Записи с темой: мультипликация/анимация (список заголовков)

Obituary: A Grave Beginning

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How is it even humanly possible to watch american “entertainment” about schools? The characters are always so unbelievingly artificial — it pains. Like who would in their live use the word “popular” near kids? That’s like asking to be beaten up. And it’s living on the edge if you say to anyone that you are “rich kid”.

Well at least South Park is okay in regards to the school life.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Obituary: A Grave Beginning


Vincent (1982)

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An animated short gothic stop-motion film with interesting style and imagery.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Vincent (1982)


Вовка в Тридевятом царстве

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An iconic animated short with good writing and a very nice delivery. Though VO by Рина Зелёная in her typical style goes more jarring by the year, especially compared to the modern real child actors.

The plot itself is obviously preachy and represents the time of the creation, with a lot of things not common for the free market and civil liberties, even compared with remaining ones which we do have.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Вовка в Тридевятом царстве


Ma vie de Courgette

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An utterly generic oscar-bait think of the children sappy claymation film, which barely warrants being in the kinematographic medium.

The movie treats the foster home as something positive, while it’s just a barrack without a speck of privacy with jail hierarchy and unchecked disrespect to the authorities, which is never discouraged by the staff. Which doesn’t seem to be really interested in what kids think anyway. And so called romance between kids, which is more akin to sexual harassment, became illegal anyway, since law is now treats them as relatives. Well, not all laws, but most countries are strictly forbid such relations and treat foster people as blood related. Yes, his advances did work out this time, but what if she was against it while he read her personal file and touched her in her sleep? Which is happened in the same space where there already lives a girl who is possibly been unconsentedly molested by her father. What if he decided to kiss her in her sleep and fright her to complete mental breakdown? As i said, this foster home is a part of the system, which turns people into criminals. Spend childhood in foster home barrack; got conscripted into military barrack; lived in the dorm during education; had to rent a room in the communal apartment; got a job in the open space office; married some chick and has to live in the tiny flat with her ten relatives; died without ever discovering privacy, personal space or ownership, and therefore spent whole life without any respect to those things of other people.
What purpose it serves to put kids into the barrack? They have money to visit an expensive snow resort, but they cannot afford some drywall or at least make cubicles? If they just have to have surveillance (which they don’t do anyway even with barracks) it’s very cheap to have monitoring and several cameras.
All those think of the children products are always end up being absolutely creepy and about harmful decisions depicted as good ones.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Ma vie de Courgette


Coco (2017)

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A sequel to the critically acclaimed (58\100) animated movie Turbo (2013).

An utterly generic movie with rather ugly characters and art-style in general, which actively tries to avoid showing the colourful stuff it teases you with in the backgrounds. Get ready to see everything boring, dull and mediocre and uncomfortably uncanny textures on people. I can’t even decide what is more unpleasant — live characters or skeletons, which are supposed to be awesome and the best part of the whole film.

The plot (or rather holes which is all that left of it) is predictable, stale and tryhard. And of course there is a retarded “comic relief” unfunny sidekick. All narrative and pacing are sacrificed to have heavy spoken exposition dumps, with the knowledge, characters are already supposed to have.

All moment to moment writing and all narrative are utterly amerikan United-states-anglo-saxon. Well, what else you can expect from a writing team of exclusively anglo-saxon caucasian citizen of the USA?
The original VO cast is mostly of so-called “latino” origins, but alas, i saw this film with localization and as always it was atrocious.

The mexican afterlife is just as bad as real one, it has corruption, bureaucracy and class struggle. Even the oblivion looks stale. What’s the appeal of the afterlife, if you will continue to be a small worm and has to work on a job.

The only visually interesting thing is the deus ex machina winged tiger, who is also tonally depicted as a fearsome antagonist. Well, the whole roster of characters is filled unlikable jerks, caring only for their own agendas and pretending otherwise.

The Book of Life is generic and mostly dumb, but at least it looks like the best animated film ever made (for the most part). This is just bad and generic. Almost all recent above bad Disney\Pixar releases are “critically” panned, while cheap sloppy sappy pathetic plot-hole ridden oscar-baits are getting all the praise. Brave was nice.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Кинотеатр, Coco (2017)


Blackford Manor

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An okay animated short film with interesting style, but with stilted animation and strange audio mixing. You can’t even tell that it’s voiced by THE LITERAL CANCEROUS TUMOUR.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Blackford Manor


Justice League Dark

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A grimdark animated movie filled with weeaboo-style magic battles. I’m not that familiar with DC Comics, but this rendition of the Constantine is more akin to Marvel’s Doctor Strange than to the Keanu’s version. He spams random magical spells and deals more with other magic users than esoteric heaven vs hell religious plane.

It’s nice to see an adaptaion of other characters than another Batman or Superman story. Well, it kinda has Batman in it, but he is more of a comedic sidekick in this one.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Zatanna, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Superman, Justice League Dark, John Constantine, Green Lantern, Etrigan, Deadman, DC comics, Batman


Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

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A pretty generic spacemarine film and one good at that. It has returned news-flashes of the first movie and has bad-gov-good-joes plot, but it lacks its especial cynicism, and the villain is rather too vain. Plus, the only female soldier even wears indestructible full frontal 70s prostitute make-up inside the motorized armour.

Cinematography is mostly ok, but some cuts are too chaotic for no reason. Also it has lens flares and film grain. In the CGI cartoon. Film grain. Nosulus rift.

It turns out that i don’t remember anything at all from the Heinlein’s book.

@темы: Starship Troopers, Мультипликация/анимация, Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars


Batman and Harley Quinn

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An oh lol so random comedy action with jarring jumps in tone. It is incredibly dumb, but it actually works for what it tries to be.

The animation is mostly ok, but you can spot every shortcut they made during the production.
The film more or less fits into the DC animated universe (not to be confused with DC Animated Movie Universe), but that’s not official, yet.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Swamp Thing, Nightwing, DC comics, Batman and Harley Quinn, Batman



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The Zero Theorem

Watching it second time reveals that it actually doesn’t have a cathartic ending. Though that is expected from Gilliam.

The Book of Life

Second time “outside” art-style looks even worse, “inside” art-style looks even greater and the story itself doesn’t feel that bad anymore. It even feels kind of good enough. But the generic cover songs and bad jokes are still jarring.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Кино, The Zero Theorem, The Book of Life (2014)


Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

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This is the first Scooby-Doo animation, which isn’t painful to watch for me. Because the modern “lego”-style writing, no matter the actual executors or sсript-writers, overwrites all other narratives and styles and make them work. I don’t know how that magic works, but all authors i saw so far are trying to use the medium instead of making generic cartoons, but with faux-lego design.
Though, cinematography is very strange — beside the usual bricks and low-effort fillers, like sky and sand, it has very, very high-resolution water, fire and smoke. Also a CGI cartoon has lens-flare. Seriously?

@темы: Lego Scooby-Doo!, Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Scooby-Doo, Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash, Lego


Rick and Morty

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Season 1-2.

A tryhard ow the edge cartoon, which just like any other amerikan series is just reusing ancient sci-fi tropes and plots but with marginally different set of characters. The jokes are so tryhard — they are boring, that’s when they are jokes and not just amerikan flatulence. The morals and the view of life, which it successfully sells to amerikan celldweller mom’s basket-sons, are the most basic truisms for anyone outside of tiny “western world” (USA, Canada, Australia, centre of the EU). Stuff like that i heard every time my dad got drunk and wanted to talk at four in the morning in the kitchen if i wasn’t sleeping. You don’t need to be a mental giant to know how screwed up life actually is. Basic knowledge of school’s course on history and biology and couple of headlines from the news is enough for that.
The animation is garbage and the art-style is intentionally bad I Was Only Pretending To Be Retarded. Which also describes it in general, an outdated cheap post-modernism with unjokes. The only noteworthy episode is the last one, and not because it’s good, but because that would make an okay ending for the series and it is the only contextually edgy turn of events.

Season 3.

Just more of the same. Scratch that, it’s degradation to the more of the same. The last episode of the second season is reverted and everything suddenly went back to amerikan suburban lifestyle of a dysfunctional family. Wake up, The Simpsons started in 1989, they are almost as old as me. And that’s not counting possible live-action predecessors.
This season is somewhat kinda with a ten-meter stick attempts serialization, but never actually commits to it outside of mentioning it out of place from time to time.

Let’s take the Pickle Rick for example. We have an episode with a noteworthy action sequences in the sewers, which have a very bad and tired premise of family therapy. Footage of which steals run-time from the events in the sewer and interjects them, ruining the pacing. After the sewers the action side of this episode goes into an utterly racist and retarded fight, unrelated to anything in that universe and not really sound geographically, considering that we had a lot of aerial shots of the neighbourhood. It feels like this part was tacked on only due to the current amerikan racist sentiment created by corrupt libtard media to somehow red herring the public from their crimes. And the moral of the story is that therapy doesn’t work and Rick thinks he is smart. We get it, you vape.
Instead of doing a nice action episode, it is muddied with 4\5 of the stale cellophane garbage. And that applies to the whole season. Oh, and that serialization? Forget about it, they tried so hard and got so far, but in the end it doesn’t even matter — they reverted everything back again. And did it inside this short season, not even in the first episode of the next.

@темы: Энтропия, Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Rick and Morty


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

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An animated feature film with an interesting art-style, but probably the worst world and storyline of this year (due to ass-creed counting as 2016). It’s so bad, it beats all of the Shrek sequels combined, with it’s right hand tied up it’s own arse. Watching this is like watching high-budget feature-length Ren & Stimpy “Adult Party Cartoon”.

@темы: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Captain Underpants, Мультипликация/анимация


Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

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Deathstroke bizarro adventure

The film starts with flashback which has nothing in common with this storyline, or theme, or tone, or even narrative, while using a different animation and art styles and it features different people. Then it leaps to present with a ton of "who are all those people" in the first scene. If you suppose that your audience already knows everyone and what happened in between, then don't even show an unrelated and even dissonant clip from the past. Instead, they should've show where Terra came from and how she joined the team. Like in the source material.

Some moments in the writing of the film itself are rather jarring, but they are kind of explained later in the movie.

The thing is, troubled youth in Marvel universe is handled by Xavier, whose superpower is that he is superprofessor, and always can help by being parental figure and a magic brain-scanning functioning psychoanalyst at the same time.
In DC we just take a bunch of kids, give them free out of any education card, and put them in the giant dorm. Which is built for a hundred of people, but usually is occupied by about ten persons. What realistically goes there is more akin to the Teen Titans Go! than any other adaptation.
Next, the alien 30 years old chick falls out of the sky on 17 years old dude and sexually harasses him. Five years down the line, those adults are hanging out with young kids, while said chick just runs around early-teen boys (and girls) bare assed.
The evil doom machine 9000 can create a man with... The Power of the Five People! And beside meta-humans and aliens, the priest wanted to add power of a teen and an adult in tight suits to the mix. Of course! Even the movie itself treats them like garbage. While everyone is fighting the chimera, Robins just wasting their time unsuccessfully trying to beat a lone vietnam veteran on steroids after cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Speaking of which, was he resurrected before he found much younger Terra, than depicted, or was he just absent for some time, while she was alone in his big, strong, glistering secret lair without food and no way out?
This version of Terra tries so hard to grimdark everything and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter. Well, okay, drama, drama, lolita, child abuse, whatever; even with blood gushing everywhere on screen, all dirty talk about grandpa's dick and premature ejaculation, they still chickened out of nips-nips in see-through peignoir. But then a rock falls on her. But she is god of rocks. But she was dug out in one piece. But then she dramatically dies in his hands and he must scream no-o-o-o-o-o! to the sky. At least they should have leave her buried and squished, instead of making that retarded trope.

DC is always nonsensical outside of the "cinematic universe", so the only way to watch this movie right, is to skip the flashback and treat it like an adaptation of a single story-ark from the comics.

Overall it looks okay (if we don't count Deasthstroke's JoJo lips) and the cinematography is fine, even despite the jarring clash with 3D animation. It is just a generic action movie with generic story. It's okay.

А насчёт педобугурта в пендостане — пока вы делаете вид, что дети не начинают интересоваться сексом с пяти лет, они будут раздеваться и трынькать для незнакомых стариков в интернете за бесплатно, а эти записи будут накапливаться на бесконечных сайтах для извращенцев. А ведь это можно было бы решить простым разговором, а не делать вид что этого не существует.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Teen Titans, DC comics


The Secret Of Kells

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…stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

This film is somewhat similar to The Book of Life. They both are extremely stylized and use two (or more) different styles instead of using one coherent style. They both have very weak stories and bad out of place jokes. And they both don’t really represent their subject matter — a “celebration of the local culture”.

But The Book of Life has “friendship is magic” parts to its generic story and its design is “never seen before”. And The Secret of Kells is reminiscent of soviet animation tradition (considered to be surrealistic in the west), uses comics’ panels for no reason in couple of places and has jarring 3D in couple of others. Also the cinematography is somewhat stiff, probably to keep the age ratings, and sometimes uses a different art-styles, which are clashing with everything else.

The storyline is yet another “daddy issues” “hide vs expose” thing and i’m not sure if that structure is even related to the ireland or if it was just imposed by englishmen. “The waifu” which is heavily used to advertise this, is no more than a minor sidekick (with not that great voice-acting). And it has a lot of those. It has the whole “captain planet” team of racist stereotypes — literally “a big-ass ooga booga” (not even voiced by a black dude), a short, wise, ancient, long-living “the gook”, gloomy slave (what an orthodox can do in the Abbey? Was there schism already?) and a fat mumbling italian with mario stache doing fingers. And on top of all that we have the irish cat. The fairy is basically a plot device, team racist is no more than out of place “””comic”” relief” and the cat is perpendicular to everything. It exists only because it’s irish and they just had to namedrop it here. The now topical wall is only methaphorical — the evool vikings can just teleport on top of it. There is no proof or explanation of why it was a bad idea, and how everything would be better without it. And the vikings are just orks. Not different culture, not barbarians, not bandits, not even people, just orks. And even truly irish Cromm Crúaich is just another Níðhöggr\Jǫrmungandr going full οὐροβόρος. Isn’t this supposed to celebrate irish unique selling points?

Of course some types of catholicism can go full regional, like black gospel, modern “latino” gangsta catholicism or polish “angelic” hussars. But what is depicted here is so anglosphere-mainstream, that i know that it’s irish only because i read the wiki entry afterwards. I though it’s just some surrealism inspired by soviet-born Геннадий Тартаковский (especially considering the similarities between his Samurai Jack and ᴅʀᴀᴍᴀᴛɪᴄ scenes in this movie), put in the general western europe medieval-type drawings.

It’s peculiar, quaint and picturesque, but even The Book of Life has more going to it’s story and it’s characters. And for someone very familiar with soviet style of animation — this movies is not even that rare, notable or outstanding.

And there is no secret.

@темы: Энтропия, Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, The Secret Of Kells



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Yet another peculiar surrealistic animated short movie by Иван Максимов.

In some sense, for me, Максимов is solved author — i have no urge to see the rest of his works, because i know beforehand that they all are surreal and they all are good.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, 5/4


宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック (Uchū Kaizoku Kyaputen Hārokku) (2013)

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Pirates of the Spacebbean: Depressed Men Pout in the Corner

Despite utterly depressed mood, overly dramatic edge-overload storyline and boring soundtrack, it’s still quite interesting to see. There are not much wholesome crazy space operas around these days. Even Star Wars is just moping around for past five movies.

Also the song played during credits is some laughable J-Pop.

Maybe it’s a fault of this adaptation, relying on the knowledge of the source material, or maybe it’s just japanese school of writing, but this movie just throws a bunch of high and low concepts at the viewer, supposing they will sort it all out for themselves.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Uchu Kaizoku Kyaputen Harokku, Captain Herlock


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — Season 7

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They finally really did it. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

It’s the weakest season yet, not only it averages on very autistic characters making obviously very bad decisions, but also contains two of the worst episodes of the show, which are also ones of the worst in the whole medium. One is not just painfully bad, but propagates sleep-rape; the other is very obvious and boring, while saying that being a dishonest jerk is somehow a good thing. And every time the rest of the season has some good ideas or has Maud or Starlight in it, it manages to completely screw up endings, or tone, or the moral of the story.

And yet it has a better ending, where, finally, friendship is magic, and isn’t is beating the crap out of your enemies with rainbow coloured death rays. In some sense even yet another setup was better. It wasn’t as obvious as magic keys (for the most part) and yet it all came together in the end without being obnoxious. Though, if you hide your good parts in piles of garbage, even when you dig it out and assemble it back, it still reeks of decomposing waste. The last episode turned out to be quite good, despite the ex machina with the elements, but the first part of it had to be insufferably bad for it, with obviously extremely dumb decisions. And DOF is still a crap for fags.

Between it and the very bad movie, i wonder where it’s heading next. And, as always, you can say “well at least it’s not Adventure Time“.

@темы: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, My Little Pony, Мультипликация/анимация


My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Specials

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Even outside of big-er budget feature length movies Equestria Girls writing continues to be better than usual Friendship is Magic stuff. The first episode even surpasses the expectations in how the plot will go, rejecting the standard tropes of that genre. And the third finally makes a Sunset\Starlight crossover, while also having nice writing. The second one, though, is a mundane and I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids mystery. It still works as a prelude to the third episode, but the break for titles means that it is a separate entity and not a long setup.

The fact that Starlight is referred to as a student and it was mentioned that only several months have passed after Friendship games, puts these somewhere before the recent seasons.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, My Little Pony, Equestria Girls


Monster High: Electrified

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Hello lens flare, my unfriend
You came to torture me again.

Новая вселенная по прежнему не имеет смысла. Всё ещё не понятно зачем персонажей превратили в "лигу справедливости". Почему Лагуна (fish out of water) превратилась во Флеша? За что убрали Гулию и отдали её характеристики Френки? Почему Клео — Спайдер-мен?

Зато в этот раз есть полноценный сюжет, хоть и не самый лучший. Самое страшное, на что оказалась способна большая страшная злодейка —мелкое хулиганство не сравнимое с очередным проходом футбольных фанатиков. Она более опасна для "своих" монстров, чем для людей. Впрочем это немного понижает её злодейкость и более терпимо для Дракулы. Правда что он может сделать? В такой ситуации обычно родителей зовут и выплачивают штраф, а тут получается он получил себе на голову толпу сирот и школу-интернат. Так же выходят неловкие коннотации с "поганами мексикосами", учитывая что Моаника была выбрана злодеем не в самое удачное время.
Вся подветка с музыкальной группой так и не разрешена и может быть выкинута в отдельную унылую короткометражку.
У самого фильма неплохой, перегруженный неоном, стиль, но его сексизм указан даже самим персонажем — мужики так и не получили свою порцию неона. Хотя тут был большой простор для фантазии, которым, как кажется, оригинальная вселенная не упустила бы шанса воспользоваться. Можно было выдать ему платье и ему бы понравилось. Можно было бы выдать ему платье и он бы застеснялся, чтобы не смущать деревенщину с традиционными ценностями. Или можно было просто выдать ему нормальный неоновый костюм в любом стиле.

Уже лучше и красивее, но всё ещё не рядом с лучшими из старых полнометражек. И по-прежнему ощущается какая-то пустота, от примитивной буффонады, вместо умных шуток основанных на монстрах.

@темы: Мультипликация/анимация, Индустрия Развлечений, Monster High

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