You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

Half-Life 2: The Movie

Posted: Thu, 18th Oct 2007, 11:07am

Post 1 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Taking place twenty years after the events of Half-Life: The Movie, Half-Life 2: The Movie finds Gordon Freeman in the outskirts of City 17, the center of the Combine invasion. Armed with his trusty crowbar, can Gordon escape City 17 in time for Heroes (Mondays at 8 on NBC)? Find out!

More Info
Posted: Thu, 18th Oct 2007, 7:02pm

Post 2 of 55

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Gold.
Posted: Thu, 18th Oct 2007, 7:04pm

Post 3 of 55

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Not Gold, Genius.
Posted: Thu, 18th Oct 2007, 8:00pm

Post 4 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

It can't be both?
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 12:20am

Post 5 of 55

doppelganger

Force: 134 | Joined: 16th May 2006 | Posts: 1157

MacOS User

Member

Aculag wrote:

It can't be both?
Yes... yes it can... and it is...
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 2:05am

Post 6 of 55

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Never have I seen a piece of art like this that has left a feeling similar to understanding the meaning of life, winning the lottery, having a hot girlfriend, meeting jesus, and curing cancer all combined.

I now divide my life in to two sections: life before seeing Half Life 2: The Movie, and after.

I remember when watching the point where I thought he wasn't going to make it in time for Heroes. I won't spoil it, but boy was it a climax. I'd say similar to The Usual Suspects with a little bit of Schindler's List thrown in.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 2:06am

Post 7 of 55

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

I was definitely getting some "Passion of the Christ" vibes as well.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 4:31am

Post 8 of 55

CX3

Force: 3137 | Joined: 1st Apr 2003 | Posts: 2527

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User MacOS User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

Funniest obscenity used for poop I've seen in a while. 5 Stars. Shut up. 10 Stars.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 7:44am

Post 9 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Did you guys notice the bloom and the HAVOK physics engine at work? We really spent a lot of time to make sure it's the most glowy box knocking over simulation the world has ever seen.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 7:55am

Post 10 of 55

BlueSmudge

Force: 808 | Joined: 30th Dec 2004 | Posts: 401

CompositeLab Pro User Windows User MacOS User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

...cool concept but you could have gone so much farther. I don't get it. Is this a trailer for the real thing or is this it? So confused...
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 11:00am

Post 11 of 55

Simon K Jones

Force: 27955 | Joined: 1st Jan 2002 | Posts: 11683

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User

FXhome Team Member

Aculag wrote:

Did you guys notice the bloom and the HAVOK physics engine at work? We really spent a lot of time to make sure it's the most glowy box knocking over simulation the world has ever seen.
Remarkable stuff. It's the realism of finding a neat stack of boxes in the middle of nowhere, just waiting to be pushed over. It's that kind of attention to real-world detail that sets the HL series apart from the competition.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 11:55am

Post 12 of 55

White Balance Guy

Force: 425 | Joined: 8th Jun 2006 | Posts: 29

CompositeLab Pro User

Gold Member

I guess you had to have played or at least seen this video game to get it. So I cannot comment on the artistic aspect of this clip,it is definitely not a movie. But what I can comment on is that you either forgot to switch your camera from inside color balance to outside, or you did not bother to manually color balance, because everything that is supposed to be white has a blue tint. One other quick comment it must have taken you ten times longer to create the title graphics and special effects than it did to actually film this clip.

Lou
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 12:40pm

Post 13 of 55

Xcession

Force: 42802 | Joined: 21st Mar 2001 | Posts: 1964

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 3 Pro User Windows User

SuperUser

While this film was obviously a politically charged, action-heavy visual extravaganza, which made many insightful jabs at both modern day and future hegemonic law, against the chilling microcosmic backdrop of Heroes...i feel you missed one or two key pieces of plot. Namely:

- shooting crows out the sky.
- propelling random objects into the far distance with the gravity gun for absolutely no reason.
- blinding alyx with the flashlight repeatedly

This film has given me a lot to think about.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 1:08pm

Post 14 of 55

Simon K Jones

Force: 27955 | Joined: 1st Jan 2002 | Posts: 11683

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User

FXhome Team Member

Another aspect I feel you glossed over in this movie (and which I'm actually quite angry about), is that you totally didn't even acknowledge the situations in which Gordon Freeman found himself stuck amongst several boxes and wooden crates, unable to move, or when he found a doorway just too narrow to gracefully fit through without banging into the doorframe repeatedly.

I've read Freeman's biography, and you shouldn't have removed those sections. It smacks of censorship.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 5:18pm

Post 15 of 55

The Critic of Death

Force: 1201 | Joined: 16th Jun 2007 | Posts: 48

VisionLab User VideoWrap User

Gold Member

The gun smoke was very good, but the crowbar was to small and I don't think he was holding it very well. How ever he did scroll weapons fast enough.

Over All: Good
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 7:46pm

Post 16 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Tarn wrote:

I've read Freeman's biography, and you shouldn't have removed those sections. It smacks of censorship.
I agree. When we originally proposed the idea to the studio, they wanted us to cut the boxes and crates entirely to make way for a love scene, but we finally got Gordon down to the lot and he was able to talk some sense into them. I feel like we did the best we could with it, and while it's a shame that certain aspects of the true story suffered, I think we got the point across.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 8:11pm

Post 17 of 55

Sollthar

Force: 13360 | Joined: 30th Oct 2001 | Posts: 6094

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

hehehe
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 10:29pm

Post 18 of 55

RodyPolis

Force: 805 | Joined: 28th Apr 2007 | Posts: 1839

CompositeLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

I am not sure I get it. I mean it's cool and all, but I was expecting a lot. And I just don't get it.
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 10:36pm

Post 19 of 55

er-no

Force: 9531 | Joined: 24th Sep 2002 | Posts: 3964

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

I don't remember this from the game
Posted: Fri, 19th Oct 2007, 11:46pm

Post 20 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

er-no wrote:

I don't remember this from the game
As I had to state with Half-Life: The Movie, this is more based on the real life adventures of Mr. Freeman, rather than those silly games that warped the story entirely. There was no Alyx in real life, no D.O.G., no headcrabs. Just a man who wanted to get home in time for his favorite show, even though that show happens to suck this season.
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 12:00am

Post 21 of 55

Evman

Force: 4382 | Joined: 25th Jan 2004 | Posts: 3609

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

I love how seriously this, and its predecessor, get taken.
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 1:02am

Post 22 of 55

er-no

Force: 9531 | Joined: 24th Sep 2002 | Posts: 3964

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 Pro User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User MacOS User

SuperUser

Evman wrote:

I love how seriously this, and its predecessor, get taken.
Of course! They have pretty much revolutionised the industry.
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 5:46am

Post 23 of 55

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Aculag wrote:

who wanted to get home in time for his favorite show, even though that show happens to suck this season.
Heroes?
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 7:41am

Post 24 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Atom wrote:

Heroes?
Heroes (Featuring the all new Nissan Rogue!)
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 5:18pm

Post 25 of 55

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Aculag wrote:

Atom wrote:

Heroes?
Heroes (Featuring the all new Nissan Rogue!)
How do we get there? "NISSAN VERSA!"

And did you notice how the demon-blacked-out-eyes-twins-who-cares-their-story-is-going-nowhere people are driving the car that Claire got stolen?
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 7:28pm

Post 26 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

It's impossible not to notice it, since they shove it in my face like that.

Anyway, let's save it for the "Heroes Sucks Now" thread.
Posted: Sat, 20th Oct 2007, 7:33pm

Post 27 of 55

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Aculag wrote:

It's impossible not to notice it, since they shove it in my face like that.

Anyway, let's save it for the "Heroes Sucks Now" thread.
Shall you start it or should I?
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 6:04am

Post 28 of 55

A Pickle

Force: 1235 | Joined: 7th Sep 2004 | Posts: 1280

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

The physics! The HDR!

Nice camera, by the way. What kind is it?

PS: I was about to comment on the remniscence this shares with the old Half-Life: The Movie... but it turns out you made that one, too. Me = owned. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 1:15pm

Post 29 of 55

Jabooza

Force: 2743 | Joined: 21st Jul 2006 | Posts: 1446

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Erm, ok. I haven't ever played Half Life but looking at this I don't see anything impressive at all...it wasn't even...a movie! I don't see why it would be getting so many 5 star ratings. It wasn't in any way, dramatic. It was all one shot from a first person view which I know is to replicate the game but still! It had one slightly funny part but it wasn't even enough to make me chuckle. The stock footage effects were good but there weren't even masks when there should've been. The music was....a little weird, it sounded like a western or something.


Personally I have no clue why people like this and I know if I put something like this in the cinema people would laugh at me.



/rant
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 2:34pm

Post 30 of 55

jmax

Force: 260 | Joined: 17th May 2006 | Posts: 671

MacOS User

Member

This movie is brilliant beyond what audiences are ready for. The subliminal messages, only popping up for frames at a time, complete the ambiguous complexity of the piece.
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 4:41pm

Post 31 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Jabooza wrote:

Uninformed ranting
It doesn't matter if you've never played Half-Life, since this isn't based on Half-Life, it's based on the events in Real-Life, which is much different.

Watch Half-Life: The Movie, then you'll know what's going on, and then you can come back and watch this one againa and you'll get it.
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 10:01pm

Post 32 of 55

Jabooza

Force: 2743 | Joined: 21st Jul 2006 | Posts: 1446

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

hmm...I went and watched the first one and I still don't see how that makes this one worth rating 5 stars. I also didn't find the first one to be any better or funnier than this.
Maybe I just don't get the joke but I don't see how there's anything that can make these movies seem good to me. No offense to you though as I'm sure this wasn't a serious attemp at filmmaking for you and I'm sure you've done better.
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 10:48pm

Post 33 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Are you kidding? This is the best thing I will ever make. Look at the BLOOM! It's the pinnacle of FPS spoof movies.
Posted: Thu, 25th Oct 2007, 10:52pm

Post 34 of 55

Jabooza

Force: 2743 | Joined: 21st Jul 2006 | Posts: 1446

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Aculag wrote:

Are you kidding? This is the best thing I will ever make. Look at the BLOOM! It's the pinnacle of FPS spoof movies.
Ok, I know people aren't serious when they that this movie is so good that's life changing and stuff but how good does everyone REALLY think this is.


Well, I just asked for huge helping of sarcasm. smile


-Jabooza

Last edited Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 12:43pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Fri, 26th Oct 2007, 12:34am

Post 35 of 55

Bryce007

Force: 1910 | Joined: 5th Apr 2003 | Posts: 2609

VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

Aculag wrote:

Are you kidding? This is the best thing I will ever make. Look at the BLOOM! It's the pinnacle of FPS spoof movies.
Dude. That bloom lighting looks way better then that crappy vertex lighting from the first movie. I was blown away.
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 12:52pm

Post 36 of 55

Jabooza

Force: 2743 | Joined: 21st Jul 2006 | Posts: 1446

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Look, it's all well and good that people are having fun and making a joke about this but I still just find it incredibly annoying that this 38 second "movie" already has 3 pages of positive comments and it seems like a lot of people ignore movies that we put in. And, again, I have to say I think people would probably hate me if I put a half-minute video about nothing into the cinema.
If this is for some strange reason a normal joke that I just don't get please let me know.

-Jabooza
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 1:21pm

Post 37 of 55

Xcession

Force: 42802 | Joined: 21st Mar 2001 | Posts: 1964

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 3 Pro User Windows User

SuperUser

Rating: +1

Oh for god's sake shut up. To put your mind at ease - Yes its a joke and you don't get it. The joke is simply that the movie reflects almost nothing of the HL universe, except for the one thing that everyone always does when playing the game - shooting things for no reason and knocking over boxes.

Combined with this is the ongoing, worldwide joke which is Valve themselves who use the very technologies we're all joking about here as some kind of perennial excuse for why their (genius) games are always delayed. No one cares about HDR. People just wanted to play the games when they were scheduled to be released.

There. I've had to explain the joke in all its excruciatingly banal detail. Its ruined. Happy?

As for your movies - if you could submit something as insightful, or simply well-timed as the Original Half Life Movie (on the back of which this movie is simply piggy-backing), then perhaps other people would have the patience to post comments. On the other hand, if you'd been part of this community for 5 years, practically from the company's founding and had an equally well-established (dry) humour, then perhaps you'd just get laughs for being yourself.

Stop polluting this thread.
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 4:34pm

Post 38 of 55

Penguin

Force: 852 | Joined: 17th May 2006 | Posts: 560

EffectsLab Pro User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Xcession wrote:

As for your movies - if you could submit something as insightful, or simply well-timed as the Original Half Life Movie (on the back of which this movie is simply piggy-backing), then perhaps other people would have the patience to post comments.
Insightful? It's 39 seconds of someone whacking a tree with a wrench. I'm not trying to insult Aculag, because I'm sure he knows that it's just a random clip and made it so intentionally. Oh, and by the way, what about this?

Xcession wrote:

Regarding giving stuff a chance - like I said in my previous post, I expected King Patrick to be bad, but discovered it was actually rather amusing: so yeah, i'll certainly give your next stuff a chance.
I hope this doesn't come off as ben3308-esque self promotion, but you don't really seem to have given our latest movie any chance, and I'm sure we put much, much more effort into our movies than Aculag did to this. Again, not to insult Aculag- it's not bad for a single clip– but that's really all it is.
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 4:42pm

Post 39 of 55

Xcession

Force: 42802 | Joined: 21st Mar 2001 | Posts: 1964

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 3 Pro User Windows User

SuperUser

"Any chance" is not the same as no chance, so sue me: I watched aculag's movie and not yours.

I'm not at your beckon call, I'm not your personal reviewer and just because I haven't commented on your latest movie doesn't mean I won't - it just means I haven't been around fxhome for over a week now and haven't really had a great deal of time.

Just because I said i'd give your next stuff a chance, doesn't mean I've been waiting with baited breath, mashing F5 on the cinema pages every minute for the last half a year, just waiting for your movie. In fact - sue me twice: I said I'd do something which I'm still to do.

Perhaps "insightful" wasn't the most appropriate word, but it was distinctly witty and dry humoured, both of which required some insight into the subject Aculag parodied. Anyway, regardless what I personally thought of HL or HL2 the movies, it seems i'm far from alone.
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 6:53pm

Post 40 of 55

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Darth Penguin wrote:


I hope this doesn't come off as ben3308-esque self promotion, but
Don't do that. That's rate-down stuff there.
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 10:12pm

Post 41 of 55

Aculag

Force: 8365 | Joined: 21st Jun 2002 | Posts: 8581

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Guys, your movie is number one in the cinema, right?

So like, who cares?
Posted: Sat, 27th Oct 2007, 10:57pm

Post 42 of 55

Penguin

Force: 852 | Joined: 17th May 2006 | Posts: 560

EffectsLab Pro User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Sorry Atom... I just had to say it biggrin

Ok. Aculag, I'm not just trying to make the point that our movie is better. I'm trying to correct Xcession in saying that it wasn't as insightful as Half-Life 1. And Xcession, I don't care that you've watched this movie and not ours, and I'm aware that that's completely your choice. However, you were judging Half-Life against our movies without even watching any of the good ones we've made.
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 12:05am

Post 43 of 55

ben3308

Force: 5210 | Joined: 24th May 2004 | Posts: 6433

VideoWrap User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Darth Penguin wrote:

Sorry Atom... I just had to say it biggrin
Well if I promote my own movie in someone else's movie thread without using it as a tool for advice, then by all means call me on it. What you're doing is arguing the substance of Aculag's film vs. yours in his movie thread.

Note that if I were to start something like this, it'd be in my own thread it bloody well belongs.

That being said, I think it's hilarious how out-and-out you guys have reacted to this Half Life 2 thing. It's obviously very short and sweet and stupid: that's exactly the point.

Does it deserve to beat everyone's movie? No, in all likelihood it probably shouldn't. But the concept is based off of Aculag's original Half Life movie which the community praised as the best at the time; and it is for that reason the same people are praising this film.

Do for your own film what you can. Don't insult someone else's movie within their thread just for the hell of it. Come on.
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 12:12am

Post 44 of 55

Fill

Force: 1257 | Joined: 1st Jul 2005 | Posts: 1652

CompositeLab Lite User EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

This thread is just getting funnier and funnier.

Fantastic movie. This is the stuff Hollywood needs.

biggrin smile cool razz twisted twisted tard biggrin

Is that enough smilies to note the sarcasm?
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 1:02am

Post 45 of 55

Penguin

Force: 852 | Joined: 17th May 2006 | Posts: 560

EffectsLab Pro User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

ben3308 wrote:

Do for your own film what you can. Don't insult someone else's movie within their thread just for the hell of it. Come on.

Darth Penguin wrote:

I'm not trying to insult Aculag, because I'm sure he knows that it's just a random clip and made it so intentionally

Darth Penguin wrote:

Again, not to insult Aculag- it's not bad for a single clip– but that's really all it is.
I'm not insulting his movie. We just didn't understand why everybody likes it so much. We realized that everybody was being sarcastic, but it's obvious that people like it.

ben3308 wrote:

What you're doing is arguing the substance of Aculag's film vs. yours in his movie thread.
We aren't trying to compare the movies to say: "This sucks, it's not nearly as good as ours," we were trying to show Xcession that he shouldn't say Half-Life was better without even watching ours.
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 4:49am

Post 46 of 55

Frosty G

Force: 540 | Joined: 28th May 2005 | Posts: 640

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Your argument above reminds me of Ricky Bobby's argument about "With all due respect" in Talladegga Nights. biggrin


"I said with all due respect."

"That doesn't mean you can say whatever you want."

"It sure as heck does...its in the Geneva Convention, look it up."
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 6:40pm

Post 47 of 55

Penguin

Force: 852 | Joined: 17th May 2006 | Posts: 560

EffectsLab Pro User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Haha smile
Well, sorry for completely messing up the thread Aculag. We just don't understand why everyone thinks that the clip is so great. If people want to ridicule us some more, then maybe they should send us a PM smile
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 6:47pm

Post 48 of 55

Fill

Force: 1257 | Joined: 1st Jul 2005 | Posts: 1652

CompositeLab Lite User EffectsLab Lite User Windows User

Gold Member

*sigh*

It's a joke.

People like the film, but they thought it would be funny(and it was) to rate the film ridiculously high, and give it more than it deserved.

Get it? Maybe Sollthar should lend you his sarcasm book. smile
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 7:00pm

Post 49 of 55

Jabooza

Force: 2743 | Joined: 21st Jul 2006 | Posts: 1446

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker MacOS User

Gold Member

Fill wrote:

People like the film, but they thought it would be funny(and it was) to rate the film ridiculously high, and give it more than it deserved.
I get it now, but I don't think that the joke should go so far as to result in ratings that people don't actually mean, but I guess that's just my opinion and it's up to the viewer what they rate it.

Fill wrote:

Get it? Maybe Sollthar should lend you his sarcasm book. smile
Well we always knew everyone was being sarcastic to a degree, but it is often hard to detect sarcasm when its typed and not spoken.
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 8:43pm

Post 50 of 55

Atom

Force: 4300 | Joined: 9th May 2004 | Posts: 7014

EffectsLab Lite User FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

For future reference, almost anything said by Aculag = sarcasm in some degree.
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 9:02pm

Post 51 of 55

NickF

Force: 2726 | Joined: 4th Jun 2004 | Posts: 933

EffectsLab Pro User MacOS User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

Atom wrote:

For future reference, almost anything said by Aculag = sarcasm in some degree.
No... Really? razz



</sarcasm>
Posted: Mon, 29th Oct 2007, 9:03am

Post 52 of 55

CX3

Force: 3137 | Joined: 1st Apr 2003 | Posts: 2527

EffectsLab Lite User VideoWrap User MacOS User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

IMO What's genius about this movie is that yes, its making a joke on Half-Life.

But that's not even really the joke. The joke are those certain people that come to the thread that get annoyed and start repeatedly asking what is funny and why is this movie funny. That's where I laugh the most. That's why this movie is brilliant, it turns other people into the joke.

5/5 because I can.

EDIT: I'm still surprised how smooth the weapon switch looked. Not to mention how real and life like those boxes fell.
Posted: Sat, 3rd Nov 2007, 2:15pm

Post 53 of 55

deviantgreed

Force: 106 | Joined: 3rd May 2007 | Posts: 6

Windows User

Member

That was great. Good job.
Posted: Tue, 27th Nov 2007, 10:28am

Post 54 of 55

sfbmovieco

Force: 2354 | Joined: 19th Mar 2002 | Posts: 1552

VideoWrap User PhotoKey 2 User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Now I have to go and make a WOW movie. God damnit...
Posted: Mon, 22nd Sep 2008, 3:23am

Post 55 of 55

Lior

Force: 3013 | Joined: 27th Jun 2005 | Posts: 377

VisionLab User PhotoKey 4 Pro User Windows User MacOS User

Gold Member

Haha. That was funnt. It lloked nothing like half life but it remided me of a game I used to love playing for the PC called Redneck rampage lol. You should have added a stick of dinamite and a bunch of chicken runing around getting blown away lol then it would have been that Dos game for sure lol. I gave it a 5 stars for it's creativity.