Thor Ragnarok als Endstation von Marvels Drehbuchkonventionen. Wie schafft es Marvel einen Film ohne jegliche Dramaturgie zu machen?
Am 8.4. war der Lost-Tag, da sich aus dem amerikanischen Datum (4.8.15) und der richtigen Uhrzeit (16:23:42) die mysteriösen Nummern zusammenstellen ließen, welche eines der größten Geheimnisse der Serie bildeten. Nun kehrt Game of Thrones zurück und mit jetzt bald 5 Staffeln ist das schon einiges an Zeit, die ich in die Serie investiert habe.
Und nachdem mich Lost so herbe enttäuscht hat, wird nun mit jeder weiteren Staffel von Game of Thrones meine Angst größer… wird es Lost 2.0? Zwar hat Game of Thrones den Vorteil, weniger auf seine Mysterien zu pochen als Lost, doch es gibt doch eine Vielzahl an Fragen, die mir ständig durch den Kopf schwirren.
Es hat sich schon abgezeichnet, doch letzten Endes war es ein bitterer Abend für Richard Linklaters Boyhood.
The third (and not final) installment of the Hunger games book-trilogy will arrive in cinemas this week!
And the stakes couldn’t be higher. After the events in Catching Fire a full scale rebellion has broken out, which is turning Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) into the symbol of said revolution – the titular Mockingjay.
While The Hunger Games left me quite unimpressed Catching Fire turned me into a total fan of this Young Adult series. Yet despite my optimism for the future installment(s) I kept hearing what seemed to be the general consensus:
That Mockingjay was by far the worst of the three Hunger Games books and that it was a complete letdown for fans of the series.
So there I was: excited for a new movie which was already touted as a big letdown by the readers. Did this mean that Hunger Games was already past his prime right when I started to get into the fun? Ready for the inevitable disappointment I got my hands on a copy of the final book Mockingjay so that I could judge for myself if I should stop being excited for the series.
Having finished the book within a few days I was confident in two things:
- That splitting Mockingjay into two parts can be done without it feeling unnecessary (although it could easily be done in one movie).
- That Mockingjay was infact my favorite of the three stories.
So I thought it was about time to make a stand for a book which in my eyes has a quite undeserved reputation. A book which in my mind completely transcends the first two installments and transforms a quite good series into a very mature anti-war drama which avoids a surprising amount of clichés.
This week the big release is X-Men: Days of Future Past and as indicated in our german review the movie is absolutely worth seeing on the big screen.
But what if you have never seen an X-Men movie?
- 3 original movies (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand),
- one prequel (X-Men: First Class)
- and 2 spin offs (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine)
this movie universe is starting to become as complicated as the comics it is based on. It might even be on the verge of alienating the uninitiated or those who have given up on comic book movie.
So in this article we have compiled different approaches in order to be able to enjoy this newest X-Men installment. Because, let’s face it, X-Men: Days of Future Past is not a movie for rookies.
The resolution of Sherlock’s second season is imminent and this article being written so close to the airing of the Season 3 premiere is an exercise in pointlessness. But similarly my Gandalf/Radagst speculation I just want to write down my thoughts before I watch the product.
Plus, I am super convinced that no matter what happens in the Season premiere THIS is the definitive answer to what happened in the second season of Sherlock).
WARNING!: There will be spoilers for Sherlock’s first two seasons and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Trust me… I have gone through all the episodes frame by frame and I have now discovered all the missing details. Writer Steven Moffat hinted during an interview that he was aware of all the fan speculation but that all the theories on the internet he had come across had missed one important detail that will explain everything about how Sherlock cheated death.
And I can now say that I am 99% sure of what detail he meant and that the answer is trickier than we thought. You see, Sherlock Holmes is not really Sherlock Holmes, it was just a smokescreen to conceal his true identity. His real name, is…
On January 1st the British re-interpration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes will return in the form of the third Season of BBC’s Sherlock. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit) as the title giving detective and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Ali G. Inda House (yes, check it out just to see Freeman as a gangsta!)) as Dr. John Watson. And after the cliffhanger from Season 2 featuring a confrontation between Sherlock and his archenemy Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) we had to wait 2 years to find out what happened in these final moments.
This essay will contain spoilers for Season 1-2 of Sherlock and will go into the depths of my fears for Season 3:
This summer Breaking Bad comes to an end.
The second half of the fifth Season will conclude the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Just eight more episodes until the end of the series – eight more episodes separating this series from achieving a „perfect score“ in my book.
A perfect score would mean that the series never made any serious misssteps or dragged out certain storylines or forced character changes for the sake of it. It would mean that Breaking Bad was a series with an artistic backbone using the TV medium to tell one of the greatest stories out there.
- Why the perfect score is important
- Why this relates to Lost and my therapy
- Why a failure of Breaking Bad would mean additional therapy for me
- and what this has to do with Game of Thrones
all this after the jump:
A year ago o July 20th I saw one of my most hyped up movies: The Dark Knight Rises
The conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy or – as it is now know – the Dark Knight Trilogy.
Only a year?
After some initial uncertainties with The Dark Knight Rises as a final installment I went back to rewatch the trilogy and see it as a whole. And the more I thought about it, the more all the pieces fit together.
Many problems I had with the plot – especially the idea of legacy – were because I was expecting a different take on Batman but it is undeniably clear that Christopher Nolan has had a vision for a story and never compromised. We can agree and disagree but it is truly a sign of a storyteller expressing his vision of a character.
And because of this Nolan’s trilogy is the measure stick for superhero trilogies and movie trilogies in general. And it will probably remain for quite some time.
To celebrate a fantastic and unique run for 7 years in the theaters I listed 3 moments from the 3 movies – as well as a special mention – to highlight why I think that this trilogy stands tall above most blockbusters