Physics in stories

Physics

One of the ionic things about Star Wars is the sound a TIE fighter makes as it flies by. Of course, that sound is actually a mistake, although probably a deliberate one: physics don’t allow for sound in a vacuum. Getting all the physics right in a story can be challenging. However, a lot of common mistakes have grown into cliches, which are easier to correct. A story can only benefit from that. Let’s have a look at some common mistakes regarding physics.

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Max Max: Fury Road Review

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I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road last week, and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ll try to discuss it without spoiling the movie, for once.

I wasn’t expecting very much, given the ongoing string of terrible remakes/reboots like Total Recall and The Amazing Spiderman. In those movies, the producers took surface elements from the original movies, stuffed a new generic script underneath, then shaved off all the possibly offensive edges for broadest appeal. For Fury Road, George Miller took the spark that made Mad Max 2 such a fun movie to watch, put a good script beneath it, then shaped it to one unified creative vision.

The result is a movie that is violent, possibly offensive, but great to watch if you like post-apocalyptic action road movies. Continue reading “Max Max: Fury Road Review”

The Other Revenge of the Sith

RevengeOfTheSithFrom the days of yore – well, from 2005, which is almost a decade ago – here’s my take on Star Wars Episode III:

The Other Revenge of the Sith.

After watching the episode 3 in the movie theatre, I spent about an hour afterwards ranting with some friends, in front of the theatre. With an audience.

Since I really loved the original Star Wars trilogy, I needed to release my disappointment somewhere. So, I channelled it into a spoof script of the movie. The Other Revenge of the Sith was the result.