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Feb 7, 2004 | 11:33 PM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place February 9, 2004

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A corrupt businessman with mafia ties is visited by an unwelcome guest.

Philosophy (do not read until afterwards)-

Whenever I write a story, I always try to throw in little nuances for people to catch. With this tale, however, well... the thing's friggin' loaded, for your viewer enjoyment.

For anyone interested and/or familar with Greek Mythology, the guy that takes Baxter Powell away is the modern day Charon, the ferryman of the dead. If you'll notice, his briefcase bears the insignia of his double hammer.

Also, on the bookshelf are the scales of justice. There's a lot of character blocking (putting people either on the left of the right of someone or something to resemble either the noble or the ignoble character). He pulls up in a limo (the ferry of the roads). The dialogue also contains many little subtlties for you to goggle over.

Anywho, that's all I have for now.

Reviews


AngryAxelAngryAxel

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Whoa...

It had a great noir-feeling to it, this would be a great prequel to a previous movie which shows all the connections of the businessman and the mafia. Ok, let's talk about graphics. I havent seen this cool style since... Aah dunno, but I liked the proportions and how the characters looked real in a cartoony way! The only thing I had a problem with was the sounds, they were kinda muffled n scratchy... Perhaps subtitles would be a good solution? Anyway, this was the best movie I've seen today, it got my 5 =)

-Axl


SketchMichaels responds:

Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the support.

Sorry for the sound... it shall be remedied in the future :)


NyloNylo

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Deeply enjoyable.

Fantastic job, I haven't enjoyed a good movie like that in quite a while. The mystery and darkness of the whole story is created and kept very stylish to the very end. I really liked the style you had drawing out your characters; excellent audio choice as well. The only thing about the movie was that the voices were hard to hear at times, but it's really nothing compared to the movie as a whole, which I think carried it self greatly. Awesome job, I really liked this ome.


SketchMichaels responds:

:)

Thank you for the wonderful comments. I'm definitely going to get some voice actors (with better mics than my own), or perhaps my friend over in the Audio department, to get some better sound for the up and coming series I've been writing.

I'm glad this is so well-received; it's fun to entertain, and to be entertained by the reviews!


The-ProfThe-Prof

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great story for a story of short length :D

Hm, I really did enjoy that. Very much.

It had a great story-line. One that is just right for a short film/animation. So that's great for style, as I liked the way it was done, really..

Nice graphics idea choice.

Some of the voices seemed a bit strange, and there was one part where the "dark" guy cut in. It just sounded pretty much like Baxter had someone turn his volume down gradually. (But in a fast way).

Other than that I'm quite happy with that.

Basically, overall. One of the best Non-comedy animations I've seen. Good work.


SketchMichaels responds:

Hey, thanks a lot. I'll take a look at the voice similarities; some of the cuts were played around with in Sound Forge, so you could be quite right.

I appreciate the comments. :)


OnyxShadowOnyxShadow

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very cool movie, keep up the good work!

I only had one problem with this one. I couldn't read the "death certificate". Anyone tell me what it said?


SketchMichaels responds:

Thanks for the review, and certainly...

It basically says Death Certificate: This is to notify blah blah blah... the damned, Baxter Powell, blah blah blah.

No, seriously, that's about the only text that matters, the rest was filler. :P


Pyro-firePyro-fire

Rated 5 / 5 stars

woah

dude that is some heavy shit it kinds freaked me out


SketchMichaels responds:

:)

Mission accomplished. Thanks for the review!