Altered Carbon is a series with lots of themes, story lines, eye-candy and action. It all begins with one question: who killed Laurens Bancroft? A question asked by ultra rich Bancroft himself, because he didn’t stay dead for long. In this time and place there is a form of immortality. People are stored on little… Read More Altered Carbon s1: something old, something new and something blue
The third Cloverfield, again a completely different take on the same event. However, it is the first Cloverfield movie I would recommend to skip. The Cloverfield Paradox is set in a space station, where the Shepard – a particle accelerator – is tested. The Shepard should theoretically be able to supply earth with abundant energy,… Read More The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), a failed clash of dimensions
The Hood Maker is the first episode of Electric Dreams, an anthology series based on short stories of Philip K. Dick. It starts with a mob protesting against the telepaths (called teeps, mutants who can read minds). The people want to secure their privacy and they fear that the teeps will take over. The teep’s… Read More Mindreading, Memories and Intimacy, Electric Dreams’ ‘The Hood Maker’ vs. Black Mirror’s ‘Crocodile’
In Blade Runner 2049, the most interesting ideas are portrayed in the AI character Joi and her relation with K. In an early scene K. remarks – while watching an old clip – that Rachael likes Decker. He is answered coldly that everybody likes to be asked questions, it makes one feel important. In this… Read More Blade Runner’s Joi and Jeanette Winterson about Love
One more thing about Luke and the force before 2018 starts. I enjoyed Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It has been a little over a week since I’ve seen it, and I keep thinking about Luke. And the Force. Luke, the emotional hermit While I do understand the new Luke can be difficult to stomach… Read More Luke and the Force in The Last Jedi
Before the champagne and fireworks, a moment of contemplation, time for looking back and – of course – lists. Here is mine. Best Zombie The Girl with All the Gifts, by Colm McCarthy Why? A zombie movie with all the classic zombie features, a twist on ‘children are the future’ and a heart, set in the… Read More The Best Fantastic Movies of 2017!
Raving reviews: it was hallucinating, buzzing with questions, grim, overwhelming. The situation during my first time: left of me a couple of guys who had been playing with their phones throughout most of the movie, right of me snoring sounds. This summed about up what I thought: boring. Articles popped up about all the reasons… Read More Blade Runner 2049, its biggest problem