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May 1, 2004 | 9:12 PM EDT
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Hello Newgrounds, long time no see...
From the creator of "Aura" comes a brand new [quite old by now, actually..] flash production - SMILE! .
What was to be quick side project turned into a beast that took me over 3 months... Three months of forsaking and returning, three months of occasional work suicides and sleepless nights...

as always, NOTE: May not be liked by everyone, but was never meant to be liked by everyone. If you're here only to watch funny mario parodies, then you can skip this movie now.

Enough nagging. Watch the movie.

(There are quite many people that get confused by the ending. Just to let you know - yes, it's supposed to be the way it is. )



Rated 5 / 5 stars

whoa..... just whoa

it reminds me of all the perfect kids at school that wuold make fun of me because i i was different


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This touched me...

in ways no other animatin has. It has a feel to it that reminds me of the conformers who used to torture me when I was younger. I hated them, but I couldn't help bu tlike them as well, envy their beauty, whereas i was seen as ugly. Very expertly expressed piece.
I look forward to more from you.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful portrayal of a non-conformist's misery

...or so I presume, but perhaps I'm taking it too far from face-value... anyways, on to the basic review. Graphically intense violence and beautiful considering the shapes, the "music" was the best atmosphere setter of them all, in my most humble opinion. Although normally I find mutilation pretty darn funny, I couldn't help but feel empathy towards the protagonist, and thus gave humor a 1 for his inevitable destruction. Even still, however, especially because of that empathy, I give this flash a high 9 for overall score. Excellent work!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Powerful movie

oh my god man that is so true in our life style i am a huge depressed downer so down with the order of smile. awesome movie


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brilliant. So accurate.

I've watched this flash numerous times over the past few months and every time I just sit quietly and think afterwards.

My perception of it is as follows:

In order to be accepted whole heartedly into today's society, one must present themselves with a happy, carefree aire; with a smile. If one does not do this, then one will not be welcomed by the general masses. The masses would sooner be rid of a downer than to be dragged down by that pesky fact of life we call reality with its ups and downs. The ending, to me, represents just that: Society ridding itself of a downer and then carrying on as if nothing had happend.

Though it fits in with society, I personally feel that this is almost a perfect reflection of a typical high school atmosphere.

Thank you very much...It was very well done...Very.

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