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08-30-09 – 11-21-16

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Fun and enjoyment is in the air however the night grows steadily darker and something is discovered.

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Or alternatively see a diferently edited version of the entire thing (parts 1and2) here:
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=YrnDjFQJZUw

Reviews


Agent7XAgent7X

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing

I can tell this took effort. Animation was insane. It kind of reminds me of Adult Swim's "Super Jail".


stiffstiff

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Unexpected turnout

Which is always very nice, you've made this all very well. I laugh my ass off whenever I see the girl because the character reminds me of a certain Mister Joystick! Absolutely great, you're really good at what you do.


CroutonsOfDeathCroutonsOfDeath

Rated 5 / 5 stars

An incredible piece of surreal imagery.

I don't claim to be a very good artist, because I'm not, but as someone who loves to study the various art forms I know art when I see it, and I know what kind of art I enjoy. This is art, and it's the kind I love. Surrealism at it's best can entrance, haunt, disturb, and in my opinion, shape itself into the most unique style. If this and it's predecessor are representative of your style as a whole, then I'm going to add you as one of those great NewGrounds artists such as W-P-S and even in an offhand way, Kari Esala, that each have their own unique grasp of surreal art and animation.

I'll definitely be looking into your other animations.


CatoblepasCatoblepas

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Low WTF

This is great. I enjoyed watching it. Now I'm gonna watch it again.

Your animations always seem more alive than anybody else's. Watching this stuff Is like an endless source of edutainment what. I have to admit that I laughed at some parts of this too. I don't think that was intended?


doubleonedoubleone

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

fgtt

Great work. It's stuff like this that should be in the top fifty.


MW10TMW10T

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great as expected

Even more mind fuckery then the the first, accompanied by unique and surreal animation. These are perfect for a good ol mind melting.

Great jorb.


MrWhiskerzzMrWhiskerzz

Rated 5 / 5 stars

O.o

This must be what it looks like when ur on acid..., other then that its good :D


BleachChaosBleachChaos

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow Im tripping out again!

Feels like the second part of my acid trip. This is really weird, but really interesting. Reminds you of those Hanzel and Gretel stories mixed with Charlie and the Chocolate factory, but in a more fucked up kind of way and instead.


LudamageLudamage

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW!

I should say - with my unfortune - it wasn't obvious :(
I suppose that this children will come into the Sofuz Park to be like a component of this soda Sofuz. But gladiator's battles was very unexpecting thing. I wonder!
In anyway - movie is grate as usual (i don't want to write about all things in the movie, cos i suppose that you know what i say :) )
Movie - 9/10
Unexpexting idea of part 2 - 1/10
9+1=10
10/10 - grate! Kepp it up!

P.S. I have a one question and one small favor:
1) What is that thing where failed guy come in like others failed gladiators and what's happend with girl?
2) A small favor - can you give me the link to download music which played in Sofuz Park scene?


JusticeAngelJusticeAngel

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoa man...

That was OUT there, man. I mean OUT there. But hella good as well. Defineate 10.


HomeDecorHomeDecor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Better than part 1

This movie retains all the positive characteristics of the first (good animation, style, camera angles, etc) but I liked this one more as the plot/problem started to unfold and it makes me wonder how this series will end. GO*d job sir


JohnTheGreekJohnTheGreek

Rated 5 / 5 stars

EEErrr...

I would like to ask something with no intention of being offensive :) did you make the design of the characters kinda horrific ? i mean the whole project seems to me great...but the characters irritated me :) i mean the design :) dont get me wrong here you get a 5/5 10/10 :)


NomytardNomytard

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Didnt make no sense to me

Dont realy a fan of you art but u get a 6/3
And why does everybody look so evil :S?


BananaluvBananaluv

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is flash literature

I think that both this movie and the last are incredibly structured and drawn in ways very few other flashes resemble.

The way everyone looks both happy and malicious at once leads to mood uncertainty in the viewer and challenges the way most films are created; in a generic reproduction of this plot the kids would have exemplified innocence whereas here the elements of good and bad are difficult to discern. This coupled with the constant augmentation and shifting emphasis in the drawing style conveys a feeling of dark illusion and moral fog throughout the entire movie.

In addition to all this, your choice of music is impeccable, with a slightly different taste this whole thing could have come off as either trash or cheese. I really do applaud you on picking exactly what was necessary for each scene. The only snag was when you transitioned from the music as the children fall down the tunnel to the lab music; that little bit was noticeably awkward.

I took off two points however because the plot is incredibly unsatisfying after the secret is discovered; it begins to resemble a hollywood sci-fi action plot which is totally uninteresting apart from your structural, symbolic, and design-oriented elements that remain present.

I may be totally over-estimating the goals of the flash, but whether I am or not, this still feels like a piece of art to me. I had one final question though: in an earlier reply you said that the girl's fate is revealed in the second half of the movie subtly, however, after watching that part of the video a couple of times I couldn't find anything alluding to this apart from two green spots on a far-away-shot of the arena, which could be her bow. Did I misinterpret your earlier comment somehow?


VenthVenth

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

See: Bananaluvs review

I would have said something close to what was already stated, so instead, I leave you with a question:

You're a few chicken nuggets shy of a Happy Meal, aren't you?


SuperSuperKLCSuperSuperKLC

Rated 5 / 5 stars

love it

I do. Weird. In a good way.


guyfawkesbeerguyfawkesbeer

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

quite good, music was a bit off

although the flash was good for the most part, the cuts from song to song as far as the music was concerned were quite abrupt and not at all clean, which detracted a fair amount from the overall feeling of the piece. of course, the graphic style is interesting, but bizarre intrigue alone isn't enough. which of course you know, which is why you've got a good story to tell at the same time.


XiermaXierma

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was...a masterpiece.

At last, the anticipation is finally over: A flash finally released by you. But anyway, back on your creation here. This was simply the best, like really, it was. Astounding, beautiful, mysterious, and totally eerie. The joy that I got from watching part one and part two has left me in pieces - pieces of happiness.

I laughed, I cried (Well, minus the crying part). After waiting for such a long time til you released a flash cartoon was worth it. Your two newest flash animations was superb. You never cease to disappoint.


KylersKylers

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That sure is

Some messed up nightmare, twisted but brilliant in its own way. I could imagine myself having a dream like that.


ZenJinZenJin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's hard to imagine...

...anything stranger then the first one, but you definitely pushed the envelope lol!
It was a little anti climactic I think, but still great as far as freaky goes!


Ace75Ace75

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yay it got Frontpage.

I saw this in the flash portal. it is soooo tripy. I love it :) Great flash. I love the art style!


RENstylesRENstyles

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is beautiful

You sir have at one point touched on a very deep un-describable issue that has plagued man kind for far to long, maybe i over analyze but to some up my thoughts would be to explain"truley" what lies in the fourth plane.


worghalworghal

Rated 5 / 5 stars

trippy

this was awesome, its was deep and had a real story behind it

and 10 points for the use of Zombienation ;)


UnreaK745UnreaK745

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Weird.

It was quite weird, and the artwork isn't very nice (to me). I'm giving you a 9 because some hard work was spent on this, clearly,


heiki753heiki753

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

that's life

Too much Steven King and FF imo.
Ps : The transgender girl is really ugly.... no doc would have let that thing be.


AlexLimaAlexLima

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Hmm

Weird, to be sure, but I was expecting a more interesting ending; how unfortunate. On a side note, the thumbs down sign in ancient Rome actually signified that the loser should be spared. It meant that the sword (or weapon) should be put into the ground, and not the opponent, while a thumb across the neck meant that he should be killed. This is a common misconception, so don't feel to bad. Overall, to be honest, I find your animation style to be annoying, and really couldn't get into the story. Just one man's opinion though.


VorldkhalonVorldkhalon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oooh

That was amazing, creepier than the 1st but it sort of has a twisted reality to it.
I rly like these cause they have some kind of story behind them, and ya the animation is wierd but thats wat made it awesome! Leaves u on a cliff 2, what happened to the girl and gingger head after pan head was defeated and sent into a stomache thing 4 evr!? Make a 3rd plz!


terrorwingterrorwing

Rated 3 / 5 stars

wtf

this is even more strange than the first part
but the ending is better


jorel658jorel658

Rated 3 / 5 stars

well -_-

characters look kinda... high...
but animation and point of views are excellent and that i can say


nexonmannexonman

Rated 2 / 5 stars

holy shit

WTF was THAT!? too fuckin trippy for 6' o clock in the morning, it really wasnt that good either


caniamcaniam

Rated 3 / 5 stars

big minus the dance music

this part started mysterious and I though it would be as good as part 1.

You did dissapoint me a lot! The fighting-music took away all the atmosphere you had given me. Not even the animation covers up for it.

I gave you a 3 and I don't think I will watch a part 3 if it comes out.


gloppy7gloriousgloppy7glorious

Rated 5 / 5 stars

cool!!!

i like this fluid animation. a bit mad but the plot is easy to follow. great animtion. must of took a long time to make


The-titanThe-titan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love this

lol the style of this animation reminds me of old soviet creepy cartoons.
this is really interesting, i enjoyed it c: good work comrade


ShadowinthehillsShadowinthehills

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Its good.

I gave a review on your first Sofuz Part 1, and it was done well, so is your Sofuz Part 2, but the ending kinda of threw me off.. Was unexpected heh, but I did enjoy it and Thank You.


SoundzSoundz

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Creepy Animation

now i know again, that i think funparks are creepy ;//


xerochixerochi

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yes

10 for Zombie Nation!


djgahanndjgahann

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting choice of music

Jarre ftw :-)

An odd tho interesting animation style, I like it.


ToonSummonedSkull12ToonSummonedSkull12

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome

this was amazing


MusoukotaMusoukota

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

original

very original and unique way of writing it, look as if its daft and easy to draw, but bet its really hard to intentionally draw it like tht for a usual animartor eh?

Nice work


nicklayersnicklayers

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AWESOME

i mean AwsumOmgWtfRoflOmfgHAXOR awsum


HydraciusHydracius

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not what I was expecting.

At first I thought you were making a twisted story with part one but as the story went on I t was soo much more interesting but once it hit the climax, it did not deliver. If you only would have made the fight a little longer or atleast brutal. This would have been ultimate. Sorry man I like what how you decided to tell the story but it just let me down.


konidkonid

Rated 3 / 5 stars

all downhill

this went from strange and interesting to completely batshit insane with no explanation for any shit thats going on.


zalpyrazalpyra

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

crazy stuff

this is more confusing than ff7 lol
the kids look creepy as hell... even more so than those pedo-looking adults


westwarren32westwarren32

Rated 4 / 5 stars

STILL CREEPY

Like i said in the last review, i felt something bad is going to happen to those kids, now one thing great about submissions like these, is that you are always guessing whats going to happen next, because i didn't expect that they would be forced to fight in a battle arena, now i am wondering whats going to happen next, please make the sequel

p.s. the author also made undead steel, which the art work has similarities to this one


mostdishonorablemostdishonorable

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

wtf?

Was there a point to any of that cartoon or was it just some retarded acid trip? the animation wasn't all that good but i think thats your style and the lack of any diologue doesnt help. if you were going for the tripy alice in wonderland / pink floyd the wall acid trip animation you def failed.


spaceball2spaceball2

Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is rad

really dig the animation....one of the most original ideas i have seen in a while...keep it up.


FissileFissile

Rated 3 / 5 stars

creepy

creepy and not very pleasant to look at, but this is one of the more original flash flicks I've seen... What exactly happened to the kids that fell down the hole?


godyousuckgodyousuck

Rated 4 / 5 stars

So since you defined this as part one...

Im assuming there is going to be a part two? I hope so just cause I wanna know what happens so I can know what the pods/sacks the losers are in are for. I thought I would see them in various states of decay (digestion?) as if being processed for energy (nutrition?) Lemme know.


LeBublonLeBublon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wierd and Wonderful

i loved what part 1 led me to, its wierd and wonderful and your art style suited perfectly ^_^


imposterL337imposterL337

Rated 3 / 5 stars

pretty good

no offense to u and your art style but i guess it really didnt catch my eye the story was pretty good tho i enjoyed that one kid getting bashed over the head....i know im evil. lol anyway i comend you on ur story telling skills through art and no dialouge. that was kinda cool. one thing about the music though is that i needs to flow a little better. other than that. keep it up ill look forward to the next one you make.


LaberLaber

Rated 4 / 5 stars

My Ghod...

Well I don't want to see first part...after I saw THAT!! O_O I mean...my Ghod...story line isn't that frighting after all, but this art and movement of this animation and shots...it's like mouldering...it's too sick for people brain...


tacoman395tacoman395

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

No more drugz

damn I never knew that I could getsl;lkjj; highsls;a from a;ldk;lkjteh flach animaslkion sdlfakdmflm


TenshiLurodiTenshiLurodi

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Er.......

Why does everyone look angry all the time?And wy are they vibrating?I do NOT want to sound or be rude but yo u can't draw human anatomy:limbs,heads etc.You could use alot more practice on drawing peoples limbs in period.(hands)


x-quakex-quake

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Interesting

Lovely art style you use in this. It is one I do not see very often anymore.


WestiesWesties

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Weird

I liked the irish girl that was cool but uh the aliens and fight arena that was weird


VincentFoxtaurVincentFoxtaur

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great stuff!

Awesome work man, I love how everything is just.. continuous and neverstopping, very energetic :). I'm curious though. When they enter the mineshaft or cave or whatever it is. what is that very slow, mellow humming music thats being played? I'd like to know its name. Thanks!


lugiaxdoolugiaxdoo

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

herm????

um wtf did i just watch?


MyWay07MyWay07

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Bizarre but interesting

The strange animation only gives this movie a sort of bizzare feeling. You did a good job of building up tension, but i cannot help feeling disapointed with the ending.
Good job otherwise, keep it up.


megaman151megaman151

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great!

but what is that song called when they're in the arena


RICUTSURICUTSU

Rated 0 / 5 stars

hpm/..

even if someone is an amazing artist you need story


HellsPastryHellsPastry

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Trippy as hell

This shit was crazy. Seriously though it reminded a bit the The Pink Floyd movie. Weird stuff, but still pretty good man.


Dreamer4LifeDreamer4Life

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Radical

Nice art, the girl was fugly as hell, dude went down in the first round ZOMBIE NATIN WAS GREAT waaahhoooo waahooooooo.

P.S.------Will there be a third???


taco-trontaco-tron

Rated 5 / 5 stars

crazy dude

it did have that kinda pink floyd movie animation and i loved it dude it was great


nb12345100nb12345100

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

crazy

that was a pretty weird ending =p. what was the song for the fight thing. I always hear that song when seeing a penn state game XD


Criss86Criss86

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Weaird

Very Weiard ending lol


SirCannabisClockSirCannabisClock

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I swear

you are Sean Joystick


cantflymancantflyman

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

THE COLOOOOOOORS

Seriously, you did a damn fine job with the color and mood of the flash. The fbf was pretty spiffy also. It reminds me of a certain Catoblepas and Boogley around here, but with an original vibe of it's own.

Not much else to say other than I enjoyed it.


Daniel4000Daniel4000

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Wazr.

Would have liked to see a better ending, than he actually ends up killing his mate, who goes into apparently eternal stasis.. What happened to the girl, who did she fight (if she had to fight)?
The first one - didn't like it at first, but I warmed to it 'cos of the music, and the nightmare/psychodelic style grew on me. The idea that a man was deceiving a bunch of kids for his devious benefit (I reckon) is a more humanly understandable and relatable story than a gladiatorial arena with aliens baying for blood, just seemed like you were 'jumping the shark' a bit.
Good effort.


EricozEricoz

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

waaaaaaa

the music just screwed up in the fight scene :(


superpatricksuperpatrick

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is TEH MATRIX

......if it was trippy and sadistic as shit. good job tho


ExlipseExlipse

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

ambiguous

You really got an uncommon sight of the world. Maybe your work is a bit weird and drawing is ... strange, but atmosphere is good. I think your flash explains to wiever what did you wanted to say.


MorrowDaysMorrowDays

Rated 5 / 5 stars

love it

your walks are funny newshape. they're great. especially the green dress girl, you've got a lot of style.


FlateusMaximusFlateusMaximus

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

what the hell!?

dude, why was this even made? it has no story other than some kids running away to get soda then killing eachother, origional sure but made no damn sence. Honestly the animation made me really not want to watch it but i wanted to give it a chance and im really sorry i did. music is horrible and out of place and... i just really wish you would not have made this its just awfull if i could give 0 stars i would...


dbzilladbzilla

Rated 5 / 5 stars

trippy awesome

that was sweet, and I love the that you put zombie nation in it


deagle500deagle500

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

weird

i hate your art but its nice to see different types of art. weird plot and kind of fun to watch. good job


JunkYardAnimationsJunkYardAnimations

Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is...

actually pretty good, i love it cause its strange and the art/animation is original and intriguing. did anyone else notice that one of the kids wears a pot on his head? hahahaha


gamer1682gamer1682

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Expanding upon "Weird"

I noticed your dissatisfaction on the lack of elaboration on your artistic style in a previous reviewer's review. The way you use it in animation, as the contorted figures allow you to transition emotion easily (e.g. in Sofuz 1 you used this to change the cheerful deliver man into one with an evil motive). The problems I could see for some are (a. there are so much uniform movement that it hurts the eyes and (b. that its extremely abstract. Don't get me wrong on the latter though, as the abstract stylization is perfect for the story.


JonSockJonSock

Rated 5 / 5 stars

sweet!

i like ur style!


BakedRaffBakedRaff

Rated 0 / 5 stars

This is....

After watching the first one and then this one after..... WHERE IS THE PLOT AND OR STORYLINE! You went from a small town to a carnival, then woods to an arena. To be honest the art is well... its just wavey colors with eyes. Plus that girl always looks like shes gonna kill anything, and everyone. Do you have something against her... all in all I don't fuckin get it...


deadzombievgdeadzombievg

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Damn..

Bad ass,heh dumbasses it said not to enter lol, it was weird but I like it.


PoisonHeartPoisonHeart

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i'm really glad i watched this right before bedtime...not!

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