The Remnant I - Reloaded
 
 
Studio: cooltrip71
 
Review Count: 67
Average Rating: 4.94 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 7 minutes 30 seconds
 
Posted on: June 29, 2006
 
 
Film Description
Please view/review this movie! Need more viewers! :)

Greetings and WELCOME to Cyborg Entertainment! We are proud to present a complete reboot of THE REMNANT series. For those interested in descriptions please read on, or enjoy the movie!

HISTORY: The Remnant Part 1 was originally released 11/12/05. The Movies had just come out a couple weeks prior. I quickly released some newbie movies to gain an understanding for the game/tool. However, I had the desire to bring an unfinished novel I was writing for a different sci-fi universe to an open source universe created by The Movies community the summer prior to release.

So I had/have 3 very significant challenges with this project. First, adapting a very detailed and intricately written story to a ???screenplay??? that can work at an optimal 10 mins or less installments in The Movies construct. Second, adapting a story from one well known sci-fi universe to comply with the cool SuperNova Chronicles universe. And lastly, I was limited by The Movies itself and the lack of sci-fi tools to make the movie work as well as I wanted it to.

Now, many many months later, Stunts and Effects have brought us many tools we in the sci-fi community can use. And thanks to Rik Varguard, The Movies Workshop, and 8EyedBaby.com for hosting Rik???s creations, there???s a wealth of future sets to choose from. However, one challenge has not changed. How do I introduce a whole sci-fi universe AND a very multi-part sci-fi mystery/action movie? I scripted no less than 3 different movies for the purpose of introducing the sci-fi universe. None worked to my creative vision, so when I set about to making a new and improved REMNANT PART 1, I decided I had to work it in. I felt good enough about the original movie to try to keep it as true to form as I could for the story, adding almost 2x more dialog, the new sets, green screens, blue screens, and free cam along the way.

As for the story, please note there are several homage???s in this story, but it is not copying any copywrited storylines or sci-fi universes. The main character???s name is Farin Starwalker. That used to be a character name of mine in the Star Wars Galaxies MMO a long long time ago. I always just liked the name. And he???s wearing a rogue-ish outfit reminiscent of a character from that universe, but this character by NO means is copying that character in any way shape or form except the vaguely familiar costume.

The original 3 movies of the series can be downloaded my website, www.cyborgentertainment.com.

The Remnant Part 1 made the very first Lionhead ???Hot Picks??? list on 11/28/05, I only hope the new reboot to the series will do the same.

TECHNICAL: This new movie addresses several technical shortcomings of the original movie. A plot element that came off poorly, improved dialog to fill in a lot of gaps, and the near future sets. Please do not penalize this movie due to one problem with The Movies on this film! In mixing the sound of this movie, The Movies generated effects noises??? sound levels are REALLY high. I couldn???t do anything about them. They almost drown out my narration, I apologize, there wasn???t really anything I could do. I amplified the narration as much as I dared. Just another Movies hang up we need to live with.

I also composed the soundtrack on Apple Garagband. Hope it's ok as I don't have any real musical talent, so simpler is good by me. :)

RELEASE SCHEDULE: The Remnant 1 Reloaded is the first of 2 ???reboots??? of the movie series. For those that saw Part 3, I???m scrapping that part in the storyline for a new Part 3 that follows my unfinished novel storyline better.

So please sit back, and I hope you???ll enjoy a true serious attempt at sci-fi with The Movies!

NEWS: The Remnant I Reloaded has entered the "Box Office" Summer competition. We are listed in Group P.

Nominated for an 8eyedbaby.com Hot Pick. If you like this movie, please vote!!
 
Featured Reviews
- EthanSheppard

this was the most amazing thng i have ever seen it was incredible if you want to see a good sc-fi just wacth this movie it's great.

Posted on November 19, 2006
- Silly-Monkey-Studios

If Anyone Wants To See An Incredible Sci-Fi Movie, They Should Just Watch This And Praise The Ground You Walk On! This Was Great!

Posted on August 27, 2006
- tya

great i dont know what to say.I think if anyone needed advice about making a sci-fi movie they should go to you

Posted on July 2, 2006
- MrBlaub

Flawless in its execution and design. This series really deserved a facelift, and you've utilized the new scenes to come up with something truly captivating. I think the most interesting component is the cinematography - it's great at drawing the viewer in.

Posted on July 1, 2006
- DarthDirector

I remember the first Remnant when it came out before Stunts and Effects. It was awesome then, and it is awesome now. I congratulate you on the idea of rebooting the franchise with Stunts and Effects. The new opening sequence was excellent, and really added a valuable backstory.

I hope you add extended segments to the Part Two reboot, and I am looking forward to the redo of Part Three.

Posted on June 30, 2006
 
Reviews
- Movie13

How did you get that future city set

Posted on July 1, 2007
- IgorS

Not bad. Nice.

Posted on April 14, 2007
- SKELCH

Very well done. The voice overs were good, great use of modded sets. Nice way to end it as it does indeed make me want to see what you have next in store.

Posted on April 12, 2007
- Alexkee9497

Nice sci fi. Good cliff hanger.

Posted on February 8, 2007
- duckman14

hi

Posted on January 26, 2007
- 1mzooty

Wow, this was really good.. I hope to see many more

Posted on January 22, 2007
- DHTHTLA

Wow... A lot of time, effort and talent here. You are taking it nice and slow to tell your movie which is great. You didn't make this one in one night... cool! :)

Posted on January 4, 2007
- tylerwood

wow this is one of the best movies i have seen on tmo! the storyline was one of the best i have ever seen ever! great job and please keep up the good work!

check out my movie, the dangerous adventures of troublin vo!

-tylerwood

Posted on December 1, 2006
- MJBarlow

A hugely impressive start to what has the potential to be a great sci fi series. This movie is operating on an epic scale. Excellent use of custom mods. Good freecam work and editing. Great music.
A couple of points: whilst the VO work was generally good, there were times when they were inaudible, due to loud sound effects. I also found the background information to be a bit more involved than was necarssary. In a movie of this length, it is often better to hand out information significant to the plot when needed, rather than dumping large amounts of backstory at the start. To be fair, though, at least the backstory is an interesting and well thought out one.
In summary, an intriguing, enjoyable start. I will be bookmarking this studio and keeping an eye out for part two.

Please watch and rate 'Lucky Starr!' at my studio, thanks.

Posted on November 26, 2006
- EthanSheppard

this was the most amazing thng i have ever seen it was incredible if you want to see a good sc-fi just wacth this movie it's great.

Posted on November 19, 2006
- tbpJames

Tom,
This is more like what you had talked about last year! GREAT JOB BUDDY!!! =D
It's nice to see your ideas come to fruition!
-Mike =)

Posted on November 16, 2006
- thejoe8pizza

Great movie. Good VO effect and modds

Posted on November 4, 2006
- nior

sweet movie I look forward to seing the second one.

Posted on October 23, 2006
- Freak6010

Incredible

Posted on October 22, 2006
- AzzieB

I'm very hard to please with movies and for my oppinion that was FANTASIC. One down side though is you used half the time of the movie on the opening credits but thats not super important. Watch my new movie called Baggage Boy 2!

Posted on October 22, 2006
- dmacleod66

sweeeet, now after watching this movie,i'm waiting for the next episode.

Posted on October 16, 2006
- Pickleking

sweet movie
great horror
nice work
film on!!!!

Posted on October 12, 2006
- DoubleMPee

Very very good!! But.. I was confused in a few scenes. Good editing and VO´s. It has an adventure feeling.. Nice job and continue!

Posted on October 8, 2006
- Majicman182

Had a Blade Runner feel to it, nice job

Posted on October 6, 2006
- Aidan121

WOW, Man I hope there's another one coming out soon, Man It's GOOOOOD!!!!!

Posted on September 18, 2006
- Meosha12

Good movie
ps check out stay alive the last stand

Posted on September 15, 2006
- MattchuLB

Excellent Sci-Fi! Very good stuff! Nice retextures and music too. ^_^

Posted on September 8, 2006
- Silly-Monkey-Studios

If Anyone Wants To See An Incredible Sci-Fi Movie, They Should Just Watch This And Praise The Ground You Walk On! This Was Great!

Posted on August 27, 2006
- Farquad

very good movie, with great plot and dialogues.

Well done!

Posted on August 26, 2006
- bisonhead

very good, voice overs were outstanding

Posted on August 10, 2006
- First_Demand_Productions

Bravo! We look forward to seeing many more movie from you!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- K4OwnzAll

Mann... I was fixing to get some popcorn and it ended! This was a movie and a half! WOW! Nice sets. Looks like a winner. ---Visit Conquest Studios sometime---

Posted on July 30, 2006
- gameboy16nc

that was the best movie ever i and where did you get the skins i want the skins you used for the movie and the movie was great!!! 5stars!!!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- silentscope56

AWSOME IT WAS AWSOME 5 Stars!

Posted on July 29, 2006
- Toxindude

Awsome movie great VO'S everything was good and wasn't to long either it draws you in to it im glade you took the time to explain everything it made the movie way better wicked awsome keep it up.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Rocky_One

Its Great But its really good movie.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Humdogma

Quite good but a bit long.

Posted on July 26, 2006
- PearsonHouse

Great movie, great script, loved it �?�(�?�¿�?�)�?�

Posted on July 21, 2006
- biggstrek

Cool stuff, cooltrip! I enjoyed that immensely! Great sci-fi atmosphere. Better check the rest!

Posted on July 20, 2006
- Ollie_WHUFC

Well done on a great oringinal movie here mate.It was well edited and the VOs were ofcourse top-notch!

Posted on July 20, 2006
- CaptainStrider

What to say nice and original, i look forward to some more of your movies

Posted on July 18, 2006
- freddymurphy

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this movie was!I'm a big fan of sci fi espeacially when it's done right!! I liked the all the custom work in this movie. I also liked the fact that you gave background onthe different factios. This was a well thought origanal story! Graet job!!

Have Fun!

Posted on July 17, 2006
- kos78

In a distant future of mega-corporations and star-faring aliens, one human struggles to find his place in the world.

The narration at the start was good; the narrator's VO's were good and the backstory that it describes is well-conceived and interesting. Some of the action sequences interspersed through the narration seemed a bit slow or disjointed; I could see why they were there and what they were trying to do, but the 'feel' wasn't quite there.

In terms of flow of the movie, there were two separate movies here, in almost equal measures. This did feel a bit strange in terms of pacing. Obviously the lengthy backstory is relevant for the ongoing series, but most of it was not relevant to this particular movie so it felt out of place.

Some of the events were a little strange. For example, the male lead recognizes immediately that he is being chased, when he has no reason to recognize the female. Other events were superfluous, like the soldier walking past on the subway added little to either the plot or the character development.

On the plus side, the amount of effort put into the setting shows through, and the choice and use of music was excellent.

Overall, I thought this movie was very good. In terms of the series as a whole it is excellent, but in terms of an individual episode it struggles to stand by itself. All the best for the future.

Posted on July 11, 2006
- StokeStudios

A really good sci-fi. Well-edited and with excellent VOs too.

Posted on July 10, 2006
- DivaStated

Enjoyed it allot, want to join Middle Mouse Anonymous

Posted on July 9, 2006
- kate_lee

This movie makes a good use of all the resources available for an action sci-fi from the game, the expansion pack, and the modders of TMO. The result is a quite impressive, visually interesting piece.

The story unfolds within a quite ambitiously rendered econo-political (?) situation�??Star Wars style. I found some aspects of this scenario quite convincing, whereas others�?�less so (e.g., Bounty Hunters�?? Guild?). The story itself did not get fully exposed in this first installment of a series, but sounded intriguing enough. My only complaint is that the protagonists�?? narration felt a bit too explanatory at times.

VOs were very nicely done. I especially loved the narration.

Subtitles sometimes felt strange to me. (e.g., in the middle of movie, the subtitles would suddenly introduce the stars�?�)

Good work!

3.5/5.0

Posted on July 9, 2006
- emiller0980

truly excellent movie with a great plot so far

Posted on July 6, 2006
- Jackiethepeapod

bloody Brilliant!

Posted on July 6, 2006
- ConspiracyRoadkill

brilliant! The movie was great. I cannot wait for the next part rebooted!

Posted on July 5, 2006
- lordbogs

WOW the storyline was so original and well amazing. the vos were incredible and im just still stuned. the movie left me hanging but it is a series and plese tell me when the next one comes out. just post it in my form. thank you for directing me to such an amazing movie!
please review my newest(and greatest) movie Robot Warz http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/93800

Posted on July 4, 2006
- Cruise1970

Great introduction to the scifi film, music wasn't bad at all I thought it fit the parts. I did notice some spots were it was hard to hear the dialogue but that a fault I believe with TM compression when exporting (I have same problem). Can't wait for part 2. You studio is bookmarked....

Posted on July 3, 2006
- naogl

A+++ 5 Stars!

Posted on July 3, 2006
- Arkangyl_G

Nice intro. back story. I like the story set up also and all the possibilities of where it can lead over the next chapters. Truly looking forward to seeing where you take this.

Posted on July 3, 2006
- tya

great i dont know what to say.I think if anyone needed advice about making a sci-fi movie they should go to you

Posted on July 2, 2006
- sidy

so cool! nice original storyline, custom set, music, voice,
and backdrops. its greatest SF movie. keep the great work!

do you like action movie? please check my xtreme movie.

Posted on July 2, 2006
- steelblade_1

Very nicely done. The plot builds, and we are left to wonder many things. Why was he locked up? Why was the guard so easy to bribe? Who was chasing him? Can her clothes get any tighter? These and other critical questions await part 2, as do I. :)

Posted on July 2, 2006
- MrBlaub

Flawless in its execution and design. This series really deserved a facelift, and you've utilized the new scenes to come up with something truly captivating. I think the most interesting component is the cinematography - it's great at drawing the viewer in.

Posted on July 1, 2006
- dante906v2

Sweet.

Music+.
VO's+.
Custom Credits+.

P.S in no way do you have to review my movies ;).

Posted on July 1, 2006
- muttonchopyaz

great rework! can't wait for part 2!

Posted on July 1, 2006
- Hami13

deffinatly 5*****!!

R8 My Movies!!

Posted on July 1, 2006
- jenn_18_2

very good installment! love the reboot of the series

Posted on June 30, 2006
- DarthDirector

I remember the first Remnant when it came out before Stunts and Effects. It was awesome then, and it is awesome now. I congratulate you on the idea of rebooting the franchise with Stunts and Effects. The new opening sequence was excellent, and really added a valuable backstory.

I hope you add extended segments to the Part Two reboot, and I am looking forward to the redo of Part Three.

Posted on June 30, 2006
- Metropolis

This movie was soooo good...
Fantastic!

Posted on June 30, 2006
- mordoc71

as a fan of the series, waiting for part 4...glad you rebooted it, best looking Remnant yet!

Posted on June 30, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie...
Really good backdrops...

Film on!!!

Posted on June 30, 2006
- mu3044

Excellent! Very engrossing!

Posted on June 29, 2006
- FR8YKAT

This is by far the best project I've seen here...can't wait for the rest!

Posted on June 29, 2006
- Dredrt

This is going to be a very good series.

Posted on June 29, 2006
- jdknght24

wow well i think u need to keep makin these...it has the chance of bein a great mini-series...great job...nvr seen the near future sets...nice

Posted on June 29, 2006
- tohstogi

Great job on the movie. Would love to see more!

Posted on June 29, 2006
- Blizzard_2

Great sci-fi movie! I loved! Please watch and rate my movie "Caught on tape" if u get the chance.

Posted on June 29, 2006
- sammietrey

Exelent job.IT had me so intrested that I couldent even get up to go to the bathroom.Cant wait two see the seqale.

Posted on June 29, 2006