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The Guardians Tale

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On a lonely alien planet shrouded in mystery, an ominous beast guards a powerful treasure. One day he receives an unexpected guest - A seemingly innocent girl crash lands on his world. The two will forge an unusual friendship, and teach one another that looks can indeed be deceiving.

A film by Studio Steve.
Co-Directed by Gordy Higgins, Ryan Zujic and Christoffer Klungerbo. Narrated by Adam Behr. Music and sound by Martin Alternes and Stian Obehi Ihasee.

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I knew she was evil when she was first introduced. Why else would there be sounds of a struggle on the ship. Also there were bloodstains onboard when the guardian peeked in.

Honestly the best computer animation I've seen on Newgrounds, but that's just the animation. The story was predictable and what points you would have earned for a poetic structure were taken away by the poor poetry.

I would love to see more, but only if the next project is written much better.

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I don't like the ending :(

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Little bitch!

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Excellent animation and style; worthy of big movie animation comparatively.
First, the movie was extremely predictable. I knew what was going to happen before I even saw the little girl due to the scream of the man off screen. Plus, her helmet had blood on it. I don't know of any way to make it less apparent off-hand, but might want to tone that down.
Second, I noticed the narrator's voice and Celtic symbols seemed to start a trend of a specific origin, but I'm not aware of any guardian legends such as this one. Was it derived from some myth?
Finally, the narrator's prose throughout needs some work. Some of the words seemed forced, and there wasn't much of a tempo although it seemed there was supposed to be.
Just some critiques that I hope are enlightening. Great work though! I'd love to see some more projects!

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4.46 / 5.00

Aug 18, 2013
1:41 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 20, 2013
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