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  • Daily 3rd Place November 16, 2005

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DO NOT WATCH WITHOUT FIRST SEEING THE FIRST!!! Important.
http://newgrounds.com/portal/view/278229

Due to size limit, we had to split this movie into two parts. However, we'd like you to treat it like one whole movie with... a break in the middle to go grab some popcorn from the concession stand. Don't watch the second without watching the first! And as soon as you finish watching the first, watch the second one.
And don't be thrown off by the intro credits. Pillsbury Hitman and I made those about two years ago (when I was first getting the hang of animating) and we've grown attached to them. The movie gets much better. I hope...
Anyway, watch and enjoy!
(And please give your ratings to both part one and two of this movie. Thanks!)

Reviews


colinmooncolinmoon

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars November 16, 2005

This one was better.

So, the first one sucked. Let's get that strait. You have the ability to make a truly good parody, and you end up sticking in references and lines that shoot the thing full of holes.

This one, on the other hand, actually had funny parts. The magic 8 ball scene was quite good--an original and funny moment where you had the (no pun intended) balls to make this moment yours. Also, the Ani-oooo line from Obi Wan as he stumbles upon Anikan and choked Padme was really good; shows that you have a knack for trivializing a moment to the point of hilarity. I'll give you Anikan's plot line for free--a bit overzealous on your part, but true to the original movie and a thing that will piss off nerds for decades to come; here you make a valid point that makes making a parody useful. Yoda and Palpetine playing games instead of fighting was a good touch, though I could have done with a few more trivial games--say Clue or Uno--to take the point home.

Now, for the negative: I gave the first part a grace score of three because I didn't feel that it had any right garnering the scores it had previously (a goddammed ten, for chrissakes? That's obscene), and I hoped that the second part would make up for it. It did, in part, but I'm sticking to my guns on the three. Again with the derivative humor (Dragon Ball Z has never been worth the time any one's given it, and it has no place being referenced at all, let alone as poorly as most people do it--you gave it more light that it deserved, but used it to your advantage to make a point, I think). The free suit and iPod was good at first, but you killed the joke with that last scene. Padme's will to live was down-right obnoxious, and the fighting game set up for Anikan and Obi-wan was lame.

I do think that you have skills that are worth making these things, but I think that parodies have, and always will be, only been successful when left to people who do this shit for a living. Mel Brooks can do this fine. The guys who did 'Troops' can do it fine. Kids with a penchant for Flash should take their free time and use it for something good (no light-side/dark-side joke intended) and worthwhile. Make us a flash featuring your own characters and jokes that you didn't cop from classic films, turn us on to your own sense of humor, and let loose. I want to see you turn your talents toward the more intense side (those Epic Mario shorts are amazing, Brackenwood Tales is amazing {though, admittedly, not many people will be able to animate anywhere near Phillip's Disney-trained, character-based shorts}, and some of the zombie shorts are good), where you can be more free to be funny without the pretense of any prior film. Star Wars is a huge event and, without the humor to take it seriously (how's that for an oxymoron?), people will always fail at making fun of it. Don't get caught up in the trend of trivializing other work when you could be making your own.

Great flash abilities (especially considering the soup that you have to wade through on the internet), great sense of character, and great sense of recording. This does not make up for mediocre content.



KentHartKentHart

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 16, 2005

Well

I am giving the review of both parts saving time and money. This was funny a bit slow at first I dont like crude humor and thats what alot of the beginningt was, but then it got really funny and ya I can tell you worked really hard on this. and I like how you noticed also that in the movies they really do show very little of the fighting in the fight scenes, its alot of close ups on faces and some flashing light. Loved the Dragon Ball z refrence.



smi1eysmi1ey

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 16, 2005

great job!

however, the fight scenes were pretty lame. i mean, obviously there were "fight" scenes that were meant as jokes, but the ones that actually had them fighting were just way to limited by your animation style.

other than that, i LOVE how you harped on the whole "OMG my will to live!" obsurdity, and the whole thing with anikin strangling padme. hilarious! you really nailed that movie! =)



TaliesinMidwestTaliesinMidwest

Rated 2 / 5 stars November 16, 2005

Better than the first half, but...

...that was probably only because I liked the end of the real movie more as well.

Meh... guess I'm just sick of SWIII jokes. It's just so EASY.



KenSkaiiKenSkaii

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 15, 2005

i loove it!

i cant wait to see more. the style was so fun to look at. keep it up!