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08-17-01 – 02-14-12

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SickGirlSickGirl

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Hmmm...

I don't know what to say. The Metal Gear Solid music fit the mood. The naked John Lennon was...strange. I don't know what it's all about. I dunno.


VolumynVolumyn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very beautiful.

That was definitely one of the most beautifully drawn flash movies I've seen yet. But it does kinda drag out.


spagettiospagettio

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

FANTASTIC!!!

im just a beginner and i can say that this is one of the most beutiful and well organised movies ive ever seen. try to get ideas from popular movies.


dogddogd

Rated 5 / 5 stars

good job

This was a great movie, great graphics. You want feedback and this is what I think you could do to make it better: dont start like you did, make a setting for the beginning, like tell what is going on. Other than that great movie.


sheep469sheep469

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Charecter!

This was a BEAUTIFUL movie, but it really had no story at all.... a guy standing there naked and boom.... that's it.... great eye candy, but nothing that tickles your brain...... which sucks


vamp-xvamp-x

Rated 4 / 5 stars

sweet

cudda been longer with some more action but i liked it


CatalystikaCatalystika

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent imagry

The music went brilliantly with the scenes, first off. The flash was very top notch as well. There wasn't that much action, but I do believe that's what you were going for anyway. As for the pause in the middle, once again... I'm sure that was for effect as well.

I'd be interested in having a story behind this, but I think this was more of a quick shot than anything else. I'm not going to ask about the man... I'll leave that to your artistic vision.

The only thing that bothered me was at the end with the flowing star-like particles. They seem to dim a bit, but never fade. The close button you provided didn't work either. That's about the only complaint I can give, other than the length. I just like seeing more when it's of good quality.

Hell'n'Hemlock -- CaTy


STOPDOINGTHISSTOPDOINGTHIS

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I like it....

Even though there is an absence of a story line, I liked it. The animation was very well coriagraphed with movie, with the exception of his hair. I guess I expected more from the extra scenes, but anyway, good movie.


PulpFictorPulpFictor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Bad Ass

That was awesome, and I don't really think it even needed a storyline since it was so artistic.


OddJob9OddJob9

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This Better be yours...

cuz if its not im gonna regret giving this a 5 rating and a 10 review (i dont give many). this is the most artistic movie ever on NG. you could have just had the loading sign and play button then show the credits and i still would have given this a high rating. nice choice in music


wasted-dayswasted-days

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thank You

I thank you greatly for your submission. This was beautiful. I really appreciate it when something is submitted that is artistic and well done. It was nice having a wonderfull peice of flash like this that is under 2 megs. With all that said please make more. Good Job


IesmehIesmeh

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

whoa, man. like... whoa.

i REALLY want to learn flash now. if this sort of thing is possible, i don't care HOW big i make my movies. i just want to make them. even if only those with broadband can enjoy them, i'll be satisfied. how well do flash movies zip, anyway? this was spectacular! it felt like a preview, tho. keep expanding on it. make it big, but break it up so that people can dowload bits at a time. you have spectacular vision. this makes me want more. please let this story grow into what it was when you dreamt it.


REZN8REZN8

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

=)

Thank you for that awe-inspiring piece! The atmospheric music, super wide screen perspective, and a wonderful array of colorful imagery worked flawlessly together.

I especially liked the last scene. To me it symbolized the spirits of the people who died in the explosion. And the music titled "Now We Are Free" just seemed to justify my reasoning further. But then I read one of your responses saying it was snow and felt like an idiot =)

My favorite extra scene is "The Final Setting". I like the detail you put into the buildings. It's such a treat to occasionally find something worth reviewing in the Portal.


linkinparkrockslinkinparkrocks

Rated 5 / 5 stars

ausome

I had to watch it 2 times (because the first time I was just sitting ther staring at it) well...when I read the read a couple revies and heard about the naked man..I thought it was gonna be some gay crap....but when I saw him I didnt mind it at all....but (this is just my opinion) did the guy have o have those stupid glasses...I think it would be better without them. ohh and I loved how you put some metal gear solid music in (the best is yet to come) well my favorite scene was probably...when it was in space (because it was so beautifly done) but Ill be looking for more majid raiz


YoinKYoinK

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Boring....

Not only did i fall asleep cuz of the really really bad music... i to am capable of making something like this... is how pathetic that is... ;)
-vince


WorldsLongestDickWorldsLongestDick

Rated 0 / 5 stars

"Thus Spoke Zarathustra"

For those not in the know, such is the music of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I wanted to compare this Flash animae to something felt Arthur C. Clarke, but in the end, I felt it was headed more in the direction of "The Quiet Earth." Either that, or the Mad Max series---it has that apocalyptic, one-man-remaining-standing feel. I know I'm glancing over movies like "High Impact" and "Armaggedon," but I do not go for happy, smiley, save-the-world flicks (your animation already has more potential than those).
The small title lettering and the huge, wide-screen pans were excellent, and I am pleased to hear the application of sacred choral music (sounds like German composer Hans Zimmer---the symphonist who scored the 'Backdraft' soundtrack, not to mention Broken Arrow, The Power of One, Thelma & Louise, Sniper, and god-knows-how-many-other great cinematic works). The scenes you crafted were very meditative, yet full of tension and quiet electricity. I liked the crisp, attentive lines and cool-colors to show atmospheric distance---if not the Keats-style somberness of the theme: a silent coment headed straight for ground zero like a flaming, dying, second-coming Jesus, with questions as to what the new earth shall then be.
{It's all up to you, Newgrounds viewers: if you like seeing quality submissions like this, then encourage it.}


PatdigitPatdigit

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

WHat the hell was that about

Next time, make a point in the movie cause this was boring !


JoeDalton16JoeDalton16

Rated 4 / 5 stars

oh my god

you are 1 of the best flashmakers there is.
i cant realy give much feedback about this movie cause it was perfectly made however i can say your flashskills also need litle perfecting you actualy might even be able 2 top the master charly zerro cause what you demonstrated here is that you are great at flash and have a good imagination so make a story next time and you will get 2 be the new number 1 in the top 50 please make more movies the portal is begging for talented flash creators as you


zb360zb360

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Perfect

Usually I don't review movies, and when I do It is because they are top of the line! This movie gave me cold chills, I want to congradulate you on you accomplishment, and engourage you to make more flashes like this one. I love your work, Keep it up!

zb360@yahoo.com


MentalypticMentalyptic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Damnnn

That was some good shit.


mimizanmimizan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A few critics tough

1) This is DAMN too short. I hope this is a preview and not an unfinished work.

2) Patdigit sucks : you don't need a story. That was pointless but beautiful, and that's enough for us to enjoy.

However be sure that without a story the graphic/design level of a movie has to be perfect from the beginning to the end.


volkavolka

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I like it. .. a little slow more action next time

good job,


babygirl-smybabygirl-smy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow

Wow that was a beautiful story but also sad.That's what this world is coming to. I't better to be prepared then not to know what to do keep making this type of stuff because if you can reach one person then you succed if not then keep trying.


NastyMan069NastyMan069

Rated 5 / 5 stars

fuckin excellent ++++

My goodness, that was just fucking beyond excellent. The excellent choice of music to the wonderful graphics were just spectacular. It's just too bad that it was so short! Im hopin this is just a preview or something! Anyways, that was fucking great! Make more like that!


Beowulf-HawkBeowulf-Hawk

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazing!

That was truly a breathtaking piece of art. I know a lot of time went into this, but prehaps next time you could make it longer and have more story. The music went perfect with it, and I noticed that you took the one from the first scene out of Metal Gear Solid, which is totally awesome. One thing, you should have put music in when the guy was standing there and when the meteor hit. Also, it would have been good to hear an explosion, and prehaps watch the city be destroyed. The snow at the end looked marvelous!


Graffiti-4-LifeGraffiti-4-Life

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly amazing

This a truly amazing peace of work.. Props to you bro..


NabiscoNabisco

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Good but bad

Sure, it is one of those things that you know it's good, but you just stay stay awake to watch it.


WayTooXitedWayTooXited

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

it seems like a trailer... maybe u should continue

I think this could expand this...


RaijlinRaijlin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful, and great choices of music

Its reassuring to see someone out there not submit every practice piece and low quality work they can churn out. Pride in ones work is something that is overlooked daily here at NG. I find this work beutiful for its simple story line, attention to detail and exemplary artwork. I look forward to your next piece but dont rush it :)


plantaTREEordieplantaTREEordie

Rated 4 / 5 stars

good work

this is one of the best entries i've seen yet. the art work is amazing, and it looks like alot of work was put into it not like most of the stuff you see on newgrounds. i liked it, great job.


Done1done1doneDone1done1done

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW

That was some incredible eye candy. Nice job.


hckytjnhckytjn

Rated 5 / 5 stars

takeing flash animation to a new level !

that was beautiful that was some of the best flash animation i have seen any where online and it doesnt take that long to load {at least not for me and i have a 56k modem} but all in all this is the best of the best right now .


TheDeekonTheDeekon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A true piece of art

This is one of the most beautiful flash movies I have ever seen, a true artistic work. However, it was tragically short.


BrineBrine

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You stole me ideas!

No, Um, Seriously i wanted to do a Flash With Awesome Lighting, and Foreground, Counter-Background Effects. Also in Vain of the DVD movie Disc... But you have long beat me in that Race... How long did this Take to make? it was near perfect... Make your Next movie longer... Violence at 10, because the end of all existence is pretty violent, dontcha think? peace out (watch my movie, and tell me watcha think ;)


freakkdiddyfreakkdiddy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This was beautiful

Hurry up and make another one! I can't wait to cee it.


mffmff

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

lovely

Nice work. I only gave you a 7 on sound because of the huge gap in between bites and the ending song was really low. Boost that baby up, start it much sooner, and it's fine.

I like the way your camera work matched from shot to shot. I like the feel the slow movement gives the peice, but I noticed the climb up the tower in the extra scene appeared to be so slow you couldn't fit it in the movie. It is ok to spend less time on each shot, or to mix up the timing from shot to shot or from scene to scene. For instance, nice slow pans/tilts on the sky, but quicker cuts of the shooting star-thing (being as how it's moving quickly--can give an edge-of-vision-oh-no feel to it) or less time circling the protagonist, etc. Perhaps the length of each cut was the reason the music didn't match?

Nice choice of music, by the way. I like your style. I like your vision. Tighten it up just a smidge, and I'd love to see the rest of the story.


GallstaffGallstaff

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Man...

ya just... gotta love that MGS music.


SiviusSivius

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I'm Hoping There's More...

It's great to see that you can draw, animate, and properly use music to set tone. I was really drawn into this movie. I certainly hope that the plot and content can live up to the artwork and animation.


ZircoZirco

Rated 5 / 5 stars

that was great

i really liked it. nice graphics.


KropaKropa

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful

Beautifully done, just perfect


thedeathmasterthedeathmaster

Rated 5 / 5 stars

MAGICAL JUST MAGICAL

nice slow music to go with the begening perfect detial overall just perfect


erzengel777erzengel777

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Oozes with style

It's been mentioned before, but this movie does seem like a trailer for something much more grand. The ending of the main movie was sort of abrupt, and didn't give you an indication that it has ended. In fact, the style of the end credits made me think that they were the beginning credits!

Hope you make more of these flash animations.

Sorry about the humor and violence scores.


FacelessNobodyFacelessNobody

Rated 4 / 5 stars

this pissed me off...

why did this piss me off? because after i watched it, i looked at my epic movie in the makeing called "angel" and saw a vast difference. it made me want to delete my movie.... basicly this is a very good movie visually. maybe i'll re-do the graphics.... nah... well maybe.... i dunno. BAH! too much effort needed.... *sob sob sob*


jojolapinjojolapin

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great !

An uncommon flash movie, full of poetry.


FleischwurstFleischwurst

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Quite nice graphics but...

The graphics are quite nice but that's it. I really dunno what this movie is all about. If there was a real story behind it, it would be a 10.


GetdownorlaydownGetdownorlaydown

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good Graphics,,,,

Just an exscuse touse awesome graphics and sounds.
doesnt deserve numbr 1 but w/e.


Psykloak1Psykloak1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

amazing

im blown away. that was greatly great. if you made a move liek that, you will have ppl bowning down and worshiping you.


dude-of-fooddude-of-food

Rated 5 / 5 stars

!!!!!!

i knew it! i knew it! naked man in city area ---------------> big fast ball towards earth then----------> BAM! earth is gone and we're all dead....pretty snow afterwards though,so end of the world doesnt look so gloomy after all im relieved :]


BadgerSlayerBadgerSlayer

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice

I did enjoy your apocalyptic movie, but it sorta seemed a bit pointless. Nice graphics, nice use of Gladiator music at the end. But I was sort of left with the feeling "What of it?"
Perhaps you could expand on it.

Very nice style anyway

Cheers
BadgerSlayer


Jewel-KilcherJewel-Kilcher

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very nice

A very beautiful movie with great sound


LostFuLostFu

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love the Intro!!

That's what really grabed me. The whole shot from space. I thought this was a very well put together movie, but it really did leave me wanting to see more as far as storyline. Good Job, keep it up!!


jaxvonngjaxvonng

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful.

Lacking one thing: sound. Your movie started out beautifully with the perfect music for the scene. I was about to whisper to myself "Wow, this is incredible. This author really deserves a five" but then, while the asteroid was buring through the atmosphere, I was stuck listening to the sound of of my computer humming. Not that it wasn't a nice sound, it just didn't fit the Flash (namely yours) that I was watching.
My advice to you is this: Keep up the good work. Your movies can be a ten if you can get appropriate music throughout the entire thing. I may have some great mp3's if you want them. I appreciate you sending the portal this nice little gift. Thanks,

The Mysterious Jax Von

E-mail: jaxvonng@yahoo.com


phamhienpphamhienp

Rated 2 / 5 stars

read other reviews

what in the hell? is so nice an' pretty an' deh naked man with muscles then deh snow falls. and the end?


Phobia-and-BearPhobia-and-Bear

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Deep....Beautiful

Are you getting paid somehow to do flash? Because you really ought to be....

It's sad to see some of these other reviews--"could have done w/out the snow" nitpicking, etc. I don't know what your intention was originally, but the be-spectacled figure came off to me with a heroic sort of presence. I think the whole package was very seemless and touching.

The greenscreen "preview" at the beginning hopefuly indicates there will be more! I really think you could do a whole series of flash based on this one movie.

I also want to applaud you on your author's notes commentary--I'm sick of seeing pointless reviews by morons who are illiterate and obviously don't know art when they see it.

Just keep animating. Because you'll be the one successful in the end, not them.


TasuTasu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow....

For basic shapes like circles and boxes and ruled lines... that was incredible... the lense flares make it SOOO much better, not to mention the MGS soundtrack. YOu should stick to doing flashmovies.. cause you've got that skill down very well. I am very impressed!


MyrkullMyrkull

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very well done

Mr. Riaz, You have a great deal of talent with Flash movies. The choice of music and the wordless, raw emotion of your movie is really a testament to flash movies everywhere. I think you should stick to Flash movies, since you have a great deal of talent in that field.
I eagerly await your next movie.


AlonjarAlonjar

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow

I am very impressed


FireFroFireFro

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Stylistically Ideal

This is an excellent movie as far as the production values go. Not only is the art, effects, and editing great but also your choice of music really enhances the atmosphere as well as your choice of angles in bringing it all together (I enjoyed how the comet flies past the camera and then the camera follows down through the clouds to see it falling in the distance). Extra scenes are all beautiful.

You leave us a bit hungry for story however. I get the feeling the lone figure is supposed to be communicating something; is there a message behind him or is he just there as a symbol of man's quiet reflection on our end? I found myself asking this when it was over. Is this a preview towards a larger work where this might be explained? If so then I can't really judge it's story any further. If this was it then I'll just say that it is a lovely piece with a simple message elegantly communicated. I look forward to more of your work.

P.S. j00 g0+z |\/|@|) $|<i11z, j0.

j/k


spf15spf15

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

no, hell no

there was no plot, charecters, no nothing funny even! god damn i think it sucked!!!!!!!in the beginning the lone man made u think theres gonne be a plot, but noooooo.........yeah, i'll give u a 10 for animation cuz all i can draw is i cant draw, and its pretty good, but god damn that sucked!


fuckyouandeatshitfuckyouandeatshit

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WTF

I watched this movie 4 hours ago and now its already at #2 thats impressive


bloody825bloody825

Rated 4 / 5 stars

yeah, hell yeah!

This is the movie with best art I've seen since XIAOXIAO No. 3. Really good job.


SerialMSerialM

Rated 0 / 5 stars

YAWN...

Very nice but it was so boring. Wuts with all the snow at the end i expected to see sumthin but i got bored watching it. The only thing i liked was the quality of animation. But like I said it was too boring.


KorbinlmarcusKorbinlmarcus

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Stunning

I think this is a very beutiful movie. The music fits wonderfully, and the visuals are fantastic. Kepp up the good work!


ShadowLadyShadowLady

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

hmm

nice graphics and music, but that's it i fell a sleep in the middle because it was so boring


Spacebot5Spacebot5

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Wuh?

What the hell?? Sure the graphics were great, but stop me of I'm wrong, but shouldn't a movie have a plot?? Nice opening scene of the planet being hit by the asteroid, Ooops! that WAS the movie. Or was the movie the snow falling, 'cause it was sure long enough to be it's own movie.


FoxKitsuneFoxKitsune

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Soft and slow...

Although the visuals were excellent, it was very slow. But that may have been some kind of an upside. With the man watching in solitude across a lake/river, watching the final moments until the city's destruction, the extra scenes reveal an overlay of his feelings. I voted low for the sound, because although the two songs you chose were very atmospheric, they were widely known, as well as in the menu: the sound effects were very loud and the music was much lower. All in all, if one thinks about the setting of this short, yet stretched-out animation, its better than it is worse.


yanksoxyanksox

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow

I just stared in awe. incredible.(I can't spell good)Every thing was done perfectly and it made me think I love movies and films and any artisic thing thanks for putting a good movie.


DMXes111DMXes111

Rated 5 / 5 stars

:-0

I wish there was a score higher than 10 for graphics, and overall. Wow. Amazing. I think I drooed all over myself.


KeepDiscoEvilKeepDiscoEvil

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very (10x) well done

Awesome...I can't believe how well done that was. And it was in Flash? Damn...I definently liked how you used the closing theme from the movie 'Gladiator' in the movie. Great touch...and I can see you have good tastes in movies.


Mike-G1Mike-G1

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Ok, but not that good

I gave sound and graphics beuause they were the best part, and i also gave style 10 because it is very unique. I gave it an overall of 6 because they were the ONLY good points. The movie moved way too slowly, and it didn't catch my attention. The first 5 minutes were just credits!


EchtronisEchtronis

Rated 5 / 5 stars

An amazing tribute to flash artwork

I was expecting the usual sick (and fun) humor that most of Newgrounds.com animations hold, but I was HAPPILY suprised when I saw this increadable work of flash art. I do not know how else to describe this animation other than just "WOW" Keep up the good work!!!

I joined Newgrounds as a member just so I can write this review and congratulate you on this great tribute to flash artwork!


Nate-SharpNate-Sharp

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Nice graphics but YAWN

Nice Nice Nice Graphics! Best I EVER seen. But SOOO boring movie. I mean come on it lasted FOREVER and had no plot to it. A good movie needs more than good graphics. Also music sucked! Thats the kind of music thats makes you fall alseep durring this boring movie.


St0nedSt0ned

Rated 0 / 5 stars

WTF

wtf was that piece of $#*! supposed to be about? I waited for at least 10minutes watching that stupid snow fall for something to happen. Waste of time don't watch. Nice music, about it.


nevvtnevvt

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I feel let down..

Upon reading many of the reviews for this movie I thought this was going to be great. ..and indeed the graphics were amazing. However when I thought the credits and extremely long opening scene was over, it took a while of just the snow falling for me to figure out that was the entire movie. Nothing really happens during this very short movie. It saddened me. It was built up so much by everyone talking about how great this "full length epic movie" was. I know many people are in awe of the pretty colors and such, but maybe a story would be nice..right now it was mostly just pointless. Nice example of good graphics with flash indeed.. A Full Length Epic Flash Movie? far from it..


SubluxeSubluxe

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Could use some polish...

The graphics and animation sequences were downright beautiful. The music, although very fitting, was typical fare. It wasn't exactly a full-length epic either, due to the lack of plot and such. It seemed more like like an impressive addition to a design portfolio.


Matt274Matt274

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

WHAT?

This is a first FLASH movie? Wow! For a first FLASH movie, this is excellent! Very good graphics but there is no story... it would have been much better with a little story at the begginig or something like that


dagger-happydagger-happy

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Interesting

Very well drawn and certainly atmospheric. However, at the same time it feels somewhat ... empty. People are wrong to critisise it lacking a "plot" because it is not that kind of movie. It seems you want to say say something, but I'm not sure what. Is it supposed to be a metaphor for our existence? It's hard to tell. The shading and graphics generally were all excellent and the snow drops at the end were a gentle symbol contrasting with the destruction of the earth. As I said, interesting.


deviantlemmingdeviantlemming

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing

This flash is among my favorites. Great movement. I have only heard more fitting music in Shadowe's work, the music captures the emotion quite well. Superb, yet very intriguing story... While some say it is plot less it seems to me that it narrates itself. It makes you ask some many questions. There is so much to be said but I won't waste your time, just please keep up the good work, you have talent that should not go unseen.


CerberustCerberust

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

true true

i did like this, alot, i love movies with high artistic quality, but it did lack storyline, but that doesnt take away from it to much, the sketch of the man standing was very nicely done, ive recently just begun fiddling with sketches in flash, i have one in my profile, i think its not to bad, the music was great, i love noticing little things like the very low alpha circles you had simulating the light reflecting a lense, and moving as the lense does. the circular gradients for snow, very nice and the stars in thebackround at the begining seem to get brighter in some and darker in others, giving a false senseof motion, making my eyes adjust to them, and keeping me interested, very well done.


GiZMO13SOLiDGiZMO13SOLiD

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Ahhh...

I dunno if the end was with all those white things floating... If it was.... !?? WTF. It all looks good and all. But what is the meaning of it? Does it have a story...? What is the ending? How long do i have to wait for the floating white things to go away and continue the movie? Was that the end? AHHHHHHHHH!


Evo-MEvo-M

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent

Great movie!
The music was well chosen (from Metal Gear right?), and great job keeping a serious atmosphere.
Animation was really nice as well.
Your movie was especially welcome since crappy low-quality sprite films and stick parodies seem to be all the rage....


SKLB54SKLB54

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great job

The graphics are the best i have seen yet, and the storyline hasn't been done ever before (Very Stylish.) Although there is a storyline, and a good one too, as many people have said before it is a little weak. And weak isnt good. Although I know what you said about XAIO XAIO or Mario vs. Sonic didnt have a storyline either... It actually does, because XAIOXAIO is some sort of hero in a way, and Mario and Sonic we all know very well. In your movie there is no main character. I love this movie but I just think that it is too empty. I know that may seem shallow, but it's the truth. I also think you could have added more scenes between the snow and the asteroid hit. Well, thats what I think... Does anyone agree with me?


PoopMuffinPoopMuffin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Woah.

That's really all I have to say. This movie is just plain excellent. It also makes an excellent point on how much music can improve/drag down a movie, as well as how much it can affect your mind and emotions. (I'm learning about this type of thing in school. It's quite fascinating, really...) My only suggestion is to make it longer. Perhaps take those extra scenes and put them back into the movie. It needs more build-up, 'cuz it just seems so short. And why is that guy naked? Oh well, I'm sure that has some significance. *Passes hand over head.*


MoofalotMoofalot

Rated 2 / 5 stars

It was nicely done but boring...

The movie was nice artwork but very boring, the movies you said also didnt have a point (Xiaoxiao Sonic vs Mario) didnt have a point but they where fun to watch and had action and good flashwork, yours had good animation but lacked anything to keep interest, lil ball heading towards earth for 75% of the movie... then naked man appears for 5%... then finally the explosion of the city takes up the rest followed by the grand finally of snowflakes. I was still waiting for the movie to START at the end.


russwellrusswell

Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice...

but i dont understand it,,, i have watched it 2 times and i still dont get it.. is there a story??? or is it just some nice drawings?


Soul-BladeSoul-Blade

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

that rock

I think the story of this is one day we are miding are own business and suddaly a asterod come hurtlting toward earth and we all die


CompdudeCompdude

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Yes! Artistic!

Yes, finally! Another masterfully-executed ARTISTIC movie! This genre of movies will always be my fav on Newgrounds... especially since 80% of the normal materal is FDA and lame DBZ-based humor. Wankers.

*ahem* Anyhow, I really did enjoy this movie. As far as the (struggling) artistic movie category goes, this movie is probably among the best. The graphics are stylistic and appropriately moody, though the choice of resolution is unique (therefore more artistic? ^_^). The sound IS also very appropriate, as others have said before. I really like that Gladiator ending theme; I was just listening to it last week. So heartwarming. I think we as humans underestimate the moving power of music. The concept was also nice, and well-executed. The views of space and Earth were very well-drawn, and seemed very apocalyptic in nature, as if Earth was accepting its defeat. The use of sunset (sunrise?) especailly added to this effect, as did the final use of snow to signify hope. Sweet. Much better than those damn Deep Impact and Armageddong movies. *shudder*

But, I'm gonna get cranky on one point. And that's PLOT. Yes, don't hate me. But, by gouda, I really, really like a STORY to my movies! To me, this is like the climax that peaks an epic movie. It's like you have the ending, and now you have to work backwards. Anyone (well, a lot of people) can make the climax to a movie. That's the best damn part. The challenge is creating a intricate and moving story behind the climax, to make the ending even more sweeter. Otherwise, it's like dessert without the meal. It loses its effect.

Of course, that doesn't mean this is a bad movie. I just don't think that it qualifies for "epic."

Okay, I'm done ranting now. Excellent job!


Rob-DRob-D

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hehe

I think I just saw Howard Stern.


SeneauSeneau

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was pretty sweet

I thought it was really cool and inspiring, but was kinda disapointed by the fact that that was all there was. I know this is probably just one of those one hit flicks but I can see a very good story coming from this. Newgrounds needs more like these.


Sonic-CSonic-C

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow.

That was simply the most stunning and fantastic piece of Flash animation that I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. sorry, I'm still in awe.


Lance176Lance176

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeahhh

Wahoo! Nuclear winter!


Imp-beastImp-beast

Rated 5 / 5 stars

beautiful ...just beautiful

i cry when i see any mass anihalation of
the excrement waste of flesh known as humanity
it fills me with great joy
all jerks die and all evil aswell
superve flash and music pics,,,,,wow
nice scene election,and directing style
i like it
who i wonder are your influences


Shermy12345Shermy12345

Rated 4 / 5 stars

it was cool, but i feel like im missing out...

Well, the main movie was cool, but is it just the comet or whatever blowing up and then the credits with the snow, or is there more and im just stupid? and the extra scenes, i couldnt get those to play. are they just pictures, or am i stupid there too?


mr-randy2001mr-randy2001

Rated 5 / 5 stars

HOW DID THIS GET ON #4 ON THE PORTALS BEST LIST?!?

THIS SHOULD HAVE GOT #1 !!!!! oh man this is the best short movie in newgrounds not complicated, not stupid. The music was great, it was familar but used in a mysterious way. This is a must see and should remain a popular entry for ages, Maybe you should think about making a full movie or telling us about the story about the guy (you just left us hanging...but it was cool :)


N4melessN4meless

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Incredible

It was very well made. The art was *fantastic* and the music fit very well to what was happening. However, it felt like there should have been more to it. It would've been nice if there had been some sort of plot detailing the events that caused the comet to crash into the Earth, if it was some sort of supernatural force that caused the comet to head that way. Even better would have been something detailing events that happened after everything was destroyed, a group of people who somehow miraculously survived the impact's story or whatever you wanted to do. Hint, hint: A sequel/prequel would be awesome :)


Jari-KJari-K

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

.

That's it? I didn't like it. I like movies with stories and action.


americasmostwanted2americasmostwanted2

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

THE graphics were cool but.....

you need to put together a story to excite us. I won't say nothing that bad since you were upfront with your stuff. Keep up the good work.


macdethmacdeth

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

That was cool

But I just didn't like the plot. But I can see alot of effort was put into this. I'm going to vote an X... just kidding. I'm going to vote a perfect 5!


BelgarionBelgarion

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was brilliant.

That was far above some of the less "intelligent" flashes people post on Newgrounds. It's storyline wasn't exactly what I would call deep. It was very touching. Had you given me something to feel attached to. It would have been much better, but it would take much more time to build upon that relationship, and frankly, some of the Newground fans own modems. A file size to large can take up to fifteen minutes to download a 3000k movie, which, I believe, would be a sufficient file size to create a character or characters to grow a type of bond to. Don't woory, this was great, I just read a lot of books so...


provokoprovoko

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Somethings missing

That was great. The sound the graphics. But I don't know, something is missing. It's like empty.
Though, I really want to see more flash by you. I can't wait. =)


ZeroAngelZeroAngel

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

An amazing piece of work

Its not too often when you see a piece of art on Newgrounds of this caliber. I imagine many come here to see random parodies and bloody messes left and right. It is a pleasure and honor to see something that obviously had a lot of effort put into it, with the sketches being a prime example. And it was only 1.5m to boot! I can spend a while getting a 3-4m and have it turn out to be a piece of trash. I just hope my next flash movie turns out half as brilliant, well done!


m0rcm0rc

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

cool, but what is the point?

I really want to know what is the point to all of this it was verry pretty and all but with out a point its not really to much good all the nice graphics and all (the graphics were kick ass by the way)


KaRKaR

Rated 3 / 5 stars

uhh

nice metal gear-gladiatior nice animation but NG is for funny stuff...


Raging-PsychoRaging-Psycho

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice but how is this in the top 20?

I am a big fan on MGS so that music at the intro is very cool. My big question is how did this get rated so highly? It's very nice but not alot of animation skill would have been required to make it, and there is almost no point. Seriously. This is little more than very nice looking still pictures!!


flatfoodflatfood

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

I got 2 words 4 this!

DOGG SHIT! this was the gayest movie i eva seen all it was, was......just music and a crappy comet and was not worth waiting to load a very crap movie!


SuperflyinSuperflyin

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It was good but...

man i was bored, no offense. i mean the graphics were probably the best ive seen on NG or any other flash movies but I thought something would happen.


WolfenfunWolfenfun

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sweet.

Where did you find the Metal Gear Solid soundtrack. I've been looking for it for years. I can't wait for the next part of this.


LenaiLenai

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Man I'm like crying...

This is so good! the music really brings out the drama ( thats what I think ) and the graphics are beautiful.
If you ever make another movie like this again be sure to let me in on that cause I LOVE YOU!

wow I'm gonna watch it again...


vertigo5000vertigo5000

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Congratulations

This is truly a work of art. Don't watch it if you're expecting blood & stuff though.
There seems to be a large section of silence which kinda made me feel a bit insecure but other than that keep it up. I reccomend adding a bit of nudity!


lowgonnlowgonn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

...

This is truely beautiful


Flashed-MRGFlashed-MRG

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow..

i must say im very impressed with this professional artwork. I read all your review responses to the 107 reviews, and wow! it really seems you put your heart and soul into this. its nice to see you respond to your reviews, i really like that!
hehe.. it's also nice to see you recommended Athlon 900+ to view this, im please about that! (i love my athlon 950!).
This animation is definitely ahead of the game. i dont know why its not #1 in the top 50 of all time. The sonic vs. mario animation is good, but in my opinion it's far from #1! Don't get down because of the NG system.. the whole points and ratings etc. really are crap and mean NOTHING. There are people who actually cheat the NG system for points and ranks, and it seems quite obvious that this is one of the best animations i've ever seen in the past few years i've gotten interactive with NG. you don't need an oscar to prove that! :)
why is this animation ahead of the game one might wonder? well..
- nice percentage preloader. i dont see that often.
- great syncronised sounds!
- Great style! having the green screen movie intro was cool. very colourful as well, the music suited the mood. and as for the graphics.. well they were crisp and sharp.. very, um.. clean.
- As for interactivity, i understand your protest about the close button working if you watch it from the temp directory, but why not just make a downloadeable version from your website? (i visited your site and im highly impressed with the html + flash work btw). did you do all that actionscripting and web page design yourself? anyways, im just thinking that maybe if you submitted a ng version of this flash work without a close button, but a link to your site and perhaps a seperate downloadeable version on your website that would have the close action work (from a windows projector .exe or .swf file) there would be less complaints about the technical side to it. might also be more convenient and efficient since fishing around in the temp directory can be annoying. you know what im talking about.. having to deal with "this item may be unsecure" blah blah blah.. and not to mention items in the temp directory are listed through numbers, not by name. so the temp directory has many many flash files in there, with numbers for filenames.
- i was a little uncertain about the ending the first time i watched it, but after watching it more times after it seems more natural and in place. rather meditative.
- the lack of storyline doesnt matter at all. A storyline never got in the way of a good animation in my opinion, and i think you just proved it. this also adds to the unique style.
I'm not going to complain about any aspect of this animation other than the whole c:\temp thing but i think this animation would be cool if it were longer. considering the filesize, its not bad but even with 56k'ers you can sometimes resume the file from where you get it and its not all that bad. (i use both internet speeds).
So remember, dont let the system and a few people who take advantage of the NG system get you down. as far as im concerned this is #1. congratulations! /Flashed_MRG


svn11svn11

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great Graphics

But really.. no real story line.. the whole "Comet heading to the planet" was too drawn out.. and you are left wondering just why the guy is standing there and what the hell he has to do with the rest of the movie.. (seemed very out of place with the little you gave of him)

Spectacular visuals though.. amazing...

Also, don't let some of the useless pricks on here get you down.. but also don't go bashing what other people like either.. let the critics decide if your movie is really better than "sonic" (which the current rating says it is) or whatever... *You* are the one who submitted it to *us* after all.

You should find out more about the audience you are submitting your film to before getting pissed at them for not understanding your great work.. ;)

If you make a movie that you want to be #1 here, you have to pander to the mentality of the average Portal visitor (ages 13-23 usually)
This is not to say you have to "conform" to what everyone else thinks you should do.. but realize if you don't your score will most likely suffer ;)

It's just the way the cookie crumbles.


AbandoniaAbandonia

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice

That was a very well-made movie and I only wish there were more like it. Keep up the good work.


PolarFreezePolarFreeze

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Are You God?

Perfect..PERFECT!!!Good job!!!


Neuronic-Amplifier2Neuronic-Amplifier2

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very beautiful...

if Newgrounds rec'd ten movies per day of this
caliber, this world would be a much better place.

and I wouldn't be so fucking cynical about the future of art and technology.


chakaflangechakaflange

Rated 5 / 5 stars

breathtaking

that is the most beautiful piece of flash work i have ever seen.


z3nz3n

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The most artistic flash I have ever seen!

You could develop this into a longer flash movie and they could put it straight onto television without any need for changes. I think the only problems that the entertainment industry would have is that it develops slowly, but I think that is a part of the atmosphere of this movie. The slow pan across the space scene, or the slow zoom into the skyline with that music really creates a mood that is almost mystical.


pooflinger2543pooflinger2543

Rated 5 / 5 stars

...I cant breathe...

Hands down, no debates, no doubts, this is the best flash movie ever created in the history of man kind.


NoHitHairNoHitHair

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Anyone giving this less than a 10 is retarded.

I'm speechless. Whatever there is to say has already been said.


MaquresMaqures

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Truly truly nice .. well .. speechless is the word here ..


BigasstianBigasstian

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great

This movie has great art work and terrific music that fit well but thats all there was i hoped there was more or something else but that was it. i wish there was a greater emphisies on a story


fernloftfernloft

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The capabilities of Flash keep surprising me.

You were able to pull off some great stuff in there. Your opening scenes in outerspace could have been any movie scene. It was hard to even tell I was looking at a Flash movie. When we get to the comet coming down at the screen, it becomes evident and the landscapes are obvious vector elements but it's great because you knew what Flash could do, and you knew how to pull off the realism of moving across the terrain and the color principles, and atmospheric effects related to distance. I'm amazed. I thought the hair in the wind loop was a bit short. And the overall look of the mysterious fella hangin out there just didn't gel so much with me but maybe you were concerned about overtaxing the processor and I understand that. If there is a meaning, I get lost thinking about that guy and he becomes either the meaning, or something getting in the way of it. I think of movies like Terminator 2 where Sara Conner is at the fence watching kids and families and all of that. James Cameron couldn't just blow Linda Hamilton up. It would come off selfish really. So he opted to show what was on the whole vs. what it became on the whole. But I love it. Just offering some thought there.


GoodPatGoodPat

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Artistic

Wow, this was really cool. Liked the smooth animation and especially the sound track. Its good to know that people can submit a wonderful piece of flash and not have to resort to massive amounts of violence sexual connotations or vulgar language. Im not saying that all flash movies containing that are bad, take XiaoXiao for instance. Action packed and a great piece of flash, that guys knows what hes doing. I guess I just appreciate what the more "artsy" people are doing. If you like this check out "moonstruck" thats a great one too. Peace


Rolling-MonteRolling-Monte

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well done flash movie

This is one of the best pieces of work I have seen on Newgrounds. The graphics were great and it really set a tone of the movie. Great Job!


Blinkdog01Blinkdog01

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Stunning

This was the most amazing display of flash I have ever seen. It is realy good. It just felt like there was supposed to be more after the explosion. Just snow and snow and snow. Is there supposed to be more after the snow falling?


Eye-rate-youEye-rate-you

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great Flash, Kind of touching

I thought it to be very sad the way one man decided to stay behind and look at the trees
relax and prepare for the end


johnkilojohnkilo

Rated 5 / 5 stars

wow

All I have to say is wow. This is definately the best flash movie ive ever seen. How can it not me number 1 on the portal. This movie was simply amazing.


Bird1Bird1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I think it might need more work

I thought there where more than snowflakes at the end,I waited until the song stopped for that,
it said the songs where from gladiat,nowwe are free and something else,was that just one song?
anyway I though that meant there was something else,was the city even desserted at the end or what? I couldn't really get the whole feeling of inevibility,mabye you could scroll around and look the other way or something like you're ignoring the metoer,but that's just me and I think the city needs more depth,(go inside one of them or show really how big they are)but agian that's just me so I won't mark on my thoughts
YOu made a great flash,I just think it needs a bit more work even with the guy,I know he's basically a symbol and you might want to say the largest thing in the fewest words,mabye he's and enigma becuase the whole worlds a mystery,just tell us when the damn ending is!


MidgetSpankerMidgetSpanker

Rated 5 / 5 stars

One of the Best i've seen

This Flash was by far one of the best i've ever seen... I agree with bird1 though. Making it longer would benefit you and us and would probably make it on eht e #1 position. You might possibly want to add how a city becomes dark as the meteor apporiacehs and people looking up at it squinting to look at it. Or possibly have it destroy some of the world and then have the devestation such as tsunamis and tidal waves and shit. I loved it and want to see more very soon. Thanks


Maza2021Maza2021

Rated 5 / 5 stars

!!!

HOLY SHIT! how the hell can someone make something so good!? incredible graphics and sound!! keep up the good work!!


Avatar-2Avatar-2

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A prodigous effort

Now this is what flash is meant to be like. Although it lacked a fundamental storyline, the graphics and meaning behind the flash made up for any shortcomings. The symbolism of the naked man was good to put in as well. Was a foreshadow to what we would become, after the collision, that we as humans would revert back? Or was it that some people can choose to accept 'fate' as it were, whereas others cannot and thus left to try and save themselves? Youve left me guessing and i applaude that. Overall this should be in at least the top ten, and please continue to entertain us with your obivous skill and talent.


Mr69Mr69

Rated 5 / 5 stars

J00 suck fAgg0t

jokin about that the movie was great but i dont have any sound but i just gave it a 10. Make more movies kuz most people on NG are milky lickers.
-Mr.69


Zuul0025Zuul0025

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I am Awe strucked. . .

Man this is an awesome peice of flash! I was just sitting there watching your great looking loading screen and then the "Movie" just took me by surprise.....I've always loved the soundtrack from Metal Gear Solid....Great song to use for the opening....This Flash deserves to be at least in the top 5....If not number 1....Please make more man....Awesome job!!


MindChamberMindChamber

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

vERY nICE...

You have an incredible Eye for pacing, and composition...I feel you show a a talent for eventually becoming a Live action Director as Well..
Now unfortunately here are my Issues with the piece...
The 3D Stars, as well as the Snow are incredibly realistic, and are the highlight of your animation.. They are also available for download at Flashkit,com....Now I have nothing against that..But if the prime attention will be focused on the effects with no storyline,then you should credit the effects makers behind them...But if you truely created these affects then I apologize...
Another issue is the lone man standing before the chaos...He is very sketchy, and almost rushed..Now sketchy art is a very cool style,but when the rest of the animation is as polished as it is , then it doesn't fit...He seems out of place, stylisticly....
Otherwise, Great Work!


TteFAboBTteFAboB

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Woah

Made it with sticks and it will be Portal's #1, Only sticks non-talented-low-skilled-drawi ng movies seems to go up in rank...


melloyello747melloyello747

Rated 5 / 5 stars

sweet

this was REALLY good. i really liked the music and the lighting effects. keep up the gr8 work! im lookin forward to seein more of ur movies!


IG8888888IG8888888

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

a great movie that lacks too much of everything

The movie is a great eye candy and the mood presesnted in the movie fits it perfectly but it lacks much in the storyline and in the any explanation. Hopefully, this is not the the end of the movie which would fill in the missing elements i listed. It is a great movie on flash.


Jericholic83Jericholic83

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Kewl

Did I just fart?


ZuluZulu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Not Bad

Nice music form Gladiator and Metal Gear Solid(i think) pretty good except the absence of plot and build need to be longer and have a little char build and plot(like ninjai) then it would be fantastic


The-MessengerThe-Messenger

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well...

It was good, but I don't see how you can call that a Full-Length feature. The Graphics themselves were nice, but you shouldn't improve your actual animation. And was that Howard Stern?


stem989stem989

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Well...

Allright, I have to credit you, and give a touch of advice, even though I'm sure my opinion means nothing. I must say, your graphical work is amazing. Even though the sketchy figure doesn't quite fit, it doesn't look bad for some reason. As for the sound, you chose two beautiful pieces. They fit the graphics perfectly. Kind of awe inspiring really. The problem is that half of the entire movie was credits praising or promoting yourself. I was expecting something meaningful, and I got a movie of the end of the world. No plot, no explanation. Just a piece of eye candy really. Nice graphics, but meaningless.


AquasolAquasol

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wow.

The Absence of Tomorrow, while providing no real background nor closure, is one of the greatest flash animations I've seen. Fluid movement, compelling sound, and amazingly drawn settings easily best a majority of the sludge that seems to be gradually making it's way into the Portal.


IVIikeyIVIikey

Rated 1 / 5 stars

pretty....and pretty damn boring too

blah this is pointless...


IssuesManIssuesMan

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Umm.....

It was very pretty. But not much else. While it was better than most of the crap I keep coming across in Newgrounds, for your next movie, have something more than just one giant explosion. Give us more of a story. If I saw an adventure with artwork like that, I would come to give you a five every day. Synopsis, art was great, but you need to have more story. Less Flash and more substance, pun intended. Otherwise good stuff:)


cluesclues

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very good presentation.....good lighting effects

very good presentation....visualy impressive...more story would be nice but mainy good...space lighting effects realy impressive


aragonaragon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

jesus christ

that's gotta be some of the best work ever displayed on newgrounds. the only issue I have is that there wasn't much of a story just visuals and concepts. like does that man wth the glasses survive then what. I"m not complaining it's just so good it's a real pity it's so short

a candle that burns twice as bright burns only have as long

anyways yeah simply amazing can't wait to see more fo your work


JadaCyrusJadaCyrus

Rated 5 / 5 stars

eyecandy..

my eyes were having an organism while my ears were goin insane. Some of the best work ive seen on newgrounds yet. You my friend have a talent, and you need to practice it and get known for it. This is the kind of stuff I like to see , not some "undress britney" crap. This is what newgrounds should TRULY represent. thankyou my friend you have just made my day :)


BackflipBackflip

Rated 0 / 5 stars

you suck

damn that sucked, you drew it real good and shit but nothing happend, there was a naked guy and a meteor hit him and thats it. god that sucked, get this off the top 50. and then die.


mochymochy

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Looks great but WHY???!!!

OK, there's the meteor. Looks lovely. Now it's closer. Still lovely. Now there's He-man. Looks lovely. Now the meteor's a little bit closer. Still loking lovely. And it blows up. I assume this film isn't finished cos nice pictures with no point don't make funtimes. Isn't the point of this whole Flash/Newgrounds thing to get away from Hollywood and it's oh-so-pretty but pointless output?


PrototypePrototype

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was beautiful man...

Absolutely one of the best portal entries I've ever seen. That's no hyperbole.

Simply amazing. I look forward to more of your work.


StrafeStrafe

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Come on, people, what's wrong with you?

The graphics are fantastic, I will concede. However, this piece has no storyline, no characters, nothing at all other than a comet crashing into the Earth, and THIS is in the NG top 5 movies? That's pathetic. Please, people, have more discretion before voting a movie up.


TomsoronTomsoron

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

cool

I gave it a 5 puly for the pre loader! VERY nice!


MrPayDayMrPayDay

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

hm

mh :)


TetsusaigaTetsusaiga

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty Good...

You need to be stoned to appreciate this movie........ and I was when I watched it. Good work.


reesecup654reesecup654

Rated 3 / 5 stars

great grafix display!!!

dude this was awesome but try something more interactive with your great visuals!


PocketgbPocketgb

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

..............

My god,you SO should have put the storyline in. That was freakin' bull-shit!!! I can't believe I actually wasted5 minutes to wait for that crap!! The "LOADING" scene got me all excited and I thought it was going to be the best movie ever!!!! Instead,you just make some crappy movie which the only good thing is the Graphics!!!!! You suck,dude.


pahanpahan

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

MAN this could be the best flash adventure game EVER if you would put a lot more effort into this. the scenes are just perfect. awsome gfx. who cares how large this would be. i forsee that it would be a hit and would certainly be in the ng top 3


TintagilTintagil

Rated 2 / 5 stars

...

The graphics were excellent, but it had virtually no sound, interactivity, violence, humor, and worst of all no plot. And that's why this will be in the top 50 for the next 6 months.


FAT-MAN2k1FAT-MAN2k1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

nice

the was good,it had no plot and made no sence,i give this a 5 for good effort,the griFix must've taken you along to to make.


StreetNiggazStreetNiggaz

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Street Niggaz, Gettin High all the Time

I am the best reviewer person EVER

EVER!!!!!!

ED! YEAAAAAH!


tsukasutsukasu

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

not bad

Good fucking animation. That's about it.


Psyko-FreekPsyko-Freek

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Good Looking....

...but what happened to the sound. I remember watching this a few days ago and it had some nice songs at the beginning and end. They really added to my liking of this very nice movie. So I come back to see it again and the music is gone? Is this just me or did you get rid of it, cause if you did, it was a bad move. You would have at least gotten a 9 from me had I heard the music again. Sound is probably the most important thing in any movie. Err... I'll shut up now. Good work over all, needs a little story and more sound. Keep it up.


Redline2Redline2

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Potential...

As many have said already, the animation is very well done. The extra scences are a intresting thing to include, however I feel they where more intresting then the movie itself. The main thing that I just can not get past is the lack of sound. Although one can argue it adds to the atmosphere, my opinion is that the right music or sound is very critical to flash animation since most movies are not sufficently long enough or involved to merit the use of complete silence. (Or maybe its just I can not stand the sound of my goddamn hard drive.) All in all, it is good and different. But different does'nt always mean outstanding. Yeah I liked it; but not loving it.


JassoJasso

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

This is garbage...

first of all, why the hell did you give it a seven??? This should not even have been submitted, seeing as it could do not but waste people's time. Everyone has seen the world be destroyed before, big fuckin'deal. And guess what, ya don't even get to see it get destroyed in this movie. You just get endless white balls. Was there something wrong with it when I watched it? If there was, I didn't go back to watch it again. The lack of sound and length of hte intro made this terribly boring. When I got to the deleted scenes, I just skipped through them and didn't wait for them to play out. Maybe a lack of music would set the mood, but not a total lack of sound. The rustle of the grass, the busy sounds of the city, the whoosh (???) of the comet or whatever the fuck that was could have been added for godsakes. Don't use excuses to justify it, hack. It just sucked. I may not know shit about flash, but I do know movies and know them well. Don't be nice because he wasted time on this, he'll just waste more...


tazmantazman

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I like..

I like your style. The graphics are top and the animation is sweet. However the lack of storyline and sounds make this, pretty much, a waste of 3mins for my 56k modem :D


IrkeIrke

Rated 1 / 5 stars

It' sucked!!!

This is the most boring movie i've seen!!!!
How the fuck could u make such a movie the idea is good, i'll give u that but the way u made the movie was boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BrettWBrettW

Rated 5 / 5 stars

GREAT

This probably one of the best graphics i seen on newgrounds..my movies really suck ...its good without a story line it makes you think.


massifmassif

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Amazing

After watching this movie I was kinda disappointed about no story...it looked great though! After I read the comment you put, I was satisfied...at least you warn people about it having no story...

An amazing production! Hopefully your next one will be just as good and maybe even have an epic story. That'd keep it in #1 for a long time...


malptmalpt

Rated 4 / 5 stars

..at lest it looked beautiful...

...It's so difficult, as well as rare, to find eye candy in Flash format. yet I did find this, so it IS impossible... I better ee more from you... ...(that's not a threat, by the way)


GrandmasterJGrandmasterJ

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

my eyes just had an orgasm

Nice looking is an understatement. Boring is also an understatement. You should have at least had some cool music in the backround. Anyway, I don't think this should be number 1 of the week. This kinda looked like the beginning of a feature length movie, not the whole movie itself. Well, I expect good stuff to come from you in the future.


DarthPyroneDarthPyrone

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You are a total genious.

This concept, and design are remarkable. Everything is so well done and detailed even down to high magnification, you know how hard to work on these things. The silence had a good effect, but there was too much of it. A little sarene music would have made it a little more powerful. Hats off to you man, incredible.


Warlord-ZenWarlord-Zen

Rated 5 / 5 stars

that movie owns

that was wicked bad, bravo bravo! I was ready to give you a 10 when i was watching the fucking loading scene lol. I'de love to know how you did some of that, like uh how to show the time left for download and well everything, i am a complete newb to this and omg i didnt know flash was capable of this!


w33niew33nie

Rated 0 / 5 stars

This sucked dick!

God! i nearly fell asleep before the title came up, and the only reason i put humour 10 is because I was laughing at how shit and slow it was!


Pimp000Pimp000

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Boring!! i fell asleep!

The movie rated 1000000000000 on the boring scale!!! if i ever need to sleep i will look at your movie and i will be out in 3 seconds! This movie was rated for the cinemas as B, for boring! it sux! i onlyu rated it 10 for humor because i was laughing at how shit it was!


FartpimpleFartpimple

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

boring

yes, this was boring, boring crap. It looked like a good start to something but then there was nothing. kind of a let down.


EarlymanEarlyman

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Ever see the opening scenes to Tomb Raider?

The graphics were cool and a decent concept, but it didn't do a whole lot for me. Mabye a little sound or a little more storyline? But for your first not bad.


ShikyohShikyoh

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Hmmm

Yeah I got the fucking point that you did everyting. =P


VDKT2000VDKT2000

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

ADD SOUND! ADD MUSIC!

AHH!!! okay you need music man!!! MUSIC! Okay I guess you wanted to add a certain style, cause the art and animation is simply amazing, but add more sound and music! It makes the movie longer and somewhat boring without it...


Idiot287Idiot287

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice... but...

It was a great movie... reminded me of Deep Impact... however, there is a big problem... the asteroid featured would not be sufficient to create the destruction of the entire world... the least amount of energy necessary to create an "impact winter" of global proportions would be 1 million megatons, which would require an asteroid with the diameter of roughly 2 kms

:-) Just thought you should know.

But, on the whole, it was a great flash, nice drawings, awesome.


d0ritoboyd0ritoboy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best Movie of the Summer!

This is one of those Flash's that, after watching it you, just stare for a few moments, trying to recollect your wits and pick your jaw up off the floor. Although with storyline absent this is "just a trailer", it has simply amazing graphic work (say what you will about the over-rated XIAOXIAO's, this is true Flash art), and I have never heard anything as eerie as silence... perhaps the only time a low rating in sound has made something better. And, reminiscent of a film's DVD bonus features, the deleted extra scenes and storyboards are an interesting and important touch that gives insight into the development of such great Flash (unless you made them later, to go with the "real movie" theme). In answer to your question my favorite extra scene is the beautiful "The Final Setting". At the risk of sounding like a broken record, EXCELLENT work... if there was an Oscar category for Flash, this would be the film that is nominated for and deserves best picture, but loses to a film that isn't as good, but is much more popular. And of course I mean that as the highest praise.


evilbob101evilbob101

Rated 5 / 5 stars

omfg

ummm. that was fu*king awesome! u sure u can do that with flash! lol. ummm, speechless. i have one suggestion that would get it an automatic ten for sound----when the explosion hits, you should have it so there is a like wooshing wind type sound then silence....that would be creepy....great job, i need to start doing this stuff....dang....


DarkDBDarkDB

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'll say, cinematic splendour

MAN that was cool! talk about sn awesome display of graphics. Dude, the snow was the best. AWESOME STUFF!


bry27ant87bry27ant87

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

pretty good

The graphics on this are amazing. The loading screen, and sounds were great. The story should have been longer. it was kinda stupid and ha no point.


RyanSargentRyanSargent

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great

the movie was great i have seen very few movies with that kind of grapihics its was so good and it made sense to . great movie keep em coming


Goblin-BoyGoblin-Boy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very nice

it's refreashing to see some actual artistic talent being put on this site


RyanAnRyanAn

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeah,

The graphics were great, but I found myself saying, is that it? Have more of a story next time. Ryan


EmericaGOEmericaGO

Rated 0 / 5 stars

HEYYYYY

THAT MOVIE WAS GREAT.... AT SUCKING DICK!!!


ganja-in-a-bucketganja-in-a-bucket

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

wtf?? that sucked!

THAT SUCKED REALLY LITTLE DICK!!!!!it was a short little peace of elephant poo! and i am now dumber having watched it. but it had the hottest graphics ever on newgrounds. i heard theres a sequal coming... well you better hurry up, and make it have more stuff happen. and you should add music. and don't make the next one a drag on like this one.

o yea, and fuck russia but basically egor and his bitch ass friends.


Solidsnakex2Solidsnakex2

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

sigh..

what happened to the cool music you had their? it kicked ass! And why did you cut out some scenes?
Bring them back and your movie would be much higher on the top 50!


Agent-greyAgent-grey

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Destruction of cities is FUN!

Destruction of cities is FUN!


amfamf

Rated 5 / 5 stars

why the fuck doesnt the music work now??

ive watched it before. with music. but now it wont work :(


cooolcoool

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

well that was stupid

i was waiting for somthing really specatucular at the end but there was nothing to build up to, and the guy who made this, you don't need to put your name on every other scene we know who made it and you shouldn't be proud of this


mj1221mj1221

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

WTF

U TOOK OUT the sound.......YOU FUCKING BUM!!!! UNREAL TOURNAMENT ROCKS AHHHHHHHHHH


KiLLerRaTKiLLerRaT

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Please! Bring the music back!

I enjoyed this movie alot, and the music perfectly fit in with the scenes. Please restore it!


DMXLOX22DMXLOX22

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very good work

This was an impressive movie and I've seen a lot but this movie put me over the top, the graphics were excellent and the way the music was it lifted me away and I hope to view more of your work and keep up the great job


chickenbeaterchickenbeater

Rated 5 / 5 stars

What happened to the music?

I can no longer hear the music


Dana-NivDana-Niv

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

booring!

fair enough youre a very good flash artist, but its boring to watch a movie with no interesting music, or a storyline!
i couldnt even vote for it


McFretNMcFretN

Rated 4 / 5 stars

eye candy!

I must say that i really enjoyed this short... it has the feel of a real movie. and some original effects that werent used in flash yet... i havent seen snow like that before, and the comet blazing through space was also a nice touch. I hope to see more like that in future. great work!


Xenok5Xenok5

Rated 4 / 5 stars

why are my pants wet?

that movie is utterly disturbing,and really scary.
just think...that could really happen...


laughing-stumplaughing-stump

Rated 5 / 5 stars

..........

That was disturbing...because it could happen.......at anytime....but the movie was really well made.


BashthisBashthis

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

dumb

That wasent that great. You sound kind of high on yourself in the review. Why? dork


StaruynStaruyn

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

it took forever. i'm sorry man, but...

i almost fell asleep. i thought something major was gonna happen, like maybe there were gonna be dinasaurs around or the asteroid/meteor/streaking light/whatever the hell it is... would hit the sun causing a supernove that would test flash to it's limits. anything but watching that thing hit the city... so expected... so loooooong. the only suspense was waiting for a spectacular ending that didn't come. it was ok. i'd rate it average.


R-A-BR-A-B

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Argh!

Cheap Bastard! Thats like sex without an orgasm, fantastic visuals, (Though some look like they were nicked from final fantasy;the spirits within) with that eerie wind effect, then just a lame ass, Akira-style bomb, damn you! Damn you to hell!!!


ByakkoByakko

Rated 5 / 5 stars

*awed silence*

I am, quite literally, staring in absolute awe at what you have done! I mean, I can't believe this is your first Flash! Seriously, it can't be! Look at it! LOOK AT IT! It's brilliant!

The moment the floating fluff balls came on screen, I-stopped. I just sat still and stared at them, wondering where the hell the wind was because it looked so REAL! HOW!? How in the world did you do it!!!

Although the landscape does remind me somewhat of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (mayhaps, you got inspiration from there?), I feel it doesn't make a difference. Your Flash is marvelous. Just because it shows one scene and a comet, doesn't make it bad at all! It's great :)

AND, I simply LOVE that 40 Winks artwork! VERY well-done ^^!


UriahTWolfeUriahTWolfe

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Oooookaaayyyyy...

So where -is- the remastered version?

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