Great Looking, Unfunny
While the art in this movie is fantastic, and the ambiance is nice, the humor is tepid, with bland, unfunny writing and slightly awkward delivery. This feels like what it would be like if Carlos Mencia wrote the script for Shadow of the Colossus.
Doctormario, please continue making excellent animations, but let someone else handle the comedy.
I can respect that, but you must understand that a lot of people don't see it that way. Perhaps you should write for me, and we can get everyone on the same page. No joke.
Because what this whole thing has shown me is that nobody knows anything, about anybody, all the time. Not even a little bit.
Thanks for the review
Pretty good, but...
I can't help but notice you seem to have no idea how a tree grows. When a seed begins to grow, it doesn't spread roots out above ground which later go (presumably) underground somehow. There is also never a point where the trunk is fully grown but has almost no leaves and almost no branches. When a tree grows from a sapling onward, it always has the proportions of a fully-grown tree, just on a smaller scale.
That being said, you did a decent job with the music video. I'm a big fan of Songs to Wear Pants to.
I honestly only got halfway through this due to the dearth of humor and the frankly annoying voices. The seemingly retarded male character was almost unintelligible on several occasions. Judging from the fact that all the characters are adorable animals and all the male characters are negatively portrayed, I'm going to guess this was made by a 14 year old girl that works at the humane society. I would suggest getting a variety of different people to do voices, as opposed to just one person talking in various annoying ways.
Three different people do the voices, and it was made by a 20 year old who has absolutely nothing to do with the humane society. (But I do own a golden retriever.)
You assume a lot and you know what they say about that. :)
My brand of humor doesn't have to amuse you, and I don't mind if you think my flash is the suckiest out there. - But for your future reviews, a word of advice:
Making inaccurate and frankly, false assumptions about the artist of the flash is childish and rude, especially when a review is only supposed to be critique on the Flash work itself.
I didn't put myself up for critique, just the cartoon.
This didn't follow the contest rules
The contest rules were to use characters or themes from Brackenwood, and add in some new element that fits the world. You didn't do any of that. You took an original, compelling world (Brackenwood) and simply added christianity to it. I have seen the christian joke you used in many other things. I am disappointed that adam phillips actually approved of this. There are so many creatures and things you could've pulled from your imagination, that would better fit the world of brackenwood. Next time make something original up.
Actually, you are completely and utterly incorrect; but I suppose ignorance is bliss. Let me clarify for your benefit: The contest--which was held over three years ago--was to create a humorous holiday ecard that included some aspect of the Brackenwood series. It did NOT have to "add in some new element that fits the world," as you have seemed to incorrectly discern. In fact, it did not even have to include the Brackenwood "world" at all! It only needed the tiniest Brackenwood artifact within the cartoon. Some examples given by Adam at the time, was perhaps having Santa hum the Brackenwood tune as he delivers presents, or to simply have a poster of Bitey on a bedroom wall. This flash went above and beyond the guidelines for incorporating Brackenwood within it.
As for the joke; it was a completely original idea and execution thought up from my own mind within the six hours I had to make the contest submition deadline. By no means was it even conceptually based off another work. Of course I cannot express that it has never been told before or used elsewhere though I can say for certain that I have never seen or heard it in any creative work before and find it quite hard to believe that you "have seen [it] in many other things."
Finally, not only did Adam Phillips "actually approve" this flash, but it tied for Runner-Up (that means second place) and received a small prize from Adam himself, which I took as a great compliment as there were many great submissions.
You certainly do not need to leave positive reviews nor must you enjoy my cartoons but I would suggest that the next time you feel that you need to leave a review for someone, perhaps you should double-check simple things such as the contest rules found here in this example.
In response to what you seemed to think had to be done: Had there been a requirement to create new characters and put them into the Brackenwood world, I would have enjoyed the attempt at reaching as deep into my imagination to pull out some of the great and compelling ideas Adam puts into his work. Unfortunately, and as I have explained, that's just not what the contest was for.
Thanks for your review.
Front page material? No.
The stop-motion animation was good, but the voice acting and writing were not. I was also bothered by the numerous similarities to knox's "style." I would suggest spending more time writing before you animate.
Funny and horrible
You are going to take so much flak for this, even though it's not really saying anything bad about rosa parks other than that she is capable of biting a guy's nose of when angered. The voice acting was pretty good and the absurdist over-the top humor appealed to me for some ungodly reason. Kudos.
I've said it before in other reviews, and I'll say it again. I have never seen a more skilled user of flash. You are wasting your talents here. I want you to make a feature length movie or something so I can buy it. Wow. I am still amazed.
Not quite accurate
I have both an old mac that struggles to run OS X 10.2 and a BRAND NEW alienware top of the line PC running windows XP. My mac crashes once every couple months or so, and my pc? Just about every day. In fact I just called tech support to replace my CPU because, due to the components of my computer having probs with eachother, the CPU runs super hot for no reason. I've also had to have my hard drive, graphics card, and motherboard replaced because they can't seem to find the right parts to go with eachother. Is that alienware's fault? No, theyre rated highest in customer satisfaction when it comes to tech support. Try to find incompatable parts in an apple computer. You'll find it much more difficult. In fact, people have been running mac OS X since it came out and have not had a crash.
I am not pro PC or pro Apple. They both have their pros and cons, but no way is an apple a more unstable product than a PC. Do your homework.
I'm not sure you paid attention to the meager plot
There is no "war" between predator and aliens. The predators go to the pyramid to kill aliens as a training ground/coming of age thing. Though the aliens break out at the end and could possibly START a war, there is no war between them at the present.
Yay for unoriginality!
Why is it that when someone makes something creative and original, everybody else has to jump on it and rip it off ad nauseum? This is maybe 20 percent originality and 80 percent the Madness Combat series.
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