this movie got a four from me, would have been a three if not for the dreary ending, that made me sad. before I continue to review, I read through your response to thakillah's review, and just wanted to point out to you that the idea of "responses is not so that you can review the review (as you did) but to accept what the viewer thought of the movie, and if you have further questions about their intent, to ask them to PM you with advice on how to make the film better.
the sound was pretty good, appropriate, and it seemed as though you spent time looking at different songs to see what would fit right. However, it bugged me that when he was smashing the lock with his gun no sound came out, as with when the lock fell and bounced on the ground.
Now, the plot of this movie was somewhat lacking in parts, for example, why did the person at the door kill the other guy? why was the girl locked in a cabinet? (I know it explains in your 'authors comments', but even then it didnt seem as though the two in the house were enemies, it just seemed as though the woman was mad that adam shot her friend. )which was a bit confusing, but I got the idea that once the girl and the guy died they were happy in "happy river".
The frame by frame animation at the beginning wasnt bad, but when the person *adam* was walking towards the locked cabinet with the camera angle on the side, it was pretty bad. especially how his shoulders moved and how they were connected to his body. the mouth on the girl when she was about to be shot was pretty clearly a very simple motion tween, and when te woman was holding the shotgun and the camera was staring down the barrels, I was honestly confused at what she was holding.
the ideas behind it sort of won out over all, but the animation could definitely be improved upon. Oh! just remembered, the way you had it zoom in from (I think it was) the girls whole body to just her eye was really nice, but it was ruined *in my opinion* by the recycled eye movieclip or graphic. well, you know, the eye sequence where it cryed. Lastly on the animation note, Adam looked very different from the side than he did from the front, almost so much you couldnt tell it was him.
The menu was nice, I appreciate when people take the time to do something interesting with the preloader, as well as add a scene selection thing, which adds points to the scorre just for general niceness. Again, the complicated plot structure and the ideas won out, but the graphics could really be improved. I gave it 4/5, but now if I could go back, I'd probably give it like, a two or a three.
by the way, if you feel that anything I've said is rude or unfair in any way, feel free to badmouth any of my submissions in response. ;)