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Posted: Mon, 10th Jan 2005, 11:42am

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Follow two undercover navy seals as they attempt to infiltrate and destroy fugitives hiding in heavily guarded cottage.
This movie was created over about 4 hours one summer afternoon somewhere in Canada. All filming, acting and editing was done by the individuals seen in the movie.


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Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 1:31am

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ok,lol this movie is cool,also ITS MY FRIENDS LOL HAHAHA,sorry about that,the people who made it are if you want to know, are sammy lewis the open shit guy CBK(josh) is the other navy seal,the fugitives dont matter because they die so here haha. the movie is pretty good compared to some of the other ones we made lol, like black jack(oooooooold) for one,overall this movie KICKS because its just so cool.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 1:46am

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C'mon guys stop rating your own movies 5. It makes people not want to watch your them.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 2:10am

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now Ive never entered a film on FXhome but Ive learned some things from watching others and voting on your own movie has ALWAYS spelled suicide, people who think it might deserve a 3 will feel obligated to set off your vote and give it a 2 instead, which will bring down your average WAY more then a 3
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 2:12am

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LewisM

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neutral I'm not sure who is responsible for that...
The movie is worth viewing and an unbiased rating is appreciated.

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Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 3:02am

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Rating: +1/-1

Unbiased? Do you mean like the "unbiased" rating you and your friends gave your own movie?
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 2:12pm

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Even if you do want a unbiased rating, it's just not gonna happen with a lot of us.


P.S. trevinator- You don't have to put a summary for every post you make. Only on new topics.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 3:38pm

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Good movie, but 4/5 from me. The camera was shaking a lot...
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 5:49pm

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hbindra

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where was this movie filmed?
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 7:13pm

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I have mixed feelings on this one. I really liked most of the shots, there were a few I felt were wrong, or didn't work too great ( like some of the outside ones) but there were also some great ones too ( inside, the guy getting knocked out for instance)

I didn't like the choice of music, it felt wrong for the type of film and it wasn't cut / faded well. The transition from the first piece to the second was so abrupt.

The effects were well done, with the possible exception of the blood shot bit.

The one thing I think would have made a huge difference, would be to shoot it at either dawn or dusk, have the guys in the boat in camo or black. That way they will look less like boys with guns, and more like bad ass dudes.

good luck with the future.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 9:17pm

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IT SO IS THE BEST,ands it not mine its my friends so there (haha)
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 11:30pm

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I dont know about this movie being the best. I sure dont think it beats the current top ten, but who am i to judge. I gotta saw i was suprised when i first watched it (and a little sea sick). I had to watch it again to make sure i wasnt missing anything artsy or something. Maybe something my untrained eye missed. BUt i have come to the conclusion i didnt. I really just did watch a movie about a couple of half naked 14 year olds with bb guns in hawaiin shirts. Oh well. All i really want to say is tripod, tripod, tripod. I can live with the clothes and the bad music, and the bad cuts and the lack of story line but a tripod is essential. Sure...once or twice for an effect or a look is cool but when it looks like you taped it while rolling down a mountain i hafta say something. Overall i thought the action was decent and the alam effects impressing but i think nothing makes it look more like an unprofessional student film than a lack of a tripod. I know this because i am usually guilty of the same thing. Theres nothing like the feel of a good camera on your shoulders as your run through the woods. But ya cant do it. Good luck in the future guys.
Posted: Wed, 12th Jan 2005, 1:42am

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LewisM

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hbindra wrote:

where was this movie filmed?
On the ottawa river (canada)
Posted: Thu, 13th Jan 2005, 1:26am

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wow...oh...wow...I gotta agree...Navy seals? No. 2 half naked 14 year olds with toy guns and shotty camerawork? Yes.
Posted: Thu, 13th Jan 2005, 3:10am

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Hmm...what to say? Well, I definitely felt like the movie had something going for it. I'd say that the movement of the actors was pretty believable. Other than that...

Camera shaking was the biggest issue. You don't need a tripod for every shot (and for an action movie like this one, you want some kind of kinetic energy to keep up the tension) but minimalize the shaking to a bearable level. Also, many of your shots cut too quickly and left me unsure of what exactly was going on.

The music was off an on for me. Some tracks worked, others didn't, others seemed to work for a while and then changed style. The only particular one I can pick on is the intro tune. That flat out did not fit the piece.

Muzzle flashes could use some work. Light them appropriately, maybe add a little smoke. The automatc flashes blinked too fast for my taste.

In my experience, costume and location make a movie exponentially more believable. I think your location was passable, but the complete lack of costumes is never a good thing.

That may sound like a lot of negative stuff, but a lot of the movies here suffer from the same problems. This movie definitely had a serious premise and planned execution, which is more than can be said for some.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2005, 1:20am

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A very solid movie, except for the shaking camera. Not much of a story, but really exciting action sequences.