The Courage Within II
 
 
Studio: MefuneAkira
 
Review Count: 147
Average Rating: 4.96 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 10 minutes 54 seconds
 
Posted on: September 8, 2006
 
 
Film Description
THIS FILM HAS BEEN MOVED TO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi-AzqLkfTk&feature=related

Thanks for watching!



EIGHT HOT PICK FILMS & SIX #1 COMEDY FILMS

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

The Courage Within I & III are NOW PLAYING!!
THE COURAGE WITHIN I: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/98779
THE COURAGE WITHIN III: http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/126035

*Full Voiceovers (6 actors)
*Custom Overlays (Stop Motion Animation)
*Custom Sound Effects
*Custom Backdrops
*Custom Costumes
*Custom Musical Score
*Custom Credits

Starring:
Mefune Akira
Dulci
Kwistufa
DARK+KNIGHT
Sushii
Toshiro
JennyN

Gear: PC, TMO, Audicity and Gimp

Special thanks to Dulci & Kwistufa for thier amazing talent!

Thank you to eighteyedbaby & skinshack form custom supplies!

Enjoy and take care!
 
Featured Reviews
- 6-HeadedMonster

Nothing short of Amazing

such perfessionalism throughout. I would go on and on about how fantastic this is, but i would just recommend whomever reads this to see for yourself.

I really loved the battle scene and the great dialogue that seemed so real.

Top Notch...Mefune does it again

Posted on September 19, 2006
- kwistufa

Another Mefune Masterpiece downloaded for my Collection!
This one even has a bonus in it for me lol
Thanks so much for inviting me to VO!
Wow!!!
Theres only a handful of utterly awesome & flawless
movie makers on my TMO Top Directors list, and you lead that posse.
Whilst on the VO topic, they were awesome. All your characters..
The tones, the delivery, the effects, the placement..
just Flawless work here. The actual dialogue was fantastic too..
Jacks sarcastic rambling while McCabes handing out orders is ..hilarious...
The effects were very cool. The visual ones were spectacular!
The Lazers powering up..WOW! Then the actual lazer battle, well battle in general..Amazingly great! The yellow blood from the Crawler was superb. That 1 scene where we follow the lazer & it splats through the Crawlers head leaving a clear hole.. Whoaa!

The splicing & editing is second to none.
The cam angles are great, professional slickness all the way.
Just like watching a movie at the cinema.
Titles very professional as well.
The storyline is just wickedly engrossing..I love it!
Musical choices and mixing was also top notch..Perfection.
Again like the 1st movie, this part 2 has left me salivating for the next. Jack is an awesome character..in an awesome story!
Fantastic work MefuneAkira & to all involved!
Utter Excellence!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Ninette1

Ever surpassing the bar that they themselves set, MefuneAkira does it again. Great effort by you in your filmmaking and scriptwriting talents and all of your voice actors here, some of tmo's best for sure.

Quoting: MrSmithee
"Amazing. Great story, great music, great overlays. You've blended humor and action so smoothly. I love you."

~Hey, ... loved ya first! -as in: your Studio was quite the inspiration way back when - but may have mentioned that way back... well, then.

Thanks!! for still inspiring and entertaining with the style that yah do... keep it up

~Ninette1 Studios

Posted on September 8, 2006
- OZMAN69

I stand by my early comment, "The MUST SEE action thriller of the summer!". Everything in this movie was perfect. VO's, story, mod use, pace, dialogue, music, editing. It all was perfect. I can't wait to see the next part.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- derbyrams

An outstanding, epic, masterpiece, a thrill ride of a movie!!! I loved it!!!! It had such an intricate script with lovely characters that had so much life to them, the vo's really suited all of them, also, this is a movie project in which there is a lot of amazing custom content that gives the movie such an unique style and you have done that and more, including entertaining me a lot!!!
This is a must-see movie!! I highly recommend this movie, a very gripping ending, my god! The cliff-hanger had me hooked!! I can't w8 for the final part!! An excellent, astoning sequel to the last movie!!! excellent work!! this deserves a hot-pick that it is so damn good as I loved watching this amazing piece of art! I throughly enjoyed it! Excellent editing, vo's, custom music which suited every scene, gore effects, wicked and everything else!!!!
Movie percentage= 100%= an excellent masterpiece, that is highly paced and keeps the viewer thrilled and guessing what will happen next! A very, highly recommended movie!!! Astoning work you have done here!

Posted on September 8, 2006
 
Reviews
- sisch

More wows... from story to vo's to music to special effects to sound fx... this is pure perfection! Just great! Off to the last part now!

Posted on October 1, 2007
- STDman

Nice.

Posted on August 3, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

An amazing film which has "Hot pick" written all over it. By far one of the best out there. Anyone who's anyone should see this movie; it's the pure pinnacle of what you can do in the game. You've really got a masterpiece here, not a single flaw in sight. Absolutely, positively brilliant in every way, shape, and form. BRAVO!

- Orky

Posted on July 26, 2007
- Bezzer36

It's taken me waaaay, way too long to get around to watching the rest of this series.
More the fool me, because I'm behind on an absolute classic!

This is fast paced action movie making at its very best.

Top notch story, accompanied by TMO's finest VA's delivering some awesome performances.
Visuals, music, editing...all brilliant.

This is a masterclass in movie-making and thoroughly deserves all the accolades it's received.

Well done Mefune and co.

Posted on June 13, 2007
- norriefpb

Wow you guys are good. There was a TON of exposition there, but you never let it flag. Whether it was music, effects or humour, you kept it driving forwards. Great job.

Posted on April 18, 2007
- EPANA

Wow....that was really GREAT :)

Excellent voice acting and every scene suited the movie perfectly. Very good story.

Thise is really one of the best movies on TMO....Applaudes for this directors skill and talent.

Posted on April 1, 2007
- jesserotten

Great movie.Come see my movies please.I love your movies you make.

Posted on March 29, 2007
- qtigger

Usually it's the 2nd part of a trilogy where the story takes a dip in the quality trying too hard to set up the conclusion...but not here! Holy smokes what an amazing film. The level of quality by you and everyone involved in this production is clearly on display. Awesome job all around!

Posted on March 15, 2007
- Towelie

The series that keeps on growing.. It has everything even a lot of real hollywood films don't. An interesting intriguing story, some great music and some good acting. The mods in this film showed that ANYTHING is possible on tmo and I can't believe that those amazing mods actually were pulled off!

5 stars (what else?!) //Towelie

Posted on March 15, 2007
- Goofparade

Kudos once again to the entire team for this sensational series.
I just wish I could tell which actor played which role,that's how fine these performances were.

cheers,

gp

Posted on March 13, 2007
- RJANACONDA

well that was just as good as the first in quality and the story is comming along nice. its understandable yet not to simple and dosent try to over explain things just push the "I believe" button and enjoy the ride.

Posted on March 12, 2007
- DarthGuybrush7

Excellent! This was arguably even better than the first! The special effects were great, the action was intense, and the dialogue actually sounded natural. My only complaint was that the whole "brain bug" concept was introduced too late, immediately before it became important. Sort of jarring, if you ask me. Still, very good.

Posted on March 10, 2007
- stevec375

Brilliant! I just loved this entire movie, the dialogue was fantastic the VO's were fantastic. The special effects were just amazing, the battle scenes were amazing, the movie was amazing! I cant wait to see the next one!

Posted on March 9, 2007
- JazzX

What a great film that was!

Superb editing, direction and acting (from both the male leads).

I'm now really excited about this story - because this crucial part of the tale was so well told. I loved how the accountant tried to run away from the problem but found "the courage within" to do what courageous human beings have to do in extraordinary circumstances.

I was particularly impressed by the use of music in this episode. It was left out for long periods of the film - which made those places where music was used all the more powerful.

Excellent film.

Posted on March 7, 2007
- jgarcia1234

That is awsome!

Posted on March 2, 2007
- Spaceman72

The action and the thrilling story continues in this great second part. Once again I'am impressed by your work and your great voice cast. The special effects (overlays) are really state of the art and they are looking so real. Also the camera work is brilliant then ever. 5 stars and two thumbs up from me!

Posted on March 2, 2007
- Primaer

Yet the second part is great too. Some amazing action fighting scenes and a good script as well. Time-Machine, huh? I am no friend of this stuff, especially when you travel through time through a corridor in an old libarary. But the dialogues are good and this is getting a truly sci-fi blockbuster. Can't wait to see the third part.

Posted on March 2, 2007
- y2k

That is sum exellent stuff right there a job well done! im looking forward to seeing the next one,
keep up the good work, Y2K ;)

Posted on March 1, 2007
- Davidwww

These movies are just so good.

Posted on February 28, 2007
- biggstrek

I downloaded Parts i and ii in preparation for watching Part iii. I was going to save Part ii (this film) until tomorrow, but after watching the 1st, I just HAD to watch this one!

This carries on seemlessly from Part i and, as I said in the other review, I'm hooked! Everything in this film "works": Story, Music, Effects, Voice-Overs, your name it. (I particularly enjoyed the music by Sushii.)

I cannot praise this film (and studio!) highly enough. (And now I can go home and watch Part iii! One good thing about not having caught these earlier: I get to see them all in "one hit"!)

Posted on February 26, 2007
- Amabeginzordawg

Totally Unbelievable!!! The spfx were outstanding, the story was amazing and the VO's were fantastic! EXCELLENT JOB!

Posted on February 25, 2007
- murpheykid

What a great 2nd part to the trilogy. Fantastic editing and style. I have high hopes for the third installment, and I am positive you will not let TMO down.

Posted on February 15, 2007
- AlexVanRoose

i said it all in the first episode! outstanding!

Posted on February 13, 2007
- bigdandthekidstable2

great twist i didnt know he was going to the future love the series i dont get the aks and scifi rifles absolutly gripping you guys are awesome i donnt see how they didnt turn this into a real movie it is the best lionhead and you guys have to offer you should have a website i`d be willing to give you some help just email me @ mike@thumbz.tk

Posted on February 4, 2007
- CaptainStrider

A brilliant continuation of a brilliant movie. I love the voice overs and the special effects. And then to cap at off a further extention of the story. I'll be watching the part 3 trailer and look forward to its actual release.

Posted on January 28, 2007
- solgonsar

Love it!

Posted on January 25, 2007
- FidibusFilms

That was one of the best movie i ever seen...

Posted on January 25, 2007
- machine1462

Sound: 5
Music: 5
Effects: 5
Story: 5
Genre: 5

Overall 5 Stars. Best effects I have ever seen. Add in a good plot plus some well done Voice Overs and you got a perfect movie. Great Job.

Posted on January 24, 2007
- NUKESTER

Originally saw this back in september but for some reason I failed to review it. Having already seen the original I knew I was in for a treat and I was correct. The amount of custom material merged with superb editting makes this one hell of a film to watch. Matched on par with an excellent continuing gripping story and amazing Characters. Professional in it's approach and execution, Courage Within II sets the standard high proving that creativity can go a long way. I enjoyed your trailer for the final installment and will not make the same mistake of overlooking a review come Premier night!

Nuke Well In All The Dark Energy In The Universe!!!!!!!

Posted on January 23, 2007
- rileyman

This is the second part of a larger sci-fi epic, complete with some incredible production value and a gripping face-paced story. In some ways, it is perhaps a little too fast-paced, as we move from scene to scene extremely quickly.

As this was the movie link given to me, I've watched it stand-alone before giving this review. Thankfully, it does a sufficient job of standing on its own. I'll be watching the first part immediately following this review!

Overall enjoyment: 31/35. A very enjoyable ride. This film is not only rife with absolutely fantastic eye-candy, but has a great sci-fi concept and great story to boot. Yet my enjoyment was diminished slightly by one issue: this film needs to slow down once in a while! I'll get to this a bit more in the suggestions section at the end.

Editing: 28/30. Visually flawless editing here. The music drives many of the scenes along perfectly. The sound editing is almost flawless as well. But I had to take off a few points for two minor things related to editing. There are a few scenes that just end directly to black, and the next starts right back up a half second later. I think inserting some fades would have helped these occasions. And the second point is for a few lines near the beginning of the film that run way too close together. You could have either re-shot the scenes, or used Audacity's "Change Tempo" on the voice-overs, to make them fit.

Production Value: 15/15. In my toughest category, you have simply outdone yourself! Costumes, props, and set dressing are used perfectly throughout the film. It was clear many of them were custom mods, yet you made sure they kept in the background �?? keeping the viewer interested in the story, and avoiding any temptations to turn this into a tech demo. The opening title and its accompanying credits are very professional. And the use of overlays continues right into the film, making the viewer feel as though they're watching a *real* film instead of a TMO film.

Characters: 9/10. Characters are, for the most part, very believable. The one point here will be discussed in my suggestions section.

Dialog: 10/10. Plenty of great dialog here. It doesn't bog itself down in sci-fi techno talk; yet its lighter moments manage to be funny without feeling fluffy.

Total: 93/100.

5 stars!

My suggestions: This is an eleven minute chapter that feels like it should have given itself an extra minute or so. The movie occasionally feels like it is rushing itself �?? wanting to finish the current scene so that it can move on to the next. The viewer is sometimes left a little bit behind, still trying to process everything that's happening. This is particularly profound in the middle section of the film, after Jack gets back to his time. We see him in his office, then swiftly on to a nightmare sequence, then again to him visiting his wife's grave, and then suddenly back forward in time. All of this happens in less than 2 minutes! A little extra time spent in this section of the film would have helped keep the audience up to speed; and I believe might also have helped build Jack's character a little more.

Reviewed via "Riley's Reviewing Thread"

Posted on January 19, 2007
- RaYdAwG

ok so I'm late watching/reviewing this movie. This one slipped past me. Oh well, better late than never.

I have never said this about any other movie, but I gotta say it about this one:
To this date, Jan. 17th 2007, this is the best movie ever created on TMO. Enough said!

Posted on January 17, 2007
- hmrubicon

Wow! That kicked *ss! I'm bookmarking this, it was that good! The story is very good and it keeps my attention the whole time. One of the few T.M.O stories that have done that and I can't wait for part 3! The freecam, costume selection,scene selection are excellent and those futuristic guns are awesome. I love how they power up with lights before firing, a truly awesome effect! Also, the wounds the aliens recieve are excellent, I've never seen anything on T.M.O like it! The head wound, loved that effect, totally awesome! This is truly a 5 star movie and I can't wait till part 3!
By the way, if you want to, rate my movie ALIENS EARTH HIVE 3 http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/111513

Posted on December 27, 2006
- IISharperII

Incredibly gripping movie... The effects were amazing. Everything was just so well done I really felt like I was sitting down watching a real movie.

Great Great work, I am without words to describe this film.

Posted on December 18, 2006
- claw21

well at first when i saw that the story was that he travelled in to the future it thought that it's not the most original film you can make but a good way of making but the more i saw the more it changed me. i can see why the LIONHEAD LTD, wanted to use your film, it is on such high level of making that it is the closest thing any has made to a real life movie. the only difference between your film and and films that go on big screens is the length.
congratulations this was truelly a masterpiece even though i have said that more then once, in your case it is the only thing to say.
and i'm suprised that your film has only 116 reviews so far where as a complete rip of a real film like blackbird got over 800.
anyway best of luck with the third part. this will probably be the best trilogy on the TMO by far.

Posted on December 6, 2006
- DrummerKid

so is there a to be continued with this or what?

Posted on December 4, 2006
- JosephKw

Yet another exceptional chapter in this saga. The voice acting really enhanced this film tremendously. The effects and set use were exemplary, as well as that soundtrack by Sushii. Great pacing, wonderful surprise plot developments and an engrossing story makes this another must see. No wonder it was presented in the Rome film festival by Lionhead. Congratulations for all the accolades this film has received.

Posted on December 4, 2006
- siclops

Looked this movie.
Hope there will be a third!!

Posted on December 2, 2006
- Rik_Vargard

Great movie there! Excellent job on the editing and all those little details only you know about! Great ambient and choice of music! Great job! :)

Posted on November 26, 2006
- niftymatt

That was a cool movie. Kept my attention and had some unexpected twist. The dialogue was exception and I loved the battle scene. Good animation during that. Jack was an excellent character and was very real. Another great movie by you. Also an excellent twist at the end. Keep up the good work.

Posted on November 25, 2006
- RBHoug

Wow! Well-written story its one on the best here on TMO.
The effects were amazing! Editing, Music, sound effects and the storyline were great.
VO's were perfect.
The 1st movie was excellent. Part 2 was even better. Can�??t wait for part three.

Posted on November 22, 2006
- mcrispy13

Way better than the first.
I especially enjoyed the part with the cop. LOL

Posted on November 6, 2006
- MovieMoose13

AWsomre Movie just the beginning had me on the edge of my seat

Posted on October 28, 2006
- samyhouse

An exellent following of the first part.

Posted on October 24, 2006
- vatrel34

ME WANT MORE!!!


PLEASE PLEASE DON'T DO MORE TO BE CONTINUEDS!!!!!

Posted on October 16, 2006
- Weasel_005

Plot - The plot of this film is everything you'd expect from a Sci-Fi classic. The concept was very original a well thought up.

Technical - The movie was directed very well. The freecam was used correctly and the editing was outstanding.

Sound - The music went along well with the scenes and the sound-effects were spot on.

All in all, I recomend this movie to anyone who loves Sci-Fi/Action films.

Lost&Found
Productions

Posted on October 6, 2006
- FotD

Never had a chance to watch it, sorry!

Great movie. *bookmarks*

Posted on October 4, 2006
- rabidfox

Excellent work. Special effects were some of the best I've seen. VOs are outstanding. Little shakey on how the main dude could carry all the ammo necessary for an small army by himself into the library, but I'm more than willing to suspsend my disbelief for such a great film. Ready and waiting for the third installment of this thing.

Posted on September 28, 2006
- Ecrite

Great story end plot. D

Posted on September 28, 2006
- capemedia

QUICK REVIEW: What can I say that hasn't already been said, truly deserving of it's hot pick this is an awesome piece of work.

The battle scenes at the beginning were absolutely brilliant, so similar to "Starship Troopers". Really enjoyed this just wish it was longer but fully understand why only 11 minutes.

Really looking forward to part 3, PM me please :)

Posted on September 25, 2006
- Dalek300

GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! That was one great film!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- DayeWilliams

That movie was supa-cwazy! It had style, it had story, oh yea it had mods! All the voice actors/actresses was in to the movie, had ethusiam it was all good. Hot Picked by me too.
*My friend Crazed-Gamer showed me your movies, if he didnt i would have missed out on some great art.
*Also if you want check out my latest sci-fi movies, worth a hoot! just click the hyphen>DayeWilliams

Posted on September 21, 2006
- Armand

Spectacular. Easily one of the best productions I've seen yet. Surely awards must be in the offering for the best VO acting I've yet heard - My congratulations to a talented cast and a fantastic director.

The script hoooks you almost immediately - a tantalising black screen grabber that makes you sit up. Then we are transported to a nightmare battle that is brilliantly paced and executed with flair. The setting, the art direction, the transition between the two worlds and the juxtaposition of time frames - all make you take a deep breath. From beginning to end you're on seat edge.

Mefune Akira, my hat's off to you and your artists. Six out of five!

Posted on September 20, 2006
- Amityville_dude

in canada centres is spelt with a tre

Posted on September 20, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

Nothing short of Amazing

such perfessionalism throughout. I would go on and on about how fantastic this is, but i would just recommend whomever reads this to see for yourself.

I really loved the battle scene and the great dialogue that seemed so real.

Top Notch...Mefune does it again

Posted on September 19, 2006
- EXIT-WOUNDS

WHAT A FILMLOVED EVERYBIT OF CUSTOM WORK INTHIS.AMAZING VOICE OVERS.I APPLAUD THE CRYING SEEN ONE OF THE MOST REALISTIC TO DATE.WELL DONE ON A TRUE MASTERPEICE.

Posted on September 19, 2006
- Clix

Wow What an awesome movie!! Cant wait until next one!

Posted on September 18, 2006
- FunkyFilms

Fantastic... Really good series... Am i getting 10,000 vc now?

Posted on September 18, 2006
- IchthusADMR

A compelling and well-written story that deserves its place among the best. Absolutely amazing. I was very impressed. Your editing was top-notch, and your VO's were perfect. Jack's were particularly impressive. His voice and attitude really fit the character, and I'll admit he made me laugh quite a few times. The opening sequence was by far the best part. I was very impressed by that. The opening is so important to set the tone for the film, and it appears you wrote the book on this. Well done, Mefune. Great film.

Posted on September 18, 2006
- MAGIC_SCHOOL_BUS

A nice package of special effects, action, dialogue. This was truly one of the best movies i've seen on the site and a great series as well. The battle at the beginning was outstanding, from the custom made scenes, to the camera angles. Dialogue and script was solid, the story was smooth and easy to follow. This well succeeds the original, you just keep raising the bar, keep it up.

Posted on September 17, 2006
- Newdaff

Good movie.

Posted on September 17, 2006
- Scottcade

Extremly well done! Enjoyed it immensely!

Posted on September 16, 2006
- DarthDirector

BOOKMARKED. This...film...is...completely...and...utterly...amazing. The battle scene at the start was just spectacular, and I loved the way how you added the Laser Bazookas and Laser Blast scenes, as well as how you decacipated the invading "Crawlers".

And then, the retextured sets were also awesome, not to mention the music score with was coupled with. And the VO's were nothing short of completely AMAZING...everything was captured perfectly. Excellent job...I'm really looking forward to the next installment, espescially with such a thrilling twist ending. BRILLIANT!!!

Posted on September 16, 2006
- tlyddiatt

Another fantastic movie. Can't believe u ended it there!! So much i wanna find out. I hope the next one will be as good or better than this one and i hope i won't have to wait too long! The custom effects were great but how did u get the weapon load time thing and the green blood from the 'crawlers'?? How??
Tlyddiatt

Posted on September 16, 2006
- BricksFilms

Outstanding, simply outstanding! I love this movie!

Posted on September 16, 2006
- JustinMoore

Just Simply Amazing! Absolutely loved it automatically downloaded & saved it! It is one of this summer's best films in my opinion. I loved the music it was great! I really liked the way it started exactly where it left off. The intro was Awesome by the way. It had nice background story. I can really tell that a LOT of work went into this. I thought that the ending was the perfect way to end this. You deserve way more than 5 stars. Overall: Absolutely Outstanding!! You get a Bookmark! A MOST DEFINITE MUST SEE FILM!!!

Posted on September 16, 2006
- Tylerj1228

Amazazazazing, this right here is pure brilliance. VA's are superb, they sounded like proffesional VA's(like the one's you hear in actual movies that are shown in the theatre). You are my role model for TMO dude, your movies are always so flawless. And the special effects... well let's just say I wish I could do overlays that well.

Well there always pros from your flawless movies, but flawless doesn't mean perfect. The story was cliche, plain and simple. But hey, 90% of the movies on this site are cliche. I was also a little confused on who Tracey was, and what the story was on McCabes daughter. I guess maybe it will be explained on the third edition. Overall: 4.9 stars. I can't wait for part three!

Posted on September 16, 2006
- nikstudios05

OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! I have been hoping for a good film like that for a loooong time. It only comes once in a blue moon around here. You did it, you really did it!!!

PLOT: Amazingly brilliant. I loved the originality. A pure heart-pounding, action packed thriller with nothing to fall on. Perfect usage of all props, cotumes, and sets galore! I have nothing to say bad about storyline, it is GREAT I tell you, GREEEEEEEAT!!!!
10/5

SETTING: Incredible imagery and visuals, outstanding mods and backdrops, nonetheless a pure peice of art that will hit everyone's shelves and never be forgotten! You really knew where you were going with this film. No pitstops, no shortcuts, a full runthrough where no viewer is left behind!!!!
5/5

MUSIC: I LOVED the music. So enticing, so vivid, I am sure you looked hard for these tracks! You did not use the music form the trailer, but that is okay, it was already in a famous movie, I can't put my finger on it though... Anyway, I wish I could have found it first!
5/5

MOOD/TONE: I can't truly put it into words. IT reminded me of so many things, but it was nothing alike. I feel you talent really shines, and now I am sure I could watch another film by you and get the same feeling! That is the kind of mark you left on this film and everyone watching it, that is the true mark of a great producer!!!
5/5

OVERALL: IT TRULY IS THE MOVIE OF THE SUMMER!!! Even though, the summer for many of us is over. :-) I just can't imagine where that might have come from. You know, I was saying what it reminded me of. I think that would be a relation to video games. You know, the whole story and path following a far-fetched film yet full of varying action. I liked that existence, because it gives the film spunk. I feel I am right with them playing along! It actually wouldn't be a bad idea for a game!!! Anyway, great movie, I just can't say anymore!
20/5

Wish I could give you more stars!
NiK

Posted on September 16, 2006
- Jim_

I did not watch the first one, but i still really enjoyed this. Fantastic VO and camera angles, like watching a proffesional movie. Great work!

Posted on September 15, 2006
- Dracin

What to say? I really enjoyed the first one, but the second one was enven better! Very, very good!
Just to sum up the greatness:
GREAT voiceovers!
GREAT directing!
SUPERB editing!
FANTASTIC mods!
GREAT music!

And... yeah... A great movie!

Posted on September 15, 2006
- smithovich

One of the best movies I've on TMO the VOs were really great, outstanding sound effects, good choice of music everything about this movie was great
well done keep up the good work :)

Posted on September 14, 2006
- uhhoh

awsome.

Posted on September 14, 2006
- UrinatingTree

One word can describe my feelings about this movie... Wow.

Please take five stars in replacement of any words I could've mustered to say about this magnificent film.

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 14, 2006
- l3w15-18

A stunning Blockbuster of a movie with a bit of everything. Absolutley stunning special effects, amazing soundtrack, superb voicerovers and amazing editing.
There are only a few truly great TMO movies, and in my opinion, this is a damn good contender for the Top Spot.
The professinalism of this film is stunning. From the epic storyline to the sublime camera angles and editing, this movie oozes style from every pore.
An Epic, Utterly Brilliant, Rollercoaster of a movie that deserves The #1 spot for a long time to come!

---L3W15-18---

Posted on September 14, 2006
- tremblett

Theis film has a bit of everything. A bit of Sci-Fi, A bit of Comedy, A bit Of Action, A bit of Romance, And A bit of drama. And The twist at the end was very well done.

Great job!

Posted on September 14, 2006
- BuckBuckyMcMacho

Excellent! Excellent!. I was drawn into the first installment and after watching this I can't wait for the 3rd. Use of camera is better than I've seen before. Dialogue is outstanding with the VO's superior. Story really draws you in. Mefune is the one to watch. I hope the 3rd's up soon. Keep 'em coming

Posted on September 13, 2006
- bigmadmouse

Awsome nice voic over and action

Posted on September 13, 2006
- Sith

Positive:
Great music choice, outstanding gun effects and alien blood effects, good VO acting, great plot and script.

Negative:
None

Total Review:
An Ultimate Movie
*****

Extra: This will probably make next weeks T&D Pictures Studio hotpicks list.

Posted on September 13, 2006
- Tahndur

Fantastic! Flawless filmmaking in every department.

Posted on September 13, 2006
- BuckyMcMacho

The first "The Courage Within" was just plain outstanding but this installment (2nd in a trilogy) just blew me away. Visuals are fantastic from the content to the camera work and to say the VO's are beyond impressive is a gross understatement.

Another WINNER for Mefune Akira. I for one CAN'T WAIT to see the 3rd and final installment.

Posted on September 13, 2006
- Jeefey

Amazing the VO's were great as well as the storyline cant wait for the next!

Posted on September 12, 2006
- Crazed-Gamer

Bravo i love this movie im bookmarking it's great i just wish i knew how to do those mods but other than that this movie is great for it's genre and keeps me guessing i wonder what's gonna happen next.

Posted on September 12, 2006
- Stormwhitelab

OMG. I can only think of one word: amazing! This was a great movie and had an awesome storyline MefuneAkira. Your VO actors and actresses were great and sounded crystal clear. I love your movies, you have such a talent. The end really leaves you with a cliffhanger. Who died? The daughter or the father? I guess we'll have to wait until next time!

Posted on September 12, 2006
- alfric

splendid continuation...
superb story ,with a great flow
excellent editing and custom work ..
and some of the best Vo around..
really looking forward to the next part of this superior series..
i really liked it...
nice one.

Posted on September 12, 2006
- Therealreviewer

Ok that wasnt anything I expected dude. I thought it would be one of those simple wannabe action blah blah movies. I saw your jesus movies and really liked it this one was so damn cool loved it

Posted on September 12, 2006
- X_Entertainment

the guy at the end died. why?

Posted on September 12, 2006
- verguit

I give a very high rating for the overlay effects. I only wish red colour was allowed like that. One vo was a little high pitched but not too bad. Good job.

Posted on September 12, 2006
- rhythmnation1

I have to give this a five, I'd be a fool not too! good use of overlays the story is laid down tight. all most make me want to give up film making and go back to writing book. Dam I got my eye on this studio. good work!!!

Posted on September 12, 2006
- DNR

I have to say to me the best thing about this movie was the voice acting just incredible..The music and editing was flawless..Some pretty impressive overlay work..Great Job..Can't eait for the next installment

Posted on September 12, 2006
- MaLkAvIaN_VaMp

My god! Flawless, perfect, i don't know what to say except. Well f***ing done. Best movie here!

Posted on September 12, 2006
- Mystic_SleeT

All i can say is just watch this masterpeice...There is nothing so good.

BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!! Well worth my 5 stars.

Let It Be...

Posted on September 12, 2006
- K4OwnzAll

This already has classic written all over it! Classic! Classic! Classic! A definite download ! === K4 ===

Posted on September 11, 2006
- Mad_chaplain

Good job i watched part 1 but didn't rate it thought part 2 was best 5* dood

Posted on September 11, 2006
- conxroxs

Masterpiece! Truly blown away once again, everything was perfect, and the special effects also gave it a new, funky edge. Can't wait for part 3!

Posted on September 11, 2006
- SeveredHeadStudios

Part one was great. Part two was amazing. I hope part three can live up to this because you've set the bar pretty damn high. From beginning to end this movie was just jaw droppingly great. THIS is what all TMO movies should try to aspire to be like. If the other movies out there aren't able to combine great story telling with exceptional editing, mods, and camera work, they shouldn't even bother uploading. That goes for me as well. You've earned these 5 stars and I wish I could give you more. In a word, amazing!

Posted on September 11, 2006
- LED6180

I've been away from this game for a long time, and I noticed a a couple familiar names in this film. Plus I saw the thread hehe =P. But anyway here's my take on this movie.

Originality- 7/10 I haven't seen any movies made by with SE yet, but still the plot of aliens trying to take over earth, time travel, red eyes- its all been used before but its the way you implemented this that made your movie unique.
Plot/Story- 10/10 A 10 here for the awesome plot. The leap from 1970 to 2090 was quite a jump, and made for an intense plot.
Dialogue- 10/10 Your diaglogue was clear and fit each character. Nothing needs improved here.
Editing 10/10 Everything fit together well and there was an awesome use of sets and props. Once again I haven't had any experience with SE so I'm not sure of the limits it's features reach. But from what I saw it was used very well!
Wow factor-10/10 Very impressive, by far better than what I could do. You pulled together many great producers to make this film as well. I give you much credit for this film.

Total 47/50 Been a while since I used thsi system but From what I remember thats four stars. I really liked that movie, it also inspired me, maybe I should start making movies again =P

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Onirele

Flawless... thats all i can say haha

Posted on September 10, 2006
- CorpsehereProductions

Wow! better than the first very well put together outstanding dialogue and vo's
and the the story line just keep getting better I will be looked for the next one so keep up the greatwork.

Posted on September 10, 2006
- pookashells

that was effing best movie, i have probably ever seen on TMO!!!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Artorious

WOW, simply WOW. There's really nothing I can say about this that hasn't already been said. As close to flawless as it gets. keep up the great work!! and PM me for the next installment please.

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Bigdadda20

That was great. That was probably the best thought out dialogue I've ever heard on TMO. Most of it in other films just seemed as thought it was thought about on the spot.
The special effects were awesome, and everything was good about it. I just thought that the ending for that movie was way too abrupt. But, thats what sequels are for. Good work, and I look forward to the next film in the series. 8.5/10! Best film in recent times since Oh its On 3. Most people know that I'm a tough critic, so it means a lot for ME to give a movie 4 stars.

Posted on September 10, 2006
- BOLCH

It's even better than the first one!
The story is a nice mix of different sc-fi movies (Terminator etc.) but it still retains a nice original flavour. The time travelling theme is always welcomed, and you put it to a good use. I also liked the hopeless, tense atmosphere of the movie, and the character development of the protagonist.
I have one complaint regarding the script: and that is, you brought up that "bugbrain" story too obviously, just before the end, after we already learnt about the commander's daughter - this way, I instantly knew that something is amiss. Perhaps you should have dropped this information more carefully, in the early part of the story, to make a bigger impact at the end when the viewer suddenly realizes the awful truth. (But its only nitpicking...) :)
The voices are great, especially Jack and the commander guy. The directing is tight, with an amazing array of spectacular special effects. The editing is masterful, too, especially during the dream sequence which made me jump out from my chair (even though I suspected what would happen...). The music enances the atmosphere admirably.
Now I cannot really see into the future, but I can foresee one thing: this movie will be a hotpick in no time!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- thenextspeilberg10

wow that was ecxellent! Great freecam use. You know how to make a movie

Posted on September 10, 2006
- cactusx

That was one of the best films I've ever seen on TMO.

It surpassed the first by miles, it set the stage well for what looks to be an incredible showdown in part three.

As well as the film generally being excellent, there are certain areas that you deserve special complements for. May contain slight spoilers:

1. Green blood. Anyone can use a mod, you took it one step further and made the green blood from the Crawlers exceedingly realistic (and violent.)

2. The characters. Jack felt so real, so much like a real developed character rather than an underdeveloped macho man. He acts as any man would in the situation; the fact that he actually had the drive to find the old man's house and weapons implied Courage Within, most people would have just pushed the future world out of their mind and moved on.

3. Use of backdrops. Having the actual film title after a few minutes rather than at the beginning was inspiring. You are also one of the most creative users in terms of studio advertising, I love the 'lmao' studios flyover at the beginning, good use of freecam.

4. The Crawlers. You managed to make them far scarier than average alien invaders. The image of humans being eaten alive "while kicking and screaming" did not sit particularly well, which was I imagine the desired effect.

Either way, I'll be awaiting a PM confirming that the third has been completed!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Fozz20

Ok, first off that was another excellent movie with some great moments. What realy stood out for me was the battle at the beginning, some really good custom SFX there that totally blew me away, LOL at the lazer shot that went through the Crawlers head and the "huh" noise it made just before, nice touch.
The VO's in movies can make or break them, and in this it certainly made it, some great performances that really made the characters stand out.
Well done with everything in that fantastic film and I will be waiting with baited breath for the third part, great ending to keep everyone on the edge of their seats!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- BartCruise

how did you made this? tell us :P what video edditing program did you use? this isn't made in the movies alone. it's way too good, way too much, the sounds of guns, human voices, robotic voices, the amazing detail on every suit of every soldier, an unexpected climax just AWESOME!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- Kabouter

Another ride in the MefuneAkira rollercoaster of amazingness!
The battle scene at the beginning was spectacular, de VO's were some of the greates yet, they really made the characters come alive. The story was good, and really kept me interested in what was coming next. The only bad thing I can name is that we'll have to wait for the next installment.

Posted on September 10, 2006
- BamRyan

A FANTASTIC movie, even better than the first one!

Posted on September 10, 2006
- chrisglynch

Originality: 10/10
This is a terrific story line. I never saw the first Courage Within movie, but this is one of the best movies I have seen ever, not just on the movies website.

Editing: 10/10

perfect splicing and cutting scenes

Audio: 10/10

I love the vos and music.

Overall: Obviously 10/10.

You are a terrific director, keep it up.

Can't wait for number 3.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Dulci

This is an intense action drama. The special effects are just an extra treat. With your gifted direction, writing, and powerful voiceovers (you have quite a talented group at your disposal, and I'm not referencing myself with this statement) this would be just as memorable without the effects. Keep showcasing your talent - there's a reason you're recognized on TMO - your movies set a standard.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- sweatyshoulder

A Critic's Center Review:

Wow! All I really can say is, that was really one piece of work! You did an excellent job and I honestly couldn't beleive my eyes. I mean awesome special effects, awesome plot, great character developement! Everything!

Vos were excellent. I felt myself actually beleiving they were real if I closed my eyes! I don't know who you had do the voice acting, ( I know two but there were other characters) but wow...I was really amazed. This was just excellent...what a great piece of work.

Your character developement was just fantastic. I felt connected after the first five minutes!

You have a nack for creating suspense and a good story in your movies...excellent job at keeping me hooked. You really need to go into the REAL film making business.

Well you're probably wondering why I'm giving this a four then...no, it's not because you'll beat me in the charts...because this honestly deserves first. It's simply because I don't believe that all these props, special effects, and mods are all appropriate for this website. I mean, of course this is an excellent movie, no doubt about that; but for all the people who use their game to do special effects have no way of competing with this kind of thing.

I hope you understand. That's the only reason this get's a four, basically to put it short, I'm against using mods.

I hope you aren't offended or upset. Thats why I said everything good about your film. I just feel it should be uplaoded elsewhere too...like youtube or google video. But anyway, excellent job. I couldn't beleive my eyes. You are very talented indeed.

I will be keeping in touch with your studio. Thanks for the 11 minutes of excitement!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- kwistufa

Another Mefune Masterpiece downloaded for my Collection!
This one even has a bonus in it for me lol
Thanks so much for inviting me to VO!
Wow!!!
Theres only a handful of utterly awesome & flawless
movie makers on my TMO Top Directors list, and you lead that posse.
Whilst on the VO topic, they were awesome. All your characters..
The tones, the delivery, the effects, the placement..
just Flawless work here. The actual dialogue was fantastic too..
Jacks sarcastic rambling while McCabes handing out orders is ..hilarious...
The effects were very cool. The visual ones were spectacular!
The Lazers powering up..WOW! Then the actual lazer battle, well battle in general..Amazingly great! The yellow blood from the Crawler was superb. That 1 scene where we follow the lazer & it splats through the Crawlers head leaving a clear hole.. Whoaa!

The splicing & editing is second to none.
The cam angles are great, professional slickness all the way.
Just like watching a movie at the cinema.
Titles very professional as well.
The storyline is just wickedly engrossing..I love it!
Musical choices and mixing was also top notch..Perfection.
Again like the 1st movie, this part 2 has left me salivating for the next. Jack is an awesome character..in an awesome story!
Fantastic work MefuneAkira & to all involved!
Utter Excellence!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Vesobe

Ahem.

Just...

Just give me a second, will you?

Ok, that's better.

Astounding. This bears the marks of true greatness.

At first glance, the secret to Courage Within II appears to be the special effects. And masterful special effects they are too, with superb overlay work, sound design, freecam usage, mods... the list goes on.

But here's the secret I found. It's a big secret, so pay attention at the back. You ready? Here goes;

The special effects are just the icing. On their own, they'd make a pretty but forgettable movie. But combine them with the other factors;

Frankly brilliant writing - and I do MEAN brilliant, filled with subtle and searing lines, god-like pacing and language. Which brings us to...

Unparalleled character work. Just... *sigh*. Words failingly good. Really really.. good. See what I mean? Dialogue and acting and editing sculpting three and four dimensional characters.

Oooh, the acting. It's good. I mean, really good. The temptation to overact is valiantly fought and defeated, and I have to say this is possibly the best acted movie I've seen on TMO. Not just from one member of the cast, either - consistently good acting from the flashback at the start of the movie to the ending that I can't describe without spoiling the movie.

The sound design. This is a personal favourite, as I find that it's a field sorely neglected on TMO. It's not neglected here though. Oh my, no.

One of the best things I've seen on TMO, and one of the best from every angle I try and review it from too. Now THAT'S unparalleled.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Yodabob

Wow. An incredible job for sure. Great VOs, effects, angles, story, continuity.... In other words, it's fantastic. As good as it gets.
Can't wait for the next one.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- YANKEEFOX

I just don't know.
It had great special effects!
And a coherant plot, but for some reason I guess it didn't really connect with me.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- LauraJSoffe

One word.....

Wow!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- makrim83

Forget the summer The most action
packed movie of the century
This movie had Everything
aliens (with highly cool names)
Jokes,
and above all some of the most
amazing overlays Ever!!! Seen,
Not to forgot your Classic
cast of actors and actresses...

Posted on September 9, 2006
- PearsonHouse

Great movie, good story, nice sets. I loved the opening battle scenes. Great use of starmaker and good overlays and good VO's.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Master007

Great Ending. I can't wait for the next one. Again I say, again you have impressed me. I see another hotpick in your future. I liked this one better than the first, but I do feel that it lacks as much punch as it had before. This was a very good movie though, with some great camera angles. Keep up the good work!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Timo666

Just what I expected to see from you: Another fantastic, action packed Sci-Fi thriller which has to be continued ASAP! You're in for my Top 5 movie list next week!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Eyris

Poor Jack, I really felt for him, he was having an even harder time than in part 1
Another fantastic movie, still very impressed by the vo's and editing and music.
You have a very good series on your hands here, already looking for the next part. You are an accomplished writer. I enjoyed every minute of this

Posted on September 9, 2006
- THROWAXE

An amazing movie, great story (some serious X-Com influences) and visually appealing (love the base set).
But most of all, a great performance by the Voice Actors that had some kick ass dialogue to work with, followed by fitting music.
Class !

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Carlos005

It was great. The VO's were amazingly well done.

I loved the editing and special effects were the best.
WOW I mean the gun battles were fantastic too!

GREAT MOVIE!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- John768

The movie kept me guessing i liked the main character and the crawlers!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- dante906v2

My God...this pwns.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- RichWalker

Bloddy hell that was intense
Fantastic mods, great editing
The sound effect and VO were superb
Just Fantastic

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Frooplet

Great!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- thebaloob123

Kitty Kat Seal of Aproval Reiw:

This Film Kicks major @$$

I loved the specale effects and it made me excited and stuff

I loved when the head exploaded!

Verdict: KItty Kat Seal of Aproval!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- ubernewbie

Good camera angles and editing, but i felt that part 2 fails to live up to the hype of the first part.

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Krystinbb

Ok Mef, this came out better than I thought it would. Loved how you did the stop motion and Sushii's music just made it into a real movie! Love it and you!

-KrystinBB

Posted on September 9, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Excellent movie..
Great storyline..
Good work....

Film on!!!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Butt-monkey

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on September 9, 2006
- Mericc

Once again Mefune Akira shows why he is one of the premier film makers and directors on TMO. The Courage Within II is a spendid testament to his abilities as a storyteller, with splendid voice acting, spotless editing and great camera work. The initial battle scene immediatly catches your eye and senses with some very nice special effects, camera angles, and pacing that drive the movie towards it's cliffhanger ending. The VA work was well done, especially by the main character, who brought real emotion to the part. Eagerly awaiting the next installment of this series.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- docontheweb

This movie is simply astonishing. Everything about this film is gleaming with perfection.

The voice acting really is some of the best I have heard. Every single actor puts forth an amazing performace. This is definitely one of the best ensemble casts on TMO. Then there is the directon. Mefune you are a terrific director. My mouth hit the floor during the intro battle. You sure know how to grab an audience and not let go. And the smoothness and style at which you tell the story really is first class stuff. I wasn't sure if this one would be as good as part one, but it is even better! This movie deserves to be on the top of the charts. It most certainly makes my top 10 greatest TMO films. It is just what the doctor ordered!

Posted on September 8, 2006
- nasum84

great sequel, can't wait for the next part

Posted on September 8, 2006
- Irish_Scorpion

A totally awesome movie, freakin' supurb.You storyline, the characters, the effects and customs were fantastic.It is truly a movie worthy of 5 stars.Come on down to Gamestation II and see how well you play, Gamestation is the only interactive movie/game on TMO.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- homemadeeye

From beginning to end this was just amazing. The story was great, and I loved the twist at the end. The movie started off great. The beginning battle was amazing, and the the movie stayed amazing from that scene to the last scene. I'm kind of speechless so I guess the best two words to describe my reaction to this movie are "Holy crap!"

Posted on September 8, 2006
- STXFilms

Better than the original in every way. An amazing movie, you should be proud!

Posted on September 8, 2006
- Ninette1

Ever surpassing the bar that they themselves set, MefuneAkira does it again. Great effort by you in your filmmaking and scriptwriting talents and all of your voice actors here, some of tmo's best for sure.

Quoting: MrSmithee
"Amazing. Great story, great music, great overlays. You've blended humor and action so smoothly. I love you."

~Hey, ... loved ya first! -as in: your Studio was quite the inspiration way back when - but may have mentioned that way back... well, then.

Thanks!! for still inspiring and entertaining with the style that yah do... keep it up

~Ninette1 Studios

Posted on September 8, 2006
- OZMAN69

I stand by my early comment, "The MUST SEE action thriller of the summer!". Everything in this movie was perfect. VO's, story, mod use, pace, dialogue, music, editing. It all was perfect. I can't wait to see the next part.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- Royboy

Great Worak work man. Can't wait Till the next part. Love the free camra and the overlays.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- Mustachio26

1st one was groundbreaking, this one was legendary. A mastery of TMO technology that surpasses any. If this isn't at least given a hotick I've lost all faith in TMO.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- alon1993

WOW COOL! you did it very good!! eeeww gross how the monster's head exploded...how did you did that his eyes change theyre color every secong? it was soooooooooooooooooo cool!!!

Posted on September 8, 2006
- MrSmithee

Amazing. Great story, great music, great overlays. You've blended humor and action so smoothly. I love you.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- benstudios1991

Wow.
Just...Holy crap.
That was amazing. From that first epic battle scene to that mysterious ending, this was a bold, brilliant adventure. Great plot, excellent voice acting (some of the highest-quality I've heard on TMO!), creative and awesome special effects, this movie had everything.
I'm officially jealous.
bring on the next episode!

Posted on September 8, 2006
- thejoe8pizza

awsome

Posted on September 8, 2006
- derbyrams

An outstanding, epic, masterpiece, a thrill ride of a movie!!! I loved it!!!! It had such an intricate script with lovely characters that had so much life to them, the vo's really suited all of them, also, this is a movie project in which there is a lot of amazing custom content that gives the movie such an unique style and you have done that and more, including entertaining me a lot!!!
This is a must-see movie!! I highly recommend this movie, a very gripping ending, my god! The cliff-hanger had me hooked!! I can't w8 for the final part!! An excellent, astoning sequel to the last movie!!! excellent work!! this deserves a hot-pick that it is so damn good as I loved watching this amazing piece of art! I throughly enjoyed it! Excellent editing, vo's, custom music which suited every scene, gore effects, wicked and everything else!!!!
Movie percentage= 100%= an excellent masterpiece, that is highly paced and keeps the viewer thrilled and guessing what will happen next! A very, highly recommended movie!!! Astoning work you have done here!

Posted on September 8, 2006