The Question Marked #2: Unique Perspective

Sandy: What do you mean you offer a “unique perspective”? What do you think makes you so ‘special’?

N. Burg: Okay, okay. I admit it sounds a bit over-the-top. What I actually meant was my personal point of view. I would not consider myself a nihilist; but I kinda do … actually. I see no purpose in this world. Neither for me personally, nor for other things people do in their lives. I think things like a degree (which I do have) are pointless. Work is pointless. Travelling, which may be nice, is pointless. I don’t see anything that would be full of purpose. Politicians cling to their power, concerns rule us – and by the way – consumerism is pointless too, I see gangs killing others, I see organized crime. I only see a hodge podge of people having no ambition to be good and only do what their brain tells them to do. But that was not my point. I had to elaborate here. I don’t mysel from “inside” the system, you know. I am not a politician trying to collect votes, or a pop star who entertaines people. The system just sustains itself. To put it a bit clearer: Everyone has a position inside the system. From fast food providers, to travel websites, to beauty blogger. All people are connected and interact with each other. I disconnect myself and put myself out of the equation. I look from the outside,intothe system. That’s what I meant. 

P.O.V.: A-Team: The Movie

Did I like it?

A-Team: The Movie is nothing more than a mediocre – or worse – movie. Nothing stood out. Not the directing, not the writing, not the production design, not even the acting. I mean, they casted Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. It didn’t save the movie though. It was plagued by plenty of problem mostly due to the lack of ability by the people involved. Anyway.

– Bumpy start

It took a mere fifteen minutes to introduce us to the story. That is way too long. A good start of a movie sets up the characters and the plot in the first five to ten minutes. And it looked more like the beginning had more luck than actual ability. Don’t make me believe they had „a plan“ because one character said: „I love when a plan comes together.“ 

– Maxi single

The „score“ (I put it into air quotes becuase it is not a real score), was a disaster. It changed between boring pop and rock music to generic orchestra sound. At the start we here plenty of pop and rock, and when something dramatic happened, we heard generic orchestra sound. It would have been better if the producer had set a certain type of music and went with it. Otherwise you get a weird mix that doesn’t support the plot or elevate (or gloom) the mood of the viewer.

– B team

The actual team was also rather generic. To be honest: I cannot judge it that much because I haven’t seen the TV show. Hannibal was the smart leader, we had a handsome ladies men, a psycho and an African-American scared of flight. The least interesting combo ever. I couldn’t extract more from the movie. After the abyssmal introduction; not much happened to develop or explain the characters. I haven’t even got a reason to care them. Which brings me to my last point.

– A plot

It not only took them the entire first act to set up the plot; it’s actual set up is boring because of its generic plot points. The villain wants to print money? Seen. Next. I cannot be entertained by things I have seen and heard dozens of times before. You have to be more original and unique for me to care. And the plot point of their dismiss was way too underdeveloped. And the actual plot of finding the bad buy was more a sidenote than the actual plot. The script is a mess. It focuses too much onto the more irrelevant things than the good interesting stuff. 

Bottom line: Just another installment in the epidemic of mediocre movies.

Super Detective – Chapter 2: The Case of the Mummy

Trivia #2

Stop the Light was inspired by One Piece, while Super Detective was inspired by Case Closed.

N.E.T. Article #2 – Hillsight View Agency

The Hillsight View Agency was started by Arthur Hillsight. (He added a ‘View’ to it in order to have a little play on words.) The Agency was started in 2042 in Olympia, Washington. A personal case led him to New Berlin, where Arthur, then on his own, started to investigate. A murderer has killed two men by using benzine and fire. It was a messy and rather gross case. So Arthur thought. The murderer turned out to be a chemistry teacher who tried a self-made benzine in order to sell in on the black market. 

The mayor offered money when the agency moved to New Berlin. Which it then did. But not because Arthur liked New Berlin so much. He fell in love. A woman named Rose Gardner was a secretary in the World Government embassy. Arthur visited her every day in order to find the right moment to ask for a date. Then, after twenty or so attempts, he simply asked, and she agreed. Both had a great day at the pier, where he would win her a frog she dubbed Monty. 

She then quit her job at the embassy to work for Arthur. Life seemed good. Until a vengeful maniac destroyed everything. A mad man took her hostage and held her in a room near an abandoned hotel. It was his intention to get rid of all investigative forces. Arthur deduced the location and it came to a fight where a pistol shot was fired and hit Rose. She survived. But did not stay the same. Psychologists explained Arthur she was traumatized and needed special treatment. 

Arthur became a popular and beloved citizens and even got the key the city. The city itself was pretty much crime-free. Hence some called him ‘the Batman of New Berlin’. As he employed a team of 6 investigators, his agency grew to a big and bold one only devoted to justice. His second big case was in 2045. The so-called Scissor Hand killer. Someone slit the throats of prostitutes. He was called this way because their clothes had stripes ripped of her clothes. Arthur solved the case by finding the story where the knives where bought and simply needed to check the payment way. 

Arthur Hillsight died in 2049 because of heart failure. His niece became his successor and leads the Agency into new territories. Crime is in an all-time high in New Berlin and it needs new and bold investigators who solve crimes. It is not specialized on homicide. They also solve cases of theft, computer crime and tax fraud. Right now it has 7 employees and is ready to keep the city clean of crime. Hence the niece its new slogan: Crime and crime free again.