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Carnage In The Desert

Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 10:07am

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SirVancealott

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Join Seargent Blaine Carnegie on a secret mission into the heart of Iraq. His goal . . . to wipe out a band of Iraqi militant fanatical terrorists who are hell bent on destruction. Haunted by the demons of his checkered past with the United States military, Seargent "Carnage" reluctanly takes on another mission into Iraq. With his back against the wall, Seargent Carnage fights to stay alive. This mission will test his courage, strength and honor against the evil of the Iraqi war machine. Don't miss the CARNAGE!!!

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Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 7:41pm

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Ummmm....

Wow.

There's a fair bit of suspension of disbelief required to really dig into this film, based only on the apparent age of some of the actors, but if you can manage that, it was one heck of a film. The locations, the props and costumes, the attention to detail in many of the special effects (though a couple of weak spots were evident) and the good, solid quality of the camerawork and film made this actually a fairly enjoyable war film. It's not my genre of choice, but hey... I have to admit it was good work! The plot was a bit on the simplistic side, but that was more than made up for by the high quality in so many other elements. I wavered through a number of possible choices for a rating, but in the end, I gave it a nice, even 4 and I'll definitely give your next installments a look!
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 9:13pm

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Carnage in the Desert leaves you wanting more! You don't know whether to laugh or cry as the child actor star of the show dodges bombs and bullets only to be captured and tortured by sadistic Iraqui fundementalist fanatics. Sirvancelot makes use of realistic special effects, and props, fantastic locations, and an obviously too young for the role actor to make a campy cult classic. I can't wait for the next installment.
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 9:20pm

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Dude, did you seriously just create an account and comment on your own film?
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 9:40pm

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No, I did open an account in order to review my friend's movie. Did you watch it? You have to admit its pretty darn cool.
Posted: Mon, 18th Sep 2006, 10:50pm

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Thank you very much to everyone that has taken the time to check out my first movie on fxhome. This project started as an Uncle/Nephew project about 4 years ago. Neither me or my nephew had any prior experience making movies at that time. But, we had so much fun planning out the movie and putting together the costumes that the movie grew into much more than just a weekend home movie. After filming the movie, the project went dormant for about three years. I just couldn't figure out how to make those darn muzzle flashes! However, about 8 months ago, I discovered fxhome on the internet. I realized that the fxhome software could help me finish my movie. So . . . I jumped back into the movie project with renewed vigor and 8 months later, viola' - "Carnage in the Desert, Episode I: The Iraqi Menace".

And, for those interested in "Part II: Return of the Soldier", the movie has already been shot and is now in post-production. With luck, it will be up on this site in the next few months.

I could not be more pleased that the movie is finally done and is now appearing on the fxhome website. I look forward to your reviews and comments!
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 2:00am

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This movie just blew my hair back. I am totally impressed with the acting, the special effects and the creativity. Can't wait to see more.

Dian
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 3:27am

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Thank you, Aunt Dian. LOL.
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 7:16pm

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I think that the film was really good.

The start where the Titles came up i couldn't really read them that well as they seemed squashed together [for me anyway].

When the soldier walked into the office i laughed at the way he had been made to look older by having fake stubble applied.

The flashback part was pretty good, and i noticed that the muzzle flashes had line going through them, I had this problem on one of my home films as well.

In the desert. I was amazed at how well you pulled this off, The acting was awesome, the guns were belivable.
The explosions were fantastic, were they real? because the part where the solider calls the man and the explosion hits a hill behind him you can just about see a hold where it hit.

Overall it was a very well though out movie and i enjoyed it can't wait for the continued bit. wink

B3N
Posted: Tue, 19th Sep 2006, 9:10pm

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I thought this was an impressive movie. The editing was fantastic reguarding the muzzle flashes, debris, grade.... One thing about the muzzle flashes though was that the rifle the Iraqi soldier was shooting with had automatic gun flashes. The explosions were either amazingly edited or real (both being veryimpressive). The acting was professional even though srgt. Carnage was like 13.
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 12:37am

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Thanks guys. Glad you liked the stubble, B3N. My nephew and I were just laughing about how the audience focuses in on the darndest things. Just goes to show you that sometimes you can get more mileage out of $2.00 halloween grease paints than with an expensive prop gun. Wait till you see him in Episode II. Your going to see a big change. Talk about Stubble!
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 11:01am

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Really fun stuff, put together with a surprising level of skill. The explosions and desert action was great.

What I found really refreshing was the acting, however. The kid playing Carnage really seems to understand how to pull off that cheesy, over-the-top action man style attitude - very, very different to just about every other movie I've seen starring kids as adults. Well done!

Were the explosions as dangerous as they looked, or did you have some kind of special technique?
Posted: Wed, 20th Sep 2006, 11:12pm

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I didn't really like this because of how young the actors where and how it was overdone a little. I know this is certainly something you can't change (without steroids or something, ha) but it still put me off of the movie.

That being said, I thought the effects, production value, and attention to detail on such was incredibly awesome. I wasn't a fan of the camerwork or editing in general, but there were little patches of brilliance.

I have to admit, as soon as I saw kids acting the roles in this movie, I thought it was going to be ridiculous. I downloaded it on my notebook at school and got ready to watch it, pulling in friends to come watch something we expected to laugh our asses off over. Granted, for the first few minutes we did laugh our asses off, but as soon as the first bazooka missile launched we got quiet. Were were basically so drawn into how awesome the movie got, that my friend actually had to go to the bathroom and throw up when the soldier in the movie started throwing up. For however ridiculous the original reasons, you got an audience out of me and my friends, my good man, and that's not something that's easy to do.

4/5, and bravo. Can't wait to see more from you.
Posted: Thu, 21st Sep 2006, 1:09am

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I just HAVE to know. How the hell did you pull off those explosion?

Because there's no way some of those were CG. Also, The Rockets that were launched...Those were fireworks, right?
Posted: Thu, 21st Sep 2006, 5:16am

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Thanks for the positive review, Ben! Knowing that my dead body prop made one of your friends puke in class is the best compliment you could give me! Haha. Did he actually vomit? Or did he just get grossed out?
Posted: Thu, 21st Sep 2006, 8:17pm

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I thought this was a good film. Everything was good. The actor playing Carnage had some great acting skills. The explosions in this film were very good. The story sounds really good so far I look forward to see part two of this film.

I give this film 4/5. Great job and good luck with upcoming projects smile.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 12:23am

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Thank you JT9!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 8:17pm

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Dont get my wrong, it was great. But I was laughing most of the way through, something about a young kid as a diehard soldier killing terrorists was just funny. That and the full automatic bolt action??



The explosions were awesome, CG?
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 10:27pm

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Thank you ZGuy! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Please don't appollogize if you found yourself laughing during most of the movie. . . That just means you get it! This movie was intended as a war movie spoof. We were definately not trying to impress anyone with the story or create any plausibilty. Its just a silly war parody designed to make people laugh at this little bad-ass soldier going around kicking ass and taking names. Perhaps its dark humor, but, humor all the same . . .
Posted: Fri, 22nd Sep 2006, 10:59pm

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Wow. I just....I'm still laughing right now!! I absolutely loved Carnage. Its so chock full of War cliches I found myself smiling throughout the entire film. This perhaps is one of the best war spoofs i've seen.

The child actor tied it all together though. I can't wait till part II!!!


How DID you get those explosions?
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 12:11am

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how did u make those awsome realistic explosions? The effects were fabulous and i really liked the rocket launcher
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 1:29am

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I loved it!!!

L Oyama
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 2:00am

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Amazing piece of work, loved every second of it. Was totally impressed with the action sequences and shots you were able to accomplish. Really dug the lighting and shot compositions in the torture scenes. When Carnage is hung up with his arms in the air and you have the light coming down from the top that whole shot looks great - At this moment Carnage looks like he's being resurrected like fucking jesus christ.......... Mel Gibson has nothing on you!!!!!!!!! Everything else has been said, the explosions and use of rocket launchers brings so much validity to this project. Excellent, can't wait to see what happens in the next installment.
Posted: Wed, 27th Sep 2006, 11:34pm

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I won't rate this, because it would be unfair: The film is a great peace of work, but the main character is to young. It totally destroys the illusion, and my ability to take the story seriously.
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 3:48am

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I respect your point of view, Janco. All I can say is that we never intended that the story be taken "seriously" . It was intended as a war movie spoof or farce.
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 5:16am

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hi! im sorry guys, im new here... what movie is this? do you have a link or something where i can watch the preview...
Posted: Thu, 28th Sep 2006, 5:24am

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right click on the play button on the top of the page. Save the file to your desktop and watch it when its done downloading. I personally like the quicktime file the best but you need to download the player from www.quicktime.com if you do not already have it on your computer.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Oct 2006, 7:43am

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Hehe, this is indeed very funny. And the kid was a much better actor then many 10 year olders I've seen in some fxhome films. In fact, I thought he did his job amazingly well.

The practical effects were brilliant and there was some serious skill involved in the film. I commend you and doing all these practical effects. It's nice to see someone still using practical effects.


However, what pulled the whole thing down to a 3 instead of the solid 4 I wanted to give it was the fact that it wasn't properly deinterlaced. I'm bad with this, as it's something so easy to fix and something that really spoils an internet movie for me. sad


Other then that, I look forward to part 2!
Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 3:21am

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Thanks for the positive comments, Sollthar. I see that you have many fxhome movie submissions yourself. Nightcast seems to be on just about everyone's favorite list, so I value your feedback. Sorry about he de-interlacing issue. I am definately going to get that fixed on part II.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 5:12am

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I really enjoyed this video! Honestly, most films that feature a young kid in an adult role really bother me but not this one. Great Job!
Posted: Mon, 9th Oct 2006, 8:07am

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Ha, well even though it's low, don't question MechaForce's votes, he's like half of the FXHome godly duo. Not the reigning godly duo *cough*ben and Atom*cough* but the previously empowered duo that is Twisted Studios
You really don't do yourself any favours do you.
Posted: Mon, 9th Oct 2006, 2:29pm

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He He, Thanks Ashman . . .
Posted: Wed, 11th Oct 2006, 2:22pm

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I've recently fixed the de-interlacing issue that Sollthar mentioned. I've posted a revised quicktime file which I believe has taken care of the de-interlacing issue.
Posted: Thu, 12th Oct 2006, 6:54pm

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awesome placement of effects... Very profesional
Posted: Sat, 14th Oct 2006, 2:50am

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ashman wrote:

You really don't do yourself any favours do you.
I try not to. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 9:43pm

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Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'm very pleased this movie had such a good run! On to part II!!!
Posted: Sun, 12th Nov 2006, 6:01pm

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I finally got around to watching this. It was hilarious! The acting was great, and played with a proper over-the-top kind of style that really gave it that spoof atmosphere. Good placement of muzzle shots. Green screen work in the briefing room looked a bit off. Overall an awesome job! Can't wait for the sequel!
Posted: Sun, 12th Nov 2006, 6:52pm

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Thanks J Mijares. Glad you enjoyed it. It's been a while since I've had a comment on this movie. There are a couple of pretty well-acted scenes in part II I think you will enjoy as well. It will be a while before Part II is out, though. I'm doing the effects now and I have a ways to go. Since this is a cheesy action spoof, of course there will be a gratuitous gigantic explosion at the end to look forward to!
Posted: Sat, 2nd Dec 2006, 7:52pm

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The effects were good and I can't wait for the sequel. The one big problem is the 10 year old is cussing and has 2 different sounding voices. The cussing was the worst, it just brought down the quality of the film .So in the sequel, please do not cuss unless the actor is older> Other than that it was great!
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 2:34am

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In that case, I'm going to put some really nasty cussing in part II just for you!
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 4:59am

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Yeah, thanks:)

Seriously, good job man. Keep up the good work!
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hey, how did you make those explosions like from the RPG and mortar fire, those aren't from DetonationFilms, are they? because those explosions are perfect for an upcoming movie, my email is zeppelin1094@aol.com