Everyone here at HeyUGuys has a skill. Mine (I think!?) is bringing people together, networking, general managing of the site and doing the odd bit of news. One thing I very much struggle with is writing reviews. I can go into a cinema and say I like a movie or don’t like a movie but this is very much my own personal preference, just as it is for anyone else who goes off to their local multiplex. Analysing a movie however as to why it’s good or bad I find much more difficult which is why I struggle to write reviews. Other people on HeyUGuys are fantastic at writing them which is why we have such a wonderful team. This post will show you the sort of things they are looking for when they review a movie and why some things in a sequence will work, and some won’t.
In this post / video we get to look specifically at a chase scene The Dark Knight (TDK). In the scene, film critic, Jim Emerson explains why a lot of the direction and editing and ‘visual grammar’ is actually very bad using easy to follow audio descriptions and simple arrows. TDK is one of the top grossing movies of all time bringing in over $1bn. This would suggest the movie was very good (and In my opinion it was) but after you’ve watched this you’ll start to see that it actually has a fair few flaws even in just this one scene. Emerson is doing a three part series called ‘In the Cut’ and this is part one. Part 2 should follow shortly. It’s 20 minutes long but will give you great insight and clarity into what critics mean when they say a movie is incoherent.
Have a watch of the video below and let us know what you think in the comments section below. Thanks to Brendon Connelly from Bleeding Cool for the heads up on this on this great video and we’ll look to put other two parts up when they hit.