The Courage Within
Studio: MefuneAkira
Review Count: 164
Average Rating: 4.9 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 6 minutes 23 seconds
Posted on: July 27, 2006
Film Description

Thanks for watching!


THE COURAGE WITHIN series was hand picked and presented at The Rome Film Festival in Italy by Lionhead Studios LTD.

The Courage Within II & III are NOW PLAYING!!

L.M.A.O. Studios have launched their new ACTION STUDIO ....


Please enjoy our first action film on TMO

-Custom Titles
-Custom Music
-Custom Sound FX
-Full Voice Over

Mefune Akira

Music Composed by Sushii

Enjoy and take care!
Featured Reviews
- GangsterG

wow. I really didn't like it.

Posted on November 21, 2006
- BamRyan

OMG! Fantastic! Brilliant! One of the best movies around, this is truly a masterpiece!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Bezzer36

It's no secret, I'm a huge fan of Mefune's imagine my surprise in seeing that his latest an action flick!

And a damn fine opening chapter it is.

S and E has been used to great effect here and it shows in the excellent editing and use of freecam.

Some fine VOs, custom music and use of sound effects too, but it's the story here that has caught my attention...a totally intriguing opener to the series and I'm very much looking forward to more.

This is pretty far removed from 'J v E' and 'Trouble in Lonewolf', but still ranks up there with his finest.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- Dulci

I'm hooked! I want more! Intense, satisfying, gripping - great voiceacting, music, directing. More, more, more!!!!


Posted on July 31, 2006
- StevenKreg

I definatly dig this movie

Posted on July 29, 2006

Very nice opener to what could be a great series. The theme is set great so far, and this main character, I like. There was one thing at the beginning with all the crazy randomn voices that was great. KRYMATTERA studios enters in style, great cinematic flick, how the camera pulled out on the man and the dead body. Really enjoyed it.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- nahton

Backtracking on my reviews after having watched the whole series. Great initial episode!

Posted on October 2, 2007
- sisch

Why didn't I watch these earlier? Wow... can't write more, I'm off to part two!

Posted on October 1, 2007
- kmd

its all been said a thousand times before.

But wow, I'm glad I watched this. That was just incredible. Watching number two now!

Posted on July 27, 2007
- lifewasters


Posted on June 15, 2007
- norriefpb

That was very cool - loved the music. I'd say more, but I want to watch ep 2 now.

Posted on April 18, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

I really liked this movie alot. The voice acting was great (though this is a given seeing as how it came from LMAO studios) and the story looked really interesting. I even went so far as to download it.

Posted on April 1, 2007
- jesserotten

Great movie.I put an advertisement about The courage within.It was great.

PS Please rate my movies thank you.

Posted on March 29, 2007
- Bloodbaro950

Wow this is one of the best movies on TMO I saw two and three first so I see that this definatilly sets a tone and establishes the characters for the other 2 so for that I give it a 4 plus the VOs, costumes, and origanality I give it a 5 out of 5

Posted on March 26, 2007
- SnakeEater42

Wow this movie rock, great VOs great music, great directiong, great everything. A masterpiece.

Posted on March 17, 2007
- Towelie

Amazing film. Great editing, impressive dialogue and Vo's. Great music and the story was on of the best on TMO. I likead all of the nice camera-work and how the movie had a fantastic flow throughout the whole thing. It really deserved it's hotpick and it's great reputation. Great film, off to see part II!

5 Stars! //Towelie

Posted on March 15, 2007
- Goofparade

This is a well polished introduction to this series. I did it backwards having seen 3 first, but no matter.
Voices, story-line and music are the hallmark of this great LMAO studios series.

great stuff MefuneAkira and Co,


Posted on March 13, 2007

Wow a very interesting start! voices were top notch and the scenes flowed nicely together. music was nicley chosen. this has set a high bar for following films.

Posted on March 12, 2007
- DarthGuybrush7

Wow. That was excellent. Riveting, right from the beginning. Great voice acting, editing, etc. Really makes you want to see more. Thumbs up!

Posted on March 10, 2007
- stevec375

Very Good! The VO's were brilliant, I couldn't find a fault with this movie I really liked it! The storyline I think is really good so far, and you finished right where I wanted to see so much more.
Other than that I don't know what to say except VERY GOOD WORK!

Posted on March 8, 2007
- JazzX

Good stuff - one niggle. Why was the hero so readily accepted when he entered (for want of a better expression) "future world"? There seemed to be no explanation. Or is that to come?

Excellent acting from the cast (in particular the bearded person). Very good music too that never seemed out of place.

Posted on March 7, 2007
- qtigger

Urrrrgggh! How can you stop there! I was really into this story! Fantastic work. All I kept saying to myself was, "Wow! These guys are good!"

Posted on March 4, 2007
- Spaceman72

Excellent first part of your series! A great original storyline mixed up with brilliant action scenes. Nice work with the free cam. The VO's are one of the best I've heard in a movie here on TMO. Also the soundtrack is state of the art. 5 stars from me! Now on to the second part. :)

Posted on March 2, 2007
- Primaer

A great first part. Great use of custom effects and the freecam was used very well too. The thing with the door is a bit strange, but the rest of the plot seems to get very cool.

Posted on March 2, 2007
- MelonTheCreeker

That was quality!!!!!!!
The voice overs were perfectly done!
The battle sequences were thrilling and the story is shaping up to be a ripper!!!!
Going to see the 2nd one soon!
Well done!


Posted on February 28, 2007
- Davidwww

I thought this movie was amazing, Bravo.

Posted on February 28, 2007
- y2k

That was some great work right there, im a pretty big fun of ur work man, and this series is gonn abe great im gonna go watch the 2nd one now.

Posted on February 28, 2007
- Crookshanks1

great violence and effects. Boring movie. YOu should have made it suspensful, and making it longer, but if it was longer with that- i'd've fallen asleep.

Posted on February 27, 2007
- biggstrek

That opening scene was particularly well done, and the action barely slows down from there! The entire production is damn near flawless. The custom music is brilliant, and the quality of the VA performances was equally fantastic.

The custom effects were spot on, too... (and I know how time consuming and tedious they can be!)

But even the best production techniques can be let down by a cheap, nasty story. But not in this case! It is a credit to you that you can get everything right in one film.

I'm hooked!

Posted on February 26, 2007
- SpaceChicken8563

Just heard about the 3rd one, and thought I'd check this out.

It blew me away. Fantastic scripting, editing and Voice-acting combine together to make an instant classic, and one of my all time favourite TMO movies.

Can't wait for parts 2 and 3.

Posted on February 26, 2007
- Amabeginzordawg


Posted on February 25, 2007
- murpheykid

Great introduction to the series. It certainly engrossed me into the storyline, questioning where the story will turn next. My only problem is that I feel bad for not watching this earlier. I will have to watch part 2 soon. I already have high anticipations for the 3rd installment.

Posted on February 14, 2007
- AlexVanRoose

wow... that movie has left me speechless! actually it hasn't oh my god that was amazing! One of the best stories around on the movies online and it has lots of things in it that can progress. it was original! you always use good music in all your films and this one especially! fantastic camera angles made the movie effective and create a strange atmosphere (especially the part with the alien things as you moved across their feet) and the voice overs and voice effects were used correctly and in the right places. Nicely done

Posted on February 13, 2007
- bigdandthekidstable2

abosolutly gripping story love it very original ideas!!!!!!!!!!!

watch assualt

Posted on February 4, 2007
- CaptainStrider

wow, that was brilliant. custom Voice overs, sound effects and freecam added to a really intriguing story dripped in mystery. I'll be checking out part 2.

Posted on January 28, 2007
- TheTomas

wow, awesome, gonna check out part 2

Posted on January 25, 2007
- hmrubicon

Very well made movie. Voiceovers are very good.The music fit the movie very well. Freecam was good. 5 stars. Now I'm going to watch part 2.
If you want to rate my movie ALIENS EARTH HIVE 2

Posted on December 27, 2006
- claw21

as an intro to a trilogy you did what you were suppose to do and got me hooked, now i'm intrested to know where he is and what were they. good job, as far as i can see this film had nothing wrong with it, you had a really good Vacting team, the music was perfect and editing was spotless. good job.
now going to see the other one and waiting for the third

Posted on December 6, 2006
- JosephKw

I'm sorry I took so long to see this one. It was my loss. This was a great example of perfection in camera use and editing. All aspiring action directors on TMO should watch and learn from this one. The sounds were also painstakingly crafted, from the car engine, the squeak of the secret door, to the voices of the soldiers. Music was also appropriatedly used. I'll have to see what you have in store in part 2. So...on my way.

Posted on December 4, 2006
- That_Guy_Who_Every1_Loves

GangsterG you suck anyone who makes fun of you deserves 5 stars.

Posted on November 27, 2006
- Jukieuk

what a great movie, well put together, one of the best movies i've seen on here.
The editing was spot on, the voiceovers was good and very clear.
The flow was top, the tension was amazing, love your studio.
Jukie Wilko
Wilko studios

Posted on November 22, 2006
- GangsterG

wow. I really didn't like it.

Posted on November 21, 2006

A great movie

Great story as was the cam handlig.
Voices also great and sfx. and great and great and great :)

Atleast 5 times great..I liked this movie :)

Posted on October 27, 2006
- samyhouse

No doubt, your studio is one of the best on TMO if it's not the best...

Posted on October 24, 2006
- kpmarine3

Nice work.

Posted on October 23, 2006
- DarthDirector

Brilliant film. Every bit of it was tense, exciting and...just, amazing. I really enjoyed the battle scene...the Freecam was so well done, and everything flowed together. Hard to believe this was all pulled together only using The Movies and S&E.

Going to watch the sequel now.

Posted on September 16, 2006
- KWPOnslaught

The whole thing is a tease...can't believe he's holding us ransom for part III

Posted on September 14, 2006
- UrinatingTree

Part II inspired me to see its predecessor... I don't regret seeing this series at all. I can't say much else, because everyone else said it already.

Posted on September 14, 2006
- GenGandalfRet

This movie both parts 1 and II are a must see! I will not spoil the plot but the action is excellent. Also the plot and storyline leaves one hanging on the edge of thier seat. The only warning that I have is directed at the Director himself. Mefune, there better be a part III in the making! If so I can not wait to see it. A Movie very well done!

Posted on September 13, 2006
- Crazed-Gamer

Kudos this movie is brilliant and i love how you start the movie and i see you did alot of Cutting and editing you took your time and it payed off exellent Vo's and storyline man that was too good to no greater than good 5 big ones*****

Posted on September 13, 2006
- cwdawg

Simply put...Wonderful!!!
Great intro!

Please rate my movies!

Posted on September 12, 2006
- jnettispagetti

Very good. Full of suspense.

Posted on September 12, 2006
- FunkyFilms


Good story. 19/20.

Great VO's. 19/20.

I have to give you that. 20/20.

Nice shots. 18/20.

Good editing. 19/20.

95/100: 5 Stars! Great Job!

Extra FunkyFilms comment:
"You can't get it out of your mind. You simply want more!"


Posted on September 12, 2006
- nackman34

5 stars all the way.
Awesome script. Awesome VOS. EVERY is awesome in this movie.

Posted on September 12, 2006

Holy crap, how did I forget to review this. I think it is because I wrote the hot pick comments. A belated five stars all the way though. Perfect start to this series and as I said before, this is the "MUST SEE action thriller of the summer!"

Posted on September 10, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

definately very cool...

a real interesting opener.

everything looking and sounding cimenatically beautiful

Posted on September 10, 2006
- BuckBuckyMcMacho

Forget Speilberg, Hitch[be polite!], and Tarentino; Mefune Akira is the one to look to.

Excellent work. Can't wait to see more

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Bigdadda20

If you read my review on what I said about the second film in this series, that would about sum it up. Good effects, perfectly thought-out dialogue, and an abrupt ending... This is truely one of the best films on TMO. Great Job. 8.5/10!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- vatrel34

i downloading this!

Posted on September 10, 2006

The intro sequence is what makes this movie exceptional. When I've seen that funny mass scene before the LMAO studio logo, I knew that it'll be a carefully designed movie. Then came the "in medias res" beginning, which is quite simply the best intro I've seen so far - dynamic, exciting, tense. Paired with the blasting music and excellent editing, it hooked me in a moment and didn't let me go until the end.
Nearing the end, the story turns into a more comnon avenue and with the appearance of the aliens, it loses much of its originality. Still, I hope that you have some aces up your sleeve for the sequel!
The directing is fast and tight. The action sequences are spectacular, the music is great, and the VAs all did an admirable job. I greatly appreciated that they all spoke cleanly and were clearly understandable - a great help for people like me who cannot speak English well!
The only real concern - beside the "appearing through a door" scene - is that this movie was too short. Fortunately for me, the sequel is already out! :)

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Eyris

Every thing about this movie was right: storyline, vo acting, music and editing.What more could you possibly want? Nothing. This movie is a perfect little gem.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- STXFilms

Great film, I am hooked, and cannot wait for II!

Posted on September 8, 2006
- riott007

Wow impressive...I can't possibly add anything more then somebody else has already said.

Posted on September 4, 2006
- rjb2112

Very good sci-fi flick. Excellent script and camera work.

Posted on September 3, 2006
- thenextspeilberg10

Congratulations on being nominee in The Sweaty Awards hosted by Sweatyshoulder. I am an authorized judge, and will help him make a decision on the winner of the specific award your nominated for by leaving this review and rating.

Story 5/5-The plot was brilliant.The whole thing was just fantastic, the way you ended it,

Sets 5/5- The sets fit it like a glove. The library was good and everything, It was truley inspiring.

VO's 5/5-Great use with the mic. You mastered that perfectly. The way you did the telephone scene and the voice effects. Nicely done.

Music 5/5- The custom music is always a great thing, you stepped it up one more level.Kudos to Sushii.

Overall 5/5- The way you ended that was perfect. I'll be waiting for the next one. Give yourself a pat on the back for that one.

Let's see how this movie stands against the other nominees. Check in with the Sweat Awards to see if you're a winner!

Sweaty Awards judge

Posted on September 2, 2006
- Master007

The explosions were put together very well! I am glad I watched this movie, and I can't wait for the second one! I don't like the ending, but it will do.

Good movie, no!
great movie no!
Amazing movie Yes! (probably better)

Posted on August 22, 2006
- AtomikS

Excellent ! Great job ! What else to say ? Ohh yes ... Give us more !

Posted on August 22, 2006
- DrummerKid

great for a beginning

Posted on August 21, 2006
- J-Bros

A great movie. The cliffhanger ending is killing me. I absolutly can't wait for the next instalment.

The voice acting was great, the storyline seemed to work well, I liked the use of explosions and what not. The gunshots sounded suspiciously like the eliete plasma rifle from Halo. Anyway, great movie.

Posted on August 19, 2006
- K4OwnzAll

Professional! Expertly done! Magnificent VOs ! Wonderful camera angles! Extreme concept! No faults here! I want more! This is an immediate-addicting drug! Gimme more! This kind of movie runs circles around many I've seen on TMO. Fantastic flick! An easy WINNER here ! === K4 ====

Posted on August 19, 2006
- ZorroX

The First Scene was great how it cut between the car and then the crash. Thats was my favorite bit. But the whole story and film went together to create something awesome!!!!!

Posted on August 19, 2006
- bodyatlasmovies

great camera angles!!!!
great story line!!!!!
Great voices overs!!!!!

Posted on August 19, 2006
- cactusx

A success in terms of plot (straightforward but still intruiging) voiceovers and music. I'll definately look out for parts two and three!

Posted on August 19, 2006
- conxroxs

Wow. What a fantastic film. The opening scene was awesome, the SFX gave it so much realism. VO's were top notch and I especially liked the soldier voices, gave it a stylish edge. The editing and use of freecam was superb, the camera angles used in the bombing made it feel like you were using brand new, never before scenes. Glad I found this, a great movie, very enjoyable and watchable, but leaves me wanting more! Great job.

Posted on August 19, 2006
- Mystic_SleeT

Why did i not know about this earlier ?
This is the best movie i have witnessed for some time.
Just everything put together makes this movie a masterpiece.This is one of those that needs to be bookmarked and watched again because it is so good.
"This movie keeps you so hooked that you forget to eat your popcorn."

Let It Be...

Posted on August 19, 2006
- DiamondFilms

a movie that left me begging for more. my time was well spent watching it. well done! :)

Posted on August 19, 2006
- Greenglades

Plot/Storyline: An interesting still unknown plot with a well written storyline. This is an introductory film which provides brief introductions to Jack and McKay and a brief glimpse at the storyline. There isn't any character development and most of the plot is unknown at this time.

Editing: very well edited. This is a professional production. Excellent use of camera angles. Superb voiceovers. Great musical score.

Overall: A good film that ends too quickly. The viewer is left with an introductory episode that has very little in it. Looking forward to increased details in the upcoming episodes.

Posted on August 18, 2006
- ranger21

wow a really great film and worthy of being a hotpick!

the story evoked memories of planet of the apes, the matrix and from influences it calved out a totally originaL and unique stories.

the camera was also used to evoke an inescapable atmostpher and the fades in the libary door sequence was very good indeed.

the voice acting was top notch and the tropp voice was original and worked well. theres enough there for the 1st part and did enough to get me hooked, i simply cant wait for the next installment!

i have already downloaded this as i want to watch every part in sequesnce once its done :)

great stuff and hope it does well


Posted on August 17, 2006
- Wolflin

fantastic never seen anything like it great work i loved the begining music and that with the back drop/overlays what ever you used it was great to watch worth a watch :D welldone

Posted on August 17, 2006
- DMA1285

Wow... that was a top notch film amazing hollywood style setup very excellent and highly recommended VO's were phenomenol all around a great blockbuster I deff recommend a hotpick. Soundtrack was hot to futuristic break beats = very nice. If ya get a chance take a look at my first TMO trailer "The New Guy" you can find the link in my sig. Anyway cant wait to see what happens next keep cuttin great films.


Posted on August 17, 2006
- Lukok

Great movie man.

Posted on August 17, 2006
- Triplelithiumstudios

This movie shows the potential of Freecam, has a great story, plenty of action is technically beautiful and has very good music and VO. There is no reason why this shouldn't get 5 stars. So thats what it gets. Mefune this was amazing *****.

Posted on August 16, 2006
- countingtonone

Great movie, please review my movie at...

Wait, no.

From the top:

Extremely technically impressive. The audio is amazing, for example, and the editing quite well done. Kudos to the voice actors for excellent performances. It's too early for me to really comment on anything to do with the narrative, but I'll be sure to keep an eye on this series, if only to expand my horizons on what can be done with this program.

Posted on August 16, 2006

5 stars right away for the great studio logo lol. but wow. what a movie. really sucks you in. great use of freecam and editing. great small details with the dialogue and excelent VO all around. If this is a series please please pm me when the next episode is out. cant wait

Posted on August 16, 2006
- sorrow13

Very nice movie, I enjoyed watching it.

Posted on August 16, 2006
- themonkthemonk

I bow to the Master....

you get 5 stars!

Posted on August 16, 2006
- KirinRiotCrash

**** SWIFT REVIEW ****

Definitely one of those great films worth mentioning.

The technical aspects were spot on. Looks like this series is going to progress well as I have to wonder what will happen after the attack in the end. Personally, I thought the movie ended too soon and could go on for another 10 or so minutes.

But either way, it's still a good film worth watching. I recommend watching it!


Posted on August 16, 2006
- FotD

Loved it. Can't wait for the next. Five stars.

Posted on August 16, 2006
- CorpsehereProductions

Outstanding movie it was put together very well the vo's were great the the story line was outstanding so keep up the grand work.

Posted on August 16, 2006
- Dracin

I can see why this was hotpicked!
GREAT story, very original! Great voiceovers, applause for the actors, great choose of sets, scenes and costumes! And all in all, that makes one hell of a good movie! I'm looking foreward to the next part!
5 stars, you earned it!

Posted on August 16, 2006
- devilboy204

fandabidosi in the pale moonlight. i thought this movie wasnt going to be that good but it developed nicely as it progressed. you done a great job. :)

Posted on August 16, 2006
- Fozz20

One of the best starts to a film I've seen on TMO imho, straight into the action! Great movie and I can't wait for the next one.

Posted on August 16, 2006
- LIMYFkal-el

I thought this was a very good show of workmanship. I still don't understand how to do all that.

Posted on August 14, 2006
- tlyddiatt

I was gripped in the first minute of this movie! excellent! I do hope there will be more to go with this series!
Plse watch and rate my movies.

Posted on August 14, 2006
- bang_bang

Title: The Courage Within

Action: 5-5
Originality: 4-5
Editting: 5-5
Sets/Scene's/costumes: 5-5
VOs/subtitles: 5-5
Music: 5-5

Average score: 5-5 stars.

Overview: Theres this movie, that CLAIMED it had a lot of attention over the internet. it CLAIMED it had good reviews. It even went as far as claiming it was HOT PICKED. Well, let me tell you something about "The Courage Within"... these arent CLAIMS! This movie is A-class! Worth the watch! I loved the sets, the VOs were done to a perfection, an the film itself, will leave you speechless! Another great imput to TMO. Keep it up!

If you need something, its popcorn, a drink, and a seat, because you already have the movie of the summer... "The Courage Within".
-[Critic Review].

Poster Review: G.R.E.A.T 5-5stars!

Nough said, this has been a review by -BBProducktions.

Posted on August 12, 2006
- TheMovieMan2

Action suspence mystery and a cliff hanger great 5/5

Posted on August 12, 2006
- capemedia

Wow did I not expect that.

I was sat here thinking "OK Pal you got 1 minute to impress me" then the bloody movie ended. Brilliant stuff, so wish you have done this in one movie but I understand the TMO approach to long movies.

Very gripping hope you can continue this standard in the coming parts.

5 stars from me :)

Posted on August 11, 2006
- EttoreMuti

Excellent jom one of the best movies that i've seen, i've bookmarked it and i'm waiting for the sequel...

Posted on August 11, 2006
- nasum84

great movie, nice VO, interesting plot, can't wait to see the next part

Posted on August 10, 2006
- Vivid_Videos

Insanely Awesome Action Flick, Fantastic Plot and Story, I Loved the characters and there was alot of great custom content

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Tsunamidog

How Puffy Was It? Honestly.....I never saw that coming. I mean really...who would think that would happen when you open a book in the library...seriously.

Originality:10/10-Wow. Never saw that coming. I've so far nvever seen a movie like this...where it instantly turns from a mystery to a sci-fi action. Nice work.
Plot:8/10-I loved how after *SPOILER* he opened up the bookcase, he stepped into....wherever he it. I thought thats was pretty cool *END OF SPOILER* Wasnt too slow, and the action/mystery was great.
Dialougue:10/10-Perfects acting for everybody. Everyone had a distinct voice. And the people from the future sounded cool too.
Sound:9/10-Not a whole lot of music. But this movie didnt really need a whole lot. The sound was synch (or atleast seemed like it) and the music fit in and set the mood for what was about to happen.
Editing:10/10-Another great job! From the freaky dream to the heart pounding invasion scene, this movie was done perfectly! Cuts were smooth, and the free-cam really helped with this movie on making some cool camera angles.


Posted on August 9, 2006
- kwistufa

You had the Very best Comedy Flick I'd seen on TMO when I first began
& now as far as I'm concerned you have the Best Action Movie I've seen on TMO.
Man... That is some awesome EVERYTHING. Flawlessly Slick from every angle..
What can I say... OMG... Thats about it! Bring on the next instalment, this is going to be an incredibly awesome 3 movie instalment series.. Quality A+!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- BamRyan

OMG! Fantastic! Brilliant! One of the best movies around, this is truly a masterpiece!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- waroftheworlds01

Okay, after seeing the first scene with the car crach I've decide to review this as I watch. First off. That was freaking awesome. The car was speeding and you used the free cam. to make it seem longer than it actually was. Cool begining.
Just saw the dead guy scene...Great voice acting. Very,Very,Very Good.
Great music!
Like how it always seems to be raining.It makes the movie dark.
--side comment--Not your fault,but I wish there was a different computer
that the movie makers could use. A black flat screen
would look a lot better.(not counting againest the movie)
The bookshelf--saw that comeing.
Great editing by the way.
Did not see that comeing(I think you know what i mean.)
Dude its like freaking WWII out there!!!
Very Good But PLEASE tell us that your going to continue this.IT was very good.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- Yodabob

Fantastic editing here and great freecam work. I think those skills are only going to evolve into an even better mastering of technique for episode 2 and three.

Very well done. Thanks for taking part in my thread.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- moviewoman007

What an amazing movie. I like the car scene and the music. I didnt know you did scifi movies too mefune! Send me an email when the next one comes out please please please please please please please please please!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- pegleg

To review this I am going to have to take my funk hat off. Don't get me wrong, this is a great movie, but whether it meets the criteria of my thread is a slightly different matter.

Now this had a pulsating start, the speeding car and the crash was perfect. The editing and speed was probably some of the best editing I've seen on TMO. Now the music is good, more Neo Goblin (I actually love their work with Argento) though than George Clinton. There is a hip hop beat there, but not the purity of the funk.
Now if I am then totally honest, your ending was good, but your start was great. I know this is one of a series and you have gone for the old style cliff hanger, tune in next time, but thought that the intricacy of the start wasn't quite there at the end.
Now your dialogue was great, good script, I think this will develop into a great story. I also like your running time, it's not overrly long. Even the music was great, like I said it had a Goblineseque feel to it with a Hip Hop beat. Goblin though were never renowned for their funk. I do love the Goblins though, I'll repeat that.

Now based on a conventional review this is a five star movie, based on my funky criteria which is on the first page of my thread, perhaps only 3 or 4. This is why I have stuck to convention here, the review on my thread will be slightly different though.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- BobbyWadd1

Terrific. Great editing and camera work. Top notch sound and music.

Posted on August 9, 2006
- derbyrams

That was an amazing action film!! It was unique in loads of aspects!!! For one, the amazing custom SFX, the custom titles, the cool music and excellent vo talent made this movie a pleasure to watch!!!! Fanstatic start to this three part action packed film series!! I can't w8 for the next part!! Nice cliff-hanger at the end!!!!!!!
It keeps me intrugied to what's coming up next!!!!! Excellent work!!!

Posted on August 9, 2006
- elmis

if u do not like this movie there is definately something wrong with u.. ps check out my movie just click on my name thx :)

Posted on August 9, 2006
- edlup56

Excellent movie
it felt like it was only 1 minute long the way it flew by Great editing and the story really looks like its going to be fantastic You have me waiting for the next release so I can find out whats going to happen
Everything about the film was top notch Vo's, editing , camera work and storyline

Posted on August 8, 2006
- sandidwane

One of the best I have seen thus far!

Posted on August 8, 2006
- Mustachio26

It's over...already. No way, that was awesome. I can't wait for the second one!

Posted on August 7, 2006
- prestigio

being perfectly honest I havn't seen a better movie then that 4 a while. great storyline and well executed. Will U plz comment on my movie thanx
And how did U get the libray set?????

Posted on August 7, 2006
- docontheweb

Wow there is no doubt that you know what you are doing Mefune. The movie has incredible direction, music, and voiceovers all wrapped up in a very cool story. This is flawless moviemaking at it's best. So good that it's just what the doctor ordered!

Posted on August 7, 2006
- totalitor

Professional work! Really good!

Posted on August 7, 2006
- mumotuma_man

dude.... woah...

Posted on August 6, 2006
- Jamibi

That's one of the best movies ive seen in ahwile, the first bit with the car is soo well edited. loved it

Posted on August 6, 2006
- madmazz

You are obviously a very experianced movie maker ..this production just oozes off to cry. (but not before I watch it again and get some
I need em!

Posted on August 6, 2006
- CronicClapper

WHOA!!! Again I take forever to watch your movie. And again I wish I would of seen it earlier. A great story idea you've started here. Its got a lion witch and the wardrobe feel but new age. And you made the secret door cool. Very well done movie here. Can't wait for rest.

Posted on August 6, 2006
- Artorious

Great opening chapter! It left me wanting more which is exactly what you want in an opener of course. VOs and Editing seem pretty flawless to me. Great acting done by your cast. Character were was solid and your story to start is great. I have many questions about it, but will wait for the next installment(s) to answer them for me. please PM me when the next arrives.

Posted on August 5, 2006
- LiamE


Posted on August 5, 2006
- texray00

Amazing..Cant wait for the next chapter of this great movie.
The Voice acting is amazing. I love the music, Sushii you are amazing.

Posted on August 5, 2006
- Timo666

The uncrowned king of TMO comedy has released an action thriller. And what a high class one! Surprising on one hand 'cause it's different from your previous masterpieces and also somehow obvious 'cause I've never seen a movie from you that was anything near to being bad or boring or whatever...

A great opener to a promising series! I can't wait for part II!

Posted on August 5, 2006
- Kabouter

Great, but too short. Too short because the characters couldn't really develop in that time, and too short because I WANT MORE!

Posted on August 4, 2006
- Dragon_Crafter

can i give you 7 stars that is byyyyyy FAR the best film i have rated and seen YET! i would �?� to see more of your work dude

p.s. what mic did you use and how did you get the robot echoing sounds

Posted on August 4, 2006
- Bezzer36

It's no secret, I'm a huge fan of Mefune's imagine my surprise in seeing that his latest an action flick!

And a damn fine opening chapter it is.

S and E has been used to great effect here and it shows in the excellent editing and use of freecam.

Some fine VOs, custom music and use of sound effects too, but it's the story here that has caught my attention...a totally intriguing opener to the series and I'm very much looking forward to more.

This is pretty far removed from 'J v E' and 'Trouble in Lonewolf', but still ranks up there with his finest.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- First_Demand_Productions

We are impressed compared to a lot of S&E movies we've seen you use of free cam is perfect!

Posted on August 3, 2006
- tigereyes

Lets Begin

The openening is great, your use of camera angles creates an epic opening, however it was offset by a somewhat blank musical opening, i wish you wouldv'e presented the music,,,bold.

the story is good, but it ran so short i wish there could've been more. It ends so abrupt to me, and i just wish we could've gotten more. My advice is combine II and III as the story is so good and in depth, but doesn't have time to play across the screen. And alot of the moments, like the battle scene at the end seemed artificial, i didn't like the robotic voice, and as much as i loved all of your camera work. There just wasn't enough here for me to give it four stars, you've made such a great movie, as all of your films i've ever seen are, always, and honestly i threw around the idea of five stars, four stars, five stars...but it just left me empty, wishing there could've been more...its a great film and i hope that its sequels are as classically awesome as this..nice work and amazing camera work, possibly the best i've ever seen with The Movies game

Posted on August 2, 2006
- RenegadeReplicant

I thouroughly enjoyed this very nice beginning to a promising series.
It seems i've seen a similar version of this plot, but this still felt unique in its own way and the execution was excellent. The VO are top-notch, even the small roles are very well done (the VO when the group of people reacted in the begininng was very well done). After a couple of opening minutes, the film started on a brisk pace and never let up. A lot of film here are very unentertaining, but this film surprised me and kept me at the edge of my seat (office chair).

By the way, this is only the second time I've given a film 5 stars (Am Ende der Distanz). Keep it up!

Posted on August 1, 2006
- JustinMoore

Whoa! That was six minutes? It went by so fast! I Found TCW to be thoroughly enjoyable, now I'm hooked and can't wait for the next part! (Cliffhangers are EVIL!) Overall: Outstanding!

Posted on August 1, 2006
- verguit

You do movies good the best action sequence ever made. Tight editing well done.

Posted on August 1, 2006
- Dulci

I'm hooked! I want more! Intense, satisfying, gripping - great voiceacting, music, directing. More, more, more!!!!


Posted on July 31, 2006
- offkilter81

Awesome!!! I love it from start to finish!!! I hope to see more in the future!

Posted on July 31, 2006
- ubernewbie


VO/subbies: 9/10: Very well done with each character realised.

Flow: 9/10: No problems, had an Anime Style feel to it.

Set Dressing: 5/10: None that i saw.

Editing: 10/10: Camera angles and viewpoints cave a very professional feel to the production.

WOW Factor: 9/10: I downloaded and will watch again. Fabbo for atmosphere.

score:42/50: 4.2/5: 4 Stars, A GREAT FILM.

Posted on July 30, 2006
- mcrispy13

*mcrispy reviews*
This is a real gem! It is a really original idea with some amazing editing! The VOs were also really great. To be honest, I really enjoyed every second of this one. Great job!!! :)
4.8 stars

Posted on July 30, 2006
- Therealreviewer

First a comedy genious now a action director?? This film was very kick ass!The VO's were flawless as were the sound effects and music. I didnt care for the abrupt ending, but it left me wanting more! I cant wait for the next installment!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- jackalbane

Very cool flick so far. I do hate the fact that you gave us just enough to get us in without really explaining anything. Heh - a sign of a true hollywood person. Definitely a series I will continue to watch.

Posted on July 30, 2006
- benstudios1991

Great movie!
It begins with mystery and thick plot, making the viewer wonder and guess. Then the story unravels just enough to get me hooked, with great action scenes. Overall freecam was used perfectly, VOs were great quality, and the plot is interesting and winding. Awesome cliffhanger!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- Butt-monkey

I took me a while to realise this wasn't a comedy. I think its excellent to explore new genres. Up to now i've always thought that all you could do were comedies but this film has proved me wrong, fantasic, I hope to see more great things from KRYMATERRA PRODUCTIONS!!!!!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- TomKR

exciting from beginning to end

Posted on July 30, 2006
- Handsofmodder

This is an interesting action/Scfi flick. I was guessing at every turn. The special effects was also well done. The VO's was performed very well. I hope to see the sequel soon.

Posted on July 29, 2006
- StevenKreg

I definatly dig this movie

Posted on July 29, 2006
- kos78

Kos Mini Review:
Great intro sequence with excellent freecam use to highten the car scenes (though watch for the disappearing props (cars) on the last shot). The music and the opening titles were excellent. In some parts the repeated shots were overused (the dream sequence after the opening titles, and the secret door sequence). The editing in the action sequence was very good, though again a little on the long side. What we saw here in the movie was excellent, and if the trilogy continues at this high quality then I predict it will be superb. But as an individual movie, this one doesn't really stand on its own two feet. It is only just getting started when it abruptly ends, and so the plot and characters are left undeveloped, such that it felt almost like a 6-minute trailer. Overall, I thought this was a very good introduction to the trilogy, and I am looking forward to seeing the rest. All the best for the future.

Posted on July 29, 2006
- michagin_man

Awesome! Could you give me a tutorial on how to make custom credits? I really want to know!

Posted on July 28, 2006
- thejoe8pizza

excellent plot, very orginal and awsome VO. Custom backdrops and credits were great. Can't wait until the second part.

Plz rate my S&E Comdey "Strange things are happening 2" just click on my name to get there. thanks in advance.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- killerbee5

AWWWWW YOU DIDN"T TELL ME THAT I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PART 2!!! Awesome Movie. I loved your little intro, and I do not know where you find your voice actors but as always superb job!

Posted on July 28, 2006

Great movie.Noly complaint is it was to short more of the movie could have been told.The music and editing was fantastic as was the VO's.Looking forward to the next installment

Posted on July 28, 2006
- tasmania11

simply....WOW!the intro is fast and top notch!the story is intriguing,twisted,and one of the best story I saw up to date.the editing is very professional and I can say you are on top in what you do with the movie.
I did like Jesus VS EASter.....I now another excellant movie with hopefully a follow up of this movie......excellant VO acting.MONA lisa say:"one of the best movie I saw!"...see my thread!

Posted on July 28, 2006
- MrSmithee

Wow. And here I thought you could only make comedies. Don't get me wrong; I laughed many times during the movie, but this fits in perfect as an action/sci-fi saga as well. The audio really makes the film stand out and I especially loved those soldiers' voices. I'll be here for the next installments.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- Mogulman321

Whoa, you blew me a away with this one. This is some increidble stuff here. The opening was amazing, and the end leaves away a path for a part 2. It was very real and I felt like I was watching a real movie. It was quite a movie. Nice job.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- a2k13

Good movie i can not wait for the sequal and good use of effects and free cam too

Posted on July 28, 2006
- Vesobe

Astounding piece of work. Truly astounding.

You've got your high-level camera work, your masterful editing, your powerful acting. You've got a story that draws us in and, most impressively of all, a truly exhilarating pace. And that last bit's very hard to do.

I'm especially impressed with the sound design.

The closest thing you might have to an area that could be improved? No idea. I see no weak points here.

Truly astounding.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- duxy

A very good production.. A find it inspiring to see such great camera movement and shots displayed, it really takes films to its peak of entertainment. Here you display a boutique story that exhilarates the viewer with superb cinematography and narration combined with great effects and voice acting. And I�??m glad to see a lot of emphasis towards the editing, just an outstanding job! But that is the only thing we could least expect from your past work, this just illustrates key principles of how well a movie can be made, and with your juxtaposition of ideas displayed throughout the entire film- it simply amazes me.. Nothing to take away here, Top work!

Posted on July 28, 2006
- Marine101

Good work

Plot 3/5
Entertaining 3/5
Wow Factor 4/5 Really, really good job.Nice titles
Editing/Effcects 7/10

Overall 17/25=4stars

Posted on July 28, 2006
- Krystinbb

That was fantastic meffer! Sushii's tunes are bump'n .Sorry I missed out on this one :(, but you know I'll be there for II and III.



Posted on July 27, 2006
- Royboy

Great job Mef. Ilove the new open logo.

THis look like to be a great run of fimes to come. LOVED IT.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- slipknotrope

. great sfx and great VO's

. great intro

. nice and mysterious movie

. great storyline

. surpurb editing

. i love mysterious movies

. i just wish the movie was alot longing so i can love it even morre

. great job you impressed... im gonne bookmark it

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Ninette1

Hey MefuneAkira! Nice to see you with this Action flick. It is awesome. But what would I expect from my first favorite studio. Nice to see you branching out to new horizons. Great characters and effective Voice Acting, really cool sounding SFX and incredible editing. The music rocks as well. Thanks for this entertaining movie. To be continued... can't wait!!

~Ninette1 Studios

Posted on July 27, 2006

A very rewarding film to watch and sets the standard for any future additions and sequels. I thought the plot was a well written mystery that keeps you hooked til the end. The vo's manage to maintain the excitement as well and end the end you are left wanting more.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Mericc

Exceptionally written and produced movie. But that's normal for MefuneAkira movies. Quite the good first action movie, from someone that normally excells at comedy. The beginning sequence was particularly well done and expertly edited to launch the viewer straight into the plot. The music and general presentation was flawless, as was the set and character design.Minor complaint: I would edit the movie page to tell that this is part of a series, as I saw no indication in the movie that I was watching part of a series so was expecting closure and got none. Overall a very good movie well worth the time to watch it.

Posted on July 27, 2006

Critics Center Review

OPENING: I read a thread on the forums stating that this was a superb movie, it was a thread done by Magic_School_Bus. Of course when anyone states this sort of thing I am always intrigued and so off i went to see what all of the fuss was about. Well, to be honest this is two great movies strung together somehow, it really shouldn't work and I suppose if i were to read the plot idea and twist on paper i would have dismissed the movie as crazy. However, you managed to execute the rather peculiar final scenes with a certain greatness that i was shocked to say actually thrilled me. But this is not to say that this movie is not flawed, oh no this movie is definately flawed, in fact this movie actually did only just scrape a five star rating off me. But the brilliant opening scenes and intriguing middle section more than overshadowed the cool, but slightly silly ending. This movie was filled with terrific Voice Acting, great action sequences, and also a very nice core plot running through the center of it all. In fact i think it was the plot overall that pretty much made me enjoy the movie all the more.

PLOT: The plot for this movie was brilliant in the beggining, I love a good old mystery and with an opener like the one in this movie it makes you enjoy the actual mystery all the more. The basic plot is that a random old man dies on the street. Another man quickly rushes to help him but it is too late, the old mans dying words are for the man to find the book "The Courage Within". With that the adventure begins as the man hunts for the book, and discovers something quite startling when he does. By startling I mean, well i couldn't even imagine that coming at all. I suppose the ending is actually the movies greatest success at times and also its hugest failure. I could never decide with it had gone way over the top, or had just concluded the movie in a trully brillian way. I can't deny that it was definately action packed and it did feature some remarkably cool scenes in it, but the fact was, the end just seemed to go out of tone with the rest of the plot. A shame because the whole mysterious air that went with the movie for the first four minutes were brilliant, i adored the movie and had been sucked into it. Then the plot sort of went all wacky, weird and a bit too unrealistic for its own good. But after saying this, i am also sure the ending has been left ripe for a sequel of some sort. Perhaps it will all be better explained in the sequel, but for the moment the opening is superb and easily five star worthy, the ending is flawed and is just four star worthy.

EDITING: You managed to get the editing of this movie done to absolute perfection. You managed to get the action sequences done very well, the action was short, sharp but very cool. For example, the opening scene, with the old man in the car. It was thrilling, it was a nice blend of scenes to make it all the more brutal and cool looking. You also managed to show of your editing skills even further in a later scene, when the man was dreaming. It had the old man telling him to find the book, it had some great editing tricks shown off there and a great conclusion to the scene. You also even managed to pull off the slightly annoying conclusion with a brilliant sense of style. The final scenes were extremely well done and looked amazing. This can be said for most of your movie to be quite honest, it did look overall absolutely amazing.

MUSIC: In music terms this was also a movie done to absolute perfection. You managed to convey a sinister aspect in some scenes, the dream scenes is one example. The action packed music, the final scenes. And also a mysterious type of music with a very nice mixture of other tracks thrown in. The music playing over the credits was undoubtedly my favourite track in the movie, it just suited the tone of the film that you had set up with the introduction. With the sound of the rain alongside the music playing it did give it a very atmospheric effect that worked wonders for this movie. Alas, once again the final scenes proved its weakest in the music terms. Sure the music suited the scenes, but it just seemed a contrast to what your movie had set up so brilliantly, i suppose it just goes hand in hand with the fact i am not a big fan of the conclusion in any case.

DIALOGUE: The dialogue in this movie was definately above average with hints of greatness also thrown in every now and then. The opening scenes were definately the pinacle of the dialogue in this movie. It was a short, sharp scene where the old man quickly told the man to find the book. Sure it is not exactly original and the lines could be taken out of any sort of movie like this, but the fact was that no matter how overused it is, it is also extremely good writing and you managed to make it fit the scene to perfection. Hell, even the final scenes actually worked for me in terms of dialogue. Sure i was still reeling from the actual shock of the revelation, but i couldn't help but pick up some interesting lines there that worked in the dialogue sense. Your weakest area for the dialogue was undoubtedly the middle section, with a lack of dialogue and also the dialogue on display being somewhat clunky it never really fitted in with the rest of the movie. In plot terms it fitted in, but in dialogue terms it didn't. The VO's themselves were simply brilliant, never over loud and definately never too quiet either. They worked well and fitted the characters as well, but what i loved most about the VO's was the definately the sound of the characters in the final scenes. That weird sound effect wen they spoke just sounded so cool no matter how anti the ending i actually am.

OVERALL: Overall this was a damn good movie, just with an ending that really did not work for me. However, judging from the previous reviews on this thread i also understand that conclusion obviously does go down pretty well with most of the viewers. So i have had to take this into account, and swallow my pride and decide that the ending shall not effect my overall rating for this movie. The beggining scenes were simply brilliant, had me gripped from the moment it started. This also features some great editing skills, great music on display and also some nifty ideas. A great movie that just scrapes the five star rating.

FINAL WORDS: A great and mysterious movie. Features an amazing beggining, but the ending might get some people annoyed over, but then again they might love it.


Posted on July 27, 2006
- alfric

a sweet opening to what looks like a great action story...
great vo performances and excellent direction..
really liked the plot....
looking forward to more..
nice one.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- makrim83

Awesome action flick from your Studio

Way cool effects! i have only known you as a comedy Studio

know your a Comedy Ass kicking studio awesome.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Grope2

great film
great voiceovers
great story
therefore a great score

Posted on July 27, 2006

Very nice opener to what could be a great series. The theme is set great so far, and this main character, I like. There was one thing at the beginning with all the crazy randomn voices that was great. KRYMATTERA studios enters in style, great cinematic flick, how the camera pulled out on the man and the dead body. Really enjoyed it.

Posted on July 27, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Fantastic movie..
Great storyline..

Film on!!!

Posted on July 27, 2006
- MattchuLB

Awesome mqan, the best hoover dam sci-fi flick I`ve seen on here! Awesome movie dude. Awesome movie. The credits, the voice acting, the music! All awesome! Hey, if you ever need a free voice ove, please, contact me. I would love to do a vo for you. I can do any genre. Thanks man, and great work to you guys at LMAO studios. Keep me posted on you guys future movies. ok? Peace! And film on!

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Oynoko

This is really great!

Posted on July 27, 2006
- Krestall

really well done Looking forward to seeing more!... if you like you can check out my stuff, if you have any pointers let me know. thx

Posted on July 27, 2006