You sir are restoring my faith in Newgrounds!
I came here expecting nothing, and you managed to make a premise like this actually shine.
Good on you!
The Morty impression was pretty spot on!
Matt knocked it out of the park! He played Rick AND Morty, just like Justin Roiland! He has crazy range :D
I can tell that you put allot of effort into this, but I have to be honest, the only character that I even found remotely believable was Hazel, and even that was broken half way through.
Pretty much everything that happened, I could see coming from a mile away, and the scene in the music room felt like something that I would had read in my high school creative writing class.
With that established, I do have to commend your efforts in the actual animation, and general choreography itself, not many people bother with frame by frame anymore, and I can appreciate your style choices for most of the characters that have been revealed so far. I also applaud you for your background art, even if it aint the best, hey it adds allot of quality to this animation.
I also enjoyed most of the camera work in the first half, the blur effect you gave the clock as Hazel woke up was a nice touch, and most other scenes were shot at decent angles as well.
Lastly, the music quality was quite high for an independent flash animation (I assume you use flash, but am aware that there are other programs), in fact this is probably the first flash on Newgrounds that i've seen, that utilized an electric piano, if only briefly, but none the less a welcome sound indeed.
I may come off as a bit harsh in this review, granted that the only animation that I have uploaded to this site so far is a shitty TMNT animutation many years ago, I feel that I can attribute most of my gripes, to the fact that its often hard to properly introduce one's characters, without making them out to be charicatures of the original idea that the artist had in mind for them. Either way, all in all, not the worst start to a series I have ever seen, but it will need to remedy the flaws made in this pilot episode, in the second one.
Best of Luck,
You've brought up quite a few good points. I really do wish to improve the overall quality, so I'll make sure to consider those when working on the next episode!
Also, I appreciate that you took the time to write such a detailed and well-thought-out review. :)
Feels like I should be watching this at 3:00 A.M. on Adult Swim, great work!
This reminds me that I have just run out of chimichangas...
Good one Scott!
You better get more before Deadpool finds them!
With this in your portfolio, I can only imagine the job opportunities you will find.
Best of luck!
It truly is a show of legend.
As for this neat update to your original test:
My biggest recommendation would be to use less blur effect around the beam itself, and I would give the explosions more frames of animation.
On a more positive note, I really like the frame rate the project is rendered at.
Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate your constructive critique. Only way to improve!
This was a slightly odd, yet interesting homage to one of my favorite 70's anime, one I find not allot of people know about/if the do then only the remake.
All in all, this made me happy, keep up the good work.
Thanks! Star Blazers was a huge part of my youth as well. I enjoyed 2199, the remake, and the live action as well.
This reminds me of old Newgrounds, in all of the best ways. Keep up the odd yet alluring stuff!
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