After two films, Get Out (Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) and Us, Jordan Peele has become his own brand in cinemas: with the mysteriously titled “Nope” he stays true to the horror genre in the broadest sense, but at the same time delivers a visually stunning homage to the films of master director Steven Spielberg. “Nope’ is like Peele’s ‘Jaws’ – only this time the threat isn’t in the water but in the clouds:
OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) struggles to keep the struggling family business (a ranch that trains horses for Hollywood filming) going. But then animals keep disappearing – and something is brewing in the sky over the desert. OJ is convinced he saw a UFO up there. But instead of fleeing, he sees the chance to save the ranch after all. Together with his sister Em (Keke Palmer) he wants to shoot the ultimate UFO picture…
The conclusion of the DashFUN review: Jordan Peele bows with “Nope’ before cheap UFO conspiracy flicks and monster adventures, but at the same time delivers a film that looks as bombastic as one could expect from a modern day blockbuster. “Nope’ is an absolute must-see in the cinema, despite its minor weaknesses – on the largest possible screen with the best possible sound system!
In Robert Zemecki’s “Forrest Gump”, the title hero not only meets John F. Kennedy personally, he also becomes a table tennis champion and inspires John Lennon to create the Beatles hit “Imagine”. Elvis joins in the dancing, uncovers the Watergate scandal and invests in Apple shares early on. The reward: Six Oscars – and a huge hit at the worldwide box office! However, the adventures of Forrest Gump – including in the Vietnam War and in the midst of the AIDS epidemic – are of course also predominantly American.
That’s one of the reasons why it’s exciting how Advait Chandan is now remaking the story of Eric Roth’s 1986 novel in his Indian remake “Laal Singh Chaddha” processed. We haven’t seen the film ourselves and are therefore also very curious to see whether this is just a curiosity or a good film. “Laal Singh Chaddha” is a special screening only this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, in cinemas nationwide:
Fans of Winnetou, Old Shatterhand & Co. have waited a long time – and unfortunately it wasn’t really worth it: “The Young Chief Winnetou” by “The Wild Things” creator Mike Marzuk provides many references to the classic films of yesteryear, but disappoints as a stand-alone adventure film for the whole family:
The chief’s son Winnetou (Mika Ullritz) wants to show his father Intschu-Tschuna (Mehmet Kurtulus) that he too is a great warrior. With the help of Tom Silver (Milo Haaf), who is the same age, he wants to solve the mystery of the missing buffalo, but he has to deal with the nasty Todd Crow (Anatole Taubman)…
The conclusion of the DashFUN review: Winnetou returns to the cinema – as a 12-year-old junior chief. As a children’s film, however, this is hardly usable if, above all, used-up clichés from earlier Karl May cinema films are revived, so that primarily the old fans from back then can relate to it.