You did a wonderful job with this animation. I really hope you can understand this review because it's important for you to know that you made my day.
I'm glad that you didn't try to rehash Step 1, which was a masterpiece in manic unrequited romance. While infused with a similar energy, Step 2 feels breezier, even more romantic. I get the feeling...God, I feel ridiculous for saying this...Obviously, the bunny didn't care that the cake was ruined. I think I knew all along that she wouldn't have cared (although the other guests would have). But the fact that the cat put himself through so much to make sure the cake was as perfect as can be...you bring an incredibly breezy touch to this story.
You deserve a long, LONG vacation. Way to go.
So let me get this straight...
You go out and create a movie that, while graphics intensive, runs without trouble on my computer (I can't run most Madness movies without any slowdown). You make it so that the action is so friggin intense and fast paced...this is, literally, nothing like anything on Newgrounds that we've seen. The closest we've got is the Xombie series, and while you're not better than James Farr, you're certainly just as good.
I'm sorry, my writing is a bit scatterbrained. I'm just...excuse me while I recover...
Anyway, I was saying...the action is the most intense and fast-paced we've ever seen from any animation on Newgrounds. We're talking Jerry Bruckheimer quality (or if you don't like Jerry Bruckheimer or don't know who he is, let's just say that it's OUTSTANDING quality). Your main character, you don't tell us a damn thing about her. She doesn't speak, she doesn't really do anything, except we still want to know more about her. (Could hormones be to blame? Certainly, but the way she moves, and runs, and reacts to her surroundings, she's very intriguing.)
In short, you've created one of the best animations Newgrounds has ever seen - your series only has one half-episode, and it could compete on the level of Xombie.
And you're scrapping it. Why? Because it's too hard--no. Because you say you can do BETTER!
Sweet Zombie Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick, if you can do better, in FLASH for fuck's sake, then WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING HERE?
I wanna see more episodes, but man, I've only said this to the aformentioned James Farr* - you deserve better.
And on a final note, I wish I had your skill for developing action scenes. Just...bravo, man. Bra-fucking-vo.
*I don't compare you two in terms of style at all - just talent.
Those are some very kind words :) Thanks a lot, man.
Way to go, guys!
Five all the way on the 5 scale...on the 10 scale, I knocked a point off because I felt it was just a touch too long. But I laughed my ass off, guys. I, too, look foward to Decline 3.
BTW, too late to change it now, I guess, but the song that played during the opening credits is called "From Rusholme With Love," and it's performed by Mint Royale. Just FYI.
Don't get the number wrong...
I gave you a two, the only reason being that I don't think you properly captured the spirit of Iron Chef. You choice of song didn't much help, really. I would've picked something orchestral, like an intense piece of a movie score. "Welcome to the Limit" is a great song, I think, it just doesn't fit.
The graphics, though, were impressive. I guess in the end, nothing quite beats the original show.
Anyway, that's one cat's opinion.
Wow, wow, wow. Let's just dive right in.
People are stupid. Particularly, television/studio executives, because there is NO REASON why you shouldn't be making a living off of doing this. Seriously, if I had money to spare, I'd donate. But I'll suggest that you start saving up whatever donations you can find, continue on Xombie in the meantime, and when you finish, use whatever money you were able to save up and hire somebody to write and record an original score for Xombie. Try to get enough for an orchestral score, none of that synthesizer shit. As long as the score kicks ass, you should have no problem selling it to somebody who will give it the wide Summer theatrical release it deserves.
Why? Simple: an incredibly involving and original story, action sequences that are better than any you'll find in most movies today, voice acting that's right on the money--I mean, Jesus, how did you dig up your talent?--I could go on and on and rave about your keen filmmaker's eye or marvelous ability to balance character and action, but it's all been said, and it boils down to this: Newgrounds does not deserve you. And to a greater extent, I'm not sure Hollywood deserves you either. Either way, this place is better because of your story.
I followed your instructions about right-clicking and hitting "Play" after I clicked "Play." I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO. This is a serious bug that you need to figure out and fix, pronto.
Personally, I don't think you'd have people complaining about the bug if you just took some time to work it out before you submitted.
And you know, that's a general feeling I got - you were so anxious to get this out that you cut a few corners in your storytelling and your presentation. It's nothing to be ashamed of, really - I'm a writer, I sometimes get that way about the stories I write. It's hell - you want to tell a story, nothing's really stopping you--you just don't know the right way to tell it. I know the feeling. It's HELL. But you gotta ask yourself - would people be more entertained with a half-assed project that I give them now? Or a project I went full fathom five on that I'll give them in a few months?
There's really nothing wrong with this movie that time won't fix. You know your story isn't really Academy Award-worthy (I gathered that from the "Plot" section of your special features), so you're on the right track by not taking yourself too seriously. You just gotta let us know what story you're trying to tell - watching the movie, I was confused, I didn't know what was going on. The fact that you needed to add a "plot" section to the special features is kind of telling in and of itself.
That's really the only thing you have to work on. The graphics aren't great, but you can do much worse. Just work on the presentation, and you'll have a passable movie. Nothing legendary, but it could break 3.
Ok Thanks. Im also a writter. Haven't tryed to get anything published tho.
Oh and where dose it say to right click? You red the wrong instrutions some where along the line. You press the down arrow. thanks tho
Good trailer, but...
I remember "21" as a spoof series, and this trailer made it look a bit too serious. There were signs of humor (Was that an Avril cameo? Was she on a rubber duckie float?) but overall...
Decent job, otherwise. I look forward to the second season.
If I were to call this a slam-bang, knock-down, drag-out, rip-em-up-and-spit-em-out ass-kicking actioner, I wouldn't even come close to bringing justice to this flash series. This chapter in particular kicked 31 different flavors of ass. Great action scenes - personally, I think they could've been more visceral and kinetic, but I'm not going to complain unless I know I can do better (which I don't - believe me, I've got ideas, but not the skills).
Also, I should point out that for the first time...ever in a flash creation, I really give a shit about the characters that were created. It feels like a real story is being told instead of a mishmash of action scenes, and that's something to be applauded for.
I really hope somebody with some pull discovers you soon - you really deserve it.
MASTERPIECE! FUCKING MASTERPIECE!
RAB was a series...well, I wasn't rabid about it. But now I've got a reason to love it.
Dude, you came back with a vengeance! This is a legendary episode that nobody should miss. I feel guilty for loving it so much, since this episode mean you lost your job. Best of luck finding a new one, but in the meantime, keep cranking this stuff out. You've got your work cut out for you after the perfection that is this episode, but I can't wait to see if you pull it off. GREAT WORK.
Still the top.
Dozens of episodes later...the Foamy schtick still isn't getting old for me. I don't know what it is - Foamy just knows the right thing to say to get at least a smile, if not a full-on belly laugh. When Foamy pulled out the lighter fluid...man, one of my favorite Flash moments.
You got a 9 for the movie, no pity bump. But on a seperate note, best wishes to Ms. Bennet. Hope it's nothing too terrible - although I only know her as Germaine's voice (and I can't imagine any other voice, BTW), I'm sure she's a damn cool person.
And screw anybody who pisses all over you for being "inactive in the community." Whether you're keeping vigil over your best friend/girlfriend in the hospital or just lazing around, you're gonna give us a new cartoon when you give us a new cartoon - period. Don't let the bastards piss you off.
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