“Chronicles of predatory cities”: the triumph of the picture over the meaning
Authors, artists and other creators regularly come up with a variety of ends of the world for our world, describe in detail the worlds that grow out of the ashes of a nuclear war or some major cataclysm. Each Apocalypse is different details, but all scenarios are similar in one thing: people do not change and still crave power, strength and power, despite the mistakes of the past. In the film “Chronicles of predatory cities” (Mortal Engines) also shows this story.
The basis for the film was a series of books by Philip Reeve-teenage adventure novels. And the first film almost completely illustrates the events described in the first book, slightly changing the details, removing most of the clumsy teardrop moments, but generously scattering epicness. Continue reading
“Ralph vs. the Internet”: deep thoughts in a child’s wrapper
Animation has long ceased to be a genre for children. Hundreds of threads on forums are devoted to search of various Easter eggs and references to the real world and serious topics in animation, and in discussions about a plot in the style of “what the author really wanted to say” the strongest minds of mankind fight. And to combine a bright, cartoon design with something close to an adult, you really need to be able to. Fortunately, the creators of the cartoon “Ralph against the Internet” (Raplh Breaks the Internet) it turned out.
Recently, cartoon franchises have been growing with their viewers. On the sequel to finding Nemo-finding Dory – most of the movie room was occupied by teenagers and students, not children, and they were happy to return to the characters of childhood. Continue reading
“Joker”: there are no superheroes, and there are sick people
“The Joker” is perhaps the most caressed film festivals, the center of which is a comic book character. And it’s understandable why: it doesn’t look like a comic book movie. On the other hand, why tie him to Batman?
Clearly, why: to go to him comic book fans and made him a bigger box office. If the character of such a film was some left-wing uncle, and not the future main antagonist of Batman, I would not go to him. I don’t like movies like that.There are films, you know, heavy, but the severity is different. It can be thick, viscous, as if not yet properly frozen jelly, and this boring. From such a sticky weight you want to get rid of as soon as possible — and it’s easy to do, you can exit the session or close the player window. “Joker” – not dense, it oppressive terrible hopelessness of the broken destiny and romanticization of mental disorders and violence. There is no escape from this hopelessness.Like any self-respecting comic book character that has existed for decades, the Joker has several origin stories. And none of the comics are the same as what Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix showed in the film.Phillips told the story of a sick man. Continue reading