«Wow. That was awesome!
Good stuff, Michael! »
«Finally I have found this damn short. I have been a follower of Michael’s work for over 3 years now and really it was him who gave me the idea of using After Effects in my films.
Every now and then a pioneer of film making comes along and inspires others; Michael_B6 was that person for me.
This is just one of the amazing animated Machinma films he has created or helped to create.»
«The Review(Taken from Zone Magazine issue 8):
Wow just wow, my first movie I watched on TMU, is wow. The effects are just out of this world, it looks like I’m sitting at a cinema watching the next summer blockbuster.
This really sets the bar for movies from now on, especially in action, again these effects are wow. Its truly amazing to watch bullets hit cars with sparks coming of them, while at the same time, a guy gets shot in the back of the head and blood go’s everywhere. I could go on about the effects forever, but I can say these are the best effects I have seen with the game. Period
The cast did very well, great voice acting from them as always. Script was tight and serious I believe. I was about to give this movie 10/10 but the only thing that bother me was that the story was hard to figure out and it was 11 Mins long I felt was a little short and hope it was longer, it would have been a above all a masterpiece. Either than that, all action movie directors, watch this now and take a note, a big note!
«What can I say? This movie was visally stunning and teh VOs top notch! One thing caught my attention, the sound, it sounded so good at one point in the movie there was a car alarm going off and I actually paused the movie to check outside! lol
Anyway great job
«I do not see how one could not love this film. Full of action, adrenaline, blood, gore, drama, excitement, and thrills. So much special effects, my eyes were moving in quick zig-zags to adore every aspect of each camera angle. Marvellous work and a definite favorite. Extremely well done!»
«Definately a winner man! Loved all the rack-focusing and special effects. I'm wondering how you did all that......damn all you final cut pro users!!!!!!
Few videos on this site I actually consider a film, but this just may count as one.!
Seriously awesome though. Make more action films like this one. 10/10»
«(Damn it I think I clicked 4 stars instead of 5, sorry)
This is an amazing film, what else can I say, the effects that have been used, blood, gun fire, reflections. Even lighting effects are brilliant.
Great Sound Design, camera angles that shows the brillance in your film making skills. Nice VO's as well.
This film also shows that outside editing is a viable choice for The Movies and can bring new life to movies made with it.
«Finally it's here! From the teaser I saw months (or was it years?) ago, I knew I was in for a treat. The effects were stupendous, both visually and aurally. I loved the surrealistic color schemes, the reflections on windows, the clouds of gunsmoke and richochet debris. The soft focus effects and depth of field changes were outstandingly novel on TMO as well. The opening and end credits were also unrivalled. Oh, and the music was brilliantly appropriate as well. There was just SO much to see. I think this will breathe new life into the movies--I'm waiting for the tutorial already »
«100% Pure awesomeness!
Sound design was sublime. Editing flawless. Visual composition right on.
I like how you can still see the limitations of The Movies in certain areas, such as the editing trying to disguise the characters' exaggerated movements. I think it adds charm to the movie, keeping it from being a generic machinima piece.»
«Finally, here it comes..
It's been a long long time but worth waiting
This is legendary movie, no doubt.
The action scenes smell like Michael Mann's Heat, freakin' awesome !!
Hope you and the team are going to work together again in near future, I want another superb movie and I want it..
now !!! »
«ohhhhwhhh and I thought it was gonna be a lovely litte l-love story *sniff*
Well, Michael & Jase, this is a lovely little dramatic piece of work. It really is. However, the problem I got is that the visual effects you show us here (which BTW is heaven by TMO-standards) is whats stands out the most, which causes damage to your story. And with that VD feels actually a lot like a tech demo. That is not a good thing, not even for an action movie.
It sounds ridiculous to say something negative about the film. After all I did indeed enjoy it. But maybe for the wrong reasons? Whats vital here is not really the film, more the fact that you show us whats possible to create with this game in terms of visual quality. And I take that with me. After all II do think its strange that not more of us have gone to more advanced programs while editing our movies to create this stunningly beautiful layer of quality
but fuck that. Great job Mb. And great job the cast»
Which I think all the special efffects mask that there was no character development. I couldn't figure out which charcter I was supposed to relate to. The story was slightly confusing. I think parts of the script were taken out?
Still..one of the best films using TMO actors I have ever seen.
«I'm sure it's been said before, and will be said again and again. Visually breath taking! I'm pretty sure you must have traveled forward in time and stolen a copy of The Movies 2 (I can dream, anyway). How the hell did you do this?!?
Voice acting was top notch, as you'd expect from the stellar cast (though I know my wife had lines in it, I never heard her... that's a personal thing, though ).
The story was OK, but as it's not my favorite genre, I can't complain about it. The dialogue made up for it, as it all fit well and sounded genuine.
If I had a complaint, it would be sound levels. A couple of times I had trouble hearing some lines as they got lost in either the music and/or sound effects. Still, that could be my hearing and not the movie at fault. (And it's probably why I missed my wife's VOs).
Overall: SPECTACULAR. Now make another, and don't take a year on it!!!!! »
«Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This movie felt...real to me for a second, in that it [visually] blew my mind. The amount of work you put into this really reflects in the final product, and the five stars are well deserved. The writing was terrific, and I could not imagine the dialogue being any better. This is bound to be a classic. I look forward to seeing more from you both (that is, if you ever team up again).
«... It took time to choose words to explain what I just saw. It was something that has never seen, and might never be seen again on TMO/TMU. Visualy it was undoubtly a masterpiece, such visuals have never been seen on the community before. The directing, cinematagrophy and visual effects is just unexplainably great and makes even the most experienced movie maker to feel like an amature again. If there is something about the movie that I think could be better is that the story could have been a little more developed, making it a longer movie and have this as a final action sequence, but I respect Jase´s writing, and it is great writing indeed. Everything about this movie is just stunning, it´s a milestone in TM movie making.»
«It's here, it's here, it's finally here! After an interminably long wait (and well worth every day of it), MichaelB6 brings it hardcore, showcasing a dazzling array of TMO talent from VA's to modders to musicians to Jase180 - in a class by himself for this kind of get-in-hit-em-hard-and-fast-and-get- out script... And how much do you love that outside editing? Does it not just make all the difference in the world? The most film-like film I've yet seen made with this software, and one that makes me positively drool over the possibilities for future films made this way. This is what a real "community" is capable of, and I love it. Outfreakingstanding. Proud to be a part of this one.»
«Fuck I'm an amateur!
Wow. I'm sure I'll have to watch this again and again and again to marvel at the visuals and effects, the voiceacting and the music...
This ilustrates why I think no other machinima program can rival what one can do with TM - if one is as great at outside editing as Michael.... which, admittedly, is a bar that won't be reached easily.... but one can dream.
Outstanding work, everyone involved. This was worth the long wait! »
«Like a toast buttered with two sides of awesome , this film reeks of adrenaline and pisses attitude, if anyone wants to see what so great about outside editing , then look no further. Kudos to EVERYONE involved including Jase with coming up with a kickass script , Sparky with a dazzling perfromence , AND doing what he does best and EE with a amazing score i could go on forever . Brilliant. , let's hope there are more productions from you two in near-future»
«It's been a long, long....long time coming but "Valentine's Day" is finally here and we all get to marvel at just what one can do as a community effort! It pays off in spades and provides a smart, gritty and violent scenario that is both artistic and majestic!! the dialogue was sharp and cunning, which was well complimented by Michael_B6's cinematography!! All in all it was an enjoyable but brief experience that I will watch more than once! Well Done to ALL who were a part of this!!!!!»
«Oh wow, not much in plot, more than usual for a Barnes film, but it doesn't matter, another glorious and visually striking affair from the Michael Mann of the TMO community, well worth a long wait from your last small works, that'll keep me inspired for years to come, you really know how to push people to try and get anywhere near the quality you turn out, with great acting, a nice script, amazing music and brilliant cinematography amongst hundreds of other things, this is the best production fro TMO at all.»
«Greatly made. This was very entertaining and stylish. It was really made with incredible effort. If you want a 'proper' made movie, then this will be my recommendation. I really enjoyed the movie. It was very impressive and I look forward to seeing more movies from you, Michael!»
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