Bad Day
Studio: castlenaze
Review Count: 101
Average Rating: 4.09 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 6 minutes 26 seconds
Posted on: November 27, 2005
Film Description
Ever wonder why you get those bad days? You know the ones I mean. Those days when nothing goes right and it seems the whole world is against you.

Well here is the explanation.

BAD DAY is a comedy about a guy who has the mother of all bad days.

But bad for him means good, humourous and entertaining for us to watch (a matter of opinion of course - of which all are welcome).

And are these disasterous events pure bad luck? Are they simply just random encounters with fate possessing no rhyme or reason?

Or is it the work of an altogether more sinister, preodained plot designed by powerful dark forces that we can't possibly understand?

The question is - Do you believe in luck? Well do ya?

Warning: Strong language

Spent a while on this movie only to get it all Effed up in PP and I had to change things a little or start again, so guess which option I went for?

It still makes sense and still gets across what I wanted to deliver.

I did want full VO in this, but my voice sucks big bananas, so I decided against it, but there are a few sound bytes in there.

This upload ended up being more of an experiment in sound effects and my original music - The opening track and ending track were composed and played by myself. I wanted to see how they come across online.

So tell me what you think please.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it (I didn't really, I really got ticked off with it in the end, mainly because of the very unstable PP because it kept messing stuff up every time I saved it.

PS. Having watched it back on here, I found many huge rambling school boy errors in it that just drive me mental now, so I apologise for those in advance and don't worry, I am kicking myself to a pulp.

The lesson here is to check and double check every scene in AMM before filming.

I can't believe it. All that effort and then I go and forget to upload a thumbnail.

UPDATE: Thinking of remaking this because since the upload I have thought of quite a few more gags that I should have thought of as I was making it and now I am not only kicking myself for the stupid errors (like the taxi) I am also punching myself in the face.

Never let it be said that I don't suffer for my art.

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- Suomiperkele

Nice movie with pretty good editing.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- katlace

Haha, I love the sunglasses part. Nice storyline too... Poor old Tom. I used those generated voices for one of my films too. Except mine came out spectacularly worse than this one, so well done for making it sound as if they weren't on drugs.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Bobmomento

the shades thing was halarious and the scene when he went out the window was greatly cut. The soundtrack was good but it god kinda annoying after a while

Posted on December 14, 2005
- ZombieEye

Your music was nice but maybe a bit too loud. Only a few chuckles though (and those came from the cops scene). The whole bomb thing was a bit off kilter in my opinion. Swears words have their place but here I thought they were lazy (meaning used for a cheap laugh instead of more clever dialogue). Technically speaking, pretty good editing and a clean narrative.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- Mestoph72

Very funny short. I especially liked how you incorporated some of the game's scene limitations into your script. Well done!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- richke

enjoyed this film...nice original idea. Nice work with the editing.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Emotep

Good movie, very funny. Well edited. I took one star off for some parts that were over the top ridiculous... (The alien, cops shooting at the taxi)

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Chewbot

Not too shabby, I laughed at a lot of it. I was going to give some criticism, but you covered most of it in your description.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- thejester005

IT was funny until the end then it kind of killed it.

Posted on December 11, 2005
- BradPitt

The Movie it´s ok. but isn´t spectacular.

Posted on December 11, 2005
- Rip_eazy-e

Penis breath...funny stuff. recomendation for your next movie
don't use that sample voice thingy. If u had not used it i
would have rate it 5.

Posted on December 11, 2005
- Deikon

Nicely done! I enjoyed that one. Nice editing when he falls out the window. Keep it up!

Posted on December 11, 2005
- Killbot2000

It wasn't anything spectacular but it wasn't a bad movie. The music you used was nice, I liked it. But it didn't really fit a comedy even though it was more of a sad ending, so it did fit that.

More jokes would have helped, there wasn't much, but the cop with the big glasses was good. I hope you make another version.

Posted on December 11, 2005

Great movie. It started out a little slow, but once he was in the cab, the rest was good. I really liked the way you edited the scenes. Keep up the good work.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- UrinatingTree

I liked this movie... and man, that guy's day really sucked.... and all for the sake of alien reality television... damn aliens!

Posted on December 10, 2005
- Ace_24

The music was great and this had some brilliant editing moments (i.e the clothes changing scene). The only thing I didn't like was the random voices, that was a bit....random. Straighten that out and you've got a winner.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- Cimmerz

Very good and original. I enjoyed it, but then felt guilty that I enjoyed watching someone elses life being messed up, when I'm probably the one they pick next! Anyway, nice music, sounds, and editing. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was some of the dialogue being spoken while others wasn't. I might wouldn't have had an issue with it, if it has only been the aliens that spoke, and the humans didn't (or vice versa).

Posted on December 10, 2005
- ArtificialArtist

I'm sorry, I'm not in the mood to write a long review now, had a bad day myself.
I enjoyed it. Good Sound FX and custom music (oooohh, I hear a Virus in there, love that)good editing! awww, I missed VO, ooops, okay you used some samples.
It didn't transfer as a comedy, more like a drama(which isn't a bad thing at all), but that's the reason for ONLY 4 Stars, was a good effort.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- kuroken

I got a kick out of this - it wasn't laugh-outloud funny, but it was amusing and entertaining. Probably some of the gags could have been cut down a bit, to make room for more, but overall I really did enjoy this one. If you do remake it, I'd like to see it again.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- warpedrevolution

It was like a whenever I'm bored on a wensday night sitcom. I.E. pretty good.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- sarek13


Posted on December 9, 2005
- lilitalygarbler

WOW this was a superb movie. great plot, flow, transitionnign, and most of all.... great scene selection. This movie just goes to show that shat happens to everyone. Keep up the great work. Visit me anytime buddy. later
=lil italy G

Posted on December 9, 2005
- syme

A very entertaining comedy movie. The editing was done perfectly - especially the way you visualized how the main character changes his clothes and accidentally falls into the garbage container. The narrator's comments about some parts of the plot are also very funny and the music you created fits very well to the scenes in which it was used. Moreoever the conclusion is nice - not that original but very amusing.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Dylen

Nice work. Music fit perfectly. The laugh track was a good idea too.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Jiyuujin

Not bad but there were some not so good details like the taxi one, or that (maybe) all the whole chasing scene was too long for what it offered. It needed more jokes or some less length.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Munz

Nice Movie, the Musik was perfect for the movie, the story was nice too (altough it's nothing new)...a good-mood- Movie^^

Sorry if my english is bad -___-

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Reebdoog

Good movie. It was well put together and the music was nice. The computer generated voices were a mixed bag, but better than some voice acting I've heard.

Posted on December 8, 2005
- McCain

I enjoyed this movie. It was entertaining.

Posted on December 8, 2005
- StuJ

Not bad. It entertained me and it was worth watching. So well done.

Posted on December 7, 2005
- KodenKabau

No comment

Posted on December 7, 2005
- PenwithPictures

I very good movie. I, too, know the pains of post production and have lost entire movies due to the problems and bugs.

Posted on December 7, 2005
- zeeto

Quite funny! You really did alot of great editing too!

Posted on December 7, 2005
- upsidedown2

No comment

Posted on December 7, 2005
- DinoFobeletti

1. Originality : well the bad day theme is a classic. But it had a nice twist so - 4
2. Personal appeal : Well I think the movies is best suited for comedy so - 5
3. Images : Some very nice cuts and usage of scenes. However some parts were a bit long and off course there was the details fix. just because you've seen it afterwards makes the mimstake any smaller - 3
4. Music - VO - subtitles : The subtitles don't work as good when you use it the whole time for the narrator.I think a VO suits this purpose better. Music and sounds were quite ok - 4
global 16 /20 - 4 stars well earned because it made me laugh sometimes

Posted on December 7, 2005
- Ahmadi_Productions

Script: ****
Narration: ****
Music: *****
Strengths: the idea of the story, the way you have used the music
Weaknesses: I didnt understand why the need for the alien!

Overall: ****
that guy had a bad day but we had a good time

Posted on December 7, 2005
- DBrent1411

Thumbs up. I could tell your British due to some of the lines and words used in the film, which can be dangerous when its a comedy and words are everything, but I got them all. Didn't get the alien with the suitcase, I'm assuming that was one of the mess ups you referred to in your explination. Watch the subtitles, some times the sceen is too short to read them, especially when I'm trying to figure out a strange word I don't normally see everyday. Good film, very original.

Posted on December 7, 2005
- rovertdude

Your Editing was perfict and the story kinda sucked me ina nd kept in into the movie. Great job!

Posted on December 7, 2005
- kaipan

First, I really laugh at some part, so it's entertained me, Second, I like your editing actually! there is so many movies in TMO just didn't cut any shots that they dumped in. keep it up :)

Posted on December 7, 2005
- Lefthander

Comedies must be really hard to get funny, because its all about bodylanguage, somehting the movies is not yet geared for. i'll give you three stars, 1 for getting all basics right, one for the music and one for keeping me looking the whole time. Thats gotta be worth something.. Cant really add any constructive critisicm, because you di it all yourself in the description!

Posted on December 7, 2005
- cipheruzmad

Gotta lose the laugh track. Otherwise, pretty well done.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- RoN_Rancor

Pretty funny. It's always the aliens' fault, isn't it? haha.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Swingdady1

No comment

Posted on December 5, 2005
- BRwinner5

This guy has a bad day to end bad days makes you want to end it all

Story:(0/.5/1) .5 guy has a bad day but waht the hell is with the aliens!
Music:(0/.5/1) .5 it very questionable at the end
Voice/Subs:(0/.5/1) .5 good subs but WTF is with the speak and spell voices on some parts
Genre Fit:(0/.5/1) 1 funny that it
Over All:(0/.5/1) .5 really hard to understand someparts and many plot holes like what did he steal and the whole alien thing

total 3

Posted on December 5, 2005
- MarvellousGuppiMovies

No comment

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Herr_Lipp

The ending with the aliens was good, however you seriously need to add some variety to your sets. I know theres only so many you can use, but your whole movie was practically shot on the same street, he gets in the taxi and then seconds later he drives past where he initially got in the taxi.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Backzlash

Below average as a whole. But I'll give you a bonus for using what seems to be original music and sfx.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- izaugg

Very creative! And the music, at least, turned out great ;) Yes, I noticed the taxi, but I'm not sure I saw any of the other blunders you seem to think you ran into.... Nice editing...or something....

Posted on December 5, 2005
- DoseOfOwnage

Everything is great in this movie! I especially love the VAing

Posted on December 4, 2005
- playful_cpl2029

No comment

Posted on December 4, 2005
- gemtaur

great use of editing, funny cops. Good storyline. Keep it up!

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Sleeves

The Sunglasses line was hilarious. Definitely some problems here and there, but you seem pretty aware of what's lacking, etc. Four stars cause I think you have a lot of potential.

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Bonn_Coorp

looooool nice idea, it made me laugh a lot, best comedy s far and really nice editing

Posted on December 4, 2005
- BigiB

especially the ending was good...overall a great movie

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Philnate

Great VO(the few which are in are just great). Music is phantastic and the story is also awesome.

Posted on December 4, 2005
- chaotix66

Beery1, That really sucks. Dude don't let your personal life spill onto The Movies...Come on now! Bull[censored!]! Great movie man

Posted on December 4, 2005
- morganzy

OMG, that is an awesome script, wasnt that comical but more tradgic, keep up the good work

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Beery1

This review may be a bit unfair, as I was somewhat negatively affected by the laugh track (one of my wife's best friends - only 22 years old - was just killed last weekend while crossing the street, so I'm not seeing car accidents as all that humourous this week). Anyway, perhaps not the best time for me to be reviewing a slapstick comedy involving car accidents, but it appeared on a random search, so I guess fate demands that I post this review. Needless to say, I couldn't find much of this movie all that amusing.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Blackers333

Unusual story which could have been told in a much shoter space of time. I didn't understand the laugh track until the final scene but I think it made me laugh harder at the end. Great soundtrack.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Kesti

A day he will never forget.
Good story, and nice editing.
I found the movie really nice, even if it didn't made me laugh.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Dazza99

Very funny movie,entertaining

Posted on December 3, 2005
- northmeister

Opening...Good introduction to Tom. Splendid music selection here as well.
Very well done scene use and cuts. Interested to see what you do with the re-uploaded movie (if that is what you will do). The ending was unexpected but fit well with whole story. That Tom really did have a bad day, didn't he...! Only complaint overall is that cop scenes were to long and dragged the movie down some. I love your concept and story.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- MoviesManiac

Funny, loved the aliens.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- sparrowtm

Very enjoyable. If I wasn't as tired and sleepy as I am right now, I'd do a longer review. But since I am, "very good work" has to suffice. :)

Posted on December 3, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

Loved it but i was beginning for when he got to the office for someone to say "what are you doing here? it's the weekend". Would have been so much better :P

Posted on December 3, 2005
- stephos

What a movie, I really enjoyed it, it has gags, great editing and a good story. It's such a shame that a jealous reviewer has given you 2 stars for no reason. I also find it annoying that people give less marks because it didn't have full voice acting..

Great Movie.
Overall 4.5 fantastic movie.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- ajw2255

Very funny movie. Never laughed so much at a Movies Gamne movie before. Keep up the good work

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Druidblue

Not a bad effort overall. I like your custom music, well done, as well as the use of the laugh tracks in certain places. Overall I thought the sound was well done, the VOs in there are a bit too soft to hear clearly. Also, when focusing on subtitles, make sure to be consistent with use of punctuation and capitalization as changes can be a distraction. A bit more editing to trim this down would work wonders to tighten the pace a bit! Solid effort overall, and a good concept though!

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Gnostradamus

Yeah, some errors, but you know it wasn't too bad. You were testing the boundaries, getting your legs.

Once you start cutting up scenes you cannot reshoot without screwing up everything. So make sure you have everything before you cut anything. Coverage.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- Augie64

Undoubtedly one of the funnier movies. Great plot, great humor. And I cant wait to see a remake of this.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- FatherJames

lol, loved the ending

Posted on December 2, 2005
- riksmiff

I liked this very much - Well constructed - good story and editing - very amusing.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- rulksterlove

WOW. First of all Thank You for viewing my movie and leaving some nice comments.

I loved this... I got aliitle confused when the alien came and switch briefcases but I was already into it that I had to see what the hell was going on. Then at the end it came together. Very Nice.

By the way I was really impressed in the beggining. How do you just do a blank (black screen) after he falls into the garbage bin? That was great editing. How did you create that black screen? Also great editing when he is changing for work.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- chickenwrangler

Well, that would explain a lot.

Much effective work on the soundtrack and editing. Original plot. Entertaining.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Hero164

Plot and dialogue - Sunglasses line was great, good idea - 4
Sound - Random 80's synthasiser thankfully ends around 4 mins - 4
Editing - clever stuff with the getting changed - 4
Wow factor - entertained, but nothing special - 3
Originality - not seen much else like it - 4

Overall 3.8 (4) - Good movie

Posted on December 1, 2005
- PLTucker

Awww great stuff! Truely. A really good comedy. I loved it. The sunglasses, the custom music and sound, the excellent editing. Top, Top comedy. I actually really liked the use of subtitles and the occaisional VO. It seemed to really work, somehow.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- justin_in_bangor

And I thought I'd had bad days... That was excellent. Great editing, beautifully placed music..... Jesus man that was awesome.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Glynner

Dunno if it was inspired by Scorcese's 'After Hours' but it seemed so... I was going to limit it to 4 because it seemed a bit long... but I'm still laughing about the sunglasses joke. Let me check... yep... I'm still laughing.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Satansmunchkin

Well i'll be I was right ... but they were red ... not green ... hmm! Great movie loved it! some minor goofs in the film made it fall short of the holy grail 5* but otherwise compelling viewing i hope to see more!

Posted on November 30, 2005
- animeabe

That was really good! I was really impressed with your editing skills, some of the best i have seen on here, I know that takes alot of work to do. As someone mentioned I was also a little bothered by having VO sometimes and then the rest in dialogue and though I did like the ending I was still wanting a little bit more... something was missing for me.. Ohh ya and I loved how you used the disadvantages of the game and turned them into something funny. Look forward to seeing more from ya.. like 4.5 rating

Posted on November 30, 2005

Great Movie Only problem I noticed was one scene in the taxi the taxi changed to the orange car.. bur other then that very funny movie

Posted on November 30, 2005
- FoDooG

Here's Frank Flanagan with your nearby reviewing service:

Plot - Well done. Good progression through the whole movie, very clever made transition from one misery to another! Had me giggle some times. (Giggle?) - 4

Editing - Great job. The dressing scene was a very good idea and the fall into the garbage were well executed. Good effort! - 5

Sound - I loved the start with the radio. Again a clever idea. Sounds were placed with good timing, great use of custom material. Sadly no VOs (gives you the fearsome minus one star. - 4

Overall I rate you a 4. Great movie, I'm eager to see a new one, just dare the VOs and improve! Cheers.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Pulp Celluloid

This movie has some laughs, but the things that really set it apart is an awesome soundtrack and a laugh track. I never heard one of those in "The Movies" before. Very Original. Plus, it had a great use of the available scenes. And let's not forget, the movie contains the word "bullocks." Can't go wrong with "bullocks."

Posted on November 30, 2005
- madman12300

funny why were the voice overs only on certin parts but still it was a good film

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Tarison

The sunglasses joke was worth 2 stars, the innovative use of different scenes was fantastic, so that's another, and the fact you had a decent idea that was generally well executed, secures you four.

It could have been funnier, and the on/off use of subtitles/voices was a bit off-putting.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

This was....interesting. Not packed with jokes like other comedies, but the jokes that were there were damn good. Plus, it had that quality where I was completely fascinated watching it, I HAD to see what might happen next. The music choices were very good too, really contributed to making the movie better. Nice work!

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Happy_Schman

allright I'm tired. lemme just say a couiple things, funny, made me laugh, first movie I've seen with alaughtrack^_^ Goodmovie.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- Hemingway

A few continuity issues but nothing that detracts from the film itself. Excellent job

Posted on November 29, 2005
- wiman

Very very nice!

Posted on November 29, 2005
- Rennstar

It was ok, i personally didnt find it funny but maybe thats just me. It had decent editing but the story was'nt really my thing but again the editing was decent.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- RapidDry

.... Could have been worse,,,nay....

Story.... 4.0 A bad day we've all had um .... nay...
Editing.. 4.0 A good job of editing.
Voices... 4.0 No but subs. carry this film just fine.
Sounds... 4.0 Was a five and then slipped halfway into the movie.
Lean..... 3.0 Comedy didn't tickle me much...sept the horse.

Final rating... 3.8 Some will be like me...other will love this film.

Posted on November 28, 2005

"your late penis breath" ROFL classic lines,that poor bloke,makes you really appreciate the good AND bad days you have,because tbh,no-ones life could be as bad as his LOL,fantastic stuff,i laughed from beginning to end!

Posted on November 28, 2005
- MattDavidT

Nicely done. Good use of the editing tools! I'm totally stealing some of your techniques!

I really dug the humor. I laughed, I cried. I laughed until I cried.
I did notice the car screw-up though...

Posted on November 28, 2005
- vzett90

setting: 4/5 nice screenwork. Just some hard cuts and a wrong car instead of the taxi in one scene
story: 5/5 nice idea for comedy. pretty cool with the idea of those nasty aliens
enjoyfactor: 5/5 I laughed about that. So it entertained me. Good job
sound: 5/5 without question. one of the best movie sounds I have heard, yet. Nice mix of ingame music and your creations. And perfect cuts. Very good!
atmosphere: 5/5 Sadly no full voiceover. But the atmosphere is great anyway. Just the right mix of perfect music and sounds.

result: 4.8 stars. WoW. This is a great movie. Everyone could watch it without any bad thinkings. Because it is great directed and has an wonderful atmosphere

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Buccura

Some of the most imaginative and creative editing I have ever seen. I am jealous! =)

A pretty funny movie, and someting that kinda makes you think "Least I'm not that guy" Heehee. Great origional music as well. A bit depressing though but, oh wells xD. Nice work!

Posted on November 28, 2005
- Nikle-dimus

not sure where that 2 star came from. Great film. WATCH THIS FILM.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- TomServo3k

"I'm saving up for shades THIS big"

Original... THEREFORE YOU GET A 5!!!

A nice refreshing editing job... The scene selection is very limited I know, but you can do whatever you want with them, this movie shows that. An example of this would be when the lead role falls out the window. Good work, keep it up

Posted on November 28, 2005
- coldCok

No comment

Posted on November 28, 2005
- vader

Great soundtrack, I had days like this :)

Posted on November 27, 2005
- karimdude

nice movie

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Dark_Mace

That was FAN-[wash your mouth out!]ing tastic, all my 5's are blong to this.
Nice use of the Voice emulation, fits in real well.....

great work. I really loved the editing...this is one of the first movies where ive seen a unique style of editing...i really loved the begining where his getting his clothes on...that was really awesome.

Great use of sound too....really helps the story...not sure how it would go without the sound.
And over all i really enjoed the pace of the story, it was well told, and not too broing with dragging on.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- stanmustdie

Love it!
Great job mate

Posted on November 27, 2005