Reviewer Sashraan tries to act smart and claim literary prowess by reading 1964 ten times yet doesn't even realise it's called nineteen eighty four.
nice film though
The ideologies behind the society in your animation strangely reminded me of both Nineteen Sixty-Four and The Matrix mixed together.. and honestly, I've read Nineteen Sixty-Four around ten times now, and watched The Matrix trilogy half as many times because they are both masterpieces of the highest possible quality to me!
I couldn't help but wonder what was next for 514, wondering where his choices would lead him..
This animation is a Masterpiece deserving to be amongst my all-time top three!
The music was also incredibly fitting to any scenes! From the mind-boggling techno song from the lotto, the credits' song, the 'climax' song right before 514 gets 'away' from the security guards.. It all fit perfectly and drove the feelings of fear, anxiety, sorrow and pain that the animation gives you even further into your skin.
The voice acting (what language were they speaking?) was also just as perfectly dosed on the emotions and feelings the character conveyed.
Animations were smooth, and depicted exactly what they needed to...
Honestly I'm... I'm out of words to express how I'm feeling right now!
I will be looking forward to any other animation you put out from now on, this one was simply incredibly amazing!
TL;DR : P-E-R-F-E-C-T mix of 1984 and The Matrix, re-told in your own style.
Rating : 10/5 -- 50/10
PLEASE do keep making more animations, you are already a master!!
Wow. This was amazing, totally made me think. 5/5, no question.
Thought I recognised your White Society's faces! A wonderful (possible) companion to Smile! that elaborates and extends wonderfully, and a pleasure to have more of your work on Newgrounds. Loved the constant trading on sexuality, appealing to humanity's base nature (as shown with the neighbour's unwelcome visitor and the porn) in order to keep us under the boot, while masking it -literally- as sophistication . Ever seen Charlie Brooker's 5 Million Credits? Similarly touching and blackly comic, as well as using sex.
Only difference between LUCKY DAY FOREVER and today's society is that humanity refuses to recognise it's state of oppression as it is not clean cut Good vs. Evil here, our incentives are smaller, addictive and seemingly less sinister than the lottery. Our idolisation of celebrity and wish to abdicate responsibility for our own lives has led to our subjugation and transformation into gurgling babies, amused by the flashing boxes and moping when they are switched off. Rant over, loved the piece. This is a documentary disguised as art.
Brilliant animation. Great artwork, style, audio, concepts, implementations, everything! At the very beginning I was wondering if this was going to be like "1984" by George Orwell, and while it started that way and held a strong relation to it, you took some very nice liberties that played out in your favor. The entire concept of what the ideal society is was bloody brilliant. It even ended strongly, but on the other hand, I was confused by the ending. This is still getting the 5 stars because of how amazing everything else was and I still kinda understood the ending, but it feels like something went over my head. I don't know, just great job though.