The animation was smooth, the jokes were good. The only thing I can suggest to you is to add a little background music. Great job, I hope to see more submissions from you in the future.
Yo man, that was some high quality shit right there! Amazing job as always MagicWand!!
I love the part with BlueZombie and SnakeLock. Thank you SO much again for posting this up here. It's been a real treat working with the Clock Crew and I hope we can do it again soontimes!
An excellent start to what seemingly will be a great series. I enjoy the moving comic book style to an extent, but what really suffers in this style is a sense of immersion. With a regular comic book, your eye can scan to the next panel once you have read the current one. This has not (so far) translated into Flash very well. Buttons break the aesthetics where as a lack of buttons breaks the dramatic flow. If you have it in you it would be really nice to see this as an animated feature, but if not then try to resolve the pacing issues.
Sometimes the facial expressions of the characters didn't seem to match up to what they were saying. The scene where Armand sees Jan for the first time, her reaction does not suit the situation at all. I felt that a confused/sarcastic sexy (like she does later) would have been more suitable for the dialogue. For the next episode, be aware of how a person really would convey the script with their body and face. THAT is a huge part of doing a Comic-Book-Style animation. Because you have little movement and no voices ALL of the emotion has to come from the character's posture and relation.
That being said, the art is UNREAL! I am totally in LOVE with your artistic style here and the writing is gritty but not over the top.
I look forward to future episodes!
I don't know why...
But I really enjoy this movie... This is a fairly useless review, since I really have nothing to say except for the obvious visual quality. I like it none the less.
deep deep down im a glorified spammer cause my happy go lucky attitude makes me think silly things like this are entertaining even though they may or may not be
thanks ofr the 7
I'm sorry what?
You actually believe that because you told people to in BIG CAPITAL LETTERS what they can and can not review, they will actually give a shit? That's just a bad idea right off the bat. I had a bad taste going before the movie was even loaded just because of this. This is the public now mate, don't release a preview and then ask people not to review the preview... It's just stupid.
Anyways on to the submission. The water droplet effect before the "menu" (i'd hardly call it a menu, more of a screen with a play button) was nice. The lightning effect was a bit shotty, but as you said it's your first "real" flash animation so that is to be expected. The clouds don't really look like clouds, and the thunder is too thick and needs to be a little more sporadic.
The clip itself barely has enough content to say anything about, but I'll try my best anyways. The drawings would be alright if they weren't line-tool traces. The grass blowing in the wind effect looks very awkward. You need to anchor the pivot point down to the base of the blade, not in the middle of the clump or else it looks like the grass is merely swivelling and the whole ground is moving. The eyes moving is alright.. I guess... It's hard to say when there is no emotion being portrayed. A simple furrowed brow to show they're angry at each other or something along those lines. As it stands that sequence is pointless, it's just a slow tween of the eyeball. Make a close up shot like that really mean something.
Overall there's nothing really going on in the movie, but don't fret because this is the kind of output every animator has when they first start. This shouldn't excuse the movie, but it certainly shouldn't put you down.
My biggest pet peeve about this submission (and yes this goes back to the Author's Comment) is as follows. This isn't school mate. You don't need to ask permission to keep moving forward with the animation you have in mind. Don't give us something that doesn't show anything visually mind blowing or intriguing and then ask "Want to see more of what looks like generic video game spin off?"
JUST DO IT!! Because I'm sure what you have in mind IS NOT just a generic video game spin off. I'm sure you have something in mind that is an epic duel between Sonic and Shadow that will be totally bad-ass.
Keep this submission on your hard drive (or in your portfolio database [deviantart, livejournal, etc]) as what it is, an animation test. Newgrounds is vicious, so hold your cards until the story unfolds in full and then submit something worth watching.
You've got potential, so I say keep going with this project and I look forward to the final project... Still voted 1 on this though.
Errr...So...it was in CAPITAL letters and u still didnt read the comments? ~_~
I said CLEARLY to give contructive comments and review for ideas. Where are the ideas?!
A Grand Finale
This is such a well put together series. The animation has always been top tier, the music catchy, and in the past two episodes there has been a story and drama to boot! I really love the contrast in the music between the two sections. This episode gives closure and a little open-endedness for personal interpretation, everything a good finale needs.
It's been an honour to have watched these episodes as they developed from a one shot cutie cartoon into a 5 episode masterpiece. Bravo, and I look forward to whatever you might be working on for the future.
It's still funny
I love this flash =D
I never get scared by flash videos, but this just caught me in a way that scared me good!
A solid meh
The art was alright, the audio was downright annoying and I had no idea if it was a movie or just an animation loop.
Overall the violence was to be expected (note the "mature" rating even though it's fit for twelve year olds) so the joke was lost on me.
You obviously have potential to make something, so aim for a point or at least a punchline next time.
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