Although touching, I can't help but question the accuracy of the bombing. What's the point in bombing empty fields? What's the point of targeting a random couple in the empty field? Wouldn't the planes want to save their bombs for buildings and highly populated areas?
I didn't know what to expect from this, but I was surprised when I heard the voices. It was good voice acting (moreso on the girl's part than the boy's, but only slightly).
The drawings are nice, but the animating quality seemed decent at best, the entirety of the conversation was headshots so you need to add detail to the faces. There wasn't much facial movement during the conversation, their faces seem to always have that one expression up until they started running away from the planes, so it always looked like a static image when they were talking despite the hair and clothes waving in the wind, and the mouth movements didn't seem to match what they were saying most of the time.
Music selection was top notch. Not much to say. Every song went perfectly with each scene.
The idea behind this is good, and you executed it well here, not amazing, but well. My critique is more about polish to your animating technique than to your storytelling, writing, or otherwise.
If you can make smoother animation, and animate faces more, it would sincerely complement this nice story you have here.
Still wondering about those planes' intents and reasons though.
Something really irks me about Dante's mouth. You used that same kind of mouth in your Wilhelm Park flash on the Boy character. It seems to overlap unnaturally on the outsides of the lips and he kind of looks like a fish.
The rest of the parts in your drawings are really nice, and you've improved in your animation skills here since Wilhelm Park.
I can't help but chuckle every time Morrigan says "Carlos DeSUZAAH."
Very nice voice acting on Caxx's part as well.
no way dude you love that mouth
technically, this Flash actually utilizes inferior animation techniques :(
Stiff movements and Odd Mouths
The movements and facial expressions seemed kind of stiff during the opening conversation scene. Afterwards, though, you animated the Girl character really well.
There's something about the Boy character's mouth that seems off. The outside parts of his lips are overlapping the bottom part and they just stay there while the middle part of his mouth moves when he speaks. Yet, you don't have this problem when drawing and animating the Girl character.
Hope this helps.
Where's the Creepy Shop Guy?
I'm sad that throughout this whole thing there wasn't a single shop guy joke aside from him being on the loader.
Could have been like "Ello Strangah, *squeek squeek*" "did you just squeek?" "No." And then ganados come in and he runs away or something. lol
Or like, when you kill him he ends up being in the next area and Leon's all "Wtf?"
Still, it was a decent parody.
Little things aren't that little. Good Job Overall
I was a bit disappointed how you changed the look of your main character, Sarah.
I don't mean I don't like that she looked a bit dirtier or had more cuts or anything, I mean her actual person, face and body, itself was altered from the teaser trailer. It was perfect in the teaser and I don't know why you would change her.
Aside from the low quality fire, (which you don't really notice unless you're picky like that) I think that the teaser trailer was much more well done in terms of actual audio/video quality.
Also, I just generally hate when people do that. They make a first draft/episode or something then they change they way they draw them every so often. It's very annoying.
Volume on the voices and such was very low and in dire need of fine tuning. Without headphones I could barely hear the voices at max volume.
Also, I was under the impression that you were going to give more of an outlook on her actual life before the bombs started falling instead of just some random picture of her family in her car. I thought you were going to do something along the lines of showing her at work with her co-workers or playing with her family and just generally be a bigger part of the plot to make it seem that much more devastating to her than just "oh I'm at the beach relaxing, what's that?" I will admit though that the EMP bomb was definitely a nice touch of intensity to show the devastation.
Overall it was very true to form. Good Job. Nice suspense, and good foreshadowing and open-endedness that keeps us guessing.
I'm looking forward to more episodes of this, as I've been one of your long-time fans since you first came out with the teaser trailer.
I hope you find my critique helpful.
You start out in chapter one with nothing but a few crappy drawings and an extremely lousy and contradictory story and then you CONTINUE IT!?!?
Science/space + religion doesn't work seeing as how they're COMPLETELY different sets of beliefs. Not to mention how you blatantly copied Star Wars for most of this.
I will say this though: you DID get a TINY bit better at "drawing" and, drawing only, with each flash but, they're all still sub-par at best.
What's also pretty ridiculous is the fact that you do like any Americanized movie does: include religion as a big part of the story and/or use the USA as the ONLY important country when your story revolves around a battle between EARTH and planet "X". What's also funny is the fact that the "Vatican", which you mention multiple times throughout your series, is in ITALY but, you make no effort to include that, or any other country for that matter, into your story.
Not to mention the fact that the animation, drawings and voices are all poorly done and voiced by all the same person in the EXACT SAME TONE. Also, the fact that these flashes were only a few seconds long (which made it very easy to see all 9 in about 2 minutes) and I was able to just skim through your flashes and still have a good idea of what your story is, shows that it is a poorly thought out story and flash.
Everything in this series is very poorly done including the story, drawings, animation, voices, and other elements which escape me at the moment.
Please discontinue this awful series, learn to draw better, get some better equipment to create flashes, and think of a storyline that actually makes sense and is AT LEAST thought out to some degree. If not then I highly recommend you stop producing any flashes and to not pursue a career in animation/drawing or anything of the like.
pretty truthful review, but these chapters are a warm up for a grand spectacular new movie, the last hour chapter 10! I won't bug you to watch it, but you will notice it. action packed, no short cuts
Sorry but, there are MUCH more parts about Brawl that are worse than this. I was expecting there to be more to this but, it's only about the load time.
I suggest putting more substance in future flashes.
Also, I suggest beefing up on your drawing skills.
Better than first
I feel this was more well done than the first one. The jokes were more solid, instead of basing half of it on "ZOMG THAT'S CHEAP" which was more annoying than funny. Plenty of cameos and mini-parodies that were well executed.
Excellent job. Much better than the first.
Not much originality
The setting and overall concept are very much taken from the original ReBoot series (not to mention using the exact same name: Reboot):
Events happen inside a computer concerning data, files, corruption, Binary Code and other computer paraphernalia.
Not only that but, you also use cameos from outside sources such as: Tetris, Mario, Zelda, Megaman, Metroid, Star Wars, and the Norton Anti-virus program. Some more than others.
Also, icons in this Reboot can be compared to the original ReBoot:
Smite Agent -> Virus
Norton/Render/Police -> Guardian
Grey people -> Square and Sphere citizens
The only thing that's original has to do with your story. There's a lot of mystery behind Violet and the Smite agent vs. The orange girl and their "police" that you've created throughout the series. Violet obviously has done this sort of thing before and the police have dealt with it before as well so there's some unknown history that Render, Amy, and the whole city are being tied up into that I (and other viewers) would expect you to explain later in the series. None of which need the element of events happening and being part of a computer. You could easily come up with a different explanation.
I suggest renaming it something else. Maybe something related to what Violet is trying to do.
For anyone who HAS NOT seen the original ReBoot series on TV this will be a very cool and new experience for you, aside from the cameos, but, the original ReBoot series is a lot better.
For anyone who HAS already seen the original ReBoot series on TV this will seem very rehashed, and copied. It basically looks like they took the "ReBoot" idea, and its name, and remade it to a different story with different physics.
So, this would be a great series... if the ideas you have weren't already done.
The story is good but, it doesn't make up for everything else.
The only reason it's named Reboot is because in the first episode, the computer reboots... any other similarities are coincidental.. don't know what to tell you.. as I actually never watched ReBoot the Tv series.
When I first saw the title I thought "What the--? Is he trying to rip off ReBoot from YTV?" And then it turned out to be something completely different.
I don't like that you called this "Reboot" because there is already a series that's called Reboot on TV (that they've now cancelled). So, it kind of offended and confused me a bit to see something of the same name.
About the video itself: The first time I saw it I was completely confused and had no idea what was going on. So, I watched it a second time.
Guy and girl together
Random "rebooting" happens
girl gets sick and dies
guy is sad
guy meets new girl in college
You're making the art simplistic so that there's more emphasis on the story and what's happening between the people within it.
It's a quaint little piece with some depth to it and in your sequels I'm sure you explain more on the way.
This video's rating alone
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