Kind of canon
In my opinion, Awesome Reach is the best flash you've posted on this site, simply because of the fact that you hadn't even played the game when you made it, so the only tool you had at hand for making it was the mere element of facial humor. Egoraptor, you are a great animator and artist, and I would personally love your work if you'd finally scrap the videogame parody humor and abide by the more personal and original style of humor that is visual gags. In this flash, it is fairly obvious that the whole argument of the joke and the last image are tangential in that they seek to make the viewer crack a laugh on their own style, but take the last expression out and all you have left is a bland joke about the future of a once successful videogame character. On the other hand, the visual humor/soon to be macros CAN stand on it's own and be hilarious, so it seems like a much more reasonable approach at comedy.
Animation wise, I love your work. The pastel colors are beautiful, your animation is really good and I dig your style, but it doesn't make up for a poorly written joke.
Also, I like the outlines on the characters. Really stylish and good looking.
I absolutely LOVED this. Amazing animation and background art. After some time on the Internet, I thought I was prepared for everything; but watching Poe references beg Justin Bieber for help is something I'm gonna feel unclean for.
I also see you fellas fixed the sloppiness of color fillings in the most fast paced movieclips from the video that was uploaded on Youtube. A brilliant job!
Wow that's pathetic, I cannot believe someone would miss the fact that this is not intended for the typical audience of grey shapeless blobs who want to watch videos of videogames because it's the only kind of reference to pop culture they understand, and they don't get any other type of humor. Sorry people, this is slightly past that, barely touching the surface of mockery towards the aforementioned people.
My favorite episode so far.
Disappointing at best.
I am questioning my sanity right now, I cannot believe I bared through the whole flash.
To begin with, you really need to work on your composition, there is no real drama set up for this, and it all feels like the events are either rushed, or some scenes were just there to make it barely longer, either way, it all feels anticlimactic and boring, however, this is something I could totally overlook, but jesus christ is the animation horrible...
You have what's probably the most choppy, unbalanced and ill-formed foreshortening and graphic development I've seen in a long while, or possibly ever in my short life. I never take the words "best", "worst" or "ever" lightly at all when reviewing something, and I think no one who uses them should be able to have the privilege to call themselves a critic, but I feel like a devilish hand just ripped them off my chest and plastered them onto this text box.
In one word, the motion animation was just...repulsive, but I could also go in-depth which only makes me feel worse. Not knowing your limitations is what pretty much ruins this and any other movie, if you can't tinker around with perspective and frame by frame, don't do it. Rule number one of B.A.S.E. jumping, my friend, you may be good, but you can't be good enough to jump without a parachute, and if you do it you'll look like an idiot, a dead idiot, that's why you don't do it. However, you keep trying to switch angles on FXF while you lack the anatomy, perspective and foreshortening skills to do it, so it ends up looking ill-consistent and just ugly. Lack of skill can be cause for it, but it also looks like all you've done for motion animation is rotoscope action anime shows, some of them which already rotoscope martial arts films (e.g. Nahreewtow fight scenes), and you're not even doing it right, so it all looses realism. However, you might not be rotoscoping and only be taking reference from those shows so I won't waste precious bits of data on in-depth and click "Submit Review!"
xD, faggot, in what moment i use roroscocope ? you are only a poor guy who likes to see animals drawn in sex scenes, with 14 year-old ?You should look for real women and not animal porn
You are a the greatest piece of pile of shit ever, homosexual travestite ,
son of a big and fat bitch, Your mother should have aborted, shit like you should not be live, great asshole,CUNT !!!
fans who dont get the joke, go crazy!
If an anime flash can actually get me to like it..
...then it must be very damn good.
I will not lie, I had my prejudices against this at first, and the same thing happens with most anime/manga styled animation. I am not precisely the #1 japan fan, and I only got to recognize two or three of the series featured, yet still, I actually enjoyed this. It has absolutely all the odds of me not liking it. But the animation and timing is so extremely well done, at some point I ended up putting all that behind and appreciate it for what it is, as it has quite some hard work and effort into it, so because of that, kudos to you.
Had it's moments, but was extremely disappointing.
To begin with, I never really had high expectations with this film, but even so, I though it might have some good content, so I tried watching it from a merely neutral point of view, and even so I didn't like it, because of three main reasons, the first one is that the joke is really wearing thin, it's 2010 and in the last about 12 years, the staff has been burnt, killed, shot, raped, taped in their sexual acts, received many innuendos for Jeff and Stamper being lovers (subject still not in closure), portrayed in Christmas photos, etc. etc. and this film really doesn't add to the variety.
The second reason is how the movie was animated, art was really annoying, and the way you did whatever little FBF there was (except for the zombie metamorphosis, which I liked) looked really bad, for example, the lip sync only complemented the art in bad quality, and the last scene, the one with Tom banging April was probably the worst, his torso was just being redrawn, barely changing position or perspective, while the arms tweened.
The parts I liked, and are one of the main reasons I'm giving you a 3 instead of nothing, are the zombie transformations, those parts looked like some sort of experimental/indie cartoon, or something straight from Beavis and Butthead. The other thing why I didn't totally HATE this movie was because I can easily tell that you were pretentious with it, which is a really good thing. Some angles would've been much easier if you had done from a different perspective, and yet still, you didn't. I honestly don't know if it was just that you didn't realize about it, or you were really passionate about it, but I'll go with the later.
Finally, and completely irrelevant to the movie and the score I am giving it, I'd say you could try and be a little bit less obnoxious with how you are replying to review.
wait you said being pretentious is a good thing ? wtf ? actually this is just a homage to newgrounds, I havn't made anything in years and thought id do somthing about newgrounds itself, im still learning and find it funny people expect so much from my movie, I did work hard on it and learnt a lot during the process so hopefully my next movie is way better
They are back!
I don't know why you'd be sorry for this, Jeff, this is pretty damned cool.
The graphics were OBVIOUSLY great. From the beautiful and cartoony character designs from bitesize some time ago, to the superbly awesome french vanillla. It is really admirable how you dealt with all those crazy angles. Really few animators dare experiment so much with angles, and even fewer achieve it so properly as you did, and for that, you deserve a big pat in the back.
To be perfectly honest, I happened to think the whole buildup to be way funnier than the ending, and I mean way funnier, as the final joke really didn't make me laugh, instead, the whole exaggerated lip sync and dicky attitude was funny. In fact, I think that the main joke in the flash is graphical. The characters already make me smile, and the way they were animated was really cute. Normally, I don't like Single Frame lip sync, as it is notable when used, however, the way you did this really made laugh and I don't think it would've been any better if done with super smooth FBF.
Seems like it has an awesome load of potential...
Like I said, the series really seem like they have a lot of potential for becoming great cartoons sometime in the future, the style has that old school vibe to it, and the presentation seems really professional, in fact, it really seems like the kind of thing you'd see as the typical animated short you see on commercials on big TV industries, or it would be, if it wasn't for the only flaw this flash had, and that was the animation. Frankly, it was a bit disappointing, the tweens really took away all the motion in the actions. If the animation has a bit more of an approach to frame by framing, the finishing sequence, the part with Leno kicking Conan would've looked way better and been funnier (due to the fact that in the movie, it really lacks the motion that gives it the old WB cartoon feeling)
Then again, those are just simple aesthetic demands that could be overlooked because of how short and professionally put together the movie is, but it does take something away from the it.
Please keep doing these, they seem like the kind of stuff you'd find in a series page, and I'd love to see this become one!
y'know- you're absolutely right. and I'm one who loves FxF animation... unfortunately the nature of these toons (and me being the only one of us that's super proficient in flash) creates a need for them to be done in a timely fashion. Because we're trying to create something that is dependent on the subject matter being relevant. But, hopefully I'll get faster and maybe get another person to help out with some of the "tweening" and I can throw in a few exaggerated FxF pieces.
thanks for watching.
Sorry pal, I hate to say it, but this is pretty bad. Yes, I am reviewing based on the submission's score, because quite honestly, if it wasn't because of it, I couldn't really tell if this was just a really stupid and empty meme compilation or a spam submission.
On your response to FalconPuuunch or however that guy is called, you seriously shouldn't think that your submission is of any value because of people posting retarded reviews out of sheer stupidity of the Newgrounds average user. Memes pretty much stop being funny around the second time they are used. I hate to be an ass, but seriously, stop pretending like your movie is the shit just because some morons who know shit about animation like it because it has overused and unfunny crap everyone spews in the average #chan thread.
Bottom line; Stop thinking your "HURR MEMES LOLOLO RANDUM XDD" is going to be found amusing by anyone.
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