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|In the dead of night, they are coming.|
ZOMBIE FORCE is the story of a nation overrun with ZOMBIES, and the four men who are given the task of taking them out.
A charismatic zombie by the name of Zombraham Lincoln has worked his way into the hearts of zombies and zombie sympathizers everywhere, and has even gotten a few governmental seats filled by zombies. ZOMBIES!!
It's up to a Colonel to train four juvenile delinquents into a pristine fighting force to save the United States, nay, FREEDOM itself, from the zombie threat.
The creative minds behind It's Coming join forces for one last FXHome film, and it somehow turned out to be like an hour long.
So on this most spooky of days, enjoy, ZOMBIE FORCE.
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I'm suprised to hear you say that, because if anything, I feel the first ten minutes are easily the slowest in the film, and was worried they would potentially scare off people from watching the rest.
ben3308 wrote:Unfortunately, after sitting through 20 minutes of it, it got slow and I fast-forwarded in 2 minute increments about every 5 or 6 minutes, so I didn't sit through the entire thing
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ben3308 wrote:There was a snowman sequence? When? Maybe I'll have to sit and watch this whole thing all the way through...
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What is your prefered style of humor?
Bryce007 wrote:Well, I watched all the way until the team is introduced in the office, and I've got to say, That span was the best the film had In my opinion. The Beginning (Minus the tax conversation) was pretty damn entertaining. The rest was...abit odd. The Snowman sequences was pretty entertaining as well. The rest I scanned through..
Overall though, I think because of my preferred style of humor, I'm not so qualified to objectively rate this film based on comedic merit, So, I'll comment on Technical merit.
And I'll just go ahead and say it: Technically, this movie was pretty rough. And that's a very good thing. Because the parts I laughed hardest at (The scene where someone falls into a green pit after dropping the funniest line in the movie) Was absolutely hilarious because of the technical inadequacies. I'd say a majority of the time, this movie's crappy fx and somewhat less than stellar acting is what made this incredibly funny in some parts.
If your aim was the above, then I commend you on making a great film. Either way, Your managed to make a feature length film. PERIOD. And that's friggin' impressive.
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Good to see some true L O S T fans who got that scene.
hatsoff2halford wrote:I LOVE the Lost scene, it's executed perfectly.
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Heh, I completley agree that if your sense of humor doesn't agree with the film, Zombie Force would be a hard pill to swallow.
And unfortunately, our humour styles don't match at all then. So all in all, I didn't find it funny.
This was something that I noticed a ton in post production, and I hate myself for not being more careful about it while filming, and this is something that I will look for now more than ever.
The editing appeared rough, also supported by the sound issue I've already adressed. When I can hear a cut, it sounds too hard. There were also some continuity problems if you look at people's movements or sometimes even lines.
Still, this is one of the biggest suprises so far for me. I think the first scene is so slow, and such a different feel for the film, and doesn't represent at all what the viewer is getting themselves into. Even though that was sort of supposed to be an overall joke.
I actually thought it was the best part of the whole film
This is another thing I will agree on with you. When I was editing this film with Chase Ames, I felt like there may have been a couple times where we cut the shot at the exact moment someone got into character instead of waiting for the right moment.
Mostly you should be more couragous to cut quicker, as most of the cuts had "fat" in them as in, too many frames left. And I'm talking about frames. 3 frames here, 2 frames there, 4 frames there. Especially with comedy, that sort of precision is vital.
This more than anything warms my heart, because effects (at least computer generated ones) are my biggest pitfall, but with Zombie Force I was finally given the stage I needed to try some more practical stuff. I'm a huge fan of zombie pull-a-parts, so that's what we were sort of aiming for. I think the arm rip off scene is the one I am most proud of.
The effects were my favorite part I think. Especially the real life ones. The seemed to be on the highest level (the arm rip off shot looked very cool!). The compositing and particle effects worked pretty well too, even though it was obvious they were effects. But it didn't matter that much. Good job on the effects side.
I wouldn't have it any other way, old friend. Seeing as how you are the go-to guy when it comes to some of the more ambitious sides of filmmaking, I'll respect your opinion no matter what it is. Except I think Cabin Fever rocks.
I've written a lot now and I apologize for the rather deadpan review, but I try to be as honest and direct as possible.
I have to admit this is somewhat true. My most serious movie I've released on fxhome (Sortie) got pretty mixed reviews, but more so the fan base I have here in Salt Lake (as little as it is) told me that this was easily their least favorite movie, and that I should stick to comedy. However, this isn't something I plan to do really. There's no way I could make a career out of making Zombie Force type comedies (even though this is something I plan to revisit sometime in the future). My first feature length (which I plan to shoot in 2-4 years) will probably be much more to your liking. Without giving too much away, I'll just tell you that the comedy relies on dialogue, and it really isn't "silly" in the way you describe Zombie Force to be.
(I almost get the impression you do that because you fear you might fail doing something serious, correct me if I'm wrong)
I really appreciate you taking the time to write your review, especially when you had such mixed feelings about it as a whole. And you'd better wish me the best of luck, because I'm probably going to be knocking on your door for advice for the next few years when I begin to get ready to move onto feature length. As for the serious film.....just keep your eyes open in 3-5 years.
I hope you can take the comment as what it's worth and I wish you all the best luck on your future projects and I hope that one day you'll focus on the technical aspects more, maybe even try to do something more serious, because my inner feeling tells me you'd be good at it.
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Still, this is one of the biggest suprises so far for me.I seem to recall I'm not the only one who really liked that scene. Maybe because it's not yet going into "completely absurd" territory. I know that's why I liked it and actually found it funniest.
I think the arm rip off scene is the one I am most proud of.With good reason.
Except I think Cabin Fever rocks.And I still love you.
As for the serious film.....just keep your eyes open in 3-5 years.I definately will and I'm looking forward to it!
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Thats exactly what Tyres says at the end of the Clubbing episode of Spaced!
Waser wrote:My work here is done.
Waser claps his hands and disapears as he walks away
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