Be a Supporter!

Eulogy For '<robot dreams>'

This entry was blammed by our users.

Here is its eulogy, a collection of the kind words written about it while still among the living. They shall live on forever in its place.

06-24-09 – 06-12-12

Author Comments

Elvex has rather disturbing dreams. Dr. Rash takes him to Dr. Calvin for a positronic brain examination.

Runtime: 7:40 min, so sit back and relax.

This is my 21st Newgrounds submission. It took 2 months to create. The genre is what I like to call a Serious Long Film Neo-noir.

You can expand the movie and dim the lights for better viewing experience. But only expand it if you think your machine can handle it, the movie is quite graphic intensive at places.

Please enjoy!

Reviews


PapaLongLegsPapaLongLegs

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

1 Suggestion

Im sorry Im in a bit of a hurry so I didnt have time to watch the whole thing but from what I got I have one criticism. This needs subttles! Although the voice acting is relatively well done, its still sometimes hardto understand, most notably the robots overeffects. Hope this helps, get it subtitled!


CjipoCjipo

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I don't like it

Incidentally, I just watched i, Robot and I think your parody isn't that great. You seem to have called Dr. Calvin an old man, put scars on her former likeness, and used those disgusting topheavy buildings that are so inexplicably popular in sci-fi. You should also add in some color and gradients.


THEANTIFULPTHEANTIFULP

Rated 2 / 5 stars

meh

the first two dreams made no sence...
they didnt add to your story...


LenardNotLennyLenardNotLenny

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic

This is incredibly under-rated. The art is just phenomenal, and it really sets a unique mood. The human movements were a little sloppy, but the art made up for it. I like the subtle use of gradients in the models.

The only thing I would complain about would be the voice, as it was a little difficult to understand them, which took a lot away from the atmosphere you set in the dreams, and in the city-scape.


FattyWhaleFattyWhale

Rated 4 / 5 stars

(title in work)

Very good. Being a fan of Asimov myself, I find this very interesting. The graphics were very professionally done, and I really enjoyed the dream sequences. I have to say that the voices were kind of unclear and muffled sometime. The quality was definitely lowered there. Also, not sure if it was just me or not, but the voices didn't seem on sync with the animations at times.


HildebrandtHildebrandt

Rated 4 / 5 stars

...

The voices were a little hard to understand.
I still liked it very much because in contrary to most things I come across here, it really makes me think a little.
Good work! (maiden rocks!!)


SausauSausau

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Swastika Kooner Remix Eyes

It's a unique movie out there. It doesn't fit any genre neither classification. But it's also full of flaws.

First, this is based on the lovely mediocre movie I, Robot, and this is too bad you didn't create the story by yourself. It's not a major deviance from the original plot. It's a huge con. Even the main dream isn't taken from your mind. You seemingly flash-animated the movie, and it looks like a fan work.

Another bug is the animation of the main plot and the second dream. It's stiff, far from appealing and natural. I am not too concerned about it for a good plot can live up without a great animation. I am less lenient about the voices. Excuse my language, but they are horrible. They are barely noticeable, and when they are, it's a sour for the ears.

But I like the first two dreams. They made sense to whoever's got a brain. It's not too hard to understand. And the style of animation there was nifty. You should keep this kind, it suits you very well. Overall, a likeable movie. I wouldn't watch it again though. I am giving a medium score to encourage you working, you have great potential.


firehawk320firehawk320

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

hmm

it was ok, the only complain i have would be the voices, it was hard to understand them


MyrphMyrph

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Brilliant reworking of a brilliant story!

SauSau obviously isn't a fan of Isaac Asimov, otherwise they would've identified this as being separate from I,Robot! The only link it has is the fact that it has the Three Laws of Robotics (which Asimov used through many of his works of fiction).

I recently read the story that this was based upon, and although some artistic license was used, it was a relatively faithful reproduction. Personally I thought the voice acting was okay, though next time it might be better to increase the volume of the voices and keep them at roughly the same volume, rather than having different voices speaking at different volumes.
The art style was great, and definitely suited the feel of the movie. The little bits of comedy that you supplemented the story with were slightly out of place, but didn't detract from the movie too much.

Overall a really good flash movie and one that only suffers because of the ignorance of the majority with regards to one of the best Sci-Fi authors of all time!


RPGsrokRPGsrok

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Decent Adaption of an Excellent Story

Asimov's story has not received many adaptations, and as such this is a welcome flash. However, I personally thought the addition of humor to the story didn't work very well, both because I didn't find it particularly funny, and because it's a serious story. I also found some of the designs, particularly that of the robot itself to be a bit to cartoonish for the serious subject matter. Finally, the voices needed work, both acting wise, and in the case of Dr. Calvin, quality wise (though the subtitles solved most of the latter problem).

Despite its problems, I'd love to see more adaptations, and I'm sure you can improve. Nice job. (3/5, 7/10)

Credits

Stats, Info & More

Score
3.97 / 5.00