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Comedy - Original

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Jan 27, 2013 | 10:38 PM EST
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An old man named Joe drinks a potion and becomes young again. I hope you enjoy it, hundreds of hours of time and effort were put into it.



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

There was admittedly some funny stuff in here. It's just that it isn't as good as some of your other stuff. I think there should have been more jokes. There were definitley some funny things, like the joke about him having one nickel. The cartoon just seems really drawn out. The animation wasn't that good either.

It did kind of remind me of Eddsworld for some reason. I don't know what this kid is going through when he cries after getting closer with his foster parents. I liked the Clock Crew cameo. The voices were just mediocre. I have seen much better.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Rating - "Poor"

The animation was bad but depending on the date this was made and posted it might be excusable. The comedy displayed during the episode was essentially forced, you tried too hard or not enough. I didn't quite understand the plot or the character's ultimate goal. It seems the entire animation was random events orbiting the initial event (The age reversal). The voice acting was okay at some points and bad on others. Many of the adult voices were well done and flawless. As for the main characters kid voice, it was not. The females voice sounded like a Microsoft Voice "thingy".

To be frank, I didn't enjoy this animation very much, if at all.

Although the dedication and time it took to make this must of been staggering so for that I commend you.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I found this flash to be fairly good, however it was also in these places where most of my problems lie. First off, I like the animation. It's fairly crude, but it's also distinct and you can easily distinguish people from other objects. However, I really didn't like the backgrounds. Most of them were either minimalist or just some color. If more life was added to the backgrounds like in the animation, the whole flash could benefit.

I also really like the voice acting. Scratch that, I like most of the voice acting. While the male characters all had life and personality to them, the female voices sounded like they were ripped from speakonia. Honestly, this is one of those instances where I would have much rather preferred the male VA to do a fake girly voice. It would have been much more funny and added more of an edge to the entire flash.

Also, the sound design was just horrible. A lot of scenes felt extremely awkward because of there being no background noise in the scenes. The flash misses an opportunity to make scenes flow better and have them be more funnier without the addition of something like idle music. Something like a heartfelt acoustic guitar when the dad talks to Joe about drugs only to have it cut out when he says "I really want some" would have been hilarious. But it was a missed opportunity.

All in all, the flash could have been great, but is held back due to either poor choices or inattention.


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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Oh yes, the old theme of "becoming young again" (and of course the theme "skipping your childhood to become old"). It's not a very original theme, but it still is an interesting idea for a movie.

I like that your take on the whole situation is a bit more on the serious side. It's like the old saying goes: "Be careful what you wish, you just might get it". Joe wanted to become young again, because he thought he would be happier. But it turns out that he is even more depressed with his "new life" than he was with his old. Should be interesting to watch how this will turn out once you finished the second part.

Another thing I liked was, that you did put in some jokes here and there. It's a good relief from the serious undertone of this submission.

Overall: A good movie and I recommend everyone to watch it.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Interesting mixture of real and animated at the beginning, with the windshield. It would be nice with some more of those transitions in the movie. Also an nsterestng transition back to the youth, apart from that, it's all regular animation. The style is simple, a bit bland maybe but it's fun to watch, though It feels like it moves at a rather slow pace sometimes. At the beginning it moves fast, the plot kickstarts, but after that a lot of time is spent on the ordinary, like gum under his shoe, waiting, sitting in class... I guess it portrays the way he feels about the new life, but it's a bit slow sometimes.

The plot reminds me of BIG. Suddenly an old man becomes a kid again, but that's pretty much the only similarity. It turns into a pretty awkward situation after a while, both comical and ordinary. Gotta feel some sympathy for the parents who have do deal with him, lmao. At the beggining, as an old man, he somehow doesn't look very old. The gray hair is pretty much the only sign of age. I suppose the wrinkles under the eyes are there to make him look older, but they're not really enough! Otherwise the animation is good, smooth and simple, with occasional added detail on new surroundings and things. The breakfast part is probably the most comical part. :) Looking forward to the continuation. Keep it going!


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Thank you very much for the review!