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The Future Wasn't There

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Sep 17, 2009 | 12:32 AM EDT

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A movie about longing, dreams, loss, and time travel. AWESOME.

So I made this movie a few years ago. It was finished just before I started work on AwesomeRaptor. It remains the longest flash movie I've ever made. There is no dialogue, and it originally didn't even have music. And that's the main reason I never uploaded it.

But it has music now! Thanks to Chris Zito's (amazing NG voice actor and pretty cool artist too) massive music library, I was able to tune this thing up with some... tunes.

I really hope you guys like it, but if not... that's cool. Let me know what you think!

EDIT: Thanks for daily third and front page! I love you Newgrounds, and your leader Tom Fulp. <3

Also, to all you guys claiming the movie has no ending... it does. Know that part where the movie stops and the replay button appears? That's the end. The story has an intentionally ambiguous conclusion that is meant to inspire personal interpretation and conversation. Any more traditional ending I could've included would've robbed the viewer of the opportunity to really think about the movie's message. Thanks for watching!



Rated 5 / 5 stars


I think he died in my opinion


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Call me a lame ass not-understanding dude, but

did the thing explode or did he get back in time to tell his past self to stop workin on that time machine and spend time with hiz gf? ;o

guess no1 knoez.......


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This just illustrates so well how important it is to live in the here and now rather than waste your time worried about the future. I love how the story progressed as his obsession with the future decimated his life in the present and ultimately what he cared for the most. Most people wonder did he succeed or did he die? The most logical one for most of us sci-fi people would likely be he went back and stopped himself from even making the machine and living life happily with his girl after wards, but who knows.

There was just so much about this flash that does inspire thought, so kudos on using ambiguity well.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great movie

Funny, charming, makes you think (a little), good animation, fitting music.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i actually got the ending...

more or less...
it's somthing like...
he knew the mistake he made and since he had the time machine he could fix it up... his past and .... well the future it's clear that he stays with his girl...
nice animation