ShortShakespeare - Hamlet

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FULL TITLE: Shortened Shakespeare - "Hamlet"

Shakespeare's Hamlet, condensed into 67 seconds.

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Hmm, not bad

This made me think of 30 second bunny theater, only with 67 seconds. The animation wasn't that great, but it seemed to fit the theme of silliness and humor pretty well. I felt it was probably at its funniest when the poisoned sword was introduced and he swore. It seemed to capture all the main themes of the Hamlet play. I always thought it was funny how half the guys died from being stabbed by swords and the other half died by poisioning. The main character died by being stabbed and poisoned!

That was awesome. :D

Animation/Graphics - I really enjoy your style of animation. Everything was drawn very good and you did a good job on backgrounds and colors. The animation it self was pretty smooth. All around good job in this area of the flash.

Story/Content - This was really funny. It may have been only 67 seconds, but you packed a lot of humor in those 67 seconds. That's what makes it so funny though. I love the idea of making a movie shorter like this. Kind of reminds me of the idea that I had for a Gone in 60 Seconds movie that a friend and I were going to make. Hell, perhaps we will still make it sometime. Obviously it would be just around 60 seconds.

Audio - You did a good job on the voices. There weren't any spots that sounded too loud, too quiet, staticy, etc... Good music playing in the background also.

Overall - A funny idea for a flash and a funny flash. Good job.

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Timsplosion responds:

Yeh, I've been trying to improve my animation quality since Nothing But Random.
I'm glad you found it funny, I really like hearing peoples reactions to my flash.
And I think this is probably the first flash without any audio problems at all! Now I just have to record all my other flash like this. :P
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

ha ha

oh crap indeed, accelerated i guess means more and shorter scenes like the characters are runnig in and out.... would add to the comedy. well done anyway

Timsplosion responds:

Yeh, well, I guess it's definitley something to bear in mind for the next one. Probably either King Lear or Midsummer Night's Dream. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanls for the review. :)

Pretty good.

I love Hamlet, and I think you did a good job of condensing it to little more than a minute, but you left out the Queen's death (Rosencrantz & Guildentstern's too). Also, he does not give his famous "To be, or not to be" speech while holding Yorick's skull. I know I'm being picky, but once again, I love Hamlet.
I did enjoy it, though. Good job.

Timsplosion responds:

Well, I've learnt everything I know about Hamlet from The Reduced Shakespeare Company, and The Lion King, and asorted pop-culture references, so I guess I was always gonna miss quite a lot out. That's been the case with practically all my Shortened Shakespeare ones, hell, I managed Julius Caeser in one scene.
Thanks for the review, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)


It's well done, but I'd accelerate it a bit and overdo the "acting" and voice work. That would probably make it much better.

Timsplosion responds:

Thanks. What d'you mean by "accelerate it", like make it faster, cut between scenes quicker? I'll try to work it into my next Shortened Shakespeare.

Credits & Info

3.29 / 5.00

Feb 8, 2009
4:28 PM EST
Comedy - Parody