«Good work again! Good action and VO's. Nice work on a fun series. I look forward to the next part! Great work to everyone involved. »
The War of the Worlds part 4
«War of The Worlds keeps getting better and better,
The VA's did fine. The Russian accents were solid and nicely done. Ivan did well as Obama. Some nice characterization throughout the film and effects were well done as well.
Another great WOTW installment. Look forward to Part5.»
«Well done Chris, another solid episode of War of the Worlds, and the most action packed yet! I loved the tank mods and the snow was very well done. It really had the impression of being set in Siberia. The special effects were excellent as always, and really gave out that B-movie vibe that you aim for. I also liked the upbeat soundtrack used in the film, which also gave off the b-movie feel. This film isn't supposed to be really emotional, it's meant to be directed as an action-based b-movie, and I really respect the decision to go down that path. It's such an original way of doing things and I'm really enjoying seeing how each part comes out in this series. I also really liked the slo-mo section where the guy flies backwards into the snow, and the way the set changes colour with the explosions and fire was very good. Some of the camerawork was great, and I especially liked the sweeping aerial shots above the Siberian landscape. It really gave the viewer a great idea of where the action was taking place.
Ok, one thing I did find was that it was difficult to engage with most of the characters because of the Russian accents that clearly weren't natural. I realise that I was one of those VAs and I also realise that the VAs were all trying their best. Don't get me wrong, I don't fault anyone here, and I think the VAs did well considering there aren't really any natural Russian accents in the communty, but I do think in trying to sound Russian a few of the VAs (myself included) came across as a little wooden. I think something which may have helped with this is possibly changing the pacing of the conversations so the gaps between speech were smaller. I think sometimes there were awkward silences in conversations which could possibly have been edited out to make the scenes more fluent. One other thing I noticed was the way the music was used. Although I really like the soundtrack, I think at times it was overused so there was no real distinction between say a conversation scene and a death scene. I think it could have had a little more variation rather than using the same track throughout the film, just my opinion.
Other than these things, this was another very good installment to the series and the most action-packed yet. Now you really have me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what havoc the martians will cause for the Aussies! I don't think this was your best work, hence the 4/5 star rating, but this part of the series was always going to be difficult and I'm confident you'll get better and better with Iclone and soon if you keep improving so quickly it'll be hard for me to pick out mistakes in your work
**** - 4 stars»
«Nice, Chris. This was actually much better than any of your previous work. Killian sure did make a good script, and the president cameo was well-acted by WX_IVAN. I also could tell from the beginning that you used Rammstein. I recommend that you use the following songs for the next one:
Two Steps from Hell - Chopperhead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUJ4f7ijvFU
Furer Frei - Rammstein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWicNDkbpw
Ion - Apocalypitca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqDukhlhphU&feature=related
Check them out, and see for yourself. A 5...out of 5.»
«Ack I left a long review that just got oblitirated when I pressed 'Post".
Oh well, here's a synopsis. Loved the flick, visuals rock,horse and things got mega-fried which looked cool, music could use a bit more variety or thematic developement. Faces looked cool, Obama looked a tad weird, facialy.
Actors took lessons from "chekov" it seemed, but they pulled it off quite nicely.
Nice work by the modders and custom-content fabricators.
A good watch, waiting for the next.»
«I thought the opening scene stuck out for me with the establishing shot of Siberia.
The VO's were executed well enough considering there were no authentic russian speaking actors.
I loved the explosion effect scene with the tanks. The use of lighting was impressive. Action sequences were quite refreshing to watch.
All in all, this was yet another enjoyable episode of the WotW saga. I can't wait for more, til then..
Nuke Well in Siberia!»
The editing is entirely beautiful in every aspect.
The music was alot edgier this time around, I liked it alot.
Great acting here by the entire cast as well.
Bring on the conclusion!
Who the fuck is "Flat Earth Studios" anyway, Jizzx?
«Wow, this ep had it all! Peasants, nukes, Obama vs. Putin...I've caught up on the whole series and I'm loving it, the globe-hopping aspect particularly. Props to Chris, Killian and all the VAs who are doing sterling work.
PS: That tank commander had some nerve complaining about the cold when he was too interested in showing off his pecs to protect himself against it!»
«Chris, you have brought us so many images in this production that we have not seen before from an iClone production. I dunno how you do it! My favorite scene was the bomber coming in low over the treetops! Awesome! ...and another was the shot of looking up at the tripod against a blue/black sky and it snowing. Kudos to IVAN for his Obama debut... and great job with the Obama face.... Wasn't that Putin face as well on the Russian President? Nice details throughout the movie. For me it was a fast 14 minutes. You are nailing iClone! While watching, I was thinking of how much all of this is going to rock Galaxy at War too! Super, monumental work Mr. Chris. I would write more, but I've a plane to catch to Paris! LOL
«I got to admit, Chris, I'm disappointed. I expect better from movie makers of your caliber.
The up sides:
The vehicle-related graphics are amazing. The tank parking scene and the low-flying bomber are impressive.
SFX is superb in times. the Heat Ray and its effects are very powerful. The Tripod Walkers are scary.
That said... here's the down sides
Acting was horribly wooden. I admit that with a cast like that I expected much much better. Characters appear to stop in mid sentence. One of the Russian Generals and the Russian President both sound more french than Russian... the american president basically speaks in stop-motion audio. I don't know, Chris... you got a good concept, fine lines and good actors and somehow and yet you got a bad performance here The peasant girl and the Capitan were the only ones I could believe
The Capitan's uniform doesn't look very uniform-like. This may be a limitation of the program you were using and if so, I retract this comment.
The nuke disappointed me. You got BIG BIG BIG Tripods and... a relatively tiny nuclear explosion. Again, if this is some limitation of the program you're using, i retract this comment
But the worst part was the music.War of the Worlds was always, when the metal meets the flesh, a horror story. Your plot keeps with this line. But you've got this trancy little tune here as if it's some action-packed racing movie or something. Music is the key to atmosphere. Rather than conveying horror when the Capitan's men are butchered or despair when the nuke shows to have no effect, it just runs there.
Like I said, I expect better from movie makers of your caliber
6.5 out of 10 on the Rogue Scale
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