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Apr 19, 2001 | 12:53 PM EDT
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The movie that got a lot of attention!



Rated 4 / 5 stars


This was a movie that I had reviewed many many years ago and loved even back then. In the review I gave the movie a 0 though, not because of its stick animation style (which is still easily the best in the field) but because people were uploading it on their own accounts. Its good to see that credit is going to the original author now and I'm able to review these properly (my last reviews were deleted for being abusive, even though they were correct about the movies being stolen way back when)

So yeah, people have had ten years to try and outdo Zhu when it comes to stick animation, and I think its fair to say no-one has come close! The sheer scope of having all this fighting going on at once and looking so smooth while its happening is just amazing! Even though its stick animation, its simply amazing stick animation and the Matrix parody at the end was great use of the 3D visuals, even if nowadays the whole spinning the camera aorund the action thing is seen as quite rote and cliche (to be honest it was probably quite cliche back in 2001 as well, but it was EVERYWHERE back in 2001. People would shoehorn that shit in anywhere even if it wasn't required) Still, it works very well here!

Ok, so the animation is obviously incredible here and the minimalist approach works well for the style of the movie. But of course it could always be better. Having fully animated characters would make this at least 100 times more complicated but it would still look better. Since that is never going to happen, an easier thing to fix would be a plot. Yes, this looks swank as hell, but it needs a story behind why this guy is having to kick all these other guys asses. Otherwise it just looks like something out of a computer game.

Overall, amazing movie! I'm glad the original author is now getting the credit he deserves.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Been watchin dis since I was like 20 yrs old and I still effing love it.... Awesome
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Rated 5 / 5 stars


that was fucking epic, it also kinda reminds me of bruce lee movies. awesome


Rated 5 / 5 stars

such and awesome video

i use to watch this video and i still do


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I'd never actually seen Xiao Xiao...

until now anyway.
naturally, having been apart of Newgrounds for over seven years, I've heard a lot about it and people always told me it was amazing.
now I see what they were talking about. the fluid motions used in this flash entry are cleaner than any I've ever seen... and people have had ten years to try to out-do it.
anyway, I don't need to say that you're skilled. you likely already know that.