«After all this time the Conquest characters endure in this first movie showcasing the Blackstar Organization. Killian and I enjoyed the process and happy that you also took the time to watch and rate. Thanks!»
Conquest: Blackstar Rising
«That was quite interesting. Admittedly, a story like this barely held up for a 70-minute spectacle. Though, the parts and elements that did hold interest was your taking of elements, wanting or unwantingly, of 24, Star Wars (Blackstar is the new Sith, and your fade outs were very Episodes 1-3). The voice acting, like always, was pretty good. The story didn't end on a very closing note, even after the credits' exposition, and this didn't really tie up some of the elements of all the other Conquests. So, each story seems really stand-alone, yet, it's hard to find any correlation between them all. I give this chapter in the saga, a 4/5! Like you've said in your review of Iuventus, making a long movie airtight on the visuals, editing and entertainment can be hard, but you held it together very, very, good.»
«A very, very good film. To keep a machinima film entertaining for a full 70 minutes is a hard task but you've certainly done well here. A really great pairing between K4 and Killian has produced a Sci-Fi classic. Wonderful sound design, nice direction and a great script, plus some great voice acting from the cast. A fantastic addition to the Conquest Saga.
An definite Ollie contender.
★★★★★ - 5 Stars»
«Truly an awesome collaboration, Killian and K4! There's a lot to enjoy and in turn learn from. Sound design was so immersive that at times, I didn't even notice it! Rich visuals, great dialogue and great voiceacting really brought the story to life. So glad to have been a part of this! »
«Well... I can't say I loved the story cause I wasn't able to follow everything (my english is not perfect).
But what I saw was good. There was some prop and costume I am also doing myself for my next movie lol. There was some minor problem like the city on earth that was not at the good scale (the windows were too little compared to the human and a truck on it's side).
Anyway, we can see all the work in this production, good job.»
«Well I for one did happen to look at the time. My thought was "you mean it's almost over?" Great sci-fi movie here gentlemen! Never have I seen K4 in multiple roles. I thought he'd never shut his yap. LOL Very awesome performances from everyone involved from the actors/actresses right down to the guy across the pond in his cave. Hope there will be more.»
«That was just absolutely amazing! This was the longest movie I've ever watched on here, but I didn't look at the clock once. I never noticed that I was watching such a long movie, and I didn't really even notice that I was watching a movie made with The Movies. That's how well made this was. It could really match up with most real movies out there. Everything about this was pretty much flawless, from the voice acting to the writing and the music. This is easily one of the best movies I've ever seen on here.»
«As requested by certain parties, I will now give my full review.
On the whole, a fine piece of writing. Many a cliche were used as were the characters; but when this many were used, they seem to have a knack for cancelling themselves out. Some witty acted and written dialogue and some that seemed forced, like an episode out of '24'. And it seemed everyone's nads had dropped a bit, even the women.
Most the sound design was great. I would have liked some varients on the footfalls as the same sound seemed to sound when people were walking, whether on steel plating or concrete.
Modding was mostly good. I saw many a stretched texture and the dreaded, no UV-mapping blue whichshould not have really been there as I found it most distracting. Many people may not have noticed and that is ok.
Alot of the set dressing was quite well done to give a lived in appearance too.
overall, a very good film worthy to stand beside Artifact in the halls of conquest lore.»
«wow..just wow. That was pretty amazing..thrilled to have been a part of it...loved some of the fantastic visuals and the story was engaging and never once did i look at the runtime, i just got absorbed into the experience.
Outstanding across the board! So many fantastic things going on in this and the cast..wow..top notch work by a very talented group. LOVED the characters, the unique elements really made the sci fi fi universe come alive. Really, this is one helluva project!
In a word, its Outfreakingstanding!
«Where to begin? Well as Lewis Carol said 'Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'
Well the start threw us straight in at the deep end; glorious visuals, exciting plot line and a wonderful sound backdrop. Thus the story continued - I was hooked at every twist and turn. Witty, dramatic and thoroughly entertaining this surely shows your quality as a film maker. The visual quailites of this film were incorporated so that they did not outshine the story you were telling but aided it. The sounds used were one of the most impressive aspects to this film. I watched this once through and then again paying paticular attention ot the sound backdrop and I was even more amazed. The amount of work you must have gone through to include all that is astonishing. The film could have survived without it but it would not be the same.
Overall this was an amzing film. Nough said really. Even after 70 minutes I was crying for more. That is the quality of this film.»
«Absolutely fantastic. Everything about this film was so perfectly done. The sound design was among the best I've ever heard on TMU. The first scene was especially well done, just outstanding. Killian's direction was superb too, really pushing the boundaries of The Movies software to its limits and doing some stuff which really blew my mind. The effects were great too. The voice acting was a big stand out, with special nods in particular to K4 for his great portrayal of multiple roles. Sam Enderby was such a superb character, reminiscent of Han Solo in many ways. In fact, in terms of the superb music choice, sets and characters, there were many echoes of Star Wars, which for a sci fi is definitely something to be proud of. The pacing was excellent and constantly providing entertainment for the viewers. It did not feel like a 70 minute film at all. The story was exceptionally well-written, perhaps a little too drawn out in terms of dialogue in places and not really enough development of some characters (for me anyway), such as A_N_D's, but I reckon that's more personal taste than anything else. Overall this was an amazing production from start to finish and is possibly the best TM film I've ever seen. Congratulations guys, and I really wish this was eligible for the Ollies, because I reckon it would clear up most of the awards.
***** - 5 stars»
«Such a pleasure to premiere over at TMUTheater!
A superb cast, excellent direction, composites, and that sound design - TOP NOTCH! But I don't think this film would have sustained its audience if it weren't for the fantastic writing. Each character had a thorough back story which contributed to convincing dialogue that didn't seem to drag the film down.
An amazing achievement. Thank you Killian and K4 for making such a fun and enjoyable film. My hats off to you.
Definitely a ★★★★★ star film! »
«excellent work by Killian and K4 the script was very good and editing and pacing worked music and sound design was the best I've heard in a movie at TMU so far.
Set design and costumes were the best.
the cast did a amazing job bringing the charters to life and k4 is Sam.
A excellent installment for the conquest series.
«Conquest: Blackstar Rising reminds me just what can be done with a dedicated team of writers,producers,modders and a relentless director.
PART 1 ~
Using TM as an engine, with it's known limits is a challenge in itself, but what this movie did was push those limits to new places. This is thanks to many things such as incredible appliance of costume and make up, vivid scenery, technology within it's timelines and creative use of the engine's animations.
The story was wonderfully told with some truly exemplary characters in this vivid world. To say the characters were the film is a huge understatement. I cannot begin to clarify just how much their personalities, mannerisms and humour came out in this story. With such a grand story played out over a whopping 65mins or so,with the exception of the credits, what I found was a story that deepened as time went on. The more I watched, the more I was intruiged! That is a testament to wonderful story telling...PERIOD!!
The film had some wonderful production values and picturesque moments. One of my favourites would have to be the shuttle take off in the distance as the guests were being escorted. Subtle in terms of plot, but Grand in terms of the scope,feel, look of the film. I loved the opening title sequence and how the exterior of the planet evolved through transition to the surface.»
«PART 2 ~
Another thing that stood out was some of the technological devices such as the eye scanning coms device. It was just a stroke of genius integrating it such as creative way!
I loved the direction of this movie and the CREATIVE... yes CREATIVE use of animation for specific scenes. It takes a dedicated director to find appropriate scenes, mixing,splicing and merging two unrelated scenes to create a new one. I for one appreciate the efforts you and the production team went into making this memorable.
Sound and Music stood out for me also with some excellent song choices. Very theatrical in terms of presentation and execution. I would have liked to see a little more even volumes of the voice overs but with a project of this magnitude, it's totally understandable.
Overall, I had a blast watching this monumental CQ movie and I thank you and all involved for providing us with such a memorable and engrossing story. I look forward to the next adventure but until then...
Nuke Well in Space»
«Killian and K4 hope that you enjoy this feature length sci-fi machinima movie. Conquest is a Community driven sci-fi series in which you are invited to create and to explore in the CQ Universe. In Conquest: Blackstar Rising, you will be introduced to my favorite aspects about conquest and the Coalition... BLACKSTAR, a dark, black, special ops organization that does the dirty work to help insure the survival of the Coalition. Conquest: Blackstar Rising may be the longest sci-fi ever produced with THE MOVIES and on TMU. An impressive recognition! The movie plays quickly as it laced with a healthy dose of intrigue, action, and intelligence. No mindless sci-fi here! You are about to experience hyperspace... so strap in and enjoy CQ: BLACKSTAR RISING by Killian and K4.»
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