From Novel to Screenplay: Harry Potter, Arrival and the Impossible Adaptation

Movie viewers can often be left unsatisfied when they leave the theatre. Such dissatisfaction stems from various causes: an underwhelming performance by their favourite actor or actress, weird or too cartoonish looking special effects, corny lines in the script or an unnecessarily complex plot. But when it explicitly comes to movies based on books, I … Continue reading From Novel to Screenplay: Harry Potter, Arrival and the Impossible Adaptation

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More than Words and Pictures – Why we all should read more Comics

Comics as a medium for telling stories have not always been in a good state. Often, they are overlooked in favour of other media like books or movies at best and diminished and deemed less good than those other media at worst. Comics have been accused of being mere child's play, something you “grow out … Continue reading More than Words and Pictures – Why we all should read more Comics

The Star Wars Fandom Wars – Criticizing Critics

Many people who call themselves fans of the Star Wars franchise have harshly criticized the latest two installments in the main filmseries: Episode VII The Force Awakens, and Episode VIII The Last Jedi. The people who waited years for a continuation to George Lucas' space opera were utterly unsatisfied with what they got in 2015 … Continue reading The Star Wars Fandom Wars – Criticizing Critics

The Joy of Dying – What is so appealing about Dark Souls?

From Software is a japanese developer studio famous for its extremely hard to beat roleplay videogames. The prime example for this is Dark Souls, published in 2011, which spawned a hype among gamers around the globe due to being almost impossible to beat, as rumors had it. The phrase „YOU DIED“ became something resembling an … Continue reading The Joy of Dying – What is so appealing about Dark Souls?

Disenchantment: Not so much of a Fairytale

I am and always have been a big fan of The Simpsons and Futurama, both cartoon shows about a lovable bunch of more or less idiotic people with overbite created by Matt Groening, who, after his sci-fi-comedy was cancelled twice and his main source of popularity and income has been winding down in quality for … Continue reading Disenchantment: Not so much of a Fairytale