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Yann Tiersen, Clint Mansel, Antonio Vivaldi, Rammstein, A Perfect Circle, Led Zeppelin, Gabriel Fauré, Erik Satie, John Williams, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, Sergej Prokofjev, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Deep Purple, Metallica, Moby, Draconian, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Massive Attack, Enya, Muse, Björk, Alice in Chains, The Prodigy, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns ‘N’ Roses, AC/DC, Megadeth, Tool, Mortal Love, Mor Ve Ötesi, Godsmack and others.
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Superman Quotes

Amanda Waller: The world changed when Superman flew across the skies. And then it changed again when he didn’t…

Richard White: Were you in love with him?
Lois Lane: He was Superman. Everyone was in love with him.
Richard White: Even you?
Lois Lane: [pause] … No.

Lois Lane: You know my um… Richard. He’s a pilot. He takes me up all the time.
Superman: Not like this.

Lois Lane: Have you ever met someone and it’s almost like you’re from totally different worlds, but you shared such a connection and you knew you were destined to be with each other? Then he just takes off without explaining why or without even saying goodbye? Sounds cheesy, I know.
Clark Kent: Uh, well maybe it was hard to say goodbye because he had to go and he wanted to say goodbye, but maybe it was too difficult for him.
Lois Lane: Difficult? What’s so difficult about it? “Goodbye.” It’s easy. What’s so hard about saying goodbye?
Clark Kent: Uh, who are we talking about?
Lois Lane: Nobody, just forget I said anything…

Lois Lane: How could you leave us like that? I moved on. So did the rest of us. The world doesn’t need a savior. And neither do I.

Star Wars Rogue One: another worthless Hollywood cash-in

Yesterday, on 18 december 2016, I watched the latest Star Wars movie: Rogue One and… oh my God, what a crap! I don’t even know where to start. I really tried to like this movie so badly, but I just couldn’t. I’m quite a big Star Wars fan. Except the movies, I’m also following the so-called Star Wars Expanded Universe, which includes games (I’m playing the MMORPG SWTOR), novels (I liked the Darth Bane and Revan novels by Drew Karpyshyn as well as The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp), comics (I enjoyed the Star Wars – Knights of the Old Republic comics series by John Jackson Miller), series and more.

As I was going to watch The Force Awakens a year ago, I remember how the words “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”, raised goose bumps and made my heartrate race. Although Rogue One still uses these words, it lacks the indispensable opening and rousing musical fanfare at the beginning that characterizes not only every Star Wars movie, but also the games, the series and even the audio-books. This is one of the reasons Rogue One didn’t transport me into the milieu created by George Lucas almost 40 years ago.

After The Force Awakens I was hoping the next movie would continue about the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker, however the events of Rogue One transpire before Episode IV: A New Hope. While Rogue One provides the answer to the unresolved question of how Princess Leia obtained the plans to the Death Star and presents a reasonable explanation for why the Empire’s ultimate weapon had such an easy-to-exploit flaw (something that has bothered Star Wars fans for years) it raises other, similar annoying questions like: Why did Galen Erso risk so much by sending a holo-message with his plan, but didn’t care to add the so crucial blue-print of his great design?

The cast of Rogue One was a disaster. Felicity Jones, the actress who played the main character Jyn Erso, was totally annoying. It seemed like she had the same expression on her face during the whole movie. The role of Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, suited her much better. But let’s not blame the cast, because the movie lacks of intriguing characters and doesn’t give us anyone to care about. The characters are one-dimensional and I didn’t feel any emotional connection with any of them. Sadly enough the only amusing one was the droid K-2SO. Previous droids such as R2-D2 and BB-8 were funny in a sweet way, however K2-SO is funny because he is an asshole. The rest of the gang is an assortment of clichés and in no character is that more obvious than in Jyn Erso. She is a hollow vessel and at no point does she make a choice. All this is at odds with how she is introduced as a tough survivor of the Imperial terror.

The story suffers from worthless dialogue. The script was boring. Especially in the beginning the movie jumps all over the place hastily, leaving no room for actual scenes. Personally I would have liked less dull action battles and better written characters. There were numerous mentions of the Force, but with no heart to them. There were only a few enjoyable moments. Rogue One is predictable from beginning to end. The finale is better, when Darth Vader shows up, but until that point you still don’t care about any of the characters or the plot. The planets and moons could have been developed with much more imagination!

Rogue One is entirely different than all the movies that have come before, but I don’t think this is a good thing. I went into this movie with an open mind. I only watched the trailer which kinda told me not to expect too much, yet I left feeling disappointed and angry realizing the fact that this was nothing but a cash-in film with no soul and no originality and that I was foolish enough to go and see it. At the end I was glad the 2,5 hours were finaly over and that I could go home and rest. This is not a worthy addition to the Star Wars universe and I wished they never made it!

Greatest movie villains/antiheroes

Here is a list of my favourite villains in movies. Now don’t look at me like I’m crazy and just admit that we all sometimes have a weaknes for bad guys, especially women like them because of the thrill, the feeling of danger, or because we pity them and have the urge to “fix” them by their love. The reasons for falling in love with those listed below despite their awful traits/crimes vary per character: good acting, sense of humor, charm, special abilities/powers (like intelligence) or an interesting philosophical point of view. Quite a few of them would fit perfectly in an institution for mentally ill, but craziness has always fascinated me, because those insane souls are often unique, in some cases brilliant and at least amusing. They think outside the box! (spoiler alert!)


Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009), played by Christoph Waltz

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In my eyes Landa is the best and unbeatable villain ever. Both charming and twisted that you must love him and smile while he scares the crap out of you. You know – obviously – that he’s a monster and still all you want to do is to hug him. Charisma level: over 9000. xD Magnificent performance! The first time I saw Waltz acting, was in the Inglourious Basterds. I was imediatelly convinced he is born to shine on the screen. In acting at least as good as Landa in hunting Jews. :D (sorry if that was offensive) My compliments go to the writer/designer/choreograph – in fact everyone who made the character. I guess it is mainly the work of Tarantino.

Oh my god, I laughed so hard about this scene beneath. :’D How he pointed to his lap. xD And her reaction. Especially her last words when she asked ‘Was jetzt?’ (What now), with a fake, anxious, smile. Landa is in this scene an elegant gentleman, smiling, polite, and then suddenly he jumps and strangles her with his bare hands. Such an unpredictable freak! I always hate it when in movies during encounters between a heros and a villains, the bad guy has finaly the oportunity to kill the good guy, but instead of doing so he starts talking about how he’ll kill him blablabla… And meanwhile the good guy gets free or attacks first… There’s no need to announce it/show off! This is such a great scene, reminding me of the fairytale Cinderella. Only this time it’s not exactly a prince who comes looking for her.


I loved the ‘wait-for-the-cream-scene’


The opening was great too. Unfortunately this video is not showing the full scene.




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Erik Lensherr/Magneto in X-men: first class’, played by Michael Fassbender

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An amazing scene is when Magneto halts a missile barrage and directs it upon a fleet.

Professor Charles Xavier: “Erik, you said yourself we’re the better men. This is the time to prove it. There are thousands of men on those ships. Good, honest, innocent men! They’re just following orders.”
Erik Lehnsherr: “I’ve been at the mercy of men just following orders. Never again.”


Here’s another great line of him.

Professor Charles Xavier: “Listen to me very carefully, my friend: killing Shaw will not bring you peace.”
Erik Lensherr: “Peace was never an option.”


I think Magneto has a point about the nature of the human race and I can understand why a mutant would join him. However, if I was a mutant, I’d probably stay neutral or rather stick with Charles, because killing all no-mutants is not that different from what is done to Erik when he was a child. (the Jews were the victim) Excellent performance of Fassbender.



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Lestat de Lioncourt in Interview with the Vampire (1994) played by Tom Cruise

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Lestat: “I’m Gentleman Death in silk and lace, come to put out the candles. The canker in the rose.”

This is what I call a real vampire and not that pretty boy Edward Cullen played by expressionless actor Robert Pattinson. Lestat was in Anne Rices novel not that intriguing. In the movie, however, gorgeous! Pure evil. Tom Cruise should play more insane villains – this was a fascinating performance! The best vicious, irresistible vampire in a movie.

Lestat: “Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.”

Lestat: [to Louis] “Feed on what you will. Rats, chickens, poodles, I’ll leave you to it and watch you come around. But just remember, life without me would be even more unbearable.” [laughs]


Lestat: “It’s your coffin, my love. Enjoy it. Most of us never get to know what it feels like.”
Louis: “Why do you do this?”
Lestat: “I like to do it. I enjoy it. Take your aesthete’s taste to purer things, kill them swiftly, if you will, but do it. For do not doubt: you are a killer, Louis.”



This is the most hilarious scene. Lestat dancing with that corpse of Claudia’s mother.
Lestat: “There’s still life in the old lady yet!” :’D


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The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008), played by Heath Ledger

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“Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Although he is completely insane, with his strangeness and sense of humor he definitely put a smile on my face! And that without using a knife – tadAAAAA! :D The Joker is an interesting character with an interesting point of view. Well played by Ledger. I was never a fan of batman or batman-movies, neither I am now and honestly, the Joker was the only reason I watched this movie. Although Oldman and Bale are great actors, in this movie they bored me to death, like almost every scene without this crazy m*****f*****. :D Heath Ledger was awarded a posthumous Oscar for his performance as The Joker.


Memorable scenes with the Joker:

– The Joker is in prison and teasing a guard (because the guard is not letting him make a phonecall) by telling him details about how he killed his friends. Sounds stupid? Well, he is getting the guard exactly where he wants him. Just watch the next scenes. :D

– The joker is playing with Batman a game that my brother and me sometimes call ‘Schisshase’ (a funny German word for coward). The game goes like this: two persons are moving towards each other until they crash or someone goes out of the way and gains the title of ‘Schisshase’. The Joker, in poor condition after a crash, is standing on the way while batman is driving a huge and fast bike with a very powerful weapon and wants to hit him. The Joker must be completely insane to play this game while no chance of surviving. But, it is the Joker, in the end, who wins the game, after daring batman to hit him. It makes clear who of them is more confident one and has less fear. The Joker simply does not care what will happen next and weather he will die or stay alive – even if he’s hanging on a building – he wants the thrill, the fun.



– Another crazy scene: the Joker slides down a whole mountain of money like a child and sets everything on fire a few moments later after he explained he is not interested in money, but wants to send a message.


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Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977), David Prowse

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Besides his dark, epic appearance and theme, he has some really great lines. Most of them are interesting because of their dose of sarcasm or irony. Examples include:

“The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.”
“Perhaps I can find new ways to motivate them.”


“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”


“We would be honored if you would join us.”

A Sith yet so calm. Even after Han greets him with bullets, Vader gives him an absurd warm-hearted welcome. This courteousness and sarcasm I like about Darth Vader. He shows good manners while intimidating and is very cunning.


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Dracula in Dracula (1992) played by Gary Oldman

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Dracula: “I shall rise from my own death, to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness.”

It’s been a long time since I saw this movie, but I remember the role of Oldman as Count Dracula. He even played the old-aged Dracula, who looks pretty much scary and sick. A creepy old guy, a savage beast, a charming gentleman… it’s crazy how many different forms Dracula has in this film. Oldman mastered them all!



Dracula: “I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”


Dracula: “You will, I trust, excuse me if I do not join you. But, I have already dined, and I never drink… wine.”




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Erik Lehnsherr in X-Men (2000), Ian McKellen

Aka Magneto. :)

This is my favourite scene. Magnetos girlfriend Mystique seduced a guard and poured iron into his drink. Magneto draws a cloud of iron particles out through Laurio’s blood and squeezes them into a set of balls. Laurio collapses to the floor.

Magneto: “Mr. Laurio, never trust a beautiful woman. Especially one who’s interested in YOU. ;)”

His escape is so cool. :D


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Agent Smith in The Matrix (1999), Hugo Weaving

The greatest acting in the Matrix-movies is done by Weaving. I think that no other role will suit him like Agent Smith.

Best scene: 1:49 – 3:07



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Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter

And now I just remain silent… This is one of the most scary movie-character of all. Seriously, I tend to avoid eyecontact with him. :P This is because he has it all — brains, brawn and insanity. Anthony Hopkins earned an Oscar for his performance.

Best line: “I do wish we could chat longer but i’m having an old friend for dinner.”



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T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Robert Patrick

Run for your life! Another annoying crazy bastard who comes after you and you can not get rid off because he wont die. I must admit he looks very cool on the screen, but I have no need meeting him in RL. ^^



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Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler in Das Leben der Anderen (2006), Ulrich Mühe

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Another great performance, another good actor who died too young.

In 1984 East Berlin Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler, an agent of the Stasi conducting surveillance on a writer finds himself becoming absorbed by his life. Later at the Stasi Records Agency the writer discovers the files the Stasi kept while he was under surveillance. He is confused by the false information about his activities, but when he reaches the final report, he sees a red fingerprint and realizes that Stasi agent HGW XX/7 had concealed his illegal activities and removed the typewriter from its hidden location. Years later, Wiesler passes a bookstore window display promoting the Sonate vom Guten Menschen. He goes inside and opens a copy of the book, discovering it is dedicated ‘To HGW XX/7, with gratitude’. Deeply moved, he buys the book. When the sales clerk asks if he wants it gift-wrapped, he responds: “No. It’s for me.” :)

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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), by Ben Whishaw

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His deeds cross the lines of humanity, yet he is also brilliant or even kind of divine because of his ‘supernatural’ ability that makes him almost all-powerful. You can’t really blame him for what he is considering his past. I’m not justyfying his crimes, but I’m not sure he can be accused for premeditated murder, for he’s not really intentionally causing the death of the girls. He is obsessed by their smell and has no concept of right and wrong. His first kill is an accident and that makes it hard to judge him. Intriguing story and murder, especially in the book. I was skeptical when I heard there was a movie of the novel about Grenouille, but I was not disappointed at all. The novel is much better though.



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Clyde Alexander Shelton in Law Abiding Citizen (2009), played by Gerard Butler

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I’m going to bring the whole f**king diseased corrupt temple down on your head. It’s going to be biblical.

Nick Rice: “You end this!”
Clyde Shelton: [smiles] “I’m just gettin’ warmed up.”

Nick Rice: “You think your wife and daughter would feel good about you killing in their name?”
Clyde Shelton: “My wife and daughter can’t feel anything. They’re dead.”


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Amon Leopold Göth in Schindler’s List (1993), played by Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes did a great job as an actor. He received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of this murderer and war criminal.

This scene is why very important. Goeth is battling with his own humanity the entire time. She says nothing. He debates her value, even her humanity. If he recognizes her as human, as a woman, he must also recognize the horror and abomination of what his job is and what his role is in this ethnic cleansing. So he denies her humanity and trades his decency and humanity for the safety of going along with orders and not questioning, thus allowing, the unspeakable.


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Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007) played by Javier Bardem



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in Se7en played by Kevin Spacey

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Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest played by Louise Fletcher

Interview with the Vampire

Last night I watched the movie Interview with the Vampire. I knew of it for many years, but I did not want to watch it before reading the same titled novel by Anne Rice. The book was beautiful. The movie too, but it missed some parts I find important.


I waited so long to see this, so I decided to take time for it and watched it alone at dark, with my headphone including its good sound quality, so there would be nothing to distract me. The movie was intense and frightened me about four-five times, which makes it a good horror movie… but one with humor too!


I found Lestat in the novel not really appealing or interesting, but in the movie he is evil yet absolutely gorgeous! OMG when he danced with that corpse! The best vampire I ever saw in a movie. Tom Cruise should play more insane villains. Both villains I know he ever played are on my list of favourites. Lestat was amazing, Brad Pitt as Louis played well too… but Armand was in the book so intriguing, in the movie however not that special.



The soundtrack is lovely and haunting. It gives me goose bumps. Very intense and dramatic music!













Pi (1998)

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Recently I watched the movie Pi and I found it quite impressive. Though a few scenes are seriously disturbing (I even had to look away a few times), there is no doubt only a great mind could have made such a work and I really enjoyed watching it.

It is obviously not a regular movie and therefore it cannot really be compared with any other movie or judged by the usual criteria. If you look that way, you will only find it confusing. I believe Pi is too individual and abstract for such an approach. One of the things that makes it special is the sound and editing. This gritty black&white cinematography creates a dark, creepy atmosphere that fits the madness and alienation. Even the light scenes are scary.

I think the movie raises great questions I often think about. The main theme I recognize in this movie is the deep drive to understand life (by reasoning and math) and the pain caused by the incapability to achieve that goal. It’s about the question whether it is worth exploring complexity, streching your mind and going to the edge of its limits, or even further and risking to lose it, to go mad and never come back. And also about the question whether a genious like Max is gifted or cursed… maybe both?


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The soundtrack is truly amazing. Especially these tracks below:
Orbital – P.E.T.R.O.L.
Clint Mansel – Pi r^2
Massive Attack – Angel

Angel of Massive Attack is divine! But wait a minute… Clint Mansel? That name sounds familair… but of course! I just discovered interesting links. Lux Aeterna – one of the most haunting, depressing pieces of music – is a composition of Clint Mansel! One of my favorite soundtracks, though I never watched the movie Requiem for a Dream. My brother told me explicitly not to. No idea why, but I trust my brother. However since I just discovered who is the director of it… (Darren Aronofsky, the director of Pi :D) and Sean Gullette acts in it (he’s playing the main character in Pi), I am getting very curious. I saw a lot of very positive comments about it. Weird.

Anyhow, there’s another link: I did not know Clint Mansel made the wonderfull soundtrack for the movie Moon. And also the theme for The Imitation game, which I coincidentally watched one day before Pi. Amazing movie with such a moving story… though I don’t remember the soundtrack. I’ll check it out later. For now I am going to update my list of favorite soundtracks! What a coincidence to discover it like this… or is this no coincidence and there is a pattern? ;) :P

Another plus: thank to Pi I have a new hobby: Go! I’m studying it now and I really enjoy solving problems and playing it. I will probably post about it in the future in the gaming section. :)

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Jedi – Sith

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X-men movie collection

Dear makers of X-men movies,

Y U NO quit making new movies so I don’t have to upgrade my collection? It was such a nice collection (see picture below), but now I have to spend money buying the latest one and if I do I will not be able to formr a ‘X’ with the boxes anymore… ’cause there will be 6 of them. :( Have you ever thought about this problem with the boxes when you came with your ‘great idea’ making an other part, ha? Now I can not sleep, because I know there is something missing and I accuse you for this inconvenience. :(

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Back to the Future and time travel (review)

Back to the Future
Yesterday I watched the first Back to the future movie again. I used to watch it with my older brother when I was about 7 years old and too young to understand everything. It was an awesome movie I really enjoyed, probably the greatest one about time travel, however, also full of paradoxes.

We see in the movie Marty and his siblings fading away on a picture after their mum falls in love with the in-the-past-travelled Marty instead of his father. They are fading away because Marty changed the past by getting hit by the car instead of his father and later by causing the musician injured so he couldn’t play the lovesong that made his parents kiss, marry, make kids. Marty is fading away while playing guitar and trying to fix everything. This seems logical, because he will not exist when the picture was taken – he will not be born. But if he was not born, how could he travel back in time and mess up the past which caused not being born?

What I am trying to make clear is that time travel like in this movie turns over cause and effect and makes no sense. It is not plausible that Marty succeeded to fix almost everything except his brother and sister don’t work at MC’Donalds and his father is actually not a loser. Choices we make have effects and these effects might cause other things happen and might have big consequences (butterfly-effect), but in the movie everything else expect the mentioned stayed pretty much the same.

Donnie Darko
‘Time travel’ in the movie Donnie Darko is more plausible to me, because (spoiler alert) the first universe collapses if an object or person travels through a wormhole and any change in the past occurs. The size of the change does not matter – there is a new timeline and you are not able to go to the same universe you came from.

But ok, we should not take the movie too serious, because if we do we can hardly enjoy any sience-fiction movie. Darth Vaders from Vulcan and those kind of stuff. It was funny. :D The movie is really fun. It is not the best movie, but probably one of the funniest ones I could watch over and over again and I can not wait to watch the second part again.

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Zonder ook maar iets van te voren erover te lezen, dus zonder verwachtingen, begon ik aan deze film. Achteraf zeg ik poeh… Wat een bijzondere, mooie, op momenten hilarische, maar vooral heftige film.

Vanaf het eerste moment tot na de aftiteling zat ik als vastgespijkerd aan mijn stoel. Meeslepend! De film maakt de belofte uit Motorbreath, (een van mijn favoriete nummers van Metallica en tevens de soundtrack van de film) ‘it is going to take your breath away’ helemaal waar.

Na hem gezien te hebben bleef ik er nog een tijd mee bezig, zelfs in slaap vallen ging moeizaam. Ik ben nog steeds alles aan het laten bezinken en niet zo goed in staat om nu al in een recensie te verwoorden wat ik ervan vind, maar ik kan al wel zeggen dat ik het een waar meesterwerk vind en dat ik overweeg misschien zelfs een plek vrij zien te maken in mijn Top10.

Ook al is het verhaal wat voorspelbaar, toch weet de film te verassen/choqueren en bevat geen clichés waar ik me aan zou ergeren.

Mutant Chronicles – kill or die

De aanleiding voor het schrijven van deze tekst is de film Mutant Chronicles, die ik gisterenavond heb gezien. Ik denk, nee, ik weet het wel zeker dat ik nog nooit in mijn leven zoiets heb meegemaakt. Mijn broer en ik hadden twee films gehuurd en zouden korting krijgen als we er nog een derde bij namen. Er was niet veel tijd, dus hebben we zonder veel na te denken iets van de plank gepakt. Een enorme blunder, bleek achteraf.

Het verhaal in het kort. Er kwam ooit, lang geleden, ergens een “machine” vandaan. Daarin zitten afschuwelijke “mutanten” die de mensen op de meest gruwelijke manieren doden, waarbij zo veel mogelijk bloed (dat er heel nep en goedkoop uitziet) alle kanten op spuit. Meestal snijden ze iemands hoofd door het midden, soms een arm, soms een mens in twee helften en noem maar op. De mensen hebben deze mutanten een keer in het verleden verslagen en in de “machine” opgesloten die diep onder de grond is begraven.

Echter – mensen zijn oorlog gaan voeren precies op die plek waar dat ding is begraven en op die manier hebben ze de “machine” weer geactiveerd. Wat dom, wat dom, als we geen oorlog met elkaar hadden gevoerd en als we van elkaar hadden gehouden, zou het niet zo ver zijn gekomen. Het eerste half uur zie je dan niets anders dan hoe slecht de mutanten zijn en hoe ze de mensen afslachten. Vervolgens slepen ze de mensen over de grond de machine in (hebben ze geen karretje of zo, terwijl ze technologisch erg zijn ontwikkeld?) en gooien ze de lichamen in een gat, waar ook zij in mutanten veranderen. Met kogels kun je de mutanten niet doden, de mensen hebben geen schijn van kans…

Er gaat een reddingsteam naar de machine om een bom te plaatsen, ook al weten ze dat dit geen nut heeft. De machine heeft in het verleden de ergste natuurrampen overleeft. Toch gaan ze op missie. Doden, doden, doden, doden. Dat is alles wat je ziet, er is weinig afwisseling. Er is helemaal geen verhaal of doel van de film – geen boodschap of idee. De scènes zijn rommelig in elkaar gezet. De gebeurtenissen volgen elkaar niet logisch op of zijn absurd. Veel delen vervullen totaal geen functie in de film. De “humor” (er zijn een paar pogingen waarbij de personages proberen om grappig over te komen) is totaal onsmakelijk. De special effects zijn aardig voor de jaren 90, maar voor nu? Goedkope grafische amateur effecten!

Het einde is helemaal mooi. Er is slechts een man van het reddingsteam die nog leeft. Midden in een gevecht met een mutant, als alles verloren lijkt te zijn, ziet hij ineens op de grond een sleutel liggen, die in een gat past. Hij stopt de sleutel erin en alles komt goed. Leuk. Het hele probleem is opgelost en de machine verdwijnt.

Deze film is gewoon ziek. Puur leedvermaak. Wat is er nou leuk aan om twee uur lang naar al dat zinloze geweld te kijken als er geen boodschap achter zit? Zelfs de “making of” heb ik bekeken en die is net zo rommelig als de film zelf. Er is helemaal geen uitleg over hoe het idee tot stand is gekomen en wat het doel ervan is. Je ziet slechts hoe ze de actiescènes hebben gefilmd. De regisseur geeft zelfs kritiek op de film Star Wars en zegt elementen uit deze film te hebben verbeterd. OMFG! Hoe arrogant! Ik was nog geen Star Wars fan toen ik dit commentaar heb bekeken en had destijds slechts de eerste Star Wars film gezien, maar dit ging me toen al echt te ver. Deze rotszooi vergelijken met een klassieker.

De film heeft helemaal geen betekenis of diepgang en is geen minuut vermakelijk. Totaal waardeloos! Ik begrijp gewoon niet WAAROM iemand zoiets maakt. En toch merk ik dat de filmindustrie steeds meer van dit soort inhoudsloze martelfilms produceert. Een horrorfilm, daar is niets mis mee. Maar het moet toch wel iets van een verhaal of spanning hebben. 23 bijvoorbeeld is een sterke psychologische horror, geen seconde saai, verrassend en met een ijzersterk verhaal. Maar de meeste horrorrs zijn helaas alleen maar gebaseerd op zo veel en zo lang mogelijk martelen en hiervan zo veel mogelijk laten zien. Hoe brutaler en zieker, des te beter. En vooral de cover van de dvd-hoes zo opvallend mogelijk maken, zodat het beeld voor altijd op je netvlies gebrand blijft en je het hele leven achtervolgd. ZIEK!

Mocht er ooit iemand van jullie zo een pure martelfilm leuk vinden, mag hij/zij mijn vriendschap voor altijd vergeten. Ik kan er echt niet tegen.

Calender
August 2018
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Inspirational people

Albert Einstein
A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.

~ Albert EinsteIn

Stephen Hawking
Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.

~ Stephen Hawking


Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

~ Mahatma Ghandi


Hermann Hesse

Wenn wir einen Menschen hassen, so hassen wir in seinem Bild etwas, was in uns selber sitzt. Was nicht in uns selber ist, das regt uns nicht auf.

~ Hermann Hesse