Tom got his hands on Rachel’s cell phone and is working on her contacts … Yes, Crowe’s colossal “” Gladiator “” times are really long ago.

Tom got his hands on Rachel’s cell phone and is working on her contacts … Yes, Crowe’s colossal “” Gladiator “” times are really long ago.

As in the first part, in the troll sequel your eyes go over every second, while a wild musical melange maltreats your eardrums and bizarre humor meets even more absurd characters. Which film would be better suited for the screen and the communal laughter than this LSD trip symbolically cast in celluloid? And it works like this: As soon as Poppy and her colleagues have recovered from their first adventure with the bad-tempered people of the mountains, the world turns the constantly cuddling, dancing and happy pop trolls out of joint again. The reason: They learn that they are actually only one of a total of six species of their guild that it broke up a long time ago.

In addition to them, there are also funk, country, techno, classical and rock trolls, not to mention a few smaller offshoots such as jazz, reggaeton or yodelling trolls, as well as a few others well-known trolls are part of the party. (Photo: DreamWorks Animation LLC) But that is not the only thing causing a stir. The main reason for trouble is because the rock trolls under their leader Barb have set themselves the goal of tearing down the musical barriers again – under their hegemony, of course. Sure, Poppy can’t put up with that. So she sets out to save the trolls in all their diversity from the rocking monotony dictatorship. The story not only sounds wacky, it is, even though its basic features are of course very simple.

It is no coincidence that the role of the “bad guys” falls to the hard-and-heavy faction, while the pop brigade also gets its fat off for its catchy tune. Like the first flick, “” Trolls World Tour “” doesn’t necessarily earn its spurs with a particularly sophisticated script, but with its love for detail, its brave wit and its innumerable clever reminiscences of pop culture. Small as well as big kids can pick enough things out of the movie for their own personal fun. Their world tour may only take the trolls through their living rooms. But it still feels like they’re playing in sold out venues. “” Trolls World Tour “” is from 23.

April as a digital rental video available. Source: “Not exactly a good-humored contemporary: Tom (Russell Crowe). (Photo: Leonine Distribution GmbH) It’s been 20 years since Russell Crowe in” “Gladiator” “the muscle-packed fighting machine He is also combative in “” Unhinged – Out of Control “”, just not muscled anymore. Instead, he becomes a pot-bellied pick-up killer. Not only does the engine howl. Do you remember the cinema? This room with one big screen on which films are shown while you eat popcorn, sip Coke and laugh out loud, get frightened or just doze off?

Yes, there was a time when you could visit this room without a face mask, distance rules and the constant worry of catching a virus load. It feels like about as long ago as “” Gladiator “” – the flick that made Russell Crowe really famous, earned him an Oscar and burned him to mind as a muscle-packed fighting machine. Okay, we’re exaggerating a bit. The triumphal march of “” Gladiator “” in 2000 is a little longer back than the beginning of the Corona crisis.

But it is now up to Crowe to at least herald the end of the total lockdown in the movie theaters as the first Hollywood star. His new film “Unhinged – Out of Control” is actually the first large-scale production from the US dream factory to come back to the cinemas in this country – mouthguard, distance rules and worrying about a virus load included, of course. But maybe at least the mouth is -Nose coverage in this case not too bad. Then at least nobody sees or hears the corners of the mouth dropping behind her, the nose wrinkled or the desperate sighing. But first things first: “” Unhinged “” comes across as a kind of crossover from films that you have all seen before. A bit of “” Falling Down – A completely normal day “” here, in which Michael Douglas once stood in a traffic jam and then went crazy.

A little “” duel “” there, Steven Spielberg’s feature film debut from 1971, in which a truck driver gave a businessman on the highway the hell of persecution. And a pinch of “” Hitcher, the Highway Killer “” there, in which Rutger Hauer mutated into a bloodthirsty psycho in 1986. “” Unhinged “” doesn’t play on the highway, however, but somewhere in the middle of a US metropolis. But in this case too, the disaster begins in a traffic jam.

Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is having a really bad day. She overslept, so she’s bringing her son Kyle (Gabriel Bateman) to school late anyway, and her lack of punctuality stinks so much to her client that she cancels her on her cell phone. It doesn’t really lift the mood that, to make matters worse, she and Kyle are stuck in a big traffic jam.

Especially not when the driver of a pick-up in front of them forgets to step on the gas, when the traffic light is turning green for a change and the way is clear for a while. Tom is after them: Rachel (Caren Pistorius). (Photo: Leonine Distribution GmbH) Rachel does what many would probably do in this situation: she honks. The driver in front of her, a certain Tom (Russell Crowe), doesn’t like it at all. He, too, has had anything but a relaxed day – but is generally not the relaxed type.

When Rachel refuses to apologize to him, he turns up – and crazy. “” I think you don’t really know what a bad day is “”, the pot-bellied Tom snaps at the stressed mother. “” But that will change. “” From then on, a merciless chase begins, in which not only Rachel and Kyle come into the sights of the angry citizen on four wheels. Tom got his hands on Rachel’s cell phone and is working on her contacts … Yes, Crowe’s colossal “” Gladiator “” times are really long ago. And with regard to “” Unhinged “” you have to say that it doesn’t just refer to its appearance.

Not that he has fundamentally lost his acting talent. And his rather second-rate co-stars are sure to give their best in the flick. But with such an outrageous script and a plot bursting with logic gaps, not even the best ensemble can save much. The protagonists in the film behave so stupidly, nonsensically and with liberal intelligence that one would like to bite into the face mask. Question: Imagine an obviously madman chasing you (with your child) in your small car in broad daylight in the middle of the city with his pickup – what do you do? A) I’m giving myself a wild and death defying chase with him.

B) I park the car, get out and seek help. Or, if you have a choice, how do you seek help? A) I drive across town to a relative’s house and hide there. B) I stop around the corner at the next police station. If you checked A), you can confidently look at “” Unhinged “”.

If not, don’t do it. It hurts while watching. “” Unhinged – Out of Control “” is now in German cinemas. Source: “Jamie Foxx plays Walter McMillian, who is said to have murdered a young white woman in 1986 and is therefore on death row. Photo: Warner Bros./Jake Giles Netter) The racism drama “Just Mercy” tells the story of Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer who has been fighting for death row inmates who have no money for a decent defense for more than 30 years spoke to him, Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan about racism in the here and now. Michael B. Jordan plays the young lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who founded the “” Equal Justice Initiative “” in 1989, in “” Just Mercy “” The 60-year-old civil rights activist has helped many people since then and is considered one of the great heroes in the fight against racism and legal injustice in the United States for free to help men on death row in Alabama.

Right at the beginning of his years of tireless service, he defended Walter McMillian, who was sentenced to death for murder and played by Jamie Foxx, and who vehemently protested his innocence. The fact that nobody believes him is a legal scandal that makes racism in the US state of Alabama painful and exemplarily has with Bryan Stevenson as well as with the actors Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx about racism today and the forgetting Mr. Jordan, what did it mean to you to play Bryan Stevenson, who is almost as important to black people in the USA today as Martin Luther King was? Michael B. Jordan: It was exciting something special. An honour. The first time I heard about Bryan Stevenson, read his memoirs, and listened to him speak, I was incredibly motivated for the task.

And I was also a little ashamed of having known so little about him when his work is so incredibly important. I really wanted other people to hear his story and hopefully feel the same way as me. Jamie Foxx: “” The film is important for everyone who has experienced something similar. “” (Photo: Warner Bros./Jake Giles Netter) Jamie Foxx: It meant everything to me to be part of this project. It’s so important to our culture.

Also for my father, whose life was ruined by just such an injustice. They put drugs on him for $ 25 and put him in prison for seven years. The film is important for all people who have experienced something similar. When you’re black, you always carry the burden and fear of being mistaken for a criminal. Someone that people fear.

This film gives us the opportunity to show the prison inmates for who they really are, namely human. And it shows what humanity can do. More than 30 years have passed since these events. Has the situation for blacks in the US improved anywhere? Jordan: Even though the events in the film were so long ago, they are sadly still relevant. It could just as easily have happened yesterday or last week. That’s why he’s so important.

In any case, I think nothing has changed since then. Michael B. Jordan, Bryan Stevenson and Jamie Foxx (from left) (Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment) Bryan Stevenson: The political environment has improved a bit. To the point that we now know that there are too many people in prisons. More and more people get a feel for the problem.

However, the US continues to have the highest conviction rate in the world, with thousands imprisoned innocently. There is still a system in place that treats you better when you are white and guilty than black and innocent. So the film is actually more topical than ever, there is still so much to do. What should happen? Why don’t people learn from history? Stevenson: That’s a really good question.

The balance of power in the US has simply not changed. In Africa, after apartheid, there was a change that ensured that the past would not be forgotten. In Germany, too, people have a different awareness of history.

There are exhibitions on the Holocaust in the museums and there is even a memorial in Berlin. But nothing like this has happened in America before. The balance of power is still the same and that makes it so difficult for us. We have to face things, address them openly and make the problems visible.

There is still far too much bigotry and racism in this country. Foxx: For me, racism is incomprehensible. When I walk down the street I don’t see black or white, I just see people. But for some reason there are people who make differences. You see the black, the Mexican, the Chinese. This is crazy.

We don’t have an answer to that question. We can only tell the story from our perspective and hope that it touches these people and moves something in them. That it makes them rethink their attitudes and stop being a racist. But I have no idea why one person hates another because of their origins.

Can you explain it to me? “” Just Mercy “” will be in theaters from February 27. (Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment) No, that’s why I ask. Foxx: How should I know if you are black if you are white do not do?

It is your people who are afraid of mine, not the other way around. Well, luckily that doesn’t apply to everyone. Mr. Stevenson, doesn’t your job make you madly angry and frustrated sometimes?

Then how do you get yourself back on track so you can move on? STEVENSON: Yes, there are moments. I then think of all the people who were there before me and who fought. I live in Montgomery, Alabama, a community with a long history of resistance. The people there did what I do today 60 years earlier.

They put on their best suits and took to the streets even though they knew they would be beaten by the police there. They did it to protest for their rights. I think of their courage and their strength. With that in mind, you’ll find the strength to keep going through difficult times. How satisfied are you with the choice of Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx to film your memoir?

Stevenson: I couldn’t be happier. Both are great actors and closely related to the subject. They were exciting to spend time with and they both did a fantastic job. Whenever I watch Jamie, I keep forgetting that there is an actor sitting there thinking that it is actually my client Walter. Nicole Ankelmann spoke to Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan and Bryan Stevenson. “” Just Mercy “” runs from 27. February in the cinemas. Source: “Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx, left) was apparently innocent and sentenced to death.

Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) is doing everything possible to reopen the case. (Photo: Warner Bros./Jake Giles Netter) “Just Mercy” “tells the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has been in. For over 30 years the USA fights for more justice and against racism. It is a respectful and haunting bow to a modern hero. In 2014, the black lawyer Bryan Stevenson published a field report in the USA entitled “Just Mercy”, which appeared a year later in Germany under the title “” Ohne Gnade “”.