I Did It My Way
 
 
Studio: Bobaninho
 
Review Count: 90
Average Rating: 4.3 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 9 minutes 58 seconds
 
Posted on: November 23, 2005
 
 
Film Description
10 min long. The movie was shot backwards. This means: the ending of each scene makes the beginning of the scene before.

At the beginning the main character is on a killing spree, he kills Primo, the boss, why, and what did happen before, he was able to reach the untouchable Primo, will come out, as we see step by step, what happened before this or the other scene.

It's for all the actionfilm fans out there, but also something for the heart. It's my best movie. Give it a chance! As the movie goes further you will recognise why the character does what he does, and why he had to act in this or that way. enjoy, hope you like it!

and sorry for my english. I will try to do better!

look at this review, is that fair, for just not being a fan of a genre? jsarts: I am not a fan of action moveis so it is not that I have nutin against u.
 
Featured Reviews
- FraasMovies

One of the best movies!!!

Posted on December 12, 2005
- castlenaze

When I first read that this was played backwards, I thought oh no - and being a huge fan of films like Memento I have to confess I was a little skeptical and didn't think you could pull it to any degree of satisfaction.

I was wrong. This is a tremendous piece of work that I'm sure was very complicated for you to make. The subject material was interesting and the plot was solid.

The editing was quite good, with some nice creative moments like when Joey shot Primo and we were on Primo so you switched quickly from light to dark a few times to emulate the gun flashes. I liked that.

The fact that you headlined each chapter made it very easy to follow because that was where I thought you'd fall down - keeping it understandable - but I must say you did a "Primo" job.

Very origianl, very entertaining and a must see.

Very very well done. I look forward to your future releases.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- NapkinOfDeath

excellent, original way of telling the story, use of flashbacks, and plot, but was sort of predictible, but a great job nonetheless, one of the best I have seen

Posted on November 23, 2005
- dimel11

Just like the godfather, I haven't seen better!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- 2005

A very good and groundbraking film one ofthe best i have seen

Posted on November 23, 2005
- UrinatingTree

I liked your directing style. Even though it might be hard to understand at first, I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a good action movie

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Marcus8521

Excellent movie. Excellent story. What else do ya want in an action movie?

Great job on this.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- docontheweb

Cool film, Great dialogue, and some refreshing originality!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Phoenix_Stryfe

Really nice job. The originality is what sets this apart from other action movies ive seen thus far. Keep up the good work!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

Very good editing and dialogue. Two main flaws that I see:
1) The main character did not look like a fighter, you could have used Starmaker to make an actor who looked like one. Details like this make a movie better.
2) Telling the story backwards like Memento is good, but you must adjust your story. Since we know how the last scene turned out, you needed to come up with a way to surprise us with something we did not expect in the next scene. You were not able to do that, everything that happens is very predictable.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- teeoil

Very original indeed!! I have to watch it twice to get everythings, very nicely done. Editing was good but some scenen could still be improve but your idea was great ^_^,

Posted on November 23, 2005
- doubletake

You been watching 'Irreversible' by any chance? lol. Very, very good. First time I've seen this done on TMO, and the gunfire effect on Primo's face was inspired. Nice

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Omnisomnia

Honestly, the story wasnät my cup of teee.

But...

Who cares!?!

The editing was inspiring!
The use of actors was perfectly polished!
The flow was impeccable.

You are mastering TM and I can only admire.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- koulamata

very nice gangster movie, i have too watch it again! nice sequences nice casting too! really nice!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Jazzmanic

Really Nice one! BEat Action Movie i´ve seen so far! A mix between PulpFiction, Kill Bill and Goodfellas! Really nice! Why didn´t u call this movie "Kill Primo"

BIG UP! Looking forward to your next movie!

Posted on November 23, 2005
 
Reviews
- Triplelithiumstudios

What an interesting movie I've never seen anything like it I just thought WOW great job.

Posted on December 17, 2005
- CaptainLlandy

Very well planned. It could have gotten very complicated, scripting it backwards, but it worked out OK. I thought the main characters could have used a little more depth and the "ending" (aka, the beginning of the tale just before the fight) could have been done a bit better, but overall a very good movie. I especially enjoyed the use of flashbacks and cutscenes.

Posted on December 17, 2005
- thejester005

badass movie but since im a pretty dumbass i got confused...

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Ratqueen

Great movie! Well done :)

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Stewedplacebo

No comment

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Cimmerz

You really do need to watch it twice to understand everything, but you only need to watch it once to appreciate it. Was very clever use of scenes and storytelling. Good job.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- AndypS

Photography/Editing 4/5
Sounds/Voice/Subs 4/5
Storyline 3/5
Overall 3.66/5
maybe i just didn't get the story line ... good movie tho, good job

Posted on December 15, 2005
- KaleeTomey

great movie

Posted on December 15, 2005
- JMMartin

All I can say is...........you got yourself a blockbuster bud.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- darkstar13601

Very nice movie played out nicly!

Posted on December 15, 2005
- etipi

Everything about the story made sense at the end except one thing...
SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE

Why did he 'betray' Primo? I didn't catch that in the movie...

Other then that, it was cool! The gun fights were done well and it was pretty impressive considering the way you put it together. It wasn't quite up to 5 star s in my oppinion but if there was a 4.5 I'd give it!

Good job!

Posted on December 14, 2005
- AccountB

Let me return the complement ;)

I guess tastes differ, though your movie obviously is well thoughtout, mine is a script I wrote while playing the game, not sandbox (plus I bothered to record voices and soundtrack!) So thanks for knocking my 4 min masterpiece, my rating reflects on your cheasy unfinished movie and your blatent rudeness in reviewing my own work.
I dig constructive critisism, so here's my advice for you;
If you don't have anything nice to say...
cya

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Denzell

What a great movie. Clever idea to run it backwards, and the story works well like that (playing forwards it would have been just another action flick). Well made characters, and excellent direction. Good stuff!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Erandir

Nice editing, liked the scene as he shot Primo, but the story seems to remind me of Max Payne.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Suladead

Good work! I liked how you titled each scene. It flowed good, showing the backwards formula in harmony. I look to the future...

Posted on December 13, 2005
- StaalDK

was a good story, bit confusing at times, also some of the music didnt really appeal to me, but it was refreshing to see something new being tried out :)

Posted on December 13, 2005
- nhloilers2k

Excellent story, I just wish you wouldn't have reversed it, while it's different and kinda cool I think it would've been better otherwise.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- upsidedown2

actually enjoyed this one. thought i would be lost by the reverse order at first but it worked well

Posted on December 12, 2005
- FraasMovies

One of the best movies!!!

Posted on December 12, 2005
- riksmiff

Cool !

Posted on December 12, 2005
- MagusFilms

I think the style of the movie was quite interesting, but if you reverse it and put the scenes together in the right order, there's really not that much dept to it.. Of course you didnt reverse it, but its the same story.. Also some scenes were a little long.. But the movie looked really good!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- StuJ

Brilliant! Nearly got a bit lost at the start, but I got the hang of it as it went on; and it worked really well!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- McCain

Loved it! Perfect scenes, and tons of action! It was great!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- warpedrevolution

Awesome movie! I loved your sense of script writing and action!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- FatherJames

Good movie, wasnt sure on the reverse sequence but you did it well.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- justin_in_bangor

At first I saw it was backwards and said "Great I'll get lost", but the editting was very well done. you kept a nice symetry and flow consistant throughout the whole thing. I applaud you as this is the first timeI have seen that here. Kudos to you.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- playful_cpl2029

No comment

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Dylen

Had to watch it twice to really follow it. I think the reverse shoot hurts the movie a lot because as mentioned before there wasn't a big secret revealed at the end. Gotta hand it to you for keeping it all inline while shooting in reverse. That had to take a lot of patience and/or planning.

3.5 stars and I am rounding this one up to 4.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- SmonG

I could barely follow it but truly it was great.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Philnate

At first I thought, what the hell. Shot backwards I'll going lost. But that wasn't right I could follow it. And the idea behind it is just great. Story is a good one too.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Backzlash

A tricky movie to make. What makes Memento so great is the surprise ending. This movie however lacks any real surprise wich makes the backward story abit useless. Also the story was abit inconsistent.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- PATARIVAL

Good style and nicely done with the backwards-filming.
Sometimes you could have cut a bit more from unnecessary scene-material, Good effort, though! I really hope to see more from you!

Posted on December 2, 2005
- CF4L

The backwards shoot was an interesting concept but a bit too confusing for me. Im not going to take off points for lack of VO since i dont use it myself but i think this one needed it do to the emotions involved.Lack of a proper intro hurt your raings with me as well .

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Meowan

Good Memento Style. very good cuts. only the music is bad for this story.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Swazi

Wow, this has got to be the most original film I've seen so far. A truly breathtaking experience. I love the way it all pieces together so perfectly, you can really sense how much hard work has been put into this.

One thing I didn't think lived up to expectations was the music, something more suited to the atmosphere would have been excellent.

But still this gets a mammoth 5 star from Swazi Studios,
Greetz,

Posted on November 30, 2005
- King_Moonracer

Very nice work.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Beery1

Like Castlenaze I was skeptical at first, but you pulled it off. Great movie! I loved this one.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- castlenaze

When I first read that this was played backwards, I thought oh no - and being a huge fan of films like Memento I have to confess I was a little skeptical and didn't think you could pull it to any degree of satisfaction.

I was wrong. This is a tremendous piece of work that I'm sure was very complicated for you to make. The subject material was interesting and the plot was solid.

The editing was quite good, with some nice creative moments like when Joey shot Primo and we were on Primo so you switched quickly from light to dark a few times to emulate the gun flashes. I liked that.

The fact that you headlined each chapter made it very easy to follow because that was where I thought you'd fall down - keeping it understandable - but I must say you did a "Primo" job.

Very origianl, very entertaining and a must see.

Very very well done. I look forward to your future releases.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- sparrowtm

The story and actual script are done very well. Cutting and editing could have been a little more bold every now and then, since you rely on subtitles completely. I confess, I got a little bored because of this but managed to watch it to the end and be rewarded with a well done ending. An enjoyable movie.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- TomServo3k

good stuff

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Dreamboat

really well made and great story. hope to see this make the top 25 agian.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Tuppe

Good! very good!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- northmeister

Nicely done...much has been said already...interesting concept for shooting...

Posted on November 26, 2005
- AristotleFilms

That movie was brilliant. The subtitle's were timed well and the concept was original. Voiceover would have been nice, but it's understandable if you're not a native speaker. Great job!

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Bonn_Coorp

No comment

Posted on November 26, 2005
- PenwithPictures

Some cuts of scenes were quite well done, but for a movie of this length, I felt it was lacking.

It did not keep my interest, perhaps due to the backwards storytelling style, but honestly, there's a reason Hollywood producers tell a story going forward, it has more appeal.

Were this film tighter, timewise, with a number of superfluous scenes removed, and the dialog tweaked a bit, it may have kept my attention the whole time.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Hobe_OJoos

Watching it the first time through, I was a little confused at a couple points. After speeding through it a second time, everything made total sense. The story was simple but good, and the way you played with lighting in the office was especially creative. The scene with the push-ups and flash backs was possibly the best I've seen on TMO, good work. The only things holding this back from a 5th star are the subtitles and the fact that the story flow seemed awkward until watched a second time.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- MrCritic

Nice Memento type story telling! The story was slight, but as a memento fan I found myself very interested throughout. As another said... a bit confusing where you put the "found wife dead scene" that didnt quite fit there, other than that is was very nicely done. Other than the way it was filmed, the story was a bit simple as well... guy finds girl dead, guy gets revenge.

Star loss:

1star: A bit confusing at points and simple storyline behind the Memento style editing
1star: All movies automaticly loose a star from me for having subtitles and not even a foreign voice in the film.

a three star rating is good! I did like the move... well done!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- DaN0412

Neither an introduction of the main characters nor a good story. In addition there are a few confusing moments in this movie. I really don't like it. Only wanna reward the effort that you have obviously put into it. The only ability you've proved is this one being able to cut scenes together.
Got no plan what all this hipe is about.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Norman_Ramone

Its fu*king great man!;)

Posted on November 25, 2005
- willsteward

really good i liked the plot and i like the set up of the scenes similar to the movie momentum. keep it up

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Hemingway

Good flick! Nice take on what Memento has done.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- novotny

Well done! There were a lot of places where the subtitles didn't seem to match the action making it hard to tell which character was talking, but you did a good job with your scenes. I like the way you told the story backwards - it's like that movie that came out a few years ago (I think it was called Snapshot). The cigarette scene you asked about is the long version of Enter Saloon I think. :-)

Posted on November 24, 2005
- NapkinOfDeath

excellent, original way of telling the story, use of flashbacks, and plot, but was sort of predictible, but a great job nonetheless, one of the best I have seen

Posted on November 23, 2005
- dimel11

Just like the godfather, I haven't seen better!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- 2005

A very good and groundbraking film one ofthe best i have seen

Posted on November 23, 2005
- UrinatingTree

I liked your directing style. Even though it might be hard to understand at first, I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a good action movie

Posted on November 23, 2005
- MausStudio

perfekt movie

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Richegroover

I like the idea behind this movie, kudos for trying something completely new with the movies !

Posted on November 23, 2005
- GAMERSW

I agree with cecilbdemovies, excellent job with the editing, and you were able to make it make sense from the ending(beginning) to the start(ending). But the dialogue was off, some spelling, grammar, and just the things they said. It took away the believability.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Litti

I liked the rembering parts with his girlfriend, good effects. But the old story reminds me partly on memento and pulp fiction at same time. All in one, good

Posted on November 23, 2005
- sorrow13

really neat movie, I thought it was cool. Some voice acting would of ruled.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Happy_Schman

Good story, but some of the spelling mistakes kept reminding me I was watching a movie. Sorry to be a dick but there were a few:( I love you.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Marcus8521

Excellent movie. Excellent story. What else do ya want in an action movie?

Great job on this.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- docontheweb

Cool film, Great dialogue, and some refreshing originality!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Phoenix_Stryfe

Really nice job. The originality is what sets this apart from other action movies ive seen thus far. Keep up the good work!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- renegadestudios

Awesome movie dude, some good directing wish I could make movies like that..but heck im a plebb at anything to do with technology

Posted on November 23, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

Very good editing and dialogue. Two main flaws that I see:
1) The main character did not look like a fighter, you could have used Starmaker to make an actor who looked like one. Details like this make a movie better.
2) Telling the story backwards like Memento is good, but you must adjust your story. Since we know how the last scene turned out, you needed to come up with a way to surprise us with something we did not expect in the next scene. You were not able to do that, everything that happens is very predictable.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- teeoil

Very original indeed!! I have to watch it twice to get everythings, very nicely done. Editing was good but some scenen could still be improve but your idea was great ^_^,

Posted on November 23, 2005
- doubletake

You been watching 'Irreversible' by any chance? lol. Very, very good. First time I've seen this done on TMO, and the gunfire effect on Primo's face was inspired. Nice

Posted on November 23, 2005
- rhythmsection

Very well edited, and a great story to boot!

However, I would agree with the previous poster that said that a little was lost in teling it backwards. Don't get me wrong, it was a great idea and technically was pulled off brilliantly. However, if you do a movie backwards the 'end' (ie the the bit where the most important info is revealed) needs to be at the end... even if it is chronologically the beginning. Watch 'Momento' (if you haven't) to see what i mean.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Chris_Nel11

Nice movie overall! I like the idea of making the movie backwards, must of took you along time! Good effort.. You had to focus on the movie to see what happened at the end to put to movie all together, excellent!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- capemedia

Not for me story wise, but brilliantly put together, EXCELLENT!!!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Omnisomnia

Honestly, the story wasnät my cup of teee.

But...

Who cares!?!

The editing was inspiring!
The use of actors was perfectly polished!
The flow was impeccable.

You are mastering TM and I can only admire.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- IG-88Productions

I would have loved it more if it was shot from beginning to end. It was still pretty though. 3/5

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Marv10

truely a masterpiece! waiting for your future movies.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Augie64

Ill give it 5 stars for being quiet original in concept.I think you could have cut some of the scenes up better and made the whole flow backwards thing work better. but Its one of the most original ideas ive seen.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Eyemezz

Cool movie!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- BRado128

just amazing, I would have given it 6 stars, but I can't. really nice!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- DAK13

Great movie...keep it up!!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

Well for quite a while i didn't have a clue what was going on. Editings superb But it seemed like the guy was just randomly shooting anythin that moves.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- FoDooG

Sadly no VOs, would be really great having them. The action is tight, well edited, maybe a drag here or there, but solid work overall!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Mickmacca

Nicely Done!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- koulamata

very nice gangster movie, i have too watch it again! nice sequences nice casting too! really nice!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- tincanrocket

Very nice movie with a lot of style. Keep 'em coming :)

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Dubbya

Goom movie...how it can be seen as a Terentino movie i dont know...but great concept...you just gave me an idea for a film effect.thnx

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Ingamosch

nice nice

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Jazzmanic

Really Nice one! BEat Action Movie i´ve seen so far! A mix between PulpFiction, Kill Bill and Goodfellas! Really nice! Why didn´t u call this movie "Kill Primo"

BIG UP! Looking forward to your next movie!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- SirDrakeX

Had you put that from the beginning to end I may have watched it longer.... It bogged down in the middle cause I knew what had haapened. The best part was the first part. The sepense would have been good but I truely hated it backwards.... good editing and characters though.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- OnePunchM

Just perfect! this movie is amazing. it's your best.

Posted on November 23, 2005