealing with the ongoing “hype” that seems to be waging on regarding 3D cinema. Although I kept my fingers off my keyboard since then I nevertheless continued to think about this topic. And after a long time I think I finally found a valid argument to add to the discussion.

Ten “Plot Holes” and Errors in Wall-E

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 Jan 2009 in The Movie & Me

If you don’t find an error in a movie you simply didn’t watch it.

Over the years of movie going this is one of the things I concluded. In most cases there is always an error in a movie. And if you didn’t spot anything you simply paid no attention to what’s going on.

WALL E for me is such an example in both ways. For one, when I watched it the first time I simply didn’t spot all the small and bigger errors in this wonderful tale. I simply loved every bit of it. Now that I finally had the time to watch it again on DVD I’m wondering if my brain was working at all during the first time.

So after the movie finished I started thinking. Are there any errors or plot holes? The result I came up with is the following list of ten “plot holes” and errors in WALL E…

Some of you might remember the good old times ten or twenty years ago. Those were the times when all kinds of special effects in movies were so obvious you were able to count them without problems.

Well, times surely have changed.

Before I show you the proof of this remark, I present you a funny little game: try to find the effects in the following two images from the movie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. Ready? Go: