This, along with Xaio Xaio 3 and the likes, is one of those movies that will stay in my heart forever. I mean, vintage NG and web flash history. My brother first sent this to me before it was on NG I believe, and it was the greatest thing. The line "Give me my sweater back or I'll play the guitar" made me laugh so hard back then.
Thanks for the laughs over the years. I think I actually still have you as a friend on myspace on which I already said this, but it's due time for an NG review.
Awesome animation, but it comes off as snobbish.
First of all, the animation was great. I've never seen anything in that style, and it was extremely detailed, so congrats on that.
Although I like the message, and it was said quite well, you seem to assume people are far less intelligent than they really are. Like the other user said, you really downtalked on everyone when you said we might not understand it. Even if you simply said "if you're new to concepts of psychology, you may need to re-watch it" it would've been nice, but you're talking about it as if it's an abstract concept that only the smartest people can grasp.
And also, if you're so confident in your art, then why is it that you're so affected by people who are obviously, as you put them ignorant?
But, on another level, you description of the typical psyche is also quite off.
Overall, I can't bash you too much because at least you threw this out there, which takes some courage. Also, it's okay if you misspelt some things ( I didn't catch anything ) because you're not from an English speaking country.
Good message, great animation
Felt very straightforward, felt honest and the concept didn't feel afraid of itself (no worries about people spewing stuff about false senses of enlightenment.) Like, it was certian of itself. Kinda. I suppose.
Nice animation, too. Varied style, not everyone looked the same, which made it cool.
Good movie, but left me wanting you to go deeper.
Animation: Perfect, emulated the style better than flash could (outside of having the choppy hand drawn thing.) Felt smooth, too.
Sound: Voice was great, clear and simple to understand. Had that sarcastic sympathy thing, it fit.
Humor/Concept: As I said above, I figured it would go deeper. Maybe make a relation about how technically it's no different than drinking your troubles away or shooting heroin. Or how the commercials attempt to make ordinary human emotions seem like syndromes. You barely scraped the surface of the issue. It just left me wishing you went deeper. The humor was pretty good, though, it felt so dry with the voice in the back and the corny things that would go along with it. The porno part was funny, too, it completely contrasted.
Anyway, good stuff.
Thanks! As for deeper, this could be a 2 hour documentary (see new mike moore film) but I have neither the time nor the money.
Great animation, nice message as well
I really wish people would stop picking on twalrus, though. I agree entirely with him.
Indeed most of you are romantacizing (sp?) your lives, thinking you're the only unique person in the world. But it's the false sense of enlightenment about this movie is one of the reasons you get an eight from me and not a ten. As you can tell from all the reviewers claiming to be able to relate to this kid, theres more than one non-conformist in the world. In fact, this whole trend of being dorky is actually a false layer of reformity, trying not to be preppy but you really are just conforming to a subculture. You exaggerate way too much on the whole popularity thing. But I'm not insulting the message, it's very strong and that you were able to have so many people relate is great. So good job, still.
As for the story itself, I would have liked it better if someone else (preferably a girl) came walking home along that sidewalk at the end crying and beaten up, as the same thing happened to her from the females of the school (it was really strange that there were no females, since you didn't explicitly point out at it being an all males school, or whatever.) Then she would help him up and they're walk home together in the rain. It would give a more hopeful message, rather than condemning uniqueness to always being an outcast. The end would be a nice shot of them walking away from the camera, down the sidewalk in the rain, with thier neighborhood nearly out of sight at the end, metaphorically showing that they'll go through these hard times together and eventually triumph and reach thier goals at the end. It'd be a more conclusive ending.
Sorry for only critizising you so far, but I always point out the bad things. The story and message were great by themselves, just offering suggestons.
As for the animation, that was really awesome. It all flowed smoothly, with great use of all Flash is capable of. I loved almost all of the animation, and there is nothing I could say would improve it. I also liked how many of the nerdy kids went through identical animations, to further push the message. The facial expressions of the protagonist was awesome, I like how he fell down the stairs and got up smiling again, that was really cool (though it doesn't fit with the ending.) Another cool part was when he was entering the bus, how he was looking back and forth; really smooth.
The sound was okay, like most people said the song didn't fit, but it's okay. The lack of voices also helped, using actions to convey what you wanted to say rather than words.
Anyway, I voted a 5. Nice job.
Such a slow start, almost wasn't worth it
You should have abbreviated the entire part before you started making things really twisted. Before they started talking about the Christmas party it was SO BOOORRRRIIINNNGG. It's so stupid when there are fights like this between couples in movies because it's so predictible (especially stuff like the "accusing me" part, it always happens and it drones on for so long.) But when they started just throwing insults at eachother it became hysterical, "you have AIDS" made me laugh out loud, since she knew it wasn't true and just kind of said it, great stuff.
Definetly not worth sitting though again for the easter eggs, whatever they were, so you get no credit for that.
well you really only have to get one egg in the movie itself.
But thanks anyway, it's good to get a little negative feedback for once.
My computer CANNOT run this
But it still rocked. Better than the last, especially since you added a lot to the humour and made it a bit more than senseless violence (which would have made the whole movie kinda bland). Easily the best yet, and it's easy to tell you've put more effort into is from the detail of the characters this time around.
Make the fourth!
I liked all three, but you can't just leave the last one out!
The joke is over-used
Though I liked the way you drew Mario as a human rather than used sprites or something, the whole concept of the mushrooms relation to drugs is kinda bland. The animation and drawing was nice, and it was funny how he was laughing at Luigi like that.
Not too shabby
You actually used some pretty cool techniques, and the animation was alright too. Definetly good for a beginner.
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