All 96 movie Reviews


Genryu's Blade (2000) Genryu's Blade (2000)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I remember this way back, it was between 2001-2002 when I first watched it here on Newgrounds. I thought it was incredible. The majority of Flash movies from that time were usually very simple looking; but then, you have this standing out from the crowd. This video, along with many others, inspired me to get into Macromedia Flash MX and see what I can do.

Fast forward to December 2014. The video still holds up. The animation is still good like I remembered it way back then. Though the walking animation in the first scene was a bit wonky, but the subway fight scene was and still is amazing. I simply enjoyed watching it.

The only thing I can maybe see fault with is that there isn't any major improvements, I thought. Like the forementioned walking animation before he walked down the stairs being improved or something. Then again, I guess it is better to preserve than to alter it.

As for the audio, to be honest, I don't remember it all that well back then. But they sound good here at least.

Final words. Thanks for the memories of this video and the time when I shared it to all my friends (and my college professor in 2003-2004, who was impressed with your work). Good work, looking forward to the next project, whether it may be the constantly requested Genryu's Blade 2, or something different.



The Fox and the Grapes: No Evil 001 The Fox and the Grapes: No Evil 001

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I am familiar with this fable, and I liked the adaptation overall. The art was nice, liked the animation, and the music was fitting. Although I thought the ending was out of place in terms of execution, since I liked the fact there wasn't any voice dialogue throughout, and it was somewhat hard to make out what she said. Maybe it would've worked better with thought bubbles showing the "what if" scenario in this case.


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Why 6 Was Afraid Of 7 Why 6 Was Afraid Of 7

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice execution!

An old numbers joke, but one that is animated and pulled off very well. Excellent work.


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The Bride to be Unbroken The Bride to be Unbroken

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting

I really enjoy the music, to the point of finding out more about the band, and watching a musical production based on "The Broken Bride" on Youtube.

There's nothing much I can talk about, since it's a bunch of still images synced up to the song. But oddly enough, it's effective in conveying the story; and it has a personal touch to it, for a lack of a better word. I hope in the next installment we'll see a step up in graphical quality as you get use to Flash. I also commend you on being able to draw all this in MSPaint.

Also, a smaller size is actually preferable and optimization is key (I think the current file size, 8.2MB is alright). Judging by the visuals, I see a certain type of artifacting that only shows up in a video format, so just import the images directly in Flash and work from there, the quality would be better without the artifacting and a drop in file size. There are also better software than MSPaint, and thankfully free, like GIMP and Paint.NET. Oh yeah, save the images in .GIF or .PNG, because they'll be smaller in size than .BMP.

Granted, you said this is about a year old and you may have improved a great deal. Until then, looking forward to part two.



10-10-10 10-10-10

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not too shabby

Better than my 10/10/10 project! You did a nice job in completing this in about eight hours. What else could I say? So a star for every hour you've worked on it, 8 out of 10.



The epic boobs of Ucogi The epic boobs of Ucogi

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nicely done

Excellent fluid animation, hypnotic quality, and cute character. Sure it's short, but the trade-off for quality not length, I thought, was well worth it. The animation loops seamlessly as well, so major plus.

Only downsides I can see are first: her right hand looks distorted when it moves down the side of her breast and her fingers pointing at the "camera". Looked like a perspective issue, which is always tough to do (at least for me). Second: Her right breast looked like it shrunk for a moment when her left hand passed over it. Actually, looking at it again, it might've been the way her right arm was pressed against it at the moment, thus making me think that. (Just in case, I meant HER left and right. So...yeah.)

Overall, good job. If you are going to make more of these experimental loops, I don't know, her in a run cycle or something, I hope to see the same level of quality.


Veinom responds:

same level of quality might be hard and some might think its not worth it because of the time it needs to be done. Im told that small loops arent really welcomed here. I have to plan my next steps :)


Angel B. Dean 03_05 Angel B. Dean 03_05

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It has been a really long time...

...since the last episode. The graphical quality is still there, but I got lost in the story halfway through the episode since the dialogue isn't in English.

Seeing how it has been since 2005 you've last released an Angel B. Dean episode, maybe you should do a recap episode if you got the time. (And you know how some people are.)

I'll be looking forward to the final product.


hansdampf responds:

still work in progress :(


T E T R I S ' D T E T R I S ' D

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Original and fitting for Tetris's 25th

It's interesting to see another "dodging the falling tetrominoes" Tetris movie, and I like how the blocks would fall with the music at times. Overall, it's an entertaining video commemorating the game's 25th anniversary.


cobra0528 responds:

Thanks! The date of release was actually just a coincidence.


Proof that Girls are... Proof that Girls are...

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Bad execution on an old joke

All it is is a slideshow, that's it. You could've done a lot more with it, such as animating it with a classroom setting with a professor lecturing it or something.


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disdude responds:

lol, those are good ideas, maby ill do something eles like that!


Shinukoto! Shinukoto!

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good dark humor.

Effective dark humor there. I was laughing all the way until the end where I felt horrible. Love the art. (I am catgirl fan) Cute Metal Gear cameo references, and was that Lucky Star?

Any negatives? Although the movie is easy to follow thanks to the character actions; but since you've posted this on Newgrounds, an English dominant site, it would be nice if you've included optional English subtitles for us to understand what she said and some of the text that popped up.


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