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Dec 19, 2009 | 3:33 PM EST
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More immature sex and violence parondies.

Thanks again Thomas ;)

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Neophyte-RoninNeophyte-Ronin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

No Need to Play the Game or Watch Zombie Movies!

Left 4 Speed 2 is the bastard daughter of Left 4 Speed, an Awesome-styled spoof derailing the current title in the Left 4 Dead franchise... and it is far, far improved over the original. There's a far more cohesive plot and theme to the parody as they describe the futility of the survivors' efforts to escape another ridiculous zombie apocalypse. This is Oney at his finest, folks. I sincerely doubt anybody can top this (except him... maybe).

I might sound hypocritical because I derailed the sheer stupidity of the previous spoof. The fact is: it was far too random and lacked cohesion. Also, it featured a great deal of utter crudity just for crudity's sake. Though this one is technically a sequel, I will rate this one higher for two reasons.

First, this spoof has a true straight man. The straight man is the serious one who makes an intelligent, concerted effort to guide his cohorts toward a positive resolution. Such a character archetype is applied as the necessary foil to denounce the settings' absurdity, as well as other characters. Modern examples include Thief from 8-Bit Theater and Dante Hicks from Kevin Smith's Jersey movies. Without a straight man, this lampoon would fall apart.

The ending is where I laughed the most; without the straight man, I would have rated this one rather lowly. While it ended to my satisfaction and surprise, the similarity to the previous spoof's end warrants notice, as the notion that repetition erodes creativity is among the myriad reasons why Hollywood movie sequels are frowned upon by the critics.

Still, the fact that it is a sequel doesn't erode the technical quality, of which this one is clearly superior. That brings me to the next reason why this Flash surpasses its bastard father: Oney has palpably improved over time. Take his "Grand Theft Awesome 4" Flash. However crude, it was simple, funny with flawless timing, and comprehensible. In Left 4 Speed 2, however, the use of multiple voice-overs, an extensive script, cohesive verbal jokes, and overall aesthetics each demonstrate how far Oney has gotten with his stuff. Reveling at the cartoon's polish alone is worth the price of blowing ten precious minutes of time. It is remarkable how you can gauge the guy's evolution from his old stuff to the current Flash (anybody who hasn't, please look up his Flash catalog and be prepared to laugh).

Egoraptor's Awesome series obviously inspired Oney's spoofs. It also inspired their foibles. Like the Awesome series, you have similar complaints: racy and oftentimes utterly asinine subject matter. It is hard to incorporate a thinking man's sentiment into such ribaldry, and Oney's efforts to split from the norm are barely lukewarm. He operates according to what he does, in fact, laugh with, as well as what the general Newgrounds population will laugh at. My personal misgivings about such subject matter notwithstanding (don't assume I can't stomach this stuff--I nearly died of laughter, okay? I am not above admitting to that!), the jokes work... but I still wish that we could just grow up and approach a phase in Newgrounds' history where other kinds of wit (e.g. dry) get their proper dues in the Flash scene. The overuse of stereotypes (again, big issue here) will eventually bite someone in the butt, fairly or unfairly, and it would be nice if Oney could also demonstrate any ability to change up his routine every now and then.

But I won't spoil the mood (or the end) for all of you. Oney and his stellar cast (couldn't tell who performed what without the credits; that is a good sign if you perform voice-overs) has perfectly ripped a popular game asunder, once again. One of these days, we will grow out of our fixation on boobs, rednecks, lasers and gore, but once we do, we'll secretly run a search, find this cartoon, and play it fifteen times in a row, laughing our sorry butts off. After all, the chuckles are a great laxative when you're ancient like your mom!

And yes, I voted Five. Who wouldn't?


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DAAWWW Thanks Bucko!


HotTacoSauceHotTacoSauce

Rated 5 / 5 stars

AWESOME!

Even better than the first! Keep it up man!



ThyGentlemanThyGentleman

Rated 5 / 5 stars

LMFAO!!

keep them coming!



awrm4909awrm4909

Rated 5 / 5 stars

LOL

wtf man that was funny as hell!!!!! lol



JinsokuManJinsokuMan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW

Wowie wow wow. That was very, very well done. Good job!

"I hope mine's a football!" GREAT random ass fucking line to end it on. A+++ would rate again.


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