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American Idiots 2

Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 12:09pm

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Rating: +2

~De-Evolution Studios would like to present "American Idiots 2: Episode 5" in its entirety - including all three parts~

The story follows two young American Idiots on their quest for invisibility. They embark on a daring mission to find a man known as "The Lord of Invisibility" so they may be able to master the skill, but they don't know the tests and trials they must endure to find out what the cost of being invisible truly is.

The movie began work in early August 2005 and ended production in late November 2005, spanning an almost 4 month period. The script is 45 pages, and the movie (in full) is 54 minutes long- a new and major accomplishment for De-Evolution Studios, of which we are very proud.

Here are some actual reviews* from Hollywood's top critics!

"The special effects are first rate but I think it's always going to be about the characters. And they're great characters."
-- Ebert & Roeper

"This is spectacle filmmaking at its best, where a director is in tune with the story's underlying emotions and his own boyish love for adventure fantasy."
- Kirk Honeycutt, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Smashing good fun."
-Jurgen Fauth, ABOUT.COM

"…This isn't even remotely something i would personally EVER considering viewing based on its comedic (or otherwise) Merits."
-Bryce007

Enjoy!

*Most reviews not about American Idiots 2...


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Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 12:14pm

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YES!!!

Now I’ve seen this five times. And I’ve got to say it’s so perfectly hilarious.
You know the feeling you get after seeing a good movie? Like Kink Kong and stuff like that?
Yup… I had this feeling after watching it the first time… I was like: WHOHAHAHA!!!

Then I saw it again with my projector… I’m really glad it was such good quality, or else that wouldn’t have worked. I saw it twice on the big screen, and laughing all the way through 53 minutes and 49 seconds… Trust me! I’m not just saying this to sound like I really liked this movie. It’s TRUE! I REALLY LIKE THIS MOVIE!!

From when I double clicked the file till I saw the opening sequence, I was already laughing.
I was chuckling even when nothing really happened. Lois Cappa and Evan Scott are two damn good actors, I can say that.
MAP QUEST!
That part made laugh so loud my brother had to check what the hell was going on.
And we watched. Man, I’m not going to list everything that’s funny… Cause I don’t feel like re-writing the script. But here are my five favourite parts:

The missing shoe. He couldn’t just put on some other pair of shoes. No, he had to wear a plastic bag instead. And he was wearing it the entire movie. Each time I saw the plastic bag, I laughed.

I’ll BRB, KK! LOL! PARTY!!!
That part wasn’t fun… It was genius. And the rest of the invisibility school was hilarious.

Lois talks to Evan in the phone. And then he stands up, and walks directly into the wall.
--------------------------------------------- LOL ----------------------------------------------------
Also I loved the part when you burn down the girls house with them in it.
So hilarious.

And I almost forgot: The Spooky Ghost Visitor Spoof! KICKASS!!

As you know Evman, I was a true fan of the first one. And this one I’m a true fan of too…
Everything was just so right. You must have been working hard on this. And that I’m glad for.
Nr. 1 in my top then, and it would be idiotic of me to rate it less then 5/5… And I’m not any idioter then before, so there you go.

I’ll be looking for more of your stuff. You guys are genius.

L8R.
-Klut

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Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 2:39pm

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I love this, it's genious. I definitely got some napoleon dynamite vibes, all good though. The writing is hilarious and the comic timing is top notch.
I laughted out loud serveral times, not a usual thingy here i tell you.
Evan, you're such a great actor. You remind me of Patrick Fugit sometimes from Almost Famous and that guy is awsome! (pretty much everyone is acting good except one of the girls)
It's abit uneven though, somethings it's "too much" and almost halfway in it's slowing down and could be shortened, or just edited more tightly. I probably would have taken away everything between "the fire" and the "next morning" Still way above avarage here.


Keep them coming, next thing you can do is to improve visuals a bit. There is some minor problems with framing, colors, angles etc. here and there, but nothing major.
Try out a dolly or steadycam, watch out for the auto exposure and focus some more. Some audio is abit low on some places too.
Other then that it's great. Totally a spot on top10!

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Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 3:03pm

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Woohoo! Downloading now... good thing i have a snow day today.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 3:05pm

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THis was actually funny....although it was the movie that never ended... 5/5
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 3:45pm

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Woah thanks guys. I was killing myself last night to get this up in time but I guess this was worth it.

Please note that there are some weird issues with audio during the black spots - and random parts where the colors change in a shot for the last frame of a shot... and it appears some of the audio effects didn't render quite right...

All of this is an export problem... I don't know what it is.

Thank you so much for the comments so far though - and sorry for the large download - but it is a long move... im considering putting the separate parts up for download later on.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 8:47pm

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Good god. Whave have you done?

Here on fxhome, there are a few filmmakers I consider to be above the rest. These fxhomers have an undeniable skill exceeding others of the community here, and I will always bee looking out for their next project. The list as it stands includes er-no, Hybrid-Halo, Aculag, Arktic, Sollthar, and on occasion, gamesdv whenever he actually makes something. After watching American Idiots II, I can easily add evman101 to that list.

this movie is utterly and perfectly fantastic.

after watching the first ten minutes of the movie, I thought about keeping a list, and jotting down everything that I wanted to tell you was really great, but I realized that list would literally be too long, so I just enjoyed the ride (and what a god damn ride it was)

Having just finished the movie about five minutes ago, I will point out a few key moments/scenes that are sticking out in my brain:
I really liked how you pretty much set this movie up to be another American Idiots (well, it is the sequel), but you moved it into something quite epic.
I really enjoyed the acting of James Jaccoma. I've never seen anyone on fxhome play a cross dressing chocolate dealer so well.
The movie was littered (the good kind of litter) with really quick cuts, like the ROFL part, and "the transfusion", which made me laugh every time.
I loved the pulp fiction parody.
I really liked the consistency with evan not having his shoe. It reminded me of Jin and his handcuff.
I loved the use of the "Waaazzuuup" joke. Nothing gets me better than a joke that hasnt been funny in 6 years
Finally, I loved the part where Louis burned down the house, and you hear the girls burn alive. Up until that point, the movie had been such innocent fun, but suddenly goes south and sported one of the most malicious scenes ive ever witnessed in an fxhome movie. And then the segway with the MBG song. Left me with a "did I really just see that?" feeling. Brilliant.

If I went back and reviewed the movie over, I could spend an hour here talking about how much I liked it, but I have stuff to do today, so I won't. Let me just say this. This is easily one of the best movies I have ever seen on FXhome. I gave it a 5. It's going on my top ten, im just not sure where yet.

Make more movies. I'll be looking out for the next one.

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Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 8:54pm

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those guys look mysteriously like Drake and Josh from nickolodeon...was this a coicidence?

any how, great movie, its deff like napoleon dynamite. good job, and ill review it when i get a chance. 5/5.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 9:34pm

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Waser, after reading your review, I have to say I feel that everything we set out to do was accomplished. One of the worst feelings about writing comedy (as some of you may know) is to wonder if the audience will actually get your joke and laugh. Knowing that even the stupid little things came out of the movie made me shiver a little bit. Thank you.

And thanks to anyone else who spends the time to download and watch it. We really appreciate it.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 11:37pm

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Okay, I have DSL and this thing is 8% done. Maybe get some others to host so that you can have mirrors, as I'm sure the large filesize and soon to be large amounts of people wanting to download it will eat away vastly at your bandwith.

Like I said, though, downloading now, will review later. Looks promising.
Posted: Fri, 9th Dec 2005, 11:39pm

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If you need another host I can put one up for you if you'd like for some time.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 12:01am

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Waser - did you like our homage to the spooky ghost visitor? lol

And yes im working on a mirror now.

I'm really glad everyone is enjoying this - because I truly am proud of it.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 1:10am

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AHAHAHA burst


Loved:

-The part right before the girl attacks Pencil
-The dancing in the park (made me laugh out loud, which is extremely hard to do)
-The whole sequence where evman is on the ground and pencil is hiding... just perfect
-The motolov cocktail
-The part where evman dies
-The Spooky Ghost Visitor homage
-The part where Pencil runs to the lord of invisibility's house and... er... surprises him
-A bunch of other tiny things I can't remember because the movie is so long

Could have been better:

Er... well the rendering bugs and.... some small technical stuff.


5/5 and #2 in my list biggrin
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 1:22am

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ahahahah evman, i loved the reference. I showed that part to the guy who directed the wacky three and he died laughing. he said he wants to see the whole movie soon.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 1:24am

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Waser wrote:

ahahahah evman, i loved the reference. I showed that part to the guy who directed the wacky three and he died laughing. he said he wants to see the whole movie soon.
Great! Spread the word!
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 1:27am

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Rating: +1

oh yeah by the way, this is my number one movie now.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 2:25am

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Haha, I just got through watching this and it is hilarious! I wasn't so much of a fan for the first one, and this one exceeded every expection I had. I'm with Waser and Pooky on this one... and I think my personal favorite part was the tie-in to the beginning at the end, that was brilliant.

5/5, #3 in the Top Ten.


Kudos for mastering the Comedy genre,
TimmyD biggrin
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 2:55am

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"I karate-chopped yo FACE!"

This movie is AWESOME!
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 3:25am

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Hahah I actually enjoyed this one. I thought the first one was garbage but this one was much better and clearly showed how much you guys have advanced in your filmmaking. One part that really made me crack up was the part where louis google imaged "Deep Invisibility" click click....yoooooo! Muahaha. Very nice.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 4:37am

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Waser wrote:

ahahahah evman, i loved the reference. I showed that part to the guy who directed the wacky three and he died laughing. he said he wants to see the whole movie soon.
During the premiere, James (The Lord of Invisibility) yelled at me for the reference. I told him it was a tribute and he called me an asshole. At least I can tell him it's perfectly alright now.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 5:20am

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As I'm sure I've previously told you, I was greatly looking forward to this, a big fan of the first. Well, let's get right too it:

Despite some of it's cut-scenes and "walking" scenes, which lacked the immediate humor of others, this movie was pleasingly hilarious. A terrific job as always from my second favorite duo, (the first, of course, being MechaForce and Sidewinder) I thought the acting was "good" good, but not great. There were definite acting strengths in each of the three main characters, (Louis, Evan, The Lord of Invisibilty) which became more evident as the movie progressed to some of the "less-good" characters (mostly on the part of the girls, excluding the one who "just lives in my house sometimes" wink ) The movie was very entertaining, but I still think I need to bring something up:

Long doesn't always mean good. I felt abit bored after and throughout about half of the movie, this of course was lessened by how good it was, and the breakdown of "episodes"/chapters. (Very Tarantino-esque) Still, the timing of the movie bothered me, it seemed like it dragged out abit too long just to be.....well.............long. I think maybe shortening it 8 or 9 minutes would do you one better, but it's still very enjoyable.

Things I enjoyed, that I can remember off the top of my head (hours after watching it) are:

-The "Party" Scene
-The Pudding Transfusion
-The Lord of Invisibility in general
-The House-burning
-The "I Kah-rot-aye chopped yo face!"
-The chocolate






a good 9/10, so............yeah, 5/5, good job bud.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 5:26am

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sweet

Trust me... if you thought it was long and boring NOW... you should have seen the edit that was 12 minutes longer. We tried to cut anything that A) Wasn't Funny, B) Wasn't relevant to the plot, or C) Could be told another way.

Most of the boring stuff is when we have to explain the plot - which is often times the case in comedies.

Thanks for taking the time to watch it!

On another note - i've submitted a mirror link, so that should be up soon.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 7:01am

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Rating: +1

hah, you will be rewarded greatly one day for defending me evman.

by the way, I posted this movie over on the mega64ums. Those guys can be really brutal sometimes, but I thought you guys should get more exposure.

I'm almost scared releasing my movie so soon after this one biggrin
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Wow. That was an hour well spent. It's so inspirational to see something like this - makes me wanna get outside in my pj's right now and make a movie. You guys just get better and better. I realy like the writing, It's hard to write comedy and make it funny to the audience, so good job, i laughed on many occasions. Everything else was also greatly done.

You make me jealous, of your skill.

Well ,yeah, good job. 5/5 biggrin
Don't stop making movies, ever.
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 8:48pm

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Well, it's not exactly my cup of tea, but there were some moments I enjoyed. I would like to point out that I think you may have found a natural in James Jacomma. That young man can perform. In all of his scenes you could tell he was the most natural actor. I'd get him into more of your productoins if you can. Kudos to organizing such a large production and so many actors. I'd give it 4 stars on production effort alone, if I could, but based on total enjoyment on my part, I'm giving it 3 stars.
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After watching the first one before downloading AI2, there is much improvement over the first one. Although there are only a few enjoyable parts, I found myself drifting around halfway through watching the movie.

Honestly, this film was not anywhere as good as I expected. One thing that you might want to look into more is audio equiptment because the sound quality wasn't too good (especially when the angles in a scene changed). Also, I couldn't help but to notice that in some parts of the movie that some shots were used sometimes for up to even 40secs. I would recommend using more angles for your films in the future. There is a lot of potential in this, and does take a lot of work to organize a production like this, but the humor just wasn't there for me on this one.

3/5 - Overall
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Well, I must admit I skipped it after about half way through. :I

As they say, don't argue about humour, but I must say, I didn't really find it much funny - Obviously simply not my kind of humour.
Having said that, there wasn't really much left to greatly enjoy for me.

Technically, this was a solid achievement. Camera angles were solid, acting was good, sound was good, editing was okay. Yet nothing of it was outstanding enough to keep my watching. All solid though.

The story is unfortunately based on it's humour. So once I found out I couldn't laugh about it, it didn't make wanna see where it goes, because it felt pretty random.


You have found your audience though as it seems, wich is the most important part. So don't listen to an old fool. wink
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well I have to throw my voice in with some others...after he burned the house down and after tehy did their little song I just gave up....real close to the end I know but it was starting to seam torturous. Maybe consider making them a bit tighter in the future....although I gave it a 5/5 so obviously it wasnt the biggest problem in the world.
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It'd be cool if you made a commentary like on the first wink
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Artur L wrote:

It'd be cool if you made a commentary like on the first wink
One word - DVD
Posted: Sat, 10th Dec 2005, 11:50pm

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evman101 wrote:

Artur L wrote:

It'd be cool if you made a commentary like on the first wink
One word - DVD
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Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 12:44am

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Honestly, I didn't think it was THAT funny. I guess it's not my style of comedy. I laughed a few times (especially the "BRB" part.). Good Camera work, Editing, and Acting. Good film, just not my style. 4/5.
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Sollthar wrote:

Well, I must admit I skipped it after about half way through. :I
The second half is funnier wink

I do thank you for your understanding of it, even though you did not particularly enjoy it.
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 1:37am

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I downloaded this huge file, tho I didn't like the first one. I watched 2mins in the beginning and skipped the entire movie. Not my cup of tea. So I am not going to rate this movie.
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 1:42am

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yeah - a weakness of this movie is that it starts out too much like the first one. It gets VERY different after part 1.
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Hi!

I saw the first...minute, So i can't say much about the entire movie really.
Although my question to you is, if you're gonna make a movie thats gonna be approx AN HOUR (Which is a long frickin time in the amature-filmmaking-bizz) Why didnt you guys get a cameraoperator? I mean YOU two are the leading roles, and therefore it would be good if you had someone filming instead of putting the cam on a tripod.

it makes it very stiff. (i.m.a.o)

Good luck in the future, tho'.
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You guys can't judge a movie by it's first 2 minutes.

Give it a chance.
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Well....I appreciate the Use of my Berating wink


I Did download this for some reason beyond comprehension, And after skipping through alot of the beginning, I wanted to give this a chance, as, the reviews were great for this. However, I simply couldn't handle watching more than about 12 minutes of this. Not even remotely my type of humor though, So i understand why. So i'll just skip any negative comments, and tell you what i thought was better than expected:

Some of the Comedic Timing. Some of the Acting. The Editing and photography.
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I thought this was awesome. I loved the references to Wacky 3. My favorite part was the end when:

SPOILERS


Louis was repeating "Who are you?!?!" over and over. It sounded great, and for some reason had my laughing harder than I have laughed ina while.

Spoiler end



The comedy was just my taste, but the girls' acting was not good, and the camera work wasn't the greatest. The use of the Hitchcock was cool, haven't seen that used a lot. I wish I could quote the best parts, but there were just too many to remember. Kudos on a job well done, and an extensive project. Well worth it. #1 on my top 10 at the moment.
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Serpent wrote:


SPOILERS


Louis was repeating "Who are you?!?!" over and over. It sounded great, and for some reason had my laughing harder than I have laughed ina while.

Spoiler end

Yeah, that was so funny, i cried with laughter. I watched it twice already. The music video is awesome to lol.
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 10:02am

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Brilliant! Magnifico!
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Congrat's on making a big project come to fruition.

I have to say that it wasn't my sense of humour, but as Sollthar said, you have an audience that love it so well done! You guys will continue to improve technically and you have my respect for working on a film of this length.

Regards

Mantra
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I downloaded this whenever it came out, and didn't watch it until last night. It is so great! Even if I was doing other things while watching it, it was hilarious. So many classic parts.

I don't think even seemed like it was over 50 minutes long. I'll have to watch this one again... and possibly again after that.
Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 8:07pm

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okay time to catch up on some things -

Toshiro - This film began as just part 1 - with a little bit of part 2 in there... It really was a straight up sequel to the first one. It evolved into so much more. You can definately see an evolution - about halfway through the film the style changes and the movie becomes very different from the original American Idiots. Another reason we have a tripod do the work is - we don't trust anyone we know to get what we want lol.

Bryce - Thanks for taking the time to download and watch some of it, even though you said you never would. Means a lot.

Serpent - I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the kind words.

Arthur L - thanks for loving the movie so much and watching it twice. I have to admit the music video is one of my favorite parts!

Big Kahuna - glad you liked it!

Mantra - Thanks for taking the time to comment and congradulate us even though its not your type of movie.

Marek - Im glad you liked it as well.


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That was pretty funny. I feel you could have made it shorter.
It was quit funny, but did not feel very professional
Cinematography wise, I am sure you ment it to be basic, so not much to say about that.
one of my favorite things I found funny was the part where he tried to turn invisible, and lost his shoe.
I accidently gave you a 3 when it CLEARLY deserves a 4. I am so sorry!
someone fxhome slap me. sad
great job!
-Aaron

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Posted: Sun, 11th Dec 2005, 11:22pm

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A lot of people have already written long comments here, so I don't really think I should write one. But I will say that this movie is pretty genius, even though I think it lasts quite a bit too long. Had I edited it together, it would be a lot shorter, but I think it would still be as funny.

Some of the stuff that lasts forever really should have been shortened down, because... it lasts forever, and it kinda loses it's appeal after a while. Louis screaming "no who are you!" at the end was funny, but I thought it should have been cut earlier than it was, for instance.

Otherwise, this is a really well thought out piece with good placement of music (and good choices of music too!), good acting, good shots for the most part. I don't know if I can really say good pace though, being that while the pace would be excellent without the "lasts forever" stuff, it's not really that excellent with it.

The scene where you two burn down the house is one of the most hilarious things I've seen on FXHome, and you should be very proud of it.

4/5
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Nov. 10th , 2004 from the American Idiots thread

Waser wrote:

I find it odd that people are comparing this to Napolean Dynamite, because I HATED that movie, but found this one funny.
as true today. as when. it was written.
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 12:21am

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For some reason I download it and when I try to play it it says that it is an extension unknown to QuickTime. Suggestions?
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 12:24am

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I'm having some weird server issues right now. My webprovider I just figured out sucks, so I dunno if the link is down now or not.. It's successfully downloading for me. I resubmitted the link to movie management... I dunno whats up.
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 12:28am

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It is on my server, and should be up with fxhome soon...
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sfbmovieco wrote:

It is on my server, and should be up with fxhome soon...
Yeah, as soon as the submission is accepted and done "pending".
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 12:34am

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evman...I have sinned...... sad
I should have given it a 4.....and see the thing is.....well....I did not....and I cant change it..... sad
PLEASE FORGIVE ME!! frown
really I should have given it a 4 it was well deserved!
So to make up ill give you a +1. even though i wish I could go back and give it a 4.
I am so sorry
-Aaron
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lol its okay.

I'm sure i'll survive.
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 12:39am

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Thanks. HEY if you ever make a dvd, ill be sure to buy one, HOW ABOUT THAT! EH?! EH!? *nudge*nudge*wink*wink*
oh and i fixed my review, so go read it.
sorry again
-Aaron
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 4:01am

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Waser wrote:

Nov. 10th , 2004 from the American Idiots thread

Waser wrote:

I find it odd that people are comparing this to Napolean Dynamite, because I HATED that movie, but found this one funny.
as true today. as when. it was written.
Funny you should say that because:

And EVMAN, listen here:
I think the mystery, uncredited voice is Jon Heder from Napoleon Dynamite when the Lord of Invisibility asks "So........y-you guys learn how to be invisible?"



Eh?
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haha
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Caught using the Dynamite Soundboard? Hmm...Dunno if I hear it...
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 5:43am

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Rating: +1

I think it's Waser, well at least it's what I think I remember Wasers voice is like.
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 5:18pm

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ssjaaron - I've removed your accidental 3 rating, so you can re-vote now.
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Well, you accomplished the first thing you set out to do with the film, and made me laugh, so that's a plus, and it's well made. Despite some glitches, dodgy acting, shaky camerawork, slow pacing sometimes due to script and editing, it's great. A couple of pointers, some of the text appears too quick, like "Gasp", and I think the only thing you could have done better on a major scale was to clean your camera lens and do some grading.

Negatives out of the way, it's very funny consistently and enjoyable. Lots of sequences have been rightly mentioned, to add to that I really liked the bit where Lou (?) is saying dialogue and it cuts to and from him a couple of times and his glasses keep appearing and disappearing, hehehe.
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Artur L wrote:

I think it's Waser, well at least it's what I think I remember Wasers voice is like.
Right you are! He played the mysterious voice near the end where louis is talking to some random light in the sky.

Thanks for removing the accidental rating tarn, and thanks for your review mel!

EDIT

Just noticed the links are back up and working - and you can now use the mirror link to be nice to my bandwidth. I've also added some images and other commie propaganda.
Posted: Mon, 12th Dec 2005, 9:02pm

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Yeah! Im da man, lol biggrin Thanks.

EDTI:

Whoa check it out my force is 7 11 right now, thats where i got my lunch today.
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I was going to guess Waser too, but I forgot. Blast! Foiled again! biggrin
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Mellifluous wrote:

A couple of pointers, some of the text appears too quick, like "Gasp"...
haha. Well, it was supposed to be a joke, but I hope you weren't the only one who didn't get it.

...I really liked the bit where Lou (?) is saying dialogue and it cuts to and from him a couple of times and his glasses keep appearing and disappearing, hehehe.
1. Yes, you can call me Lou, if you'd like to.
2. To be quite honest, the glasses thing was an accident. wink razz

Thank you all for the continuing reviews, everyone. I love you all.
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how the hell did you recognize my voice?
Posted: Tue, 13th Dec 2005, 12:22am

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I remembered it from My room saga ( wait, did you talk in that ?? ) or It's Comming, not sure, but yeah. If not that , then i have no idea, just matched to what i think you would've sounded like i guess.
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dang. I'm impressed.
Posted: Tue, 13th Dec 2005, 12:28am

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I'm glad i impressed the great Waser biggrin
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haha i get a special thanks. sweet deal

pretty impressive. i liked it.


ROFL! L8R

that had to be my favorite part. just so random, and the benny hill theme song.

anyway, i loved it.
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I caught the "Gasp" thing and recognized it as Waser's voice. I think I deserve somewhat of a cookie.
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3/5 You need a tighter edit, I grinned here and there, the Spooky Ghost tribute was the highlight and inside jokes should never be a highlight. And what was with the random music video, that and several things at the beginning were unnecessary. Also night lighting needs a bit of work.
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SlothPaladin wrote:

3/5 You need a tighter edit, I grinned here and there, the Spooky Ghost tribute was the highlight and inside jokes should never be a highlight. And what was with the random music video, that and several things at the beginning were unnecessary. Also night lighting needs a bit of work.
Im truly sorry Waser, we're stealing your credit for that spooky ghost visitor joke. The random music video was just that - random. It had no point whatsoever, other than to completely ruin the climax of the movie, which it effectively did. What things near the beginning were unnecessary? We really cut a whole lot out of the beginning and are wondering what we missed. Yeah our night lighting skills aren't taht great as of yet, since we didn't have many lights, or many Production Assistants.

Thanks for taking the time to watch though.

There are still a few mor subliminal messages that no one has mentioned yet. (Some were obvious, like the GASP thing, but there are other, more hidden ones.) There's also a separate tribute or homage to all of our past three films in this movie at different stages.
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I'm having a bit of a hard time remembering what needed cut, which might mean that nothing really was so much unnecessary as drawn out. There were times in the movie where scenes were needed but to long. Sorry that I sounded so negative, one thing I really did like was the expressions on the girls face as whatshisname danced in front of her.

Keep making films, you can only get better.
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SlothPaladin wrote:

Keep making films, you can only get better.
Not true, have you seen a good Tim Burton film lately? razz
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Willy Wonka
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sfbmovieco wrote:

Willy Wonka
I absolutely hated that. Try again. smile
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Rating: -1

TimmyD, is your goal to start flame wars, I enjoyed Willy Wonka very much, however this thread is not about Mr. Burton, and is in fact about American Idiots II. I'm sorry you seem unable to comprehend simple thing like that.
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SlothPaladin wrote:

TimmyD, is your goal to start flame wars, I enjoyed Willy Wonka very much, however this thread is not about Mr. Burton, and is in fact about American Idiots II. I'm sorry you seem unable to comprehend simple thing like that.
Sloth, I don't belive you saw that as it was meant to be seen. It was meant to be a joke, and a single time thing. I didn't change the whole topic or anything. Sorry if I offended you, but really, it was in no way intended to start a flame war or change the topic to Burton.
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Okay, today I got home early because of finals, and I decided to sit down and actually watch this whole movie rather than watch over atom's shoulder as he skimmed through it. So, onto the review!

I must say, this was hilarious. Some stuff I didn't laugh at when I first saw it yesterday, but when I watched it with my friend Chase and my brother today, we all started ROFL'ing.

The pacing of this movie was perfect, and felt like a movie. Cutting between the separate happenings of Evan and Louis made it feel alot more like a movie, and the generally well-timed 'intros/outros of scenes' music choice was superb. Alot of this was overacted, not necessarily in a bad way, but let's just say I wanted to kill Jessy Evans by the end. wink

James Jacoma was a good straight man for most of the jokes, and I liked him all the way up until he screamed with the lipstick on and I noticed he had braces. I dunno, I just can't really take people with baces seriously. (I understand Louis has them, but then again, I don't think I've ever taken him seriously.)

The comedic timing was well-done, and the jokes were all built up well, such as the timing of the transfusion flashback, or the "Pudding runs through MY veins!" part. In fact, the three of us had to rewind it three times just to see that part again because it was so funny. When I watched it by myself, I didn't laugh at all, but with others, this became hilarious, because the laughter provoked by this very funny movie was obviously contagious.

Technically speaking, this was okay. You neglected to copy the ambient noise of the camera during voice overs, so whenever somone spoke from out of frame, there was an "on hiss" "off hiss" VOICE OVER "on hiss" "off hiss" and so on, and so on. The editing was pretty solid for the most part, and I could look past alot of the mistakes sheerly because this had me in stitches most of the time.

All-in-all, a well deserved 5/5, and good luck on future endeavours, you guys.
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ben3308 wrote:

OI dunno, I just can't really take people with baces seriously. (I understand Louis has them, but then again, I don't think I've ever taken him seriously.)
This is actually quite funny. My braces came off in early November. There's one scene in the movie we filmed after my braces got off, and we tried our best to avoid showing it (Take a guess). But, from now on, I can assure you braces-free movies.
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Mister Pencil wrote:

ben3308 wrote:

OI dunno, I just can't really take people with baces seriously. (I understand Louis has them, but then again, I don't think I've ever taken him seriously.)
This is actually quite funny. My braces came off in early November. There's one scene in the movie we filmed after my braces got off, and we tried our best to avoid showing it (Take a guess). But, from now on, I can assure you braces-free movies.
Haha, I was talking to Evman after watching it, and I think the only scene is the Snickadoodle one at the end...
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Haha, I was talking to Evman after watching it, and I think the only scene is the Snickadoodle one at the end...
Well yeah, thats not a scene. The whole scene where the girls take me away was the scene he was talking about. If you notice all lines of dialouge Pencil says in that scene are said whilst on a closeup of his eyes. Funny stuff.
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I've updated the movie with all new banners and icons, to go with the new FxHome look. Wasn't expecting such competition! razz
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Yeah, I love how you made it so stupid...

Tomorow I will have time to watch the whole movie evman... I'm so excited.
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This, by far, is the most hilarious movie I have ever downloaded. I showed it to ALL my friends and they think its hilarious. We now say "I'm gonna karate chop you face!" all the time now! LOL. My personal favorite is when Louis says "Pudding runs through my veins!"

You guys work well as a team, and I know how important that is. So for content, you guys get an A+. Filmmaking skills is a different story, but overall guys. GREAT FILM! I'm downloading the original American Idiots now. Are you guys going to have a DVD available with like American Idiots 1 and 2 on it? I would definitly want to own an autographed copy because you guys are going somewhere someday.

Good luck with future films!
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Thanks a lot lethelgirth - It really means a lot. We are planning an American Idiots 2 DVD. The original may be a special feature or something, if theres room... but it really is in a totally different category than AI2. biggrin
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Considering the entirety of the soundtrack was Copyrighted music...How did you plan to Make the DVD happen?
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I just posted my short little review on the first page Evman...
I didn't spend much time writing the review cause I wanted it to be a kickass review... I was just too busy watching the movie over and over biggrin
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Bryce007 wrote:

Considering the entirety of the soundtrack was Copyrighted music...How did you plan to Make the DVD happen?
Twisted Studios did it.

And it'll be mostly for friends, so no one will know. As for fxhomers... I'll see how Twisted Studios did it. Besides, Aculag scored 3 or so minutes towards the end... so it wasn't ALL copyrighted... neutral


Oh, and Klut - thanks for the great review! Glad you liked it. biggrin
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evman101 wrote:


Oh, and Klut - thanks for the great review! Glad you liked it. biggrin
Liked isn't quite the right word... Try something like adore, admire, idiolize, worship and love.
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Just make the dvd available on ebay...no one will think to check there. lol.
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For all you video ipod users out there - what format would I need to compress American Idiots 2 to in order for you guys to be able to put it on your ipods?

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.mp4, .m4v, and it says it can support h.264 encoded video, but I've had no luck with that. QT7 comes with "iPod M4V." But mp4 is good too, PSP and Cell phones also support that format, I would go mp4.
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Yeah, make an iPod version, so my friend can get it on his new iPod, so we can watch it during those boring math classes at school.

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gah I made one but everytime i try to open it it says an invalid sample description was found in the file...
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Evan, my brother, Robert, has a Video I-Pod Convertor, ill get the site and Pm it to you.
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If push comes to shove and your NLE doesn't work out, I'd suggest rendering DV-AVI, then re-encoding through PSP Video 9 if you want .mp4's that can play on handheld devices.
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ben3308 wrote:

If push comes to shove and your NLE doesn't work out, I'd suggest rendering DV-AVI, then re-encoding through PSP Video 9 if you want .mp4's that can play on handheld devices.
That just made an mpeg4 that is only audio...
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wow man, i loved it!! The acting was superb, especially Evan Scott...man he made me laugh outloud a number of times. 4/5 definately going on my top ten
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justaddwater wrote:

wow man, i loved it!! The acting was superb, especially Evan Scott...man he made me laugh outloud a number of times. 4/5 definately going on my top ten
Thanks! I guess your vote wasn't enough to combat the random 0 vote that took this movie down like 30 spaces on the movie archives.
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Evan, use Videora to convert it to MP4. I have an MP4 of it on my computer if all else fails.
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So, After Much Deliberation after watching it all the through, I've Decided This Was a pretty damn Impressive Film, Not just for effort, But because It was inventive. Thumbs up Ev.
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Bryce007 wrote:

So, After Much Deliberation after watching it all the through, I've Decided This Was a pretty damn Impressive Film, Not just for effort, But because It was inventive. Thumbs up Ev.
Holy crap. Did hell just freeze over? biggrin

Thanks Bryce, that really does mean a lot... we've managed to impress our biggest critic.
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now evan, i like this film, yet why am i credited when i did absolutely nothing for the film?
Posted: Sat, 17th Mar 2007, 7:54pm

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I loved it again. Watched this recently on my iPod (yes, I like it enough to put it on my iPod.......not Zune though wink) and thought it was, yet again, hi-ho-larious.

You still bleed blood? Lucky!

I wish I knew what that felt like......before the transfusion.


Classic.