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Shadow by Oz Thomas

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May 15, 2007 | 12:15 PM EDT

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A boy scours the land in search of meaning. Similar themes to Samantha. May be a little preachy. For children. Thank you.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good visuals but nothin special

Good flash!!!! The visuals were brilliant and so was your style!!!! The topic was also pretty cool!! Really deep!! The only shortfalling was the naration. It dragged out a little and the voice seemed a bit too epic for the flash!! Still a good and brilliantly artistic flash!!


Rated 4 / 5 stars


One of the best flashes on NG. You should give yourself a pat on the back. Nice job and keep it up.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great job

First off, the graphics in this film were marvelously carried out, using a more realistic style. I have seen a few child's fables on newgrounds before, but none like this so you get a nine for style. Your voices sounded pretty much the same, but it wasn't choppy, or anything like that. Some violence, but not that much. Keep up the amazing work.




Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


the graphics were okay, and the voice acting was pretty damn good, but i gotta tell you: the story didnt make any sense.

okay, shadow was the only one of his kind, so he was raised by the animals. obviously he didnt belong there, since hes human and the animals are... well, animals, but as soon as he found that "tribe", he must have felt differently. but instead, hes search for "belonging" suddenly turns into a search for "meaning" without indication in the story. like, from that point on, he tries to find the meaning of his life, but he doesnt quite manage to find it. whatever he does, it doesnt give him happiness, or anything for that matter. so in the end, he returns to the animals that have raised him, but instead finding "meaning", it suddenly changes back to "belonging", and instead of realizing he belongs to the animals who are his friends, there are suddenly all those weird-looking people and shadow feels he belongs to them. so on the simple story level, the plot doesnt work out at all.

the metaphors and everything are thought out, i mean, its not like the symbolism doesnt work, its just the plot itself which doesnt make sense. "meaning" is not the same as "belonging", but its all mixed up in the story.

also, i dont think this is neccessarily a story for children, as its pretty complex and this constant "whats the point" is more the teenage or grown up way.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly wonderful history

Watching this movie leads to meditate the concepts of philosophy, so it's very recommendable to use in school! Really good work!