Video game movies are usually unlucky. The writers are struggling to connect what is happening in the games sur with the real world and real logic, because of what they have a complete mess. The creators of “Detective Pikachu” (Detective Pikachu) went the other way — they drew a completely new, almost detached from our world and did not try to cram into it the whole history of a huge franchise. And so they succeeded.
Everything in “Detective Pikachu”, except, perhaps, a couple of people and a few objects-digital, unreal, lovingly drawn by animators to the last hair, to the smallest scratch on the building. Most often, studios offer to put digital animals in a real environment, but in “Detective Pikachu” the environment was drawn for these very animals, placing people in it. Continue reading
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe (“Mirrors”, “the hills have eyes”) in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert… This film is certainly not as popular as the above pictures, but is familiar to fans of the genre. With a fairly simple plot, initially resembling ordinary slasher, “Bloody harvest” has an original approach and a completely unexpected denouement.The maniac performed by F. Naon is too out of the list with his unpresentable appearance. As something are accustomed we, viewers, if not to frankly attractive psychopaths, like Bates and Bateman, then as least – to neat and well educated, as Dr. Lecturer:) Here same nor faces, pardon, nor skin: monster on rusty truck, obese, in smeared with blood overalls, with the face of, similar on bloated a potato, with lumps dirt under fingernails.Its atrocities are “drawn” too naturalistically, motives are unclear — at some point you catch yourself on feeling of deep disgust to everything happening on the screen. Continue reading