It’s not easy to make anything revolving around Hitler funny. That’s likely because Hitler is a murderous genocidal psychopath. It’s also why you either know what you’re doing, or you just leave it alone. And I wish the directors of Alternate Histories had done just that because it’s only intermittently interesting/funny (and much of that […]
When I first watched Zema Blue, the 14th episode of Love, Death + Robots, I assumed that it was pretty dull story-wise. Then I watched it a second time and realized how wrong I was and the episode is a pretty fascinating commentary on what it means be human. It’s pretty subtle, but it’s there.
Not a bad episode, though certainly not among the best. It’s brought down by an extended stay in the Uncanny Valley (some of the CGI of Samira Wiley’s face is just…not good) and a story that seems a bit contradictory at times. If you’re a fan of aerial combat (the warplanes in this episode, which […]
Helping Hand is a bit of a joke, and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s a study in what can go wrong in a given situation, and when things go wrong, they GO WRONG. It’s also a story about survival, and about one person will do to stay alive under remarkable odds.
Not a terrible episode, but a very ‘Meh’ one–which is in it’s way worse because at least terrible had the potential to be pretty horrific, as these scenes from The Stuff (1985) illustrate . When The Yogurt Took Over feels more like visual wallpaper: It’s interesting to look at but when all is said and […]
Sucker of Souls, the fifth episode of Love, Death + Robots, is a lot of fun. Traditional drawn animation, as opposed to CGI, it’s pretty refreshing to see. And the thing is, I’m not a fan of this particular style of animation, though seeing it presented among, so-far, an entirely CGI field makes it pretty […]
Suits is a great episode and if it doesn’t end up ranking among the best I’ll be genuinely shocked. Written by Tim Miller, it’s a love letter to what I imagine are his favorite movies, like Aliens and Starship Troopers. Though what I find most interesting is the animation style–which is very warm and inviting–and […]