A surprise to see live action on Newgrounds, and it was a good surprise. Well, what could I say, a super well made movie.
The shorts were funny and witty, jokes with a quick punchline. The 15 minute movie had a great story which was very well writen. The character development is good, it manages to fit itself very nicely into the time it had, and it wall was without the need of introducing them. It has character with well defined personalities and they are presented along the story.
The music is of the style of hreat movie scores: it's catchy, creative, has a bit of a familiar feel still being quite original, marks the pace of the scenes and keeps you atracted to the movie.
Some pretty original directing here, the kinds you only see in indie movies or with great movie geniuses. The cam angles had a very theatrical feel to them some times, and others they felt really imersive, there were scenes in which these two types would interchange, and it was seamless. The theatrical ones gave a nice opening to see the full potential of the great acting in this production. The more imersive ones would make me feel very near it all, great tension building in them, and also they were great for getting every last drop of juice out of the climax.
But my favourite thing was the photography, specially in the Land Of Water part. Whoever was directing it in this movie was able to make the most out of the location, the characters search for water, and the big and bright sun with everything else just completely dry. The photography managed to catch the feeling of drought in a way I've only seen on some of the best western movies. It was so good that I actually felt kind of hot (and it's kind of cold here today) and also thirsty, so much that I actually paused it for a moment to get some water.
This movie is great, and I hope to see more adventures of Mutt And Chopps in the future!