Just...just stupid- no, just FUCKING stupid. I'm being blatantly honest with this, it was way past horrible. I could barely understand the garbled nonsense that was being spoken at all and with it being only about ten to twenty seconds just equals a representation of disaster striking and empowering over this animation.
So this is your way for expressing a complaint about a certain popular flash artist? And, to make it a little bit more of a subtle message, you decided to sugarcoat it with a little animation that was barely passable with little to no movement constantly happening throughout the entire thing? You're trying to send a message; we get it. I'm just glad that you had the dignity to not slap an ad on there for revenue purposes.
Look, I'm not really sure if you're trying to express this just as a joke or not, but even if it IS a joke, I couldn't really like it anyway. If I took it as if it were just a joke, then you'd probably receive a zero out of me anyway. The fact that you're receiving even half a star is just a little short of remarkable.
~Review Request Club~
So I'll just come to terms and say that I fucking LOVED this. There were a few hiccups here and there, but not with any animation or artwork. It just has to do with humor. Yes, I know that the whole point of the Stamper sketch was supposed to be that it seemed like he was nothing but a hopeless perverted son-of-a-bitch who just couldn't learn to shut up. But even then, that was dragged out for a little bit past my limit for how long I could take it.
You have to understand, when it comes to shortish animations like this, you need to pace your punches. If it is only thirty seconds to one minute, you need to deliver them pretty frequently. When it's about ten minutes long, then you can take a little bit. Your animation was just about inbetween the times. So you seemed to drag it out too long. But only for one sketch, so I can't really complain much.
I can't wait for the next episode, in short. Your mascot is a very well-designed mascot, well suited to your style of animation (yes, I have seen some of the others). I'm just glad that you also have the great voice talent to go along with it.
I'll just go on up-front an say this: I love this series to death (for those of you keeping count on my reviews, I know I said I hated parodies, but this is a major exception; I started watching when I was about ten or so and it has stuck). Anyway, I'm just glad that you got this episode out of the gutter and put it up on Newgrounds for our viewing pleasure.
Well, spritework can be tricky. There are those who will say that they hate it because it isn't really animation (using something that someone already created) and there are so who say it is animation because you can still custom most of the sprites out there. This is just one of the greatest examples of sprite animation that I have ever seen. It's just so smooth (for the most part) and I can't really tell if you have custom-made any of them or not, but I could care less.
The voice acting was very well done, as always. It just doesn't seem that you, Victor, got into the part of your character as well as the others did (maybe because you were too busy trying to animate the series). I just wish there was a little more oomph and emphasis on the acting is all I'm saying.
Probably the best part was when the hand-drawn animations were done. I never really realized that you could parody two different series at once. I think that just made the episode.
Overall, very well done. A round of applause to you and your cast-mates or whatever you would like to call them. I wish you luck on your future works.
After going back and watching the first one a couple times through, trying to comprehend the random comedy that people seem to enjoy about this series, I do believe that I got it down to pat. You send the punchlines out like a bunch of bullets out of a machine gun, going so rapidly that, at times, I can't even keep up with them. That is just the only fault of this animation though, keeping me thoroughly entertained otherwise.
Parodies are things I can't stand. Not at all. So, when it came to watching this, I was a bit skeptical about it. A bunch of people giving away quotes of the funniest parts of the movie was kind of a disappointment, so I tried to keep myself away from the reviews as much as possible. But I digress; making fun of some perfectly good game just seems wasteful to me. Of course, things can change. That's the case with this perfectly comical animation, keeping its paces and making sure that it can easily enthrall the viewing audience.
To go with some type of wacky, zany comedy, there's the ten-year-old who has practiced a bit art style. Yes, I do realize that, in some cases, the art style goes a little beyond that, but I still like what you're sticking your guns to. I'm very glad to see it.
A round of applause, then, to you sir. You have accomplished what many people in today's comedic community cannot: actually making someone laugh. Just...slow down the machine gun jokes, will you?
Entering into the citadel of Harry Partridge, I expected the type of comedy that I don't really find today around the media. A certain type of can-do attitude mixed with some exuberance. With this though, I was thoroughly disappointed for what it could've been.
I'm probably going to be praised as a "sacrilegious and blasphemous traitor to the Newgrounds society" of sorts. Just hear me out: I've seen some of your Flash movies before. They brought me joy, happiness, causing me to list off synonyms in a certain order of lunacy. Yes, I do realize that you always had some type of perverted roots for humor, if you will. You seem to be going back to your roots....which can't always be a good thing.
I'll say it: the artwork was the only thing that was the slightest bit redeeming for me. The weirdness of the characters and the creativity for the backgrounds was actually very well-done. The two of you obviously worked hard on it. I just wish that you worked a bit harder on the humor issue.
Of course, voices were very well done. Good job, as usual.
Just in case if I'm not clear: PUH-LEEZE!!!! Do NOT go back to the roots of your twisted humor. The reason that I watch your movies now is that they have developed some sense of cleverness to them. I remember watching the trailer which came out about....I want to say about a year now. I should've gotten some sense of what I was in for, but I tuned in anyway. Like I expected, utter disappointment.
Good luck with future endeavors with the series.
This animation did relate back to when I played Pokemon Blue for the first time (my 4-year-old mind was blown aback), when all the sound effects of the Pokemon or anything is general scared the living hell out of me. I didn't figure out until 3 weeks into the game that I could actually turn down the sound on the Gameboy Color.
Although it did relate, it didn't keep me enthralled. Everything was just an expected montage of some sort, the death of the Charmeleon being the latter of it all. Oh, it's unable to battle!? Big surprise there. When I see the ratings of these not-so-fairly-new animations, I always tend to be disappointed on how the Newgrounds public can easily get that entertained over a popular meme of some sort (not saying this is one, but the whole "death of Pokemon" seems to be going around a lot on the web these days).
The artwork itself was actually very well done, for the most part. I don't know if the Charmeleon was supposed to look like a deranged miniaturized dinosaur or anything like that, but it just added to the flare, if you will. It's one of the only tolerable reasons why I gave this short movie a 3 star rating. If you just improved on a sense of humor instead of a bunch of yelling, then I think that it would leave me coherent enough to write a review on how humorous and funny this movie actually is.
Best of luck.
Hey thanks, I am still working on my humor, in all honesty I didn't think my other 3 animations were funny either. But practice makes perfect!
So I couldn't help but notice the file-size of this thing. 12.3MB for just an intro? I mean, that's a lot of bulk for just something that isn't really going to be part of the "feature film" if you will.
I'm taking it that you customed some to a whole hell of a LOT of these sprites? Some of these look just too amazing to actually be ripped off of a sprite sheet.
From what I saw, there seems to be a lot of loose ends to tie up. I forget, but who is that partnered up with Dark Bowser? Some type of Godzilla monster? Not to mention, is the Dark, Shady Armored Koopa the main boss or is Bowser still at his reign? Answers, man; answers.
Also, with the recent calling quits of Alvin with his SMBZ series, you really DO have a lot to live up to. But, from what I've seen so far, with the epic animation and such, I think you'll do just fine....if you don't end up having your fanbase wait a year for each episode.
The Godzilla monster is Asylus, my OC.
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