«A movie of such length needs healthy doses of rollercoaster moments. It is really amazing how far MS has come. And need I say it? Kwistufa is HERO! Ambitious endeavor! Keep the voices real. Lovin it! ~ K4»
ENIGMA: THE HERO CHRONICLES Ep 1
«Ok so well to be honest, it did take me three tries to get into it.
Mostly because of the tempo, the pace.
So tonight I made that third try. I had to breath to calm down and just focus.
And then I got into it.
I got calmer and started to just watch.
And the moment it happened was the dinner.
Wich to me is the best scene.
And I loved how the character of Lucius was developed.
That's the moment where I almost forgot it was Moviestorm and where I started to really get into the characters and the story.
And then I humbly think I finally understood what you wanted to do here.
SO, first off, what you did with Moviestorm is one of the few movies that made go like "Well why not Moviestorm after all?"
And once again, you know what you do and mostly what you can do.
I really liked the story, it was suprising and unexpected, and I love when that happens.
Congratz on the VO's, you really managed to give every character it's own personality.
And great directing and editing. Once I got into it, it all made sense, the shots, the sounds, the music.
Just one little thing: The "Background spaceship sounds inside of the ship" were too loud for me compared to the voices.
And the sword fight coutd've been more "nervous" in the editing.
Well, overall quite an experience for me. And a good one.
A new Kwistufa Flick genre that I know I'm getting to like a lot, somewhere between drama, thriller and sci-fi.
Well that's my humble and honest thoughts after episode 1.
And for all the good reasons, I hope to watch episode 2 ASAP.
Because know I'm into it... can't wiat to find the time!
You're quite a genre of artist, Kwistufa !»
«An hour is too much for me to watch online. What I saw was impressive and the voices were overall well played (Im in your corner in this one - doing it yourself - and Im thinking about doing the same in my future productions) and there seemed to be some excellently executed scenes but I skipped through it. It was too long. Is that fair to you? I do not know but it was too long for me to watch in its entirety. Consider.»
«Wow! Finally I managed to get around to seeing this, what a production! When I saw you were doing this in Moviestorm I never expected anything so ambitious but you pulled it off excellently.
I really liked the voice acting, especially considering you did almost all of the voices. The only minor niggle I would have is some of the voices (such as Lucius') were edited to the point where it was slightly difficult to understand them, but overall the voice acting was superb. I thought Carrot's comical voice would be a distraction at first but actually it came to be quite an endearing trait and a central part of his character.
The sets looked awesome and just the overall scale of the production far surpassed anything I've seen in MS before. It had an epic feel that I can't say I've really experienced in an MS film since Sisch's Saving Grace
The storyline was intriguing and engaging throughout and after the first 10 mins I was totally hooked. In a way it kind of reminded me of one of the side missions from the Mass Effect games, with the weird secluded colony type idea. Very cool. I also loved your attention to detail with the cinematography and animations. Little motions like characters scratching their heads, narrowing eyes, etc were very effective in creating the intended mood.
Overall a superb addition to the Enigma universe and and excellent movie in its own right. I can't wait to see more of this!
***** - 5 stars»
«What an undertaking! Involving and intriguing in a "Forbidden Planet" way - which is a big thumbs up. Sound production is excellent, underscoring very good indeed - beautiful work there. The composition of the scenes in all particulars is consistently good, and direction of the animation is accomplished and professional. I think the script perhaps might have benefitted from a tighter edit, if only to punch the key points a little harder in the guts. But on the whole, huge and inspiring, matey. Good one!»
«A most excellent and ambitious project executed with aplomb and finesses. Excellent story and dialogue, great puppeteering, use of music, lighting, camera work and overall vision.
Voice work showed your usual versatility although I might have liked to hear just one other actor in there to provide different vocal tones. Overall super job! Go pig man!»
«Truly stunning stuff Chris...just wow, wow, wow!
This just had everything in spades...atmosphere, visuals, camerawork, sets, lighting (standout for me), mods, VOs, story, rounded characters and just some of the best all round work I've seen to date on any MS movie.
You've absolutely nailed MS and have taken it to places I didn't believe it could be taken to.
Hero and the Enigma franchise are the perfect vehicles to highlight your skills here and you have every reason to be extremely proud of this...an instant classic and I'm so looking forward to more.
Huge congrats my friend:-)»
«A great venture into sci-fi Chris! This is one of the best looking MS movies I've seen on here.
The sets, props, characters, wardrobe/makeup, lighting and animations looked great and gave the movie a real atmosphere, along with the story, acting, sound fx and music.
The editing could be tighter in some areas as some scenes ran a bit long. There was some missed opportunities to add more suspense in certain areas and the action scene could've been jazzed up with some different camera shots.
A lot of effort was put into your movie, and it looks as if you had fun doing it.
Keep on Truckin' Mate!»
«FYI, total f-ing spoilers in this review; What's a guy gottas do to get 3 wives!? Oh yeah... bang his mom/daughter/sisters... the future is looking pretty desperate for these lonely space zealots, which too much time on their hands, and a penchant for familiar flesh. Exceptional voice work, incredible backgrounds and a riveting story, (of space incest no less!), make this even more epic then any of those wanky sci-fi's from the likes of Heinlein, Herbert or Dick!»
«Chris, This is a really good looking flick. The shots contours and the colours are fantastic. Some really good direction over all. the story is intriguing (but does get a little long in some scenes). The voice acting is good.
I feel the movie could has used some more of the old Kwistufa comedy to lighten up some of the tense scenes.
There were a few things that i noticed that I felt were a little off;
-In the scene where the tram when to investigate the BioDome (which is a cool Pauly Shore movie btw ) any ways when they go to check out the dome they hear noises but dont check it out, which seemed odd since investigating was the reason they went to the biodome.
-The sword fighting could have used a few more camera angles to make it a little more intense
-And there was one part where it looked liked Adina was kneeling giving Hero a BJ.. thought that was rather funny (kinda thought it was intentional as well )
-and finally I thought the editing could have been a little tighter.. some shots seemed to linger.
Overall I thought it was a real cool looking flick and i am really impressed by the scope of it all..
Rock on Kwis!»
«ooooo boy! Kwistufa first let me say you've earned a place up there with those who were able to make a worthwhile full length Moviestorm fillm. Everything was well done, to the set dressing, the visual style, the dialogue and all! It was admittedly a different 'turn' on the usual Enigma flair (shoot now questions later lol), but it wasn't a bad turn. As other have stated the feel of the older SciFi shows which does indeed grasps in MS' favour.
There were a few instances where I think it couldve been edited out or made the exposition move along faster. There were some MS issue which I won''t harp too much on cause I know how hassling they could be, though in the future I fully recommend, toning down the footfall sound effects or getting rid of them altogether.
All in all well done and bravo Kwis! cant wait to see what other skeletons are in Hero's closet!»
«I just watched 54 minutes of Enigma Trek! woo hoo!
Yes, I thought it was bit too long, but it was very well put together nonetheless. Any movie that pokes fun at religion is OK in my book (not the Good Book, of course).
The ship flybys were great! Really enjoyed them. And the character animations were top notch.
I felt sure they girl's faces were going to have pig noses. Kinda disappointed on that front. Can't have everything, I suppose. lol
Good job, kwis- and Les-tufa!»
«I just finished watching it and have to say it was not quite what I expected and really impressed me on many fronts. The look and effects were just spectacular. The space ship scenes flying over the terrain were especially excellent. I was impressed with the array of props now available to create the internal ship shots and a complete SciFi environment in general.
The part that surprised me was that it was a slow build, dialogue driven suspense vehicle. I guess that shouldn't have surprised me as it follows in the tradition of other quality SciFi vehicles and in particular one of my favorites, Star Trek TNG.
You did an excellent job interspersing a variety of gestures on all characters to give the production life. Kudos to you on the VO's as well. Knowing you had a wide range of voices and did wonder at one point if you were doing all the male voices but I didn't dwell on it and I wasn't sure until the end credits.
Btw - I watched this on Vimeo streaming on a large flat panel TV and it looked great.
«Great stuff, here - an excellent sci-fi flick, with great visuals, good direction and some good performances. I've always been interested in the subject of religious extremism and cults, and it's really interesting seeing such a story play out in a sci-fi setting - very original.
Some minor complaints here and there; I think that some exposition scenes went on for a tad bit too long. Also, While I agree with the message of violence and religion going hand in hand, I thought that the dialogue about it was a bit heavy handed.
Despite some minor issues that I had, this is still an excellent, wonderfully made piece.»
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