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  • Written by club on 09.08.2019

    This film takes place in East Germany in the late eighties shortly before the fall of the Iron Curtain. It is about two computer science graduates of the University of Leizig, who are being transferred to the sticks (a fictional one-horse town in the Thuringian Forest) for their non-conformance. At this point, a small quote is called, which summarizes the broached confict quite well.
    >> "Genius will triumph everywhere..." "Not on this University!" <<

    What makes this movie so special is its abundance of system-critical humor and the pronounced attention to detail. He convinces less with visual power, than with pointed wittiness and playing on often too true-to-the-truth stereotypes.
    To understand the movie better, it is important to be aware of the time in which it appeared. It is still a mystery to me how it made it to the cinemas of the GDR, although the frankly caricatured government was still in uncontested power. Which makes this movie a real screen gem and such a rare thing.

    I myself am a child of the GDR, grew up in the turning years and, like the two leading actors, studied computer science (although my skills were never at this high level). For me, it's a piece of my past. Nevertheless, I am always surprised how many of the jokes still hit the mark today.

  • Written by DemTuppesSeine on 22.05.2019

    The story is easily told: Fiver, a young rabbit, has visions of some terrible events that are going to threaten the lives of all the rabbits in the area. But those in command don't believe him, so Fiver, his brother Hazel and a few others leave on their own to find a new place to live. Their journey is full of dangerous moments, but the biggest threat comes from their own kind: the Efrafa tribe with their general Woundwort…

    I first watched this movie at quite a young age...and it gave me nightmares.
    For an animated movie that could easily pass as a children's movie judging from e.g. the DVD cover, there is quite a lot of blood, violence and death - and it doesn't become less shocking because it's "just" animated. In addition to that, most of the movie happens at night, during bad weather or in dark rabbit holes, which adds to the general underlying feeling of threat. Children should not watch this movie on their own.
    But the atmosphere that is created really draws me in every time and even though I have seen it very often now, I still catch myself hoping that the rabbits will come out of this alive.

    The song "Bright Eyes" by Simon & Garfunkel is beautifully included in the movie. The sequence it is used in refers to the rabbit mythology, which is introduced at the very beginning.

    I recommend this movie to everyone who loves animated movies with dark storylines.

    PS: The novel this movie is based on was written by Richard Adams. I really also recommend reading it if you love novels that give you chills.

  • Written by Greymatter on 26.01.2019

    I didn't expect much of this movie.

    And yet, it punched me in the guts, right in the feels. Christopher Robin (Jean-Christophe in french) is now a grown-up man, married and father of a little girl, stifled in a business company. His work is overwhelming him, neglecting his own family. And then, the past knock at his door. Pooh is coming to visit his old friend. All of his friends are missing, the Hundred Acre Wood is all dark...But everything will change soon.

    It's all about the childhood. How much someone can forgot about being a child and the joy he was experiencing once, when all what matter was to play with toys and friends. Even if you're still like a total bitter and boring grown man, sometimes, it only takes a litle thing to throw you back and memories comes to hit you like a truck.

    Critics have been very average overall but I said this movie is great. It's not Citizen Kane, it's not North by Northwest. It's just about an adult finding himself back. A red balloon, a toy, an old tree, candy...or Winnie the Pooh.

  • Written by Haydntoast on 24.12.2018


    Spongebob - main character
    Patrick - main character
    Spuidward - main character
    Plankton - main character
    Mr krabs - main character
    Burger beard - antagonist who tries stealing krabby patty formula
    Pirates pigeons -minor characters

    It was a really good movie with a few problems

    1. It had adult jokes
    2. Some scenes were really boring
    3. Didnt have good 3d animation.

    Good things about the movie

    1.Best place to shoot a movie.
    2. Really good plot
    3. Spongebob finally jumped out of water in 16 years

    This movie was kinda good. I recommend it to anyone who likes spongebob squarepants.

  • Written by yippiekayay on 21.08.2018


    When seeing the pristine, unweathered clothing worn by the women in the first scenes of Wonder Woman during their training exercise, I find myself questioning the authenticity of my copy of Wonder Woman and check if I'm watching an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. Unfortunately, I'm not.

    There is literally not a single crease to find in our young protagonist's outfit and though this might sound as nitpicking it takes me out of the movie instantly.

    The amount of cuts in the first action scene camouflage the fact the actresses don't have any fighting skills and the slow-motion is so overused that this movie is really getting on my nerves right from the get-go. Normally I wouldn't be so fast to judge, but Jenkins' work on this project was so heavily praised I can't help but to wonder what our standards and expectations are when watching a (superhero) movie these days.
    Three random guys get killed by one shot of three arrows and the way they go down makes me chuckle.
    Am I getting too old for this shit?

    At one point some German general played by Danny Huston gets into a conversation with Dr. Poison. These two Germans apparently think it's necessary to converse in English instead of in their native language and I'm actually considering to stop watching.

    Right before the next battle I recall the articles about what this movie allegedly did for female characters in movies, but when Wonder Woman throws off her long coat to reveal her great body to single handedly eliminate the enemy soldiers as naked as possible I don't get why this is any different from the ass shots we already know and love. It's not self aware like Coralie Fargeat's Revenge (which had a budget of less than 3 million, unlike this movie having a budget of more than 120 million) and if someone were to ask me to recommend them a great movie containing with a fantastic heroine it would be that movie over Wonder Woman every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

    After the battle sequence there's a short love scene between Wonder Woman and Chris Pine's character and though I know better, I hope to see something that resembles a sideboob just to give me a reason to continue watching this mess. This movie is just no fun at all.

    Finally we get to the final fight scene between Wonder Woman and Ares and it comes as no surprise it's nothing more than two characters who take turns punching eachother with a lot of CGI and very little impact. There's no threat and no consequence and the predictability is head-aching.
    I start daydreaming about Ares actually winning the fight and killing Wonder Woman (optional rape) just to mess with our heads and I wonder how many points I'd add to my rating if this were to really happen.

    Right before the final blow there's a dialogue between the two:

    ARES: “They do not deserve your protection!”
    WW: “It’s not about deserve… It’s about what you believe… And I believe in love.”

    I start laughing and give the movie a 3 out of 10.

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