Good and Bad Shorts

I occasionally peruse the io9 web site. Occasionally, because, quite frankly, I find it a bit tiresome. It just seems a bit over the top and too much in love with itself.

Here, for example, is the piece on R’ha, which exhorts us to watch the short film. Well, I did, and it struck me as the sort of thing a male teenager in the grip of his hormones might do. Portentous, limited, and ultimately something that I would not want to engage with. Technically well-realised; but intellectually, a single note plucked on a well-worn string.

Then again there’s Mama. This has more meat on its bones. But whether it can be stretched out into a full length feature, I have my doubts. I’ll wait and see.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Good and Bad Shorts

  1. Matt Healy says:

    While the plot was derivative and predictable, the animation was very impressive for one person. In collaboration with good writers, directors, and actors this guy might do great things. There is an interview with him here:

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