Die Känguru-Chroniken (2020)

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Die Känguru-Chroniken: Directed by Dani Levy. With Marc-Uwe Kling, Dimitrij Schaad, Rosalie Thomass, Adnan Maral. Comedy based on the radio comedy and the bestselling books and audio-books by Marc-Uwe Kling.

“The movie is everything I hoped it wouldnu0026#39;t be and I canu0026#39;t believe the author gave his blessings. Itu0026#39;s a typical german comedy. In a bad way. Which means the humor is very silly. Which doesnu0026#39;t do the ingenious novels by Marc-Uwe Kling any justice, because the humor there is witty and more on the dry side. What made me cringe the most was what Iu0026#39;m sure will be sold off as movie u0026quot;citationsu0026quot;. Which even if you know they are meant like that just come off as blatant and shameless stealing. As a viewer I felt insulted. A citation has to do bring in new elements. It has to hint at the original just to show the appreciation for it. Put it in another context. Not stealing entire scenes and dialogues and even end with the same punchline. If youu0026#39;re outright stealing at least have the modesty not to copycat material that everyone and his grandmother has seen hundreds of times. The interaction between the kangaroo and the main character is unconvincing and weak. It looks like he acts to thin air. Which is made worse by the fact that the kangaroou0026#39;s voice is coming from the off and doesnu0026#39;t fit in with the ambient sound. Thereu0026#39;s no reverb, no nothing. But you can see itu0026#39;s lips move, so it feels just awkward. The animation is not the best either. All the punchlines that put me to tears while listening to the audio books just donu0026#39;t fire because the timing is off. The story theyu0026#39;ve build around the source material is plainly dumb and uninspired tv-quality stuff. As is the cinematography, if you wanna call it that. German telenovela level. Thereu0026#39;s nothing I like about the movie which the books didnu0026#39;t do better.”


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