Category Archives: Movies

Movie of the Week: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

As Silke and I both really enjoyed the first two Ice Age movies we were looking forward to watch the third part as well. Thanks to recent upgrades to two cinemas in Cambridge we would even be able to watch the 3D version of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

The movie was just what he had hoped for: hilarious cartoon characters, breakneck action and a lot of humour presented in dizzying 3D. We had a really good time watching the film.

I’m only wondering how much of the fun will be lost when the 2D version is released on DVD or Blu-Ray …

Movie of the Week: Star Trek

The last two Star Trek movies were quite disappointing. When I heard that the newest movie would be about the young crew of the original Enterprise I thought it would be even worse. But a very favourable review by Spiegel Online whose critics normally despise any remotely entertaining movie sparked my interest.

And Star Trek didn’t disappoint me: action, humour and drama presented at Warp speed. The actors playing the crew of the enterprise are excellent, in particular Chris Pine. He plays James T. Kirk as a daredevil who you hate and love at the same time. He even manages to remind you of William Shatner without being sappy. After two hours which seem to pass in an instant a whole new universe opens up in front of you.

So far Star Trek is definitely the best movie I’ve seen this year.

Movie of the Week: The Dark Knight

A lot has been said about the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight. Especially Heath Ledger‘s performance as the Joker has been praised a lot. I became sceptical about the film because of all the hype.

This evening Silke and I went to watch The Dark Knight ourselves. I must say it deserved all the hype. The movie was exciting, disturbing and full of action. Heath Ledger was simply brilliant. He reached a level of malignant madness that will assure him a place in the midst of legendary movie villains.

All in all it was one of the two best Batman movies ever. It reflected the dark ambience of the comics perfectly.