9/22/08

Igor: The Cutest Little Bit of Evil Ever

I'm a bit embarrassed that I didn't see this one coming. It's got evil scientists and beautiful computer animation - of course it's a geek movie. And it's especially cool for the budding little kiddy geek.

Igor is part of a sub-class of people whose only lot in life is to assist evil geniuses. But from the time he was a child he had dreamed of being an evil genius himself. He's a genius. He invented an immortal bunny and a talking brain. His latest invention, a giant frankenstein-esque girl who dances and sings is a shoe-in for the science festival.

I'm continually amazed with the artistic work that goes into computer generated animated movies now-a-days and Igor is no exception. It's one thing to say that you made your movie on a computer - it's quite another to come up with these stylized renderings with beautiful artwork that must have taken years to complete. Igor is no exception to this.

And the story is quite good, too. It has a few twists and turns which, I will admit, are exposed in a quite on-the-nose fashion, but, again, it is a kids movie at its core. I'm sure they wouldn't so much appreciate any more subtle a reveal. The characters are lovable even when they're evil and it all comes to a close with a heartwarming end. Also the use of "Tomorrow, Tomorrow" from Annie is brilliantly used as the background to a psychotic rampage. In minor key, of course. Brilliant!

9/6/08

W.

It's been slow on the geek movie front. Well, it's been slow on the move front in general, but especially on the geek movie front.

I just watched a trailer for Oliver Stone's movie W. It's about the life of one George Walker Bush. Guess who plays his dad, H.W....


That Guy!

The trailer is confusing. It doesn't really come right out with the point Stone is trying to make. It doesn't say if George became a good president. All it really says is that when he was younger he was pretty much a drunken red-neck fool. So... you can probably extrapolate a point from that beginning.

Anyway, geeks seem to be into politics now-a-days. At least they all are on Digg. It seems to be the type of thing that involves a lot of research and intelligence to get into. So, what do you think? Can W. be considered a geek movie? Post your comments below and cast your vote to the right.