Full Retaliatory Response
 
 
Studio: McCain
 
Review Count: 339
Average Rating: 4.78 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 10 minutes 3 seconds
 
Posted on: December 19, 2005
 
 
Film Description
In October of 1962, after reviewing newly acquired intelligence, President John F. Kennedy informed the world
that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, a mere 90 miles off the shores of Florida.
After weighing such options as an armed invasion of Cuba and air strikes against the missiles, Kennedy decided
on a less dangerous response. In addition to demanding that Russian Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev remove all the
missile bases and their deadly contents, Kennedy ordered a naval quarantine (blockade) of Cuba in order to
prevent Russian ships from bringing additional missiles and construction materials to the island. In response
to the American naval blockade, Premier Khrushchev authorized his Soviet field commanders in Cuba to launch
their tactical nuclear weapons if invaded by U.S. forces. Deadlocked in this manner, the two leaders of the world's
greatest nuclear superpowers stared each other down for seven days - until Khrushchev blinked. On October 28,
thinking better of prolonging his challenge to the United States, the Russian Premier conceded to President
Kennedy's demands by ordering all Soviet supply ships away from Cuban waters and agreeing to remove the missiles
from Cuba's mainland. After several days of teetering on the brink of nuclear holocaust, the world breathed a
sigh of relief.

So what if the missles were actually launched? What would have happened? How the world have been changed, and who
would have survived? Full Retaliatory Response is a movie about one man that survived the nuclear holocaust. This
is the first movie in a trilogy series that tells his story, and introduces the main character to the viewers.

NOTES: I spent some time researching this movie, and putting it together. The script came out perfect, however
when the script was moved to Post Production, it became plagued with several bugs that currently cause mass amounts
of frustration with The Movies Game. Sound looping bugs, blinking corpses, and lighting effects. For instance you
will notice in the cellar scenes that the lighting changes, and I shot all of those scenes with a more darker effect,
but Post Production decided to turn some of the lights back on. I even reshot the scenes again, hoping it would fix
this problem, but it just happened again. So rather than spend another two weeks of pulling my hair out, I decided
to go ahead, and release the movie.

All the custom sound effects, and historical sound clips are not copywriten. They are free to use by anyone. I hope
you enjoy the movie, and I look forward to reading all the constructive comments, and criticism from the
community here.

EDIT 2: The Radio broadcast by Moscow is the REAL version, it's a recording from that time period, when radio wasn't as clear as it is today. It was the best version I could find. I interviewed a few people that actually heard that broadcast, and listening to it, they said it reminded them of the first time they'd heard it, and it was still just as hard to understand now as it was then. :)

I also do plan to explain how the main characer didn't die from exposure to radiation in the next film.

Thank you everyone for the reviews! :)

Speical thanks goes out to [CoFR]Old Geezer for helping me find the information I needed to make this film, special thanks also goes out to [CoFR]eagle1_77375, and [CoFR]PuG_NaYshuS for giving me a hands on account of what it was like to live through the Cuban Missile Crisis, and how scary that time period was.
www.cofrbbs.net
 
Featured Reviews
- WesJanson

My faith that good movies are still being made is constantly being re-affirmed. This film completely engages the attention of the viewer with exactly the right things: and that�??s story pacing, characterization, and brilliant use of historical facts. I usually consider movies above eight minutes a gambit, since it takes strong qualities to keep the viewer�??s attention. And you, sir, had no problem keeping my attention from the beginning sequence to the last frame.

Kudos on your technical merits, despite the buggy post-production (and I applaud you for your valiant efforts in squashing those darn bugs!). Very, cleanly edited together �?? most impressive. The voice over was a bit sketchy at first, but quickly became solid and remained that way �??til the end. Another brilliant move is the appropriate usage of both broadcasts from the time period. Really sucked me into the moment.

The bomb sequence was riveting to watch. Although, the only thing I didn�??t care for was that �??electric shock�?? effect used for the decomposing bodies. It�??s a nitpick, since that�??s basically the only thing in this film I can knock against.

Speaking of sound, another kudos is warranted to the idea of letting your film be scored with silence. Silence is cheap, copyright-free, and is damn effective in this instance. It�??s very tempting to pepper a picture with music, rather than let the nuanced audio effects do the storytelling.

I�??m very much looking forward to part two. You�??ve definitely shown your stuff when it comes to effectively piecing a one-man-journey tale together.

Five stars. No question.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- animeabe

Great great movie. One of the first I was actually sad to see end. There are a couple things I would have liked to have seen but that stuff is personal preference.

JerseysRay is an idiot. The first thing that will make me dock a movie, ESPECIALLY one that is a narrative is if the VO isnt perfect. This one was, as it was very clear and said well, most you will hear volume issues and wind noises. Ray complained that there was a lack of emotion which makes me wonder if he actually watched the film from the begining. Its 2010 and the guy who has now had a really hard life is telling a story he probably told a 1000 times. If it was in the first person during that time then it would be a different story but the main character has been out of those events for nearly 50 years. Its funny how someone who doesnt have a studio can say it could have been done much much better, play the game then say that pfff

Anyway, really enjoyed it (I thought the siren noise and the speech were awesome) and I think, based upon whats in the top 25 and the quality of most on this site deserves to be number 1.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- lostwolfnesbit

Originality - ***** Excellent movie, great take on the post holocaust and even better take on the holocaust as it was happening.
Storyline - ***** Great story, great attempt at trying to explain what might've happened....
Dialogue - ***** Great dialogue, wonderful narration.
Special effects/sound effects - ***** Excellent editing, wonderfully done to show the victims of the nuclear explosions. I loved the authentic radio and television broadcasts. The way you showed the people being exposed to the holocaust was excellent.
Overall - ***** This was excellent, no doubt about it, my pick for TMO movie of the year so far.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Darthaidan1

A true masterpiece! You create a nice cirty-atmosphere followed by the horrifying bombing which u made very realistic! Even I got scared when the first one fell. Dark and real. Maybe wanna start your intonation a bit more lively in the beginning then making it grungier and grungier. Overall beautiful!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Ratonero

Excellent plot. Excellent idea. Excellent script. Excellent editing and voiceovers. With the limited resources of the game, and the usual bugs of post production, you've made an excellent movie. Please keep doing fims!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- capemedia

Fantastic well made movie, sets up a whole new series. You my friend have just been bookmarked, cannot wait for the next part. Well Done.

Posted on December 19, 2005
 
Reviews
- KaeptnWiglo

a very cool movie from 2005 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great storyline.... great work......

Gruss KW.

Posted on June 26, 2008
- Kit06

A very very good film.

Some part I found boaring but, this is something special...

Posted on June 8, 2008
- TFoster

A Powerful and Disturbing Account of What would of happened if a Nuclear Attack was Lanched on America, a superb movie, simply not using the expansion, a great, great movie

Thanks

TFoster

Posted on June 8, 2008
- Oznof

One of the most emotional movies I've seen on the Movies. Nice narrative voice, and special effects. Just enough action to not be a soap opra.
5*s. And I don't give everyone 5*'s. Visit Oznof and see my 40sec teaser COMPANY 154!

Thank you, Oznof p.s. ..more..more..more....

Posted on June 7, 2008
- lionchild

Very good!
Please rate my movies!

Posted on June 7, 2008
- bloodhound9

great movie hope to see more like this

Posted on March 6, 2008
- evil_kfinlay

Excellent. The only bad point I would mention would be that your voice droned on a bit, you COULD have added the voices of the time, but maybe that would have taken away the atmosphere. Other than that, a fine piece of work.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- Chris62

GOOD MOVIE
PLOT-5/5
VO'S-5/5
VERY GOOD WHAT IF.
THANKS FOR RATING GALAXY AT WAR KEEP FILMING.

Posted on November 28, 2007
- fortan60

how do you do this nice movie iam a rookie compared to you i need more detail on my movie like yours do

Posted on August 30, 2007
- StudioNorway

This movie is totaly my taste. I am so glad i saw it!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- kaosbouncer

i loved the VOS, the storyline, the special effects. this is an excellent movie!

Posted on February 9, 2007
- smidge1

alot of effort has gone into this well done!try my wildwood trailor and my new movie , 'the haunting' to be realesed sooon. amazing radiation effects. makes you think dosent it?

Posted on January 24, 2007
- jxhogan

From reading the previous reviews, I think it has all been said. Sir, you are a genius. Not one of those that mindless media types refer to on a daily basis, but a man with truly special abilities.

Thanks, and please, please do continue.

Posted on January 23, 2007
- KingPenguin

Good, a fun alternate history film.

Posted on December 25, 2006
- Rik_Vargard

Wow that was a great story, and a great voice! :)
I'm curious to see what happens next, but this wab great! Also good job on prop use! :)

Posted on December 7, 2006
- Andy_inc

Full Retaliatory Response is a well-written and superbly crafted film. The movie had all the elements from that time period, and really made me feel like I was in the 60's, especially with that radio broadcast. Elliminating those stupid bugs was also another bonus, and your hard work and effort really showed up in this movie. Fantastic work, keep it up!

Posted on November 22, 2006
- somekindamovie

A slowly told story that keeps the viewer watching from the beginning to the end. Effective voice-acting helps making it even more exciting. Not even the bugs in the post-production could ruin this movie.

Posted on October 13, 2006
- Crazybaseballdude12

Good movie! Please rate my short movies "Alien Under My Bed" and "Die On Me"

Posted on September 29, 2006
- LauraJSoffe

Fantastic movie.

I can't wait to see the next part

Posted on August 29, 2006
- Farquad

Very original and intense movie. The sory and the plot were superb. Great realization, congratulations!!!

Posted on August 23, 2006
- wazmaster5794

An utterly amazing and stunning film that had me begging for more all the time.
Although you said that the glitches were almost unbearable, I didnt seem bothered by any of them. And nice work with set dressings and the radio broadcast!!

But 1 tiny thing: When the guy was buriyng the other bum guy, i thought that the camera location was a little iffy, since i didnt notice them until 3/4 thru the scene

BUT GREAT GREAT JOB!!!
98/100
!!!!!!!!!! Grade: A!!!!!!!

Posted on August 11, 2006
- First_Demand_Productions

Quite impressive, especially since it's not a S&E film

Posted on August 3, 2006
- PearsonHouse

Great movie, liked the VO �?�(�?�¿�?�)�?�

Posted on July 31, 2006
- hcir87

good movie

Posted on July 28, 2006
- hreynold02

A very well polished film. However, there is always room for improvement. I do have some advice about narration and writing. The first rule of filmmaking is the same for writing stories: show, don't tell. For example, when your character steps out in a police uniform and alludes to the force he doesn't need to go on and say "by the way, I'm a police officer." The audience can see that he is talking about a police force and he has just stepped out in uniform, so it is already clear what his job is. Try to balance your narration with visual elements, even though it's The Movies and you can't always show exactly what you want. Sometimes a little music and activity can portray what is going through a character's head more deeply than simply telling it like it is.

Posted on July 18, 2006
- sidy

great original movie! i enjoyed!

Posted on July 8, 2006
- HARLEQ

This was really good, not the most original plot but executed really well. The only thing I didnt like was the odd noise when people turned into skellies, not sure what that noise was suposed to be but I suppose there had to be some kind of effect. But even so, this didnt distract from the movie at all. Nicely paced and got into the character nicely, voice overs were very clear and all the volumes were right. I found this movie because I liked your constructive review of someone elses so I thought Id check you out, glad I did, good work.
Full marks for that man.

Please check out my first serious attempt at moviemakin http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/90136

Posted on June 21, 2006
- Ticklish

This film was amazing man and thank you for your review on my film Platoon 49 it helped me out alot thanks.

Posted on June 20, 2006
- WishfullThinker

Editing :4/4 - Good job on the editing, of course with only one main character throughout most of the movie, editing is pretty easy.
Dialogue : 3/3 - Voice overs were good, a little soft, but still understandable.
Plot/Originality : 4/5 - Original, The plot was a basic survival plot. However the character didn't really seam to change or grow during the ordeal, at least not from what I could tell. For this type of movie, characterization plays an important part and a bit of growth would have made this movie really good.
Entertainment : 4/5 - Survival movie just have never been my cup of tea. This one was still well done.
Music/Sound : 1/3 - No music, A little mood music could have really helped this movie.
Total : 16/20 - 4 stars - Good job

Posted on June 20, 2006
- SCORPIO1018

omg, what an effort this movie must have been? everything, simply everything you can put in such a piece of visuality adds up to this epic encounter ;) enjoyable, never boring 10mins - keep it up

Posted on June 13, 2006
- bisonhead

wow that was superb, really great all the way through and the radio recordings were a master stroke! If i could give it 6 stars I would

Posted on June 5, 2006
- Ripper40

Simply amazing, your movie has touched me in the way that it was really..perfectly made...I found no errors and any "Glitches" I look forward to your next movie.

Posted on May 26, 2006
- alexmex

what a movie, editing is perfect, sound beautiful, dubbing excellent,original and genial some effect like the time after the bomb...i look forward for the sequel...

Posted on May 18, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent Movie...
Film on!!!

Posted on April 22, 2006
- moviemakR

Very good movie.Great VO and editing.But it was so drawn out that I started to lose intrest.

Posted on April 18, 2006
- tygertwo

Absolutely wonderful movie my friend. Narratives, I agree, don't usually go over that well, for various reasons. This one however was perfect. I mean perfect.

The shooting and editing were spot on. The transformations to corpses really impressed me. They were flawless.

If you find time please review my latest.
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/72785

Posted on April 14, 2006
- 859

One of my favorites

Posted on April 10, 2006
- ZCK_legend

This should be a hot pick...this is too good for my rating...you need to get this movie notided...Ill tell you what..Ill bookmark it.

Posted on April 8, 2006
- ElizabethSusan

Fantastic plot and editing, VO are amazing, love the tv effect. Amazing job and I highly recomend this movie! You are a great voice actor, if you ever need VO help look me up. You've got some amazing vision my friend

Posted on April 6, 2006
- the_richman

Perfect action movie! GREAT! Liked it! That was very well done! Please take a look at my movie!

Posted on March 26, 2006
- madgoat

Very good! I think it would have been a much more entertaining movie, if it wasn't in the narrative. It makes me wonder, why would I want to watch the next part of it? It doesn't seem as if anything will happen. If it was in 3rd person, it could be much more intense, or perhaps a movie in 2nd person would bring the most intensity. Huh. Great movie though, definitely, it seemed just about as real as you can get in on The Movies.

Posted on March 25, 2006
- Camira

Excellent! Originality +1. Great use of sound. I usuallydon't like 'To be continued' but I will keep my eyes peeled for the next one.

Posted on March 21, 2006
- MFK88

great

Posted on March 12, 2006
- Abrey

That was a very good moive.The sound effects were great.

Posted on March 9, 2006
- holdmykidney

Excellent film - great use of scenes and costumes. Particularly like the historical audio clips - gave the film a real authenticity.

Editing was sharp and well paced, although you didn't quite seem to know what to do with the character during the lengthy radio clips.

Highly recommended

(via Review Trader)

Posted on March 9, 2006
- deenswe2003

great movie on a serious subject

Posted on March 8, 2006
- JJpp

This movie was so good and perfect there is very little I can say apart from the maker is an insperation to all movie makers. It reminded me very much of "when the wind blows".

Posted on March 4, 2006
- tmphanton

cant wait to see more of the story please let me know when this happens thanks

Posted on March 3, 2006
- kevinduh

Such a coincidence that we've brushed over this in english class. Thanks for the homework help ;). Is this on the charts? It has a great rating...

Posted on February 25, 2006
- Petreak

That was very well done. Great voice over work. The editing was fantastic and a very good story. I look forward to the next part.

Posted on February 25, 2006
- maggot

i cant reallt say anything else than this movie deserves to be #1 !

Posted on February 16, 2006
- Morgan_Hearst

A well crafted and thought provoking film.

Posted on February 14, 2006
- Medic911

bravo
3 star scrip with total portrayal of a history that could have been, awesome
2 star production with wonderful voices and 100% well placed and time audio clips from the time. there is not 1 thing i could do or suggest to make this better.

Posted on February 11, 2006
- cooltrip71

usually don't sit through 10 min Movies movies. excellent narration VO. excellent sound editing. good what if story.

Posted on February 10, 2006
- dgoff

not bad, good story, nice twists, look forward to seing more of your films

Posted on February 9, 2006
- Svenskicorp

An amazing masterpiece of a movie. Solid storyline, editing and oozing quality from every frame.
You obviously spent a lot of time and effort on this movie. Fantastic work.

Posted on February 8, 2006
- Fischii

good movie

Posted on February 7, 2006
- EalingDJ

This is a masterpiece. 5 stars for the sound/special effects and their implementation, the story and the wonderful evocation of the time period covered

Posted on February 5, 2006
- Michanist

Good movie, the plot was really well-thought and the VO was great as well as the explosion effects, but I had the feeling you could told it in less time.

Posted on February 3, 2006
- Le_Six

I am amazed by this masterpiece. Why didn't I find it sooner? You have it all going here: great voice acting, a wonderfully crafted script, fantastic character development, ... It is too bad that you have had to release it with the bugs (even though I probably wouldn't have noticed some of them), since you put so much hard work and effort in it. Bookmarked!

Posted on February 3, 2006
- lohrj

Hard to give this less than five stars if I tried, a great film from all aspects. Frightfully cool special effects on the victims of the nuclear blast!

Posted on February 2, 2006
- Mr_Smash

Wouldn't usually be my kind of movie, but I really enjoyed that. VO was super, and the transformations, while kind of campy in places, were well done. Excellent!

Posted on February 1, 2006
- FraasMovies

Great work!

Posted on January 30, 2006
- sarbonn

Great usage of the software to make this movie, including some innovative usage of outside materials.

Posted on January 29, 2006
- Balinas00

Great film , I loved the historical aspect...

Posted on January 26, 2006
- dabnorfish

A well thought out and well scripted piece. I recently marked down a film for overuse of first person voiceover, but this piece shows it works. The voiceover does not replace the visuals, rather complements and enhances them. The desolation of the post-holocaust world comes across well. Nice use of original broadcasts too. First time I've heard that in a film on here.

Posted on January 25, 2006
- Migaloo

Excellent character development, excellent script and vo, well crafted editing. From idea to end result, a five star movie.

Posted on January 25, 2006
- Ator3098

This movie is pretty much perfect (except for the bugs with Post Production you mentioned). Excellent voice acting, excellent script, excellent editing, pretty much excellent everything. Amazing job!

Posted on January 24, 2006
- Mylantus

I really liked it. I'm an alternate history buff, and the holocaust scenario you provided was expertly crafted. The nuclear flash effect were superb, and the sound effects were quite well done. THis is a good movie, and I am looking forward to part 2.

Posted on January 23, 2006
- Spooky

Does anybody know when part 2 will be released.
Awesome movie, I hope when I get my copy of TM that my movies are going to be half as good as this one.
Keep up the good work.
I enjoy it.

Posted on January 23, 2006
- Bobmomento

very well done and thought out great job!

Posted on January 22, 2006
- Ante91

Very very good voices! Good work it's a very good movie with a very good story!
I say like the others this is a 5 star movie! Very cool transformations!
One of the best movies i've ever seen on TMO :D

Posted on January 22, 2006
- rharnaga

Well done movie. Old man voice actor a little bit bland on opening monologue, in fact, you should mix monologue with actual voice acting to spice it up a bit. Sound sync seems off. Reacts too quickly to "retalitory response" quote. "High speed chases" clip was over already before narator mentioned it.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- anbeck

I could not anything that hasn't been said already. So I just say: well done.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Kitch88

This is gotta be the best film on this entire website. Simply so well done. Excelent dialogue,excelent script, excelent everything. The bugs are only apparrent if you are looking for them, and when you are so engrossed into a simply superb story line you are hard pressed to see the bugs. The monologue remindinded me of Bruce Willis...

Conclusion: Well put together, super dialogue and effects. Top Notch

Posted on January 18, 2006
- skarsten

No comment

Posted on January 18, 2006
- bigword

Really Good. The best I've seen yet I think. This raises my expectations of movies. The effects were well done, story line good. It also reminds me of the limitations and bugs. Im looking forward to the next installment

Posted on January 17, 2006
- Angelo_Santino

Very good overall. Good voice acting, good editing, (though the shot of people screaming at the atomic blast could have been cut tighter, I think, and I don't think the electric shock sound effect was unnecessary during the burn squence) and good pacing as well. The "to be continued" at the end took me by surprise, as this very well could stand on it's own as a single movie, the classic cautionary tale of nuclear warfare and a story of what could have happened during those fateful moments.

Posted on January 16, 2006
- JJPATEL

This is pure movie-magic material. I won't pretend to be a movie critic and type what other people must of type like an essay but all I say is I have bookmared your studio page and look forward to your other movies.

Posted on January 16, 2006
- Elemonkey

This was a great movie. I loved every thing about it. Great job!

Posted on January 16, 2006
- Bluhm

Beautiful... Historically acurate as well, or so I might say... Anyway, I really am curious to what will come next. Five*

Posted on January 15, 2006
- tigereyes

i liked it alot, more than i thought i would

Posted on January 15, 2006
- gravexrob

No comment

Posted on January 15, 2006
- conxroxs

In the words of Sharon Osbourne: fabulous!

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Bennettl

Excellent movie

Posted on January 15, 2006
- DocWatson

No comment

Posted on January 14, 2006
- Gigantic_Chicken

That was one of the best movies ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THe story was brilliant, involving politics and war, and so was the fact that there was only one main character.

Posted on January 14, 2006
- sirzack007

A master peice of storytelling followed some of the best editing in any movie. The voiceovers in this movie is top notch. You really need to make another movie soon

Posted on January 13, 2006
- steelcity4eva

The best film I've seen on the site. I usually give a short review but hell, I can't think of anything to say. 5 of 5.

Posted on January 13, 2006
- Dale527

Excellent Excellent movie!! Everything about this movie blew me away.I read one of your reviews saying how you should go into scriptwriting and I strongly agree cause you are very very talented!
I am really looking forward to your future movies!
It would be great if you could take A look at mine too though there not quiet up to this standard! Well done! x

Posted on January 13, 2006
- LightsCameraSkitz13

Great movie I give it 6 out of 5. This is better than some movies that I have seen in the theatres, and not the stupid bad movies I meen the good ones. You know if you arnt already in script writing you might want to look into it, becuase this was the best dialog i have every heard, it even beats dialog from real movies

Posted on January 11, 2006
- Transmography

A good movie , very well done, skipped over it once because of length , glad i took the time, its well worth watching

Posted on January 11, 2006
- Diesel3009

Genius! Well done.. Im kinda speechless and it makes me think.... Maybe thats what you were hoping for....

Posted on January 10, 2006
- Humdogma

Duration was the only thing I didn't like about the film. It might have been better had you turned it into 2 films and serialised it to make it shorter viewing.

Posted on January 10, 2006
- VALTHARIUS

A very well done movie with historical references that are well documented. I enjoy a movie that offers the watcher a "what if" scenario. You really made this one work. The narration was very well done, the editing was solid, the plot line carried out to perfection and the sound effects (radio, sirens, etc...) were astonishing. All I can say is that this is a masterpiece and I am looking forward to Part II of this series. Keep up the great work! You'll get my 5 stars and the "Valtharius the Mad Enjoys A Good Holocaust" Award.

Posted on January 9, 2006
- Juret

This was indeed a great movie. It could maybe be cut down here and there, like when the bomb goes off and during the russian broadcast and places like that.

Its daring to make a flick totally without any music. First i was disturbed by the fact that you didnt use any music to help your story be interested to the viewer, but in the end i understand that maybe it could had destroyed the story too. I still think it could be better with some music, but i guess you have to choose carefully and work hard to get it right.

Im impressed by the setting, the reserarch, the script and the VO, this would easily have been a masterpiece if the things i pointed at was corrected!!!

Posted on January 9, 2006
- EdwardJamesOlmos

Stupid.


Thats what you are if you don't like this film. Please rate mine "Strangers In The Night" and I use copyrighted material WITH PERMISSION

Posted on January 8, 2006
- rjb2112

Pure Genius!

Posted on January 8, 2006
- FrostRaven3789

This film is brilliant, seeing the victims turn from normal, to sick looking, then directly to skeletons was very eerie, then those siren noises were very creepy as well. The VO was great, amazing movie.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- Simfilms

One word sums this up and thats amazing. Well done.
Please rate back

Posted on January 8, 2006
- Koreom

Ok, I don't like those endless monologues.It may deep, it may be a very good story, but it was just too boring for me. But really nice editing

Posted on January 8, 2006
- abaris11

An ambitious project and very good realised. I noticed a few problems though. Foremost the use of panic scenes during the alarm. You should have sticked with the cars in a jam, the people staring into the heaven and the officers. The panic scenes are ruining the atmosphere, they're ruining every serious effort in my opinion, cause they are premade in a totally ridiculous fashion.

Another problem I don't blame you for is the absence of lighting effects. They aren't in the game and so your transformation from human to skeleton doesn't look all too realistic. I have faced that problem in one of my movies too.

Otherwise I would hope to see more films like that with an ambitious plot, good VOs and nearly perfect cuts.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- daredevil_can

Great movie. I didn't know you could survive a nuclear bomb in a cellar [the blast and the radioactive fallout].

Posted on January 8, 2006
- AJR

Amamzing! you have certainly put a whole different view on the cubian missile crisis is the missles had been launched, can't wait to the see the next movie (It was really worth is to get the two broadcasts.

Bravo good man

Posted on January 7, 2006
- MattBOM

Very good film. Great story, great scene selection, good costumes, good effects, but the main VO started to grate towards the end, so....

Posted on January 7, 2006
- TerryWater

The film has got very good. But also very much traurig.Mach however far so. Perhaps demnöcht comes more about story. Or also something else.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- hutchim

Superb. I have studied the cuban missile crisis and the use of archive sound etc was great!
Your knowledge of physics isn't great is it? you can't be knocked into a cellar by a nuclear bomb...
and the radiation would be lethal... for 100's of years!

All the same pretty good.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- a6h1nav

Excellent. Done to a very high standard. You obviously put alot of effort into this and deserve alot of credit. If I was to pick out one flaw, it did seem a tiny bit too long, but on the whole superb.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- deanco

The featured reviews say all I want to say about this excellent film, but I'd like to add that the author makes good use of the scenes that came with the game to tell his story. The action and narrative is almost always spot on. Worth a watch.

Posted on January 5, 2006
- movierater100

No comment

Posted on January 5, 2006
- Delta0ne

Wow...

I would say more but my words won't give that justice

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Kevirus

Everything I loved about this movie has been said many, many times, so I'll keep it short. This is a masterpiece of a movie and should be used as an example for all aspiring movie creators.

Outstanding job.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Joetom

No comment

Posted on January 4, 2006
- WPoe

Very well done, but overly long, with some very tedious scenes stretched throughout.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- KENKIRA

I review as I go, bare with me.

The fan fare is starting to get a little overplayed on Movies. The VO's are decent but if you're going to have an old man, do try to make him sound somewhat old. It's hard to take a speech from Kennedy serious when I'm watching a man pace in his underwear.

The story was well thought out and the scenes were used their full capacity. I'd maybe add just a tad more emotion to the storytellers voice though.

All in all, I look forward to seeing more.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Nigel_Rowe

Overall, I found this a well put together movie, with excellent voice acting and a good use to cutting the scenes for good effect. I do admit to getting a little bit bored with the narrative occasionally, hence the 4 stars.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- ranger21

excellent voice overs and sound effects used trhoughout, the siren is really emotive and grabs audience. maybe you could have mixed the dialogue more with direct speech as well as the monologue. this would help create a greater interest in the audio and get over the more important aspects of the story.

overall an excellent narrative and does what a lot of great films do contain an element of truth and create your own unique fantasy around it. well done!

Posted on January 3, 2006
- antoinetardif

of course five stars!!

Posted on January 3, 2006
- Rari001

The same like iimarkman said.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- Prinzess

I found this to be a great movie.
Liked the added effects. The VO's were fine for the way this movie was made :)

Posted on January 3, 2006
- atlantisian

OUR CITIZEN KANE! Voice was good. Keep them coming. This one ranks.

Posted on January 2, 2006
- jjmarkman

Very professionally made, but a snoozefest!

Posted on January 2, 2006
- JohnRAndrew

Excellent job! Great movie.

Posted on January 2, 2006
- cathyslove

What a movie! This has to be one of the best movies I've seen. Super Idea! What a script! I loved The people turning into skeletons. The title is perfect for movie. I can't wait for Part 2!

Posted on January 2, 2006
- S0LO

Perfect...just perfect! You really know how to make us feel sorry for that guy!

I can hardly wait for the sequel :).

Posted on January 2, 2006
- tommytko

This movie should be #1 in this Cat. Great Job!!!!!!

Posted on January 2, 2006
- Ordomalleus

Amazing movie, story and VO. I don't have anything bad to say at all. You deserve every star.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Sensa

That movie was absolutly gripping,i was totally sucked in. There are some real hollywood moments there i.e
all i found that day was silence and it was deafining!!!

Excellent.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Zannder

Good= The story and execution of the script were well done.

Bad= You might try adding a little more emotion to the narrative. The narrator sounds very bored and thus fails to evoke as much emotion from the viewer as it potentially could evoke. The addition of carefully selected music would also give the movie even more atmosphere and emotional weight.

This movie ultimately left me curious as to how the story progresses from its current point. Is a sequel in the works?

Posted on January 1, 2006
- pwflannery

Great story, good atmospherics, waaay too long and I found the v/o really dull (sorry)
The tv clippings were a good idea and the whole post apocalypse thing was well made considering the limitations of the game.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- warpedrevolution

THAT WAS AWESOME! Strong storyline, it was great.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- Sphinx86

Since I really like history, you had me interested when I read the the description. The detonation of the bomb did send chills down my spine, which I figure would do to anyone. The radio and TV clippings were awesome. The only thing that I didn't like, and I know you said you were going to explain it in the next film, was his survival in that cellar, which I'm not sure if it is possible, and his walking around a city covered in a radioactive fallout. Music could have also helped it a bit.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- ps2folife

Needs to be in the movies. Needs to be in the movies or an video!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on December 30, 2005
- HellFire97

the closest to perfection i have seen, cant w8 for the rest of the story to unfold

Posted on December 30, 2005
- ironmaiden152

1 word awsome! this was cool i felt sorry for the poor guy lol great voice acting truly well done

Posted on December 30, 2005
- KaleeTomey

Great Movie! Wish I made it! LOL You Rock!

Posted on December 30, 2005
- THROWAXE

Man, that was plainly awesome. Fantastic mood, great effects (the skeletons), good sounds (that sirene went to the bone) and even blinking corpses (I'm sorry, just kidding, I feel your pain with post production) Perhaps some subtitles, even if it was only for the radio broadcasts) and the last part was a bit long winded. It still amazes me what can be achieved with The Movies and some creativity. Excellent work. Keep it up.

Posted on December 30, 2005
- michael_allen1

Wow, this is a brilliant movie, one of the best I have seen so far! Excellent introduction to the series. Brilliant voice-overs. I'm hanging on for part 2:)

Posted on December 30, 2005
- DARKELFWSV

Good narration and good Cuts, really likes the radio use, gave 4 stars would be 5 star if it had music

Posted on December 30, 2005
- Michael-Vogt

No comment

Posted on December 30, 2005
- echo789

nothing less than awesome. VO's were absolutely spot-on, as were all the sound effects.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Alowan

super... great touch on history... love the radio spot...

Posted on December 29, 2005
- vma

excellent storyline/plot and brilliant editing and voice overs this is a masterpeice that should be number 1 u should win an award for this it was truly awsome

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Cult_Inc

That was fantastic. Editing was great, voiceover was superb, story was interesting. Use of stock audio on the tv was another high point. As was the bomb effect (considering the limitations of the software, it was superb).

You mention the 'blinking corpse' bug. I liked that effect, it was as if she was just too weak to move from radiation sickness, life slowly drifting away.

A brilliantly made and chilling reminder of what could have been.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- BLUEBALLS

lacked pace, i found it hard to remain interested

Posted on December 29, 2005
- biggsxy42

everything was on point in this movie.you may be too advanced for this program lol.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- shaokhan06

That Was Great Man Can't Wait For Part 2

Posted on December 29, 2005
- coldblood867

No comment

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Meowan

wow!

Please watch my new movie "Die Verwandlung" :)

Posted on December 29, 2005
- drucifer67

This little gem should probably rate a full five stars...and believe me, it pains me to take anything at all away from it. This is a very highly creative piece of work that suffers only in one area, but as badly as I hate to do so, I must reserve that fifth star for the film that eventually gets every detail just right.

Technically, I'm wowed. Great edits--the effect of people being "nuked" was very well done in particular. Very solid use of the available scenes, actors, and costumes to paint a vivid picture.

Pacing is excellent. A nice round backstory brought to sudden shocking climax, and a well-done portrayal of the personal struggles that followed.

The use of actual sound clips from the period lends the film an air of authenticity, and there's a bonus clap-on-the-back for doing your homework and the effort it must have taken to research and locate those sound bytes. Nicely done.

There is only one area that I felt could have stood to be improved, and that was the voice acting. The VO carries a sort of film noir attitude that fits the mood of the opening scenes--waking up, just another day, etc. but falls short of being appropriate for the more shocking/thrilling sequences later in the film--although I cannot guess whether this is a flaw in design or execution. A little more effort could have been applied to the voice work.

At any rate, a top-drawer piece of work that only falls short of that fifth star because there is hope that somewhere out there is a film without flaw. Kudos to you for your diligence and creativity, and I look forward to seeing more films from this studio in the future.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Chrysoula

I'm going to give feedback regardless of the medium you're using to tell the story, rather than offering an inflated score to encourage a mediocre artist in a young art form. That means you don't get a five, you don't get a four. You get a three. A real world 3, a 3 with potential.

I really appreciated the visual tricks you used. However, the voice acting was flat and emotionless, more like a recitation than somebody sharing some of the most exciting events of their life. Also, the writing of the voice script was off. It really felt padded, and I'm not sure if you wrote the padding to match the video, or assembled the video to match the script. In any case, I feel like the story would have had a lot more punch if it had been 7 or 8 minutes rtaher than 10. I also suggest more emotion for the voice acting.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- FoxDirector

This is the type of moive I want to make. It's excellent. Can't wait for the next installment.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Slash316

Wow, really well thought out and great research! A great film to watch.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- FlamingLips1

Amazing! You should write a book! The fact that it is a tad historical makes it so much better! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- supercozz

This was great! Very creative use of The Movies. definately one of the best i've seen

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Jenniza

Great movie. Excellent story and editing. Fantastic VO. Great scenes and activity to signify a terrifying alternate reality. Great dubbing in of the TV presidential speech. Great lighting and camera use. Good costumes.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Gtgoskate

I thout this will be a big time for months,cant wait to see the next part,And HOW did you get those back drops,sounds and props i just want to know but anyways A Great movie,If you get a chance cheack out my movies i would like your apinion on them,Great movie!!!!! *****

Posted on December 28, 2005
- RANDYEISCHER

No comment

Posted on December 28, 2005
- patricktatum

Great! Can't wait for more.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- JoeMomma

Amazing movie! u sound so professional! ignore what Preston22 says. I think that is the most amazing movie i have ever seen and i am very excited for Part 2! Bravo!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- JewSoldier4Life

great first part!! can't wait for the second part.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Preston22

Great plot. Great idea. Great script. Great execution. Horribly boring voiceover. I mean I wouldn't expect professional sounding voiceovers, but it really sounds as if the person doing them is bored with it. There is absolutely no emotion, some of the words are slightly mumbled and it just comes close to ruining the movie. However, the movie itself is pure gold. Everything is executed brilliantly. The sounds are authentic and true, adding to the realism present. I absolutely loved how much this film relates to real life. Great Job!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- johnlace

Fashankin...

Posted on December 28, 2005
- zackmoo

absolutly amazing film the imagary the carachters and the storyline were absolutly amazing. iloved it i got really into it and felt sorry for the character and i thought that when the bombs hit you could have made the lighting slightly darker that would have made it even better.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- lolloler

Perfect movie, great job!
I wait for part 2...

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Tanvaras

Damn, powerful movie!

Great job, I be looking for the next part.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Tommy90

I don`t like it!
SORRY!!!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- blackcat_1007

Ace of spades baby

Posted on December 28, 2005
- HDunker

This is brilliant. Can't wait for the next part.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- TheWolfska

Outstanding, my favorite movie so far bar none. In my opinion everything was perfect,perfect,perfect. What more can I say? Standing ovation for a job well done. Bravo

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Paddeo13

Should be on first place! =)

Posted on December 28, 2005
- steve117

Dude

Posted on December 28, 2005
- northmeister

Very well done story. Alternative history/future timeline. What if Kennedy or both Bobby and President Kennedy had not saved the country? Thank God they were in charge and not President Bush's neo-con war mongers, we'd end up with what you present. Cooler heads and nobler minds prevailed thank God.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- GlenSkunk

An absolutely stunning movie, truly captures the shock and horror of that time period, exploring a historical "what-if" to devastating effect. The voiceover seemed a bit unemotional, as had been said before, but in terms of the story it makes sense - not so much because he's told it a lot before, but because he HASN'T told it before - having so much time to internalize it, you begin to get used to it - such memories can deaden you. A very interesting look at the entire issue, and it truly captures the fear and horror of the day with incredible accuracy. The scenes involving the ripping of flesh off the body was especially gruesome, and especially good considering the limitations of the game. A custom sound of sizzling might have fit in better with it, however, but on the whole it could have been much worse.

On the whole, it's a gripping panorama of events, brilliantly crafted and researched, and a movie that truly showcases the best that The Movies can make. I think that if anything needs improving, it's The Movies itself - where's the "fade-to-white" effects for that sucker? Might have helped the atomic detonation sequence a lot...

I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone who is interested in The Movies. It is a must-watch film - period!

Posted on December 27, 2005
- Jordan_P

Far better than any of the top 5, including all those Kong movies. One of the best ive seen. The story was superbly narrated and the editing was fantastic. Really, really good movie. Can't wait for the sequel.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- corinthian

Friggin' amazing.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- kuroken

Can't really say anything that hasn't been said already - it's a powerful, well-written, well-executed tale. You deserve all of the accolades that this flick has been getting, and then some...if I could turn the volume on the star-o-meter up to 11, I'd crank that sucker up, but as it stands, 5 stars and congratulations are the best I can give.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- greven23

really good

Posted on December 27, 2005
- GJCA

The best I've ever seen!

Posted on December 27, 2005
- thecastle3

suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupppperrrrr a realy gooooooood movie.


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Posted on December 27, 2005
- Dallas45m

No comment

Posted on December 27, 2005
- Wundabaum

No comment

Posted on December 26, 2005
- HowlingBanni

Excellent. A truly gripping story. Well edited, and the narration works nicely. Can't wait for the next part.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- lslillen

great movie
i did rely understand the meaning of this movie. great directions and scens

Posted on December 26, 2005
- cerwyngilasbey

Bravo. I am new to the movies, this clearly shows what is capable of what to do with this game .... I too am desperatly awaiting the continuation of the film. I also agree that you shall be applauded for the use of naration over the use musical score. Vey Well done in deed

Posted on December 26, 2005
- JcXStudios

Great!

Posted on December 26, 2005
- GilGalvanti

Awesome movie, good voiceover, good story, good everything. Great job.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- smokeycat

Great job! Use of sets and scenes was outsatnding... So was set dressing... Voice over narrative worked nicely. Good pacing. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- CrystalEyez

It has a tremendous story. I actually watched it twice, and that's the first time here. Good use of PP and the fx is terrific. The VO represented the attitude of the character perfectly.

Great one.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- _Olga_

speechless...

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Devillist

Great job

Posted on December 26, 2005
- MarKossBG

Truly fantastic...

Posted on December 26, 2005
- gummer

Wow. Incredible movie, it has every right to be in the top 10. Unlike some other films *cough*come on*cough*

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Cheeseman167

Wow, incredible film. I'm looking through this for the IPG nominations McCain, and this easily puts you into the finals. The editing, the VO's, the story was all so incredible. Congrats on the success of this film and good luck with Part Two.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- JBlackrose

No comment

Posted on December 25, 2005
- DmenX3

Goo.....Too good...*grin*

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Robduder

An absolute masterpiece, one of the best films on TM!! Can't wait to see the sequel!!

Posted on December 25, 2005
- darkstar13601

Bravo!! gret vos and edits, Thought it was amazing.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- BEDGE

Unbelievible. this movie scared me. amasign voice-overs and beautiful editing. Make that sequeal soon.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Apokalupsis

Enjoyed the story, look forward to your sequels! :)

Posted on December 25, 2005
- sarek13

Great

Posted on December 25, 2005
- KingKill333

a great plot andy a good choice of scenes and cut to presented it. a good sequel to ,,the day after".

Posted on December 25, 2005
- danbo1

Very good, must have taken ages to make.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- patrick_wolf

Wow, that must have taken a long time.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Vladimir375

Very nice voiceovers!!!!!!!

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Huttonmovies

everyone has already said why this is good and I agree. You put the power of TM to its best use well done.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- riksmiff

What can I say that hasn't already been said - Bravo !

Posted on December 24, 2005
- blacktest

whens the sequl that was true movie class

Posted on December 24, 2005
- shamsael

Very nice "What If" movie.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Rufus1337

Starts a little slow and its a shame the russian annoncement is a little too degraded to hear but by the end I was interested to see the next episode. Another problem is that I couldn't help but feel I would rather have seen a dramatisation of what really happend as opposed to a fictional story. Still good though.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Dimou

Fantastic story, can't wait to see the next one.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- crayon43

post production was weak, narrative annoyed me, i could barely stand to watch this!

Posted on December 24, 2005
- mike4444

Not to be negitive but it needs a better voice the voice bored me it was plain and dead

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Pezzapoo

Great movie, very well scripted and excellent narrative. Top marks.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Bronsonmcsmash

Awsome

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Streberking

without the post-production-bugs it would be a perfect movie.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- dpchrist26

Dammn!! You Be Groovy! 6* stars from me!! Everything was great.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- deegabby

Excellent..........The script is amazing, it shows how important the script is, without no music score, the story still kept you glue to the movie. Simply Amazing, 100 KUDOS to you. There are many more superlertives to give, but I think you get the point. Excuse me if I spelled "superlertives" incorrect, too lazy to look it up. Bravo..........

Posted on December 23, 2005
- FAHornet125

My God...EXCELLENT! An absolute masterpiece. Usually long movies bore me but this was amazing. It raises a serious what if question. This movie could be used to show the horror that nuclear weapons can bring. If used the right way you could move entire cities and show them what nuclear bombs can create.



The technical use of scenes is absolutely superb and special effects stunning. The radiation effect on the people changing to skeletons was cool and original. McCain is an absolute master at utilizing technology. This critic can tell the he has done much research on the topic and that makes for an even better movie.


This movie is the best I have seen. Put the next one at as soon as you.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- junkdog225

Perfect!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- edwartchen

best film ever

Posted on December 23, 2005
- biggstrek

No comment

Posted on December 23, 2005
- blackhazestudios

that was awesome, great movie good voiceover, and a good story it well deserves 5 star.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- centre_stage

Despite the glitches this was a really great movie I look forward to the next installments. Nothing I couldn't say that anything was wrong with this movie.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Luna-Vision

Amazing attention to detail! This movie's story is great and in my opinion is one of the best (if not the best) script featured by TMO. Great work, you can tell you put alot of time into this film. Dialog was done very well too!

-Lunar

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Speilburger

Excellent! I read your synopsis and foolishly thought that this was going to be a boring old history film, but decided to take a look seeing as it had 5 stars and this film doesn't deserve anything less! An excellent plot and idea. Though this film definetly reminds nme of 'War Of the Worlds (2005)', except without the aliens and Cuban Missile Crisis Scenario. That is probably why I enjoyed it so much. WOTW was definetly one of my favourite films of the past year. Anyway, before I start to rant about WOTW. I just want to say that you've done an excellent job and I am dying to see the next part of this movie!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- TimBurtonFan

Excellent plot and a well done movie.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- smgluver627

Wow a really good film. Should be top on the site! Some nice work from this studio!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Sevenhertz

Had me hooked from the start to end. Great script, great story, more more more!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Fortunato

Very impressively put together. Clever usage of some of the more mundane scenes from The Movies to meld your story together works nicely. My only minor criticism was a use of perhaps too many fades but, still, this was really good work.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- black_n_blue

The best movie iv seen great story.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Outsider1580

Very good everyone else said it all!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- pjone88

Very nice!! cant wait for the next one

Posted on December 22, 2005
- dh216832

Very well produced. I watched before reading the about and I simply could not get beyond how the heck he wasn't puking, bleeding and dying in that basement. Kinda blew it for me. I know you'll explain later and I'll watch the next one.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- SEF-Man

Including Kennedy Speech!
Great!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Serious

The story is very well thought and interesting -
I like those "what if..." stories.
The Radio and TV broadcast created a great athmosphere
and your editing was nearly perfect.
I especially enjoyed how you made the explosion scene
and how much attention you took to the detail
(The objects in the cellar
and that he has a beard in the last scenes for example).
I will definitely watch the next part.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- gamegeezer

Great Original Work!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- retardedfish

yeah it was pretty cool

...john clemens(a leaf by the bay)

Posted on December 22, 2005
- smellard

Well done

Posted on December 22, 2005
- FuriousCoder

A really fine movie. Considering the limitations of The Movies, this is just excellent. The script is well done, although the voice actor could alter his tone from time to time. Experience will improve this, however. Everything else is top notch.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- luci

really good!!!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Manen_45_Robin

So boring not a good movie.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- spesknight

Good movies, interesting story and good storytelling. I wait to see the next movies, hoping your continue with this good job.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- hawk251

Fantastic movie. You done a great job keep it up.

Get part 2 out sometime soon. we all want to see it.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- gbhunter77

No comment

Posted on December 22, 2005
- jak_tarantino_rohrauer

The best movie that I saw on this website.
It was really good.
And please watch my movies.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- SKELCH

I can see how much work you have put into this. In fact this is the best movie I have seen yet with the game.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- joho91

Ein sehr sehr guter Film

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Lorgod

So far one of the best movies on TMO. Very original and well thought out. VO, sounf, mood ... everything fitted in.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- tasmania11

good movie.but the monologue was getting too long and monotonous..........music please?but deserve 5....i am jealous....you will be a cameo in my next movie......lol

please watch THE REVENGE;KILL BOB VOL.1&MY UNREAL WISHES CHRISTMAS TAKE 2
merry christmas!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- jansenjfa

No comment

Posted on December 22, 2005
- joseph2817

excellent

Posted on December 22, 2005
- jsmith0316

Definately a five star movie.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- darkwolfe

Great effort. I was kinda bored because you didn't really use any background sfx and the dialogue was monotonous. Hopefully, the next installment remedies this.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- zuki

Hell, ya that was the best movie i seen in a while. i loved the dialouge, and i just love the fact that he really sat around and talked, idk y but its cool just watching people talk. Thats way better than all the King Kong movies and Come on combined, thank you for those 10 minutes of movie goodness

Posted on December 21, 2005
- PhantomRaulStudios

One word. WOW. Simply amazing work. At first I was like... is this going to be worth the download? I mean, I'm on dial-up so it's going to take a while to watch this one. It was definitely worth it. I'm jealous! I'm actually jealous. Any pointers or suggestions you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Can't wait to see what happens in the sequel!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Ronolo

Excellent plot. This just makes you want to see more. Narration was excellent. It is also the easiest to do. I wish I can come up with a plot as good as that.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- KOWARU

Amazing!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- ekdahl

Excellent Film!! The plot was excellent, the character development was phenominal, and I loved all the effects and VO's! I am on my seat (literally) for the next installment!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- bountdoom

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005
- chaosllama

B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! The best movie i have ever seen! It's been only one of the few 10 min movies a actually sat through! A work of art!
I give it 6 nuclear bombs out of five! (i know it's outta five but i wanna give it a six... :(

Posted on December 21, 2005
- NINJA121

This movies grabbbed my attention from the beginning, the radio broadcast was a little long, and the character wasn't doing much. Other than that the movie rocked. Please don't abandon this trilogy.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- sithguy

Some beautifulness.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Deikon

Fantastic film! Awesome use of props. The destroyed city really looks like a wreak with random cars strewn about. Great job on the whole thing, look forward to the next one!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Ericsson

Best movie I have seen until now.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- madman12300

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Borkmensch

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005
- leamane

Man that gives ya a gut check of how close it really came and what could very well of happened.Great voice over.Look forward to more

Posted on December 21, 2005
- DirectorPrice

GREAT JOB McCain! Ive been waiting for someone to make a post nuclear holocaust movie! AND YOU DID A TERRIFIC JOB! I myself am making a nuclear holocaust type movie, which I was inspired to make based off of the Fallout computer games. It would really help me out if you could tell me where you found the mushroom cloud picture and help me tips on your special effects. Also, I saw where you wrote that your movie was having the same problems with bugs like everyone else, so how did you overcome them to make this great movie! All these would really help me out because I want to make great quality movies just like this one. Hope to hear from you, and once again GREAT JOB! Cant wait for the sequals!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- foid

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005
- theycallmemisterbob

Thank you for your high-quality alternate reality film. The special effects were well thought out and executed. The movie has social value also, by reminding us how dangerously close we really were, to complete destruction at that time.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- chrisu69

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Migron

Absolutely perfect... Good job man. Im waiting for the second!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- rabidfox

Very well done. Good voice overs, great sound effects. Great backgrounds.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- li-mu-bi

Brilliant!! I can't wait for the next part... 5*

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Reliant06

what an excellent script. There is nothing more i could say about this film. YOu can tell that a lot of time was taken with this film. OF course more music to the them would be well appreciated, but supurb no the less.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- NOSZ

Best movie i senn online!
great movie m8!
u r my fav!
i´ll ookmark this

Posted on December 21, 2005
- dazbizkit

WHOOP!! that was frickin excellent!, cant wait to see number two. Your VO reminded me of max payne style monlogue, which i think is cool.

very nice, this will rise up the ranks in no time.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- jedeye18

Wow, this should be #1; without a doubt. Very involving story, good tech, didn't really notice the issues you mention above. My only gripe was that one of the bodies shown after he comes out of the cellar has open eyes and even blinks once. Unless she's a zombie,that may be should have been cut a second quicker (although, if she had been a zombie, you could have gone for a cool horror movie type ending).Cant wait to see the next part!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- ani2pro

Amazing!! Great storytelling...

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Zogg

Wow ! Excellent movie !

Posted on December 21, 2005
- xcom44dan

wow, this film deserves silence.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Posted on December 21, 2005
- KopKenador

All my congratulations. Good good good !

Posted on December 21, 2005
- knbr99

No comment

Posted on December 21, 2005
- lilitalygarbler

WHAT IS NOT GOOD ABOUT THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT HAS IT ALLLLLLLL
Very well done. pure brilliance. i loved it alot. keep it up.
=lil italy G
ps come check out my movie fidler on the roof. If you get the riddle right You get a prize. Come see!!LATER MAN

Posted on December 21, 2005
- TheCaptain_ps

Best movie I've seen all night, and I've been working through the Top 25. :)

Posted on December 21, 2005
- WesJanson

My faith that good movies are still being made is constantly being re-affirmed. This film completely engages the attention of the viewer with exactly the right things: and that�??s story pacing, characterization, and brilliant use of historical facts. I usually consider movies above eight minutes a gambit, since it takes strong qualities to keep the viewer�??s attention. And you, sir, had no problem keeping my attention from the beginning sequence to the last frame.

Kudos on your technical merits, despite the buggy post-production (and I applaud you for your valiant efforts in squashing those darn bugs!). Very, cleanly edited together �?? most impressive. The voice over was a bit sketchy at first, but quickly became solid and remained that way �??til the end. Another brilliant move is the appropriate usage of both broadcasts from the time period. Really sucked me into the moment.

The bomb sequence was riveting to watch. Although, the only thing I didn�??t care for was that �??electric shock�?? effect used for the decomposing bodies. It�??s a nitpick, since that�??s basically the only thing in this film I can knock against.

Speaking of sound, another kudos is warranted to the idea of letting your film be scored with silence. Silence is cheap, copyright-free, and is damn effective in this instance. It�??s very tempting to pepper a picture with music, rather than let the nuanced audio effects do the storytelling.

I�??m very much looking forward to part two. You�??ve definitely shown your stuff when it comes to effectively piecing a one-man-journey tale together.

Five stars. No question.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- justin_in_bangor

I have no idea how anyone could give less. This is fabuluos work. How do you critique something you find no error in. Flawless victory.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Ghimer

I really liked this one. the use of Kennedy was great.

(sad how people will rate things one star with new accounts inst it)

p.s. Watch my movie when it comes out after I get this for christmas =)

Posted on December 21, 2005
- VerminStudios

This is an excelent movie! I've watched it twice so far myself, and I'll be emailing it to several friends that I know will also enjoy it. You took historical elements, and turned it into a fascinating "what if" apocalyptic movie. The way you transitioned people being incinerated by the Nuclear blast as classic, and reminded me of the old 1983 film The Day After. That movie scared the hell out of me the first time I saw it, and made the hair on the back of my neck stand up when I heard the air raid sirens going off. Your movie did that same exact thing! Fantastic work here!

Posted on December 21, 2005
- AETHERUS

A great alternative history movie. I commend you for finding and utilizing the radio airplays. I also give you props for using the zombie paint skins and skeleton costumes for uses other than a horror movie (although your setting for your story is horrific!). Excellent job.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- kablamo1981

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Less talk, more people zapping.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- POSTER55

Because I'm knit picky I give it a 4. Hehe that's a very good rating from me, considering most movies I'd only give a 2 or a 3. Now to explain why a 4 and not a 5 :)

There was a few scenes that would have a prop in the backround, then in the next, it would be missing, and the scene following right after its there again. Example the radio in the backround, the first time he was in the room watching the tv.

Overall the movie was superb, but the voice overs kind of felt *thinks* dry... If lacked a lot of the emotion that was necessary to keep the watcher interested in the film... For people like me for example, hearing a monologue like this droning on in the same tonal voice it kinda kills the experience of the story you are trying to tell.

The story itself is well thought out, the dialog was well written and planned. It just needed a bit of hot sauce on it to spice it up and make it more interesting. It reminded me of when my dad would read me a book at night when i was a kid, versus when my mom would. My dad would just read through it monotonly and i would find myself daydreaming about lil parts and not really paying attention to the story. When my mom read it however, she would act out the little parts, and get into the story, and keep me locked in to every detail that was going on. :)

Posted on December 21, 2005
- StevenKreg

I didnt see any post prod glitches (Except one dead body with eyes open, but hell... so, its a dead body with eyes open!) and your probably better off having the cellar scenes lit more, sometimes they are way too dark.

Loved it... completely.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Dark_Mace

[play nice now!]ing brilliant.
Number 1 all the way.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- kaipan

I must say this is very well done, it did make me feel like a real film. Story, editing, sounds, voice acting, the flow of story... nearly perfect with flawless! Execellent! two thumbs up!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- drybeanburrito

It's like a book that you can watch, excellent use of history

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Taydav

Simply awsome. Its about time an original movie starts moving up the charts.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- CrazyGetaway

HELL OF A MOVIE MAN!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Retchey

Best movie i've seen yet, it was just flawless, best 5 star rating i've give yet...i can't wait for the next one

Posted on December 20, 2005
- burgerkingproductions

OOOOMMMMMMGGGGGG! that was the best movie i have seen yet!! but i dont get how in the begining how he's talking to people if every1 got blown up?!? but there is probably a suprise ending in the end, but overal AWESOME!! can't wait for part 2!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Apocalypze

just amazing! loved how you used pretty much every technique that you could probably think of!!! Keep it up my good man!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- thejester005

Wow very well done. The amount of effort in this movie was unbelievable. THis movie should rise to the top and stay number 1. An Original Idea, Well made VO. Great research into the movie. Actual radio broadcast. WOW. This movie has pushed the envelope of this game past the limit. I want to see the next part. Keep making movies like this and we will see a movie making legend.
-Thejester005 *out*

Posted on December 20, 2005
- JohnTerdal

I'm really impressed by your movie and i'll wait for the next episode with impatience...
I really enjoy these kind of apocalyptic movies, and you're a great apocalyptic story teller! If you want a good exemple of this, watch the Day After (1980's version)..

Posted on December 20, 2005
- MortalMadMatt

Well done. This is the best movie on the site. I loved it. Good job. I can't wait to see the next one :P

Posted on December 20, 2005
- ExtremePotato

No comment

Posted on December 20, 2005
- mn-productions

Really well done. Good story and nicelly edited my compliments!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- gamedude15

wow thats was great please bring the next one soon!!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- HISSTORYMN

Nice usage of scenes during the nuclear attack. Liked how you transitioned from human to skeleton. Solid story and good VO.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- SandyPandy

having lived through this event it still scares me how close we came. Great film.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Yogurt_King

Great concept; the extra touches that make it good - the radio clips, decent use of backdrops, panic in the streets. Some of the dialogue was long-winded, such as all the inventory items he discovered in the basement. Overall, created a convincing feel of "what if." Interested to see what Part II may hold.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Scagnetti

That movie rocks! Good Job!
I can't wait for the next one. Really well done. I love alternate history stories.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- animeabe

Great great movie. One of the first I was actually sad to see end. There are a couple things I would have liked to have seen but that stuff is personal preference.

JerseysRay is an idiot. The first thing that will make me dock a movie, ESPECIALLY one that is a narrative is if the VO isnt perfect. This one was, as it was very clear and said well, most you will hear volume issues and wind noises. Ray complained that there was a lack of emotion which makes me wonder if he actually watched the film from the begining. Its 2010 and the guy who has now had a really hard life is telling a story he probably told a 1000 times. If it was in the first person during that time then it would be a different story but the main character has been out of those events for nearly 50 years. Its funny how someone who doesnt have a studio can say it could have been done much much better, play the game then say that pfff

Anyway, really enjoyed it (I thought the siren noise and the speech were awesome) and I think, based upon whats in the top 25 and the quality of most on this site deserves to be number 1.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- jhurst

The absence of ambient sound (footsteps, clanking, gunshots, etc.) made me want to give it 4 stars, but the overall excellent writing and presentation pushed it up. Well done!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- sta11

Wow, I'm glad I decided to goof off at work and listen to Augie. This was good.
Now I don't want to release my movie because It's nowhere near as good as this.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Snuggles21

I just did my final paper on the Cuban Missle crisis. So of course I liked this =)

Posted on December 20, 2005
- coldCok

Its good to see quality of movies improving. I have no hesitation of giving this a 5 star. The use of classic radio adresses truely added to the ambiance. Great job.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- CaptJackMorgan

Obviosly JerseysRay is the greatest critic and director in the history of 'the movies' I mean he is so damned good he dont even need a studio.

So if it can be done much better. lets see you try.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- JerseysRay

Technically okay, but more than a little dull and your voice actor is absolutely wretched. I can see being a little numb to the horror, but his complete lack of emotion made me drowsy. This could be done much, much better.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- BobbyWadd1

Great movie. Intelligent and well crafted.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- chiprocks1

No comment

Posted on December 19, 2005
- HairRaiser71

You've been kind enough to rate a few of my movies, so I'm glad to be able to return the favor. This was an excellent effort, with good VO and using the scenes available in the game to good effect. Using the historical radio recordings was a good idea and I'm sure will inspire several people to explore using them as well. I'll be interested to see where you go from here, as this section had a solid enough conclusion to make it stand up well by itself.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- nakedyegg

Only thing i did not like or found to be out of wack was the fact that the movie took place in la but the backdrops out of his apartment were all nyc... other that that excelent!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- alcibiades

This movie is fantastic.

You really understand how to use suggestion to transform perception. By the end of the film, those simple scenes of the city set with the mist and the oddly-parked cars ARE a postapocalyptic landscape.

I'm starting to see a pattern on TMO where movies that use narration end up working better than movies that use full dialogue. Probably because of the sound synch bugs? Anyway, you didn't try to do the impossible, and that shows directing smarts.

Great use of backgrounds and stills to convey information and to individualize your film. Backgrounds are THE establishing shot workaround, I guess.

If I had to find nitpicks, I'd say that the pacing scenes where the protagonist listens to the radio got a little static and repetitive. Maybe you could have cut them up more? And you might want to reshoot the panic scenes with more extras. Oh, and if you ever do reshoot it, did you ever consider having the "unknown" survivor who breaks in and who the protagonist kills turn out to be his ex-partner? That's what I thought the payoff was going to be when he carried the guy back up the stairs. That would have been a real kick in the ass.

Great work. Five stars. Part 2 is eagerly anticipated.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- camfromthecity21

Good Job, I like these kinds of movies.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Augie64

I havent bookmarked many movies in a while, But this one deffinaly deserves it.
The use of old broadcasts and editing makes this one of the few movies I have called Flawless.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- sjefsjef

Hmm. Man nice story. Like concept love urea movie best short for me so far.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Ratqueen

Wonderfully done! Great job on this one!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- DrMovie

Instant 5 star hot pick classic!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Fedaredan

Super job, great integration of the Kennedy speech. All around superior film!

-Keep it up McCain!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- chton

wow excellent use of the tools we got! I look forward to more.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- lostwolfnesbit

Originality - ***** Excellent movie, great take on the post holocaust and even better take on the holocaust as it was happening.
Storyline - ***** Great story, great attempt at trying to explain what might've happened....
Dialogue - ***** Great dialogue, wonderful narration.
Special effects/sound effects - ***** Excellent editing, wonderfully done to show the victims of the nuclear explosions. I loved the authentic radio and television broadcasts. The way you showed the people being exposed to the holocaust was excellent.
Overall - ***** This was excellent, no doubt about it, my pick for TMO movie of the year so far.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- 1solitaryman

Very well done and nicely edited. I will look forward to more.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Darthaidan1

A true masterpiece! You create a nice cirty-atmosphere followed by the horrifying bombing which u made very realistic! Even I got scared when the first one fell. Dark and real. Maybe wanna start your intonation a bit more lively in the beginning then making it grungier and grungier. Overall beautiful!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- keefus

wow, fantastic work, the atmosphere was very chilling throughout. Great use of sets and props, cant wait to find out what happens next!!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- jamiefox

This was a brilliant what if scenario. The use of kennedys speech was very good too. Nice movie that can educate.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Ratonero

Excellent plot. Excellent idea. Excellent script. Excellent editing and voiceovers. With the limited resources of the game, and the usual bugs of post production, you've made an excellent movie. Please keep doing fims!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- capemedia

Fantastic well made movie, sets up a whole new series. You my friend have just been bookmarked, cannot wait for the next part. Well Done.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- mmtt

One of the best movie around here. Voice over is alright, pretty solid. Kennedy speech is a very nice add. Couldn't make out what was saying Khrushchev though.
The depiction of a post nuclear city is really well done despite the limited game tools.

Hope you will explain how he didn't die out of exposure to radiation walking around like that and managed to make it to the 2000s...Yeah, I will stay tuned.

Thumbs up and keep it up.

Posted on December 19, 2005