Midnight City - Urban Warrior II
 
 
Studio: JazzX
 
Review Count: 43
Average Rating: 4.21 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 6 minutes 2 seconds
 
Posted on: July 27, 2006
 
 
Film Description
Midnight City - URBAN WARRIOR II

Here it is - the second part of the full length feature film "URBAN WARRIOR"

???Pianoman ??? Urban Warrior I??? was the pre-credits sequence,
This is the title sequence for the completed film.

Special thanks to Fraasmovies for the coloured overlays (I`ve called it "Digital Grading" in the credits!)
and also to MelGhoul who made it possible to give the miniature city an "at night" look with the lighting mod.

As usual with all JazzX films, all the music is composed and performed by the studio???s musician-in-residence - I`m particularly pleased with "Song of the Urban Warrior", a song that was stuck in my head for 13 years, now finally realised. During the course of the completed film, this simple 4-note theme will reappear many times in one form or another.

In Midnight City - URBAN WARRIOR II, one of the most important characters is introduced ??? the city of Midnight itself. We're told by our hero that it is a "dangerous place" - but don't just take his word for it . Why don't you see for yourself? It could be any night of the week, but the grandeur and spectacle of Midnight City masks a viral unpleasantness that only a journey through its concrete palaces can reveal ...


INSTRUCTIONS:

This film is best viewed full-screen in total darkness - it is also best viewed immediately after viewing "Pianoman - Urban Warrior I"
So:

1) Turn off all lights (for reasons that will become apparent)

2) Download both Urban Warrior films

3) Queue both films to be played one after the other at full screen in Windows Media Player (total running time around 9 minutes)

4) Turn up the volume

5) Press Play



HISTORY:

In 1993, I was walking through Cambridge, UK, on a Saturday night and saw something horrific. Two asian guys were walking down the street with a white girl ??? just outside the cinema, a car pulled up and 4 asian youths armed with iron bars got out and proceeded to give the two asian victims a severe beating. They then got back in their car and drove off.

I went over to help the two guys; considering what could have happened they seemed to be ok. There seemed to be no reason for the attack ??? these two were both Junior Doctors on a night out (which they heroically chose to continue after the attack).

The police and ambulance arrived. I offered to testify as a witness - there were several other witnesses as well ??? but the police weren???t interested; they claimed that for a crime to ???count??? they must be present to witness it!

That was the moment when the Urban Warrior was born. His opening monologue on a black screen is basically how I felt that night ??? furious at an injustice, and furious at Justice.

Later that year, I was surrounded by a gang of 3 males who politely asked ???can we take your bike???? I gave them a stare that my alter ego would be proud of, ???No. You may not.??? They backed off with a passing-shot ???twat!???

Since then, Cambridge has got worse and worse ??? I cycled through the city about 2 months ago at midnight on a Saturday and there seemed to be a crime happening around every corner (which I`ve used as the basis for this title sequence). I deliberately choose to cycle with no lights on these days, it makes you a harder target to see ??? I`ve been attacked three times, once I got off to confront the attacker and almost got a bottle in my face ??? the other two times, I was just too fast for my assailants.

There is no law here anymore. There is no order. It???s every man for himself. A beautiful town during the day is Cambridge, but at night every form of low-life scumbag surfaces and turns it into a nocturnal nightmare. And the lazy police seem unable or unwilling to stop any of it. I especially love it when Cambridge United have a home game against the most feared football fans in the UK, Millwall FC ??? my house is on the road leading back to the station, so these hooligans are rioting down my street once a year (although, thankfully, Cambridge are so crap that they were relegated to non-league football and won???t be playing Millwall this year). My street is also home to some of the city???s most feared gangsters and drug dealers who frequent their chosen haunt, the Devonshire Arms. It???s the one place in town where you fear being shot (gun crime is not yet a problem here, although there have been two shootings in the street next to mine since I`ve lived here).

As for the police ??? I have friends who have been booked more than once for not having any lights on their bike ???.

MUSIC:

Central to the project is the music, I`ve decided to treat it very operatically with each character having their own theme. The Urban Warrior and the city of Midnight share the same 4-note theme (which you can hear in this grand opening to the film). Later episodes and characters will also have their own themes (some of which are already written and ready to go).

FILM:

All episodes will be labelled with a subtitle and their number relevant to the other episodes. All episodes will be designed to run almost without interruption ??? so, for instance, episode III will have no credits sequence and no end credits. You can imagine each episode to be a DVD chapter in a completed film.

This episode uses free-cam extensively and various editing/transition techniques. I`ve tried to move seamlessly from one scene to the other without using fade-outs ??? although I have used them as a lighting effect in places (much as I did in my first film, ???Flappers from Galaxy 9???).

TRIVIA:

Mark Spangethal, the star of the film also stars as Marco Queso in ???5 Stars (Music Video)???. He had to be lovingly recreated in Star Maker as he was originally game-generated for Pianoman which was released under a different studio name (JazzX Research). Game generated characters are unfortunately not exportable.
Several soft-drinks machines were purchased for this film and put around the edge of the miniature city to create the dark buildings in the background (and to block out the daylight in key shots)
The timing of the music???s punchy final phrase and the reveal of the Urban Warrior???s face took just one take!
Tim Vanlaw, who plays the assassin in part I, is the name of Activision???s Senior Manager of their ???Code Release Group???
The music for this film took 13 years to write and record
At 2 minutes long, the black screen at the start of this episode is the longest continuous period any film has intentionally had a black screen on TMO
The piano solo at the start was done in just one take and is a more angry version of the piano solo in the first half of Pianoman.


CAST (this episode, first billed only):

Pianoman/Urban Warrior - Mark Spangethal
(V.O. JazzX)

CREDITS:

Written, Directed, Composed and Performed by JazzX
Special Effects and Sound Engineering by J.X.R. (JazzX Research)

Digital Grading (overlays) by Fraasmovies
Midnight City mod by MelGhoul

COPYRIGHT:
If you like the music in any of my films, feel free to use it. But make sure that I am fully credited. If you modify the music in any way, make sure that you make this clear as well. I would hate to take all the credit for the improvements you???ve made to my songs!
 
Featured Reviews
- TheMGMKid1

I am left stunned and breathless by this magnificent lyrical and masterful opening to what promises to be the film of the year! Sure to be on the top ten lists of every critic and a huge hit with the public. Brilliant is the word for the incredible use of free cam that carries the audience deeper and further into the city set and other sets so seamlessly. This is one for students of film to peruse and be left gaping in awe.

The score by Jazzx is so invigorating and exciting. A real artist is at work here in the medium of film composition. There are not enough words in my poor vocabulary to describe the effect this music had on me.

So wonderful is this intro into the film that I have downloaded it as a keeper and that is indeed a rare thing for me to do. I shall treasure and watch this many times over just for the thrill one gets at the fist blinding shot of the piano man�??s hands hitting the keyboard which explode the cityscape onto the screen.

The only film I can think of that has an opening over a city as thrilling would be �??West Side Story�?? but that pales in comparison to what is presented here in �?? Midnight City �?? Urban Warrior II �??

And I must not neglect the wonderful writing by Jazzx and his voice over work during the dark �?? Overture �?? to the city. This was inspired work and for me the two minutes of darkness were well placed and used to a wonderful effect.

Great mods and special effects also added to the wonders one finds in this incredible sequence. This film earns both my highest praise, respect and the MGM Platinum Seal of Approval!

Jazzx, a name that stands for excellence, artistry and true genius in both music and film.

Posted on January 16, 2007
- JimboWelcome

Loved the camera work in this introduction - I used to be a photographer (and will be again soon), so camera work really does it for me. I loved the first two minutes with only the black screen, which forces viewers to focus entirely on the dialogue. It's a bold move and you had to know that in doing it you were going to suffer some bad reviews from the short-attention-span crowd, but it really works for this film.
The music - brilliant. From this film, Part I and your reviews of other movies, I figure music is very important to you and it really comes out in the way you use it here. It suited the sequence very well.
I have to keep going back to the camera work - it's just incredible. I'm going to go and watch it again just to soak in some of those shots. I can't believe there are still people out there who settle for 90 per cent generic camera angles in their TM films and barely touch freecam.
I'll be keeping an eye out for each instalment of this film as it's released. I hope you can carry this through to the end.

Posted on November 12, 2006
- reafreak29

Ok wow what the hell did i just watch oh thats right crap is what i just watched you mean to tell me that this just the opening to your so called 90 min film hahahahahahah im sorry but your going to be making a movie slipt in too 50 parts or however many scenes you make this movie in too. Dont be expecting a review from for this series not at all cause if i have to wait and watch each seen each scene and for that matter to wait till the next scene to come out No sorry not going to work for me sorry. I dont mean to be harsh but its true i hate seeing films like this and make it so far up the charts it drives me insane i concider this movie as a trailer no wait better yet a uwe boil movie thats better this is beyond bad. You can go ahead and 1 star one of mine in fact please do but i would concider you watch it first too see how a movie is filmed. Man i cant beleave i just wasted my time with his 2 mins of black screen like watching the wall when im drunk and getting ready to passout.

Posted on September 7, 2006
- Dulci

The opening sequence would not work on 99% of movies - but with this impressive soundtrack and intense voiceover, it works captivatingly well. Great use of free cam to create the effect of an energetic city. You have my attention - I look forward to seeing what you do with it in the next installment.

Dulcilicious.

Posted on July 31, 2006
- NUKESTER

Regular rating aside....... I will say this once in my lifetime on TMO, YOU ARE THE TRUTH! you have it all, you have the vo's you have the story told through other characters, you have the artistic creativity unmatched by anyone on TMO, you have it all. This was one hell of an intro and I am still thinking if I just saw what I just saw, you remind people that this game has almost endless limits and I shall play the game for even longer than I predicted due to your glorious reminder. This is Direction in the making, you seriously need to collaborate with someone (I would love to haha) , infact need is not the word. It would be nice, but quite frankly you dont need anyone, your in your own league. Keep doing what you do because its AMAZING!!!.... Truly.

*APPLAUD*

Posted on July 31, 2006
- kate_lee

Jeez, even though I did not view this film as instructed, I could not resist leaving a review here. That was just amazing. This is the closest to the professional quality I�??ve seen TMO. Camera work was just brilliant and the way you used graphic matches to give the feeling of continuity was ingenious and mind blowing. Music sounded professional as well. And I loved the narration�??a very nice voice with a beautiful accent! My only concern: Please be careful out there. Please don�??t confront the criminals. We don�??t want anything to happen to you. I will be watching the two films back to back in a dark room tonight.

Posted on July 28, 2006
 
Reviews
- TheSeeress

Ok that was a good intro, but the part with the piano solo didn't have much to look at or think about. And how come the movie hasn't started yet? It's taking forever! But you did a good job with this one anyways - nice story and set-up.

Posted on September 3, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Absolutely loved it!
The music, the dark city, the cam drives and finally your voice acting! Reminded me an awful lot of Taxi Driver and Fight club. =) 2 of my favorite films.

Posted on June 6, 2008
- rogerSIMIAN

Urban Warrior looks to be a damn fine feature from this title sequence. Expert use of freecam and mods in the editing and excellent music.

Posted on May 31, 2008
- pianodude135

Wonderful and captivating. I can't wait for the next part!

Posted on February 24, 2008
- axlslash

Surprisingly, I'm gonna give you a good rating. You've pissed off a lot of people, including me, but I'm willing to put it behind me. This was a very good intro to your new movie, one of the best I've seen. I have to apologize for rating some of your other movies so badly, but I was still angry. I will be sure to watch your next movie parts. A little advice though might be to lighten up when it comes to voting other peoples movies. You would probably have 5 stars if it wasnt for that. All of your bad ratings are just revenge votes from other people. So maybe if youre cool, then they'll be cool. I'm kinda going what you're going through in your city. I live in the US and it gets pretty bad here. The worse thing thats happened to me was just getting my bike stolen, which isnt big but it still mnakes me wanna slam my fist through something. I liked the piano work, it reminded me of Grand Theft Auto 3 piano music in the beginning, and I like that game so that gets you bonus points. Well keep up the good work.

ps sorry again about rating your other movies bad. I was just pissed, so no hard feelings right.

Posted on February 19, 2008
- Ocrambo

A wonderfull "TRAILER" really man, don't post these things again. We want to see movies :). Anyways, it was great.
However, I would like to tell inform about something you deeply insulted me with. You rated one of my own movies with 2 stars, because I used "Not my own music". Which is not true, every single music piece was my own. And I hope you will actually THINK before writing.

~Ocrambo (Once again, I am not like that, and won't rate 1 star because I think you didn't do half of the work or something. :P Good movie. Keep filming)

Posted on February 10, 2008
- Sam-o

....i think i just crapped my pants.... that was great! the camera work was awsome! and the song made me wanna dance! awsome job!

Posted on July 4, 2007
- Sugaree_Bugg

A City of A Night that is Mid, good sir! Is it too much to ask for bananas and jelly bread? Urban this(shows you what "this" is with his mind)!

Posted on June 12, 2007
- vatrel34

I watched this on night with all lights off...what a movie!
i liked the beginning of the movie but it was just nothing!
just only credits that who made the movie and blah blah so on.

Just a trailer or could you don't wait to edit the movie eh?
well sometimes that happends....but not many times.

Story 3/5
A Dangerous place with fights and violence,guns,bang bang etc
not really great.
Urban Warrior with a ninja with extremly weird eyes!
but it maybe works!

Sound ?/5
i watched this movie without stopping so....did it have sounds or did it just a music?
but okay who cares.

Music 5/5
I liked it!!
did u make the song?
i really wonder what program you used to make that great music i liked!

VO's/Subtitles 4/5
Credits with vo's that talks the story or the intro.

Other 4/5
well it had nice mods but you should maybe use the weather thing cuz the freecam came to the midnight city's ground and then it had a daylight city?!?
ok i maybe get it.....................soon

Overal Rating 4/5
Just a trailer look like.
Very awesome but it wasnt a film.
i liked the song very much!
Plz make more of the song cuz it sounded like Tekken 2!!

Vatrel34 Review

Posted on May 19, 2007
- WoopDeFrickinDoo

BEST MOVIE EVER!

TMO�?� Review �??

I am sorry, this even beats films as great as Alletheo and Mars. Though, no story yet, I can see this being maybe one of the best leading on films of TMO. The way you led on from set to set was just fantastic, it was well done! The voice overs were clear, and funny. If it were done via subtitles, it wouldn't have been as funny, the voice you did, just an ordinary English person was spot on for me.

Ratings �??

Subtitle/Voice over Quality - 5/5
Story Quality - 3/5
Other - 5/5

13/15

Overall Star Rating - Five Stars - Maybe one of the best films I will ever watch!

Posted on March 18, 2007
- Patt0192

Are you joking? Maybe not... I'll assume this is a trailer. Still, there wasn't any plot whatsoever except for the poetical scene that takes up the entire first THIRD of the movie. Needless to say, this movie should have been longer, although I AM recognizing the skill and fluidness of the city scene, although it is pretty jerky sometimes.

I also felt a "V for Vendetta" vibe in the beginning and I guess it boosted my expectations a bit too much.

No offense meant, but I whole heartedly agree with ct_senge. Perhaps the first Urban Warrior has more quality and substance, but seeing as this is a part 2, I'm not so sure what I'll find.

I also agree with reafreak29 on the point he made that if this is PART 2 of a "FULL LENGTH FEATURE FILM" than you will have a LOT more parts to be making. Perhaps that is what you are trying to achieve... I do not know. It seems a strange approach to me.

The integral part to making a movie is the plot. That is where this movie is severely lacking. On top of this, it's not really a movie... I mean, not it's own movie... and that's how you portray it, which is really why it doesn't deverve what it's getting.

Posted on February 10, 2007
- Babar23

The black opening is really a nice idea! Your voice acting is great, and It's quite impressive!

After, I was not as impressed, because I was a bit annoyed by the free cam, but anyway, there is a lots of originality here, and it's really well done!

Good job, I will watch your others movies ;)

Posted on February 5, 2007
- ct_senge

Ok Jazz, I've decided to sit down and try to give you a fair review. Firstly, the camerawork is absolutey superb....and without a doubt, you have musical talent. However, this is simply not a movie. There is NO story or plot. The first HALF is blackness with annoying, repetitive dialogue followed by a (cool) bouncing camera of random events. If you are going to make a tech demo or a music video....do so...and, i dunno.....include it in the title. This was fair, I believe.

Posted on January 17, 2007
- TheMGMKid1

I am left stunned and breathless by this magnificent lyrical and masterful opening to what promises to be the film of the year! Sure to be on the top ten lists of every critic and a huge hit with the public. Brilliant is the word for the incredible use of free cam that carries the audience deeper and further into the city set and other sets so seamlessly. This is one for students of film to peruse and be left gaping in awe.

The score by Jazzx is so invigorating and exciting. A real artist is at work here in the medium of film composition. There are not enough words in my poor vocabulary to describe the effect this music had on me.

So wonderful is this intro into the film that I have downloaded it as a keeper and that is indeed a rare thing for me to do. I shall treasure and watch this many times over just for the thrill one gets at the fist blinding shot of the piano man�??s hands hitting the keyboard which explode the cityscape onto the screen.

The only film I can think of that has an opening over a city as thrilling would be �??West Side Story�?? but that pales in comparison to what is presented here in �?? Midnight City �?? Urban Warrior II �??

And I must not neglect the wonderful writing by Jazzx and his voice over work during the dark �?? Overture �?? to the city. This was inspired work and for me the two minutes of darkness were well placed and used to a wonderful effect.

Great mods and special effects also added to the wonders one finds in this incredible sequence. This film earns both my highest praise, respect and the MGM Platinum Seal of Approval!

Jazzx, a name that stands for excellence, artistry and true genius in both music and film.

Posted on January 16, 2007
- MJBarlow

As this is simply a title sequence for a much longer film it seems foolish to try to examine the plot. Having said that the before-credits narration sets up the backstory well. What is immeadiatly noticible about this title sequance is the sheer breadth of vision, the overwhealming level of ambition. The camera pans over the city, dives through subway tunnels and twists it's way through the streets. Whilst such an innovative attempt can be applauded on it's own merit, what makes this special is that all the neccarsary camera trickery works practically flawlessly.
Add to that the wonderfull music and you have an extremely impressive piece of film-making.

Posted on December 24, 2006
- Goofparade

No comment

Posted on December 11, 2006
- rileyman

Just an incredible credits sequence!

I watched "The Pianoman" just before this and wasn't sure what to make of it. Now I see where this is going, and what the plan has been all along. I suspect that pre-credits scene has some greater purpose to the remainder of the full movie, so for now I'm going to wait before I review that part.

The first time I'd seen an attempt at seamlessly joining multiple shots in this manner was in a film just released the other day (Prohibition). And I loved it. But I think this takes it to a whole new level -- and you did this MONTHS ago. And, I might add, with even greater purpose.

This film is also on a topic I'm greatly interested in... While my hometown of Winnipeg doesn't quite have the level of violent crime suggested here (at least not in the area I live), other crimes such as auto theft (of which I was a victim two years ago) have skyrocketed.

I very much look forward to each new part of this film! My only concern is it's been some time since this part was released... You sounded like it was a film you are passionate about, so I shall trust that you're hard at work on it!

So, in conclusion, the voice-over and music are fantastic; the camera work is an inspiration; and the part this plays in what promises to be a full-length feature is just generally done with the quality one would expect of some of the movie greats!

Keep it up!

Posted on December 10, 2006
- rjb2112

Excellent imagery!

Awesome music!

Posted on December 3, 2006
- JimboWelcome

Loved the camera work in this introduction - I used to be a photographer (and will be again soon), so camera work really does it for me. I loved the first two minutes with only the black screen, which forces viewers to focus entirely on the dialogue. It's a bold move and you had to know that in doing it you were going to suffer some bad reviews from the short-attention-span crowd, but it really works for this film.
The music - brilliant. From this film, Part I and your reviews of other movies, I figure music is very important to you and it really comes out in the way you use it here. It suited the sequence very well.
I have to keep going back to the camera work - it's just incredible. I'm going to go and watch it again just to soak in some of those shots. I can't believe there are still people out there who settle for 90 per cent generic camera angles in their TM films and barely touch freecam.
I'll be keeping an eye out for each instalment of this film as it's released. I hope you can carry this through to the end.

Posted on November 12, 2006
- wizardtheater

Exelent, that was genius freecam angles and great custom music. 4 out 5 for this trailer, but that's it it was just a trailer. But still very pretty to look at.

P.S. Thanks for the honest review.

P.S.S. What's with the ninja. -Wizard Theater

Posted on October 11, 2006
- admultosanos

Great. I love the song you've used, and the cinematography was marvellous.

Posted on September 10, 2006
- reafreak29

Ok wow what the hell did i just watch oh thats right crap is what i just watched you mean to tell me that this just the opening to your so called 90 min film hahahahahahah im sorry but your going to be making a movie slipt in too 50 parts or however many scenes you make this movie in too. Dont be expecting a review from for this series not at all cause if i have to wait and watch each seen each scene and for that matter to wait till the next scene to come out No sorry not going to work for me sorry. I dont mean to be harsh but its true i hate seeing films like this and make it so far up the charts it drives me insane i concider this movie as a trailer no wait better yet a uwe boil movie thats better this is beyond bad. You can go ahead and 1 star one of mine in fact please do but i would concider you watch it first too see how a movie is filmed. Man i cant beleave i just wasted my time with his 2 mins of black screen like watching the wall when im drunk and getting ready to passout.

Posted on September 7, 2006
- Greenglades

A video interpretation of this musical creation. This music video attempts to portray the feel and emotion which went into the composition of this piano piece.

Plot/Storyline: None. Music video style imagery. A definite negative in my book is the 2min 30 second black screen opening. I thought there was something wrong with my video card. Even if used for impact - much shorter with the empty screen is highly recommended. I also didn�??t realize it was an interpretative music video until the end - I thought it was the longest opening credits for a TMO movie ever at first.

Editing: Marked by the dizzying camera pans , unique shots and angles. This film tries to convey the feel and emotion that the music inspires. Excellent sound quality.

Uses an original piano based song the description is far more powerful than the video interpretation. There is almost no correlation if I didn�??t read the full description.

Overall: A music video that tries to provide the raw emotion of the dramatic musical composition. The imagery fails to match the intensity which the music inspires. The opening black screen in my opinion should not be used that long again . The dizzying imagery of random violence in this Midnight City only makes sense after reading the description. Great camera work and great music was probably more cathartic to the creator than moving to the viewer. Although a great piece of music and interpretation - the author�??s vision did not translate as clearly to me and I was left waiting for the actual details that matched the description to start. It does provide a good opening template.

Posted on September 1, 2006
- JosephKw

What an aural and visual treat! Unfortunately the first narrative portion was a complete black screen to me, but the latter segments (especially with the incredible music) was superb. The initial pans back and forth during the calm piano piece was a bit jarring since it changed directions abruptly and often in the opposite direction (I know it's a limited set and you ran out of set space). Once the theme changed to the "Urban Warrior" theme, the camera work was superb. I have no idea how much work that took to match the shots like you did. I had to watch that twice--it was just SO professional. If the full film is anything like its opening credits, it will be a monumental achievement forever immortalizing JazzX as a TMO legend.

Posted on August 23, 2006
- Fozz20

Not totally sure what to make of that plot wise, but I will say that that film has the best use of the freecam is amazing with the way it fly's around the city showing different events happening, zooming in, out, up and down...I was just sucked in! Fantastic!

Posted on August 17, 2006
- Mookman

Simple amazing

Posted on August 17, 2006
- Vid_Vain

this movie really sucked

Posted on August 14, 2006
- Jessaroma

Movie was stupid

Posted on August 7, 2006
- WhiteFire_Studios

One Word...

SUPERB

!!!!

Posted on August 5, 2006
- pegleg

Impressive, sometimes I leave the funk for my thread by the way.
The monologue was really impressive, noy sure if you ever watched 'Game On' but you missed two examples (my favourites as well). The freecam work was like a vintage Argento on crack. Flows probbaly as good as you could get with the game (they should have given us Dolly's! in the expasnion). The music was good, the tempo matched your editing which is hard to do. Not quite the funk I had in mind, a little too much jazz, but the funk is still there. Liked this.
Now I will put a different kind of review on my thread. The thread is meant to be humourous, my real thoughts are are.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- sweatyshoulder

The VO's were incredible. So clear, and understandable. The plot of this, im not sure about, it was either a trailer or an opening, I'll have to read th description further. But the effort you put in was extreme. The opening was perfect, as were all the following scenes. This was so awesome, I swear, I've never seen anything like it.
We'll see how this stands against the other contestants of The Sweat Awards. Check in periodically to see how your doing. 5/5 Well earned, no question.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- Timo666

One of the most intense movies I've seen in the past weeks, I absolutely enjoyed it!

Posted on August 3, 2006
- ubernewbie

Not really a movie, so it doesn't really get a review. Great camera work and use of the free cam. Nice clear intro voice, but there was no actual part to the movie. Part 2 of how many episodes. Part of a movie so part of the final grade.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- MelonTheCreeker

well first of all i want to congratulate you on some superb camera work! by far the best i have seen on TMO. It was truly amazing. You have made full use of the free cam.

However this by itself is not enough to warrant more than 3 stars. You have the story there, but it wasnt enough. I would've liked to see the actual story instead of 6 minutes of the introduction feel. I felt it dragged out a bit too long.

Great music though combined with great camera work. In the future if you will have absolutely no trouble getting 5 stars from me if your stories can match your ability to draw the audience into your worlds which you created.

3 stars, but by no means a bad review. Well done

Posted on August 3, 2006
- bongoman

OMG, where do I start? Great black screen v/o at start, spectacular writing! FANTASTIC city flythrough, and great end, on the eyes. Flawless, just so pro!
Great music too!

Posted on August 2, 2006
- Handsofmodder

Okay I love the music, and the intro VO's the problem is that I wished you showed some action in it. Otherwise, great

Posted on August 1, 2006
- kos78

Kos Mini Review:
Great intro music and narration, though perhaps a few appropriate visuals could have made it even stronger. I realize that this was going for a deliberate effect, but still I thought that the effect could have been even better. The first few jerky camera motions over the city detracted a little during the credits, especially the shots where the traffic was visible because the traffic reset at each camera change. Great transition from the mini city to the city street to subway. In fact, there were many fantastic camera transitions here (and some that didn't quite work for me too). Overall, I can't rate this as anything other than a trailer, at which it was very good. Though even as part of a multi-part movie, I thought that the credits sequence went on for way too long. Although the camerawork was excellent, it started to get repetitive as it dragged on into the second half with basically just more of the same. I eagerly await the next installment as it swings into full gear.

Posted on August 1, 2006
- Dulci

The opening sequence would not work on 99% of movies - but with this impressive soundtrack and intense voiceover, it works captivatingly well. Great use of free cam to create the effect of an energetic city. You have my attention - I look forward to seeing what you do with it in the next installment.

Dulcilicious.

Posted on July 31, 2006
- NUKESTER

Regular rating aside....... I will say this once in my lifetime on TMO, YOU ARE THE TRUTH! you have it all, you have the vo's you have the story told through other characters, you have the artistic creativity unmatched by anyone on TMO, you have it all. This was one hell of an intro and I am still thinking if I just saw what I just saw, you remind people that this game has almost endless limits and I shall play the game for even longer than I predicted due to your glorious reminder. This is Direction in the making, you seriously need to collaborate with someone (I would love to haha) , infact need is not the word. It would be nice, but quite frankly you dont need anyone, your in your own league. Keep doing what you do because its AMAZING!!!.... Truly.

*APPLAUD*

Posted on July 31, 2006
- kate_lee

Jeez, even though I did not view this film as instructed, I could not resist leaving a review here. That was just amazing. This is the closest to the professional quality I�??ve seen TMO. Camera work was just brilliant and the way you used graphic matches to give the feeling of continuity was ingenious and mind blowing. Music sounded professional as well. And I loved the narration�??a very nice voice with a beautiful accent! My only concern: Please be careful out there. Please don�??t confront the criminals. We don�??t want anything to happen to you. I will be watching the two films back to back in a dark room tonight.

Posted on July 28, 2006
- TheMurderingHobo

sure it was neat but it was all intro is there any actual movie?

Posted on July 27, 2006
- decadentpictures

Definitely a very brave way to open a feature movie. The music and the monologue, go extraordinarily well together. Great voiceover.

After an initial fly-around, the camera dives into the action in the city. The camera control here is absolutely astounding. Rushing around at a breakneck pace, and observant of the events that happen in the city. This is one of the most original use of the newfound freedom of camera movement, and the miniature city set.

I enthusiastically applaud this effort!!

Posted on July 27, 2006
- moviestar-to-be

wow this is an amazing movie no matter what anyone else says keep it up dude


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Posted on July 27, 2006