Review – It’s all entertainment?
By Umut Hanioğlu
The 10-day festival finally came to an end Saturday October 2nd. This year attendances peaked as the Premiere night movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Luc Besson’s fantastic vision of early 20th-century Paris, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, sold out completely.
People of all ages were to be seen lining up for the screenings, meaning the fantasy and science fiction genres (mixed with horror, etc.) did not only appeal to teenagers and/or young adults.
The wide array of films covering such subjects as medieval warriors, zombies in the city of London, Romanian vampires and robot geishas shows the potential for creativity and wealth of ideas for these genres.
Yet somehow it feels as if the films that screened were made only to entertain people, which is fine, but with no other purpose. Continue reading